Travel in style with FIG clothing brand, made in Ontario and Quebec, Canada
Throughout the year we like to dig deep into some of our favourite brands. These Genuine North feature Discovery posts will give you an in-depth look into what makes a brand unique, why we really love it, and know you will too. This month we are giving you the inside scoop on FIG, a women’s clothing line made and designed in Montreal Quebec, Canada. Their clothes are beautiful, clean and timeless design, inspired by travel. FIG currently has five lines or collections, each inspired by travel; voyage, ocean, safari, metro, and chalet.
“Travel is at the heart of FIG. Our clothes are inspired by movement, versatility, comfort and femininity. We also prioritize travel-friendly materials (comfortable, stretchy, wrinkle-resistant, easy care, soft, breathable, quick-dry).”
Brand Name: FIG
Located In: Montreal, Quebec
Made in: Ontario & Quebec, Canada
Shop: Online In Store
Customer Service: 1-855-687-0344 / email@example.com
Shipping is free on all orders of at least $80 before taxes in Canada and in the United States (excluding Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Alaska). If the minimum amount is not reached, a flat rate of $12 is added to your invoice.
Getting to the source
FIG pride themselves on sourcing top quality materials, making use of a mix of textiles sourced from North America. They have chosen Canadian fabrics as well as eco-friendly fabrics when they can, including organic cotton, Modal® and Tencel®. The majority of their fabric is woven and dyed in Montreal, Quebec. The clothing is cut, sewn and finished in their Canadian factories located in Ontario and Quebec. The business model of sourcing and producing locally allows them to support other local businesses and reduces the distance traveled by their clothes to their consumers, ultimately reducing their carbon footprint.
Here is what Google has to say…
MicroModal / Modal: The two are very closely-knit, the only difference being the fineness of the fibers produced with MicroModal being finer in comparison to Modal. Modal and MicroModal are typically made from beech wood and depending on the type of application rayon can be engineered to perform better than cotton.
Tencel: Made from the natural cellulose found in wood pulp. The fiber is economical in its use of energy and natural resources, and is fully biodegradable. Tencel is made from cellulose in wood pulp, which is harvested from tree-farmed trees.
Giving clothing a ‘Second Life’
FIG participates in the ‘Second Life’ program, which encourages them to create inventory management solutions that limit waste after each production run. The decision to take part in such a program will push their design, sourcing, and marketing teams to be more creative and innovative.
“The company is committed to reusing and/or redistributing the majority of its leftover materials via fashion schools, artists, eco-designers and non-profit organizations. FIG is proud to embark on this new adventure, one that meets its social and eco-friendly values, and allows it to limit its environmental impact. Surpluses represent a great challenge for clothing companies.”
FIG Brand Values
It isn’t every brand that will outline their core values for you in black and white, especially online, why? Because then you’d have something to hold them to. We feel that FIG wants to be a brand you can not only be confident in as a loyal consumer, but also as an employee, and a business partner. The respect they have for each relationship, pride in their product, and commitment to the local ecology have them at the top of our lists of FAV clothing brands on Genuine North. For more on FIG’s values, visit them online.
Respect for the environment and our community
© 2017 FIG CLOTHING
Our FAVS from each collection
Finally, the part you’ve been waiting for, our favourite items from each of their collections. We have consciously chosen a different staple from each line, to paint a picture of how you can build your own travel wardrobe with FIG and mix and match from the collections. Each of them has been designed with the challenges of that type of travel in mind, and is reflected in the cut, shape, and fabrics selected.
Shopping Tip: We recommend checking out their liquidation section for last chance deals on some of their comfy clothes.
Item: BEL Skirt $60.00 (Sizes XS – XL)
The perfect length for style and comfort, moves beautifully, and suits all body types.
A versatile collection for all travel. Made from a stretchy cotton-based fabric, this intuitive collection is wrinkle-resistant and multipurpose. Our go-to collection for transit and discovery.
Item: MAC Dress $95.00 (Sizes XS – XL)
This dress will take you from the beach, to the ocean side candle lit dinner.
The quintessential summer collection. To enjoy the beach and everything it has to offer! OCEAN is the perfect balance between athletic and chic. It contains all the essential features of an athletic garment: a quick-drying fabric, optimum protection against UV rays and an impeccable amount of stretch for freedom of movement, embellished with FIG’s usual dose of elegance and femininity.
Item: VIB Top $80.00 (Sizes XS – XL)
You’ll feel stylish and protected in this chic blouse style T.
Sun protective, the SAFARI collection is a perfect way to embrace both your adventurous and glamorous side! Take the road less traveled, and immerse yourself into nature with a perfect mix of floaty and figure-fitting items made from the softest of fabrics.
Item: ALT Pants $110.00 (Sizes M)
Love these pants that are comfortable to wear, and super stylish for a night on the town or an early office meeting.
Urban Minded. As cosmopolitan as the city! From light and airy styles to structured Ponte di Roma garments, METRO has it all. Fancy outing? Jazz it up with jewelry and a nice wedge! We’re also happy to introduce a new denim-inspired TENCEL® fabric for the spring!
Item: DAH Sweater $120.00 (Sizes M, L)
This cozy collection adapts to all circumstances, warmth, comfort, style, CHALET has it all. We love the super comfy DAH sweater, perfect for any road trip or flight, add it to your fall or spring line-up today! We love the high cinched neck and flattering cut. Made from organic cotton, this cozy collection adapts to all circumstances, whether you’re in a relaxed, active or social mode.
Post update … 09/25/17
With Fall just around the corner, we have revisited our FIG friends and have a few new fav items we wanted to add to our list here.
Collection SAFARI JUM tunic
It is made of a new French Terry fabric that’s incredibly soft!
Collection METRO MON sweater
Tons of new items in this collection for Fall 2017.
and of course you will need a FIG Jacket
Our favourite is the HEM Parka
Made from premium materials to make sure to keep you warm during the winter, but with no compromise on style. They all have great feminine lines.