Birds of North America is a Canadian line of clothing founded in 2007 by designer Hayley Gibson.
Birds began in a tiny live/work studio in Victoria, BC, in 2007 before Hayley and her partner, Neil, moved to Montreal in 2008 in order to have better access to suppliers and clothing manufacturing. They connected with an incredible team of cutters and sewers in the historic garment district of Chabanel with whom they continue to work to this day. Since the brand’s inception, every item of Birds’ clothing has been proudly and ethically made in Canada.
Customers are often drawn to Birds of North America’s signature bold, colourful prints, even when they don’t consider themselves to be fashion risk-takers. “A lot of our customers don’t necessarily identify as adventurous dressers and often haven’t found anything that speaks to them in the way that Birds does,” Hayley says, “As a result, we often see something awaken in people when they discover Birds for the first time, a recognition of a part of themselves in the clothes. Their personal style becomes a part of their identity in a way they hadn’t been able to integrate before discovering us.”
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