A new creative blend of Canadian innovations. 🇨🇦 Well made utility design objects, inspired by the Nordic living
Lovingly nicknamed "Bread Man" by his many clients, Grandpa Fletcher delivered bread with a beaming smile! He always dressed practically to stay warm during Québec’s rude winters, striking a perfect balance between warmth and Nordic flair!
Fascinated by our ability to adapt to the changes of the seasons as well as their temperature that accompanies them, I share with you today this well-taught legacy of Grandpa Fletcher, '60s' Bread Man' and practical style figure of Nordic clothing.
But when it comes to winter weather versus the cozy indoors, every Canadian family has the same rule: « DONT BRING ANY SNOW INSIDE! AND Shake it off outside first! »
Winter boots and shoes are often very long to put on and lace-up. Are you on the run and forgot something inside the house? No time to take off your boots and put them back on because you're already late?
We got you covered...Literally!
Go from the outside to the inside without having to take off your dirty shoes and snowy boots! These OverBoots cover will help protect your indoor surfaces from water, snow and dirt.
Our durable wool felt products, are washable, slip on easily and are suitable for most models of shoes and boots.
Ideal for the house, the office and the cabin!
We are more than happy to present to you the very first outdoor skirt made with 100% plant-based insulation! A team effort that took over two-years!
This milkweed skirt adapted to the Nordic -30° climate will keep you warm all winter long. Ideal for long walks, outdoor family games, chatting around the campfire, or just getting the office and the grocery store.
Thanks to its long two-directional front zipper, you can adjust the fit and opening at any time to facilitate your movement during activity, as well as your desired heat level. Like a mitten, this skirt locks in heat and is quick to put on / take off. It can also be converted into a small blanket.
This Nordic quilted skirt finally allows you to dress in skirts in winter without any wrinkles or more importantly frozen thighs!
Why the milkweed?
Because it is a true gem of North America and grows exclusively here! This renewable raw material is also an excellent alternative to down feather and synthetic materials.
Designed by nature, it is eco-responsible and biodegradable. Its use eliminates any risk of contamination of our oceans.
Increased insulating capacity thanks to "Thermal Microtubular Technology". Tested during an expedition to Everest in 2016, milkweed has been cold-proofed in extreme conditions. Our prototype “Nordic Skirt” was tested over a two-year period in Quebec winter weather conditions. It was a resounding success!
The flowering plant Milkweed is essential to the life cycle of the monarch, since it is the only food source for monarch caterpillars. Seeing it invade wasteland, you might think you were in the presence of an introduced plant; however the Common Milkweed is native to Canada.
All of our « OverBoots » are made with harness leather handles, which we recycle directly from a local Montreal artisan, with whom we have a close collaboration.
Harness leather is mainly used in the equestrian field to create saddlery and harnesses for horses. Its strength, thickness and the beauty of its patina make it the most durable leather.
Wool felt is long lasting, recyclable and renewable! Washable, antibacterial, water & odor resistant, wool stays clean and fresh. Our Wool felt selection is strong as whisky and incredibly flexible to stand up to daily wear.
Our felt is made with a high content of sheep wool in various densities according to Standard American Enginnering (S.A.E.) specifications. This locally sourced felt is produced by processes that interlock and compress wool fibers with steam, heat, compression and friction.
Our OverBoots are inspired by the slippers of Grandpa Arnold, bread man by profession in the 1960s. His job, traveling from door to door, always meant he was invited to take a seat around the table for a conversation with his customers.
Unable to refuse a good hot coffee, he always accepted. Grandpa Arnold, not wanting to have to take off his boots at every opportunity and dirty the floor, always brought with him felt slippers which he put on in a jiffy leaving behind only an empty cup of coffee and satisfied customers.
Since that day, we have grown up with his kind of slippers, always placed at the foot of the door, ready to be put on in summer and winter.