For the past century, Freed & Freed has become a mainstay of the Canadian garment industry. Their sought-after expertise and technical capabilities has led to the development and production of outerwear for heritage brands, major retailers, and the government. With approximately 100 unionized employees working in the 50,000-square-foot factory today, the company’s dedication to creating high-quality locally-made apparel has been the key to its legacy.
In 2014, Marissa launched the company’s first in-house brand FREED with a debut wool collection. A few years later, she relaunched with the current collection of vegan and cruelty-free faux fur outerwear, accessories and home decor. With a range of vibrant colours and oversized styles for the whole family, the unisex line is designed to be luxurious and versatile.
For the company’s 100th-anniversary this year, FREED is setting sight on the next chapter. By merging decades of experience in manufacturing with forward-looking sustainable practices, the brand is committed to being a leader in Canadian-made vegan and fur-free outerwear.