Stitching Sustainability into Fashion
"My philosophy at Duffield Design is to create beautiful clothing designed & manufactured in Canada using high-quality, natural, eco textiles.
My focus is on developing timeless pieces that transcend age - essential pieces that become favourites in our everyday wardrobes.
I do my best every step of the way to ensure Duffield Design is produced with care for the people and the planet, and encourage my clients to take a capsule wardrobe approach of buying less, buying quality and only buy what you need and love.
- Megan Duffield
Megan Duffield grew up in a historic rural township on the outskirts of Ottawa, Ontario. It was in this environment, surrounded by woods near the Ottawa River, that the inspiration for her future business would take root. In her youth, a need to express a sense of individuality led to designing her own clothing, a creative passion that propelled her into a three-year Fashion Design program at Fanshawe College, graduating in 2005.
Upon returning home to Ottawa, Megan worked in several facets of the fashion industry. She apprenticed with designer Maria Moscatel and Master Tailor Stan Boil, and worked alongside Brydie Hyndman, the former window-dresser for Holt Renfrew. Under Byrdie's mentorship, Megan furthered her knowledge, learning the valuable skills of fashion buying and Retail merchandising from a seasoned veteran.
Between this extensive fashion industry experience and an unwavering commitment to environmental sustainability, Megan earned a coveted spot in a federal Small-Business program in 2010. This opportunity laid the foundation for her very own label, which launched the following year.
Duffield Design celebrated 10 years at the fore of Canadian Eco Fashion in the Fall of 2021.