These guys take “local” to a whole new level. In episode two of Movers & Makers, we profile the Osgoode Company in downtown Barrie.
These guys taking “local” to a whole new level. Episode #2 of Movers & Makers is all about Osgoode Company
Posted by Barrie 360 on Saturday, October 27, 2018
Support the Locals, Support the Farmers Market
The Osgoode Company is owned by Phil Moreau and Mike Olah. They saw their clothing brand Support the Locals become incredibly popular and decided to launch a downtown storefront a year ago. “We try to make everything within 100km of Barrie,” says Moreau. “We do all of our designs right here on our desk, it’s important that we keep it is as close to home as possible.”
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While the store is in Barrie, the brand is on an international level. “We get people from all over. Some come into our shop and compare it to what they see in places like Montreal and Toronto. We see pictures of people wearing our brand from all over the world.”
The two owners are very proud to be involved in the push to turn the Barrie bus terminal (located behind their Dunlop St West shop). “When the Barrie BIA presented the idea to move the market into the terminal to City Council, they all wore our Less Stock Market – More Farmers’ Market, it was pretty cool.”