HARRICANA PAR MARIOUCHE

 

Since 1993, our expertise has allowed for us to communicate emotions from generation to generation by recycling high-quality fashion apparel. By recycling old furs, we have saved the lives of more than 1 million animals over the past 23 years. It has also enabled us breath new life into more than 100 000 coats, silk scarves, cashmere scarves and wedding growns, which would never have been worn again if they had not been remodeled. We give gorgeous materials a second life and transform them into unique pieces, proving that fashion can also be sustainable.

 

As concern for the environment is a core value of ours, all our creations are made under ethical manufacturing conditions.

 

THE ORIGIN OF THE NAME « HARRICANA »

The Harricana River in Canada stretches over 500 km long. The first fur exchanges took place on its shors. The original name of the river was Nanikana, meaning « main road » in Algonquin, however this was changed by missionaries of the time into which we have today.

 

 

LOCAL POWER

Almost 90% of the fur used by Harricana comes from Quebec. It’s a well know fact that raccoon, otter and beaver fur is so solid and durable that It can last for up to 100 years.

A combination of fur and other materials can breathe new life into your clothing and turn them into modern treasures.

1994

At Japan’s international Gifu Fashion Contest, the young designer Mariouche Gagné represents Milan’s Domus Academy and makes into the final. At that moment, Harricana has been created.
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1997

At the age of 25, Mariouche creates a sizable collection of clothing from recycled fur. She single handedly founds her company with funds that she acquires as the first-time recipient of the Fondation du Maire de Montréal grant.
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2000

Exports to Europe begin. During that time, International sales makes up half of Harricana’s revenue and include 18 countries such as Switzerland, France, Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Greece, Japan, Russia, Australia.
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2007

Since 1994, Mariouche has recyled over 50 000 coats and turned them into new branded creations, adding up to nearly 400 metric tons of refurbished fur. It’s estimated that close to half a million animals’ lives were saved.
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2013

Harricana starts to produce and create knitted clothes.Collection in the collaboration with Monsieur de Castelbajac from Rossignol.
Harricana Pop-up store on the famous street Les Champs Élysées in Paris.
Harricana has developped a collection for Mobilia and collaborate with Monsillage to create the smell of Harricana in Perfume. 
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2014

Harricana created an entire collection for Rossignol.
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2015

Pop-up stores at Bilboquet and Birks boutiques
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2016

Opening of the Harricana boutique in Old Montreal, 416 McGill Street, Montreal. 
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2017

M&A by Canadian Hat whom Diane Lanctôt is the owner.
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Since its beginnings in 1994, Harricana has collaborated with many prestigious brands :

Rossignol
Mobilia
Chlorophylle
Citroën
Lise Watier
Dermaterm
Aviation Nolinor
Hôtel Germain
Hôtel Saint-Paul
Restaurant Laurie-Raphaël
Ström Spa
Rino Rossi
Natural Furs
Spa Balnéa
Bota Bota
Monsillage
La face cachée de la pomm

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