Most people talk about Peter J. Nygård, Chairman of NYGÅRD (International), in terms of his classic rags-to-riches story – the Finnish immigrants' son, who stitched up an empire out of women's clothing and is now the quintessential self-made man. This story overlooks another side of Peter Nygård – a hard driven man who has created a standard of excellence for the Canadian Women’s Fashion Industry, whose label is the #1 recognized label in the Canadian marketplace, and whose signature is recognized in fashion centres across the globe.

Peter Nygård’s success story began when he gathered his life savings and borrowed $8,000 capital to purchase 20% of a women’s garment manufacturer with $800,000 in annual sales, which within a few years he owned outright - renaming it 'NYGÅRD' & turning it around from near bankruptcy into the bustling dynasty that it is today! The speed with which Nygård claimed his #1 position in the industry is attributed to the uniqueness of his business decisions and his work ethic that includes 14-16 hour days/seven days a week. But then again, as Nygård says, "The only time you are working is when you wish you were doing something else".


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Peter Nygard Celebrates 50 Years Of Fashion

Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygård waved gracefully to fashion fans and NYGÅRD International associates alike Friday, as he arrived at the glamorous celebration of his company's 50th year as the leader in the fashion industry.

Over 650 NYGÅRD associates and VIPs from over 9 countries packed the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg for a night of dinner, dancing and decades of dazzling designs.

The show featured six decades of vintage NYGÅRD styles from the company's extensive archives, plus a sneak peek at the fall 2018 looks. Paying homage to a long history of trendsetting apparel, NYGÅRD also honoured the people who make it happen. 75 long-term associates, who have been with the company 25 to 50 years, were honoured on stage.

Continuing their long tradition of philanthropy, NYGÅRD made breast cancer survivors the stars of the night. A total of 25 survivor models, along with 50 NYGÅRD associates, strutted the catwalk, showcasing NYGÅRD styles. The show culminated with survivor model Liisa Johnson, sister of Peter Nygård, who was met with thunderous applause as she made her way across the stage with her brother.

Peter Nygard Announcement

In celebration of 50 years in business, Peter Nygård gave $10 000 to each employee who has worked for his company for 25 years or more.

70 long-term Nygard employees get $10,000 bonus

Fashion magnate Peter Nygard celebrated his company’s golden anniversary with the Nygard 50 Years in Fashion event at the convention centre Friday night. The fashion show featured vintage looks from Nygard’s decades in business. More than 600 people attended the show, dinner and dance.

Earlier Friday, it was announced that 70 long-term employees at the Winnipeg-based clothing maker Nygard International were to get a $10,000 bonus.

Employees who have 25 or more years of service found out about the big bonus in a speech Nygard delivered to workers Friday morning, the company said in a news release.

The release said the company founder told employees the firm’s success is the result of their dedication, ingenuity and loyalty.

Read the full story here.

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Nygard 50 Year celebration live

Watch our LIVE STREAM on Friday March 16 at 7 pm CST as we celebrate 50 years in Fashion.

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Peter Nygård talks 50 years of fashion on CTV Morning Live

NYGÅRD chairman Peter Nygård appeared on CTV Morning Live in Winnipeg today to talk about the 50th anniversary of NYGÅRD International and show off some styles from our upcoming fashion show.

Watch the video below.

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