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".


Welcome to the exciting World of 
Peter Nygård!

Zip Detail Fit and Flare Dress

Sophisticated and comfortable.

This sleeveless knee length fit and flare dress features a decorative zipper at the bust, a contrasting yoke, a crew neck and panels for shape.

This Microfine dress is made of 94% polyester and 6% spandex and full details can be found here.

Nygard archives 1967

Within three years, Peter Nygard has turned the struggling Nathan Jacob enterprise into a 1.8 million dollar success.

Peter Nygard established his presence from Canada to the Far East

Peter Nygard the business mogul established his presence from Canada to the Far East; being involved in manufacturing, logistics & the retail landscape. All of his endeavors enjoyed success because of his commitment to excellence.

Nygard opened his hundred thousand-square-foot Inkster plant in winnipeg and the company has not stopped growing since.

 Nygard international now has offices in New York,  California, Toronto, China and Montreal delivering to over 200 of its own retail stores worldwide.

Peters adventures have put him in company with some of the world's most famous and influential people from Oprah Winfrey to Sean Connery to President Bush.

He chaired the Advisory Committee that led to the development of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and has led the way in technological advancements in the fashion industry.

Polo Collar Cardigan with Zip Front

Yes spring is just around the corner but there are plenty of cool evenings ahead and this would fit nicely in your current wardrobe!

Here's a long sleeve cardigan with a zip front, textured knit and polo-style collar that is made of 60% cotton and 40% acrylic and can be machine washed in cold water.

Get full details here.

Zig Zag Open Knit Cap Sleeve Tee

A sleeveless T-shirt in a slinky zig zag open knit, with a scalloped hem, satin trim at the neckline and cap sleeves.

 This zig zag top is made of 100% polyester and can be machine washed in cold water.

Get full details here.

Morgan Beaded Ankle Pants

A tailored pair of dressy ankle pants finished off with embroidery, beading details and a small slit at the hem.

Features a flat fly front with a hook and bar closure, elastic waistband for a slimming effect, and faux back welt pockets.

These pants are made of 57% cotton, 39% polyester and 4% spandex.

Get complete details here.

Peter Nygard International Business

Peter Nygard continues to grow his business internationally & by establishing joint venture agreements with existing factories in Asia which enables factories to produce exclusively for NYGARD

Peter Nygard and Alex Dillard Strategic Partnership

A few years ago I was lucky enough to meet Peter Nygard. The first time I met him I recognized that he was different from most of the suppliers that we deal with and that I felt that his view was that it was a partnership between the supplier and the retail store to sell merchandise to the consumer.

He is a logistics genius. He has more ideas in a day than most of our suppliers have in a year and I couldn't ask for a better partner than Peter.

Join Nygard International, Canada’s leading fashion company

Nygård International, Canada’s leading fashion company that designs and markets women’s fashion apparel is seeking a qualified/motivated individual to join our team. If your career goal is to join a leading edge, global company that will provide great opportunities for career advancement, then look no further.

Key Responsibilities:  Analyzing historical information, system reports, anticipated and current sales trends, and budgets to develop Class and item plans through to SKU; you will be accountable for achieving or exceeding budgeted sales and margins.

Key Qualifications:  Has at least two years of experience in a similar/related role; ideally has fashion retail merchandise planning experience.

Education: An undergraduate degree or diploma in Fashion Retailing / Buying or Business Administration.

Interested?  See the rest of the responsibilities and qualifications here.