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!

How to rock the christmas sweater

Holiday season is fast approaching and you’ll no doubt be on the lookout for cozy knits to keep you warm. However, when shopping for your Christmas sweater this year, there’s a fine line between festive and frumpy. Get it right with our simple checklist to finding a sweater that is both on-trend and festive…without looking like you got a makeover at Santa’s grotto.

Christmas sweater dos:  Keep it simple – basic pieces with a hint of Christmas spirit are your best option. Try a sweater with a simple motif like this Fair Isle Fringe Sweater or a delicate snowflake design that says winter wonderland.

Christmas sweater don’ts:  Anything stick on – pompoms, baubles and bells are a definite fashion faux-pas. This type of embellishment can add years to your look and often appears cheap, not chic.

Read the complete blog here.

"RAGS TO RICHES" journey

Peter Nygard officially opens Nygård Park in Deloraine, MB, CDA to thank his former neighbours for welcoming his family to their 1st CDN home & for starting him on his "RAGS TO RICHES" journey.

Peter Nygård in 1957

50th Anniversary Celebrations Continue

Peter Nygård early childhood pictures

Peter Nygård in 1957

50th anniversary TBT: ALIA Infomercial

50th anniversary TBT: Our ALIA Infomercial about The Perfect Pant from the 80's! 

Offering you comfort, classic style, colour selection, easy wash and wear, looks good with many fashion pieces and affordability.

Ottoman Rib Longline Cardigan

It's getting chilly out and Nygard Fashions has you covered, whether at work or play!

Here's a longline cardigan in a textured Ottoman rib knit, with a collarless, open front.

 This cardigan is made of 50% polyester, 35% viscose and 15% nylon and comes in both gray and black.

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Peter Nygård School Picture

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Peter Nygård early childhood pictures

Peter Nygård at Kotkankatu School at Age 7

Leslie Pull-On Straight Leg Pant

Clean & streamlined with a lean, straight leg, this pull-on pant is also deceptively comfortable.

It features an all-around elastic waist & superior stretch construction for an easy fit all day long.

 This soho stretch pant is made of 68% polyester, 29% rayon and 3% spandex.

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Peter Nygård Athletic Award

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Peter Nygård early childhood pictures

Peter Nygård Top Athletic Star Award in 1958

Peter Nygård's Special Relationship With His Mom

* from home video archives

He flew in from Toronto & of course straight to mom’s house. 

Hilkka: “He always comes to mom’s house 1st”.

PJN: “This is MY mom ~ My very own mom”.

Hilkka: “This is my very own son”.