Peter Nygard BioTech

Peter Nygard has built a global fashion empire employing 10,000 people worldwide and during this journey he has contributed significant funding to critical health research including Breast Cancer.

A pioneer and risk taker Mr. Nygard is now financing extensive research into the promising human therapeutic benefits of SCNT- Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer.

Mr. Nygard has recruited global medical leaders to join him in his new prime mission and he is building a world-class medical facility in the Bahamas where this amazing technology will be employed to change the way we deal with disease and enhance the longevity of Mankind.

Next year an ultra-modern stem cell medical facility with an investment of more than $100 million will be built in The Bahamas. Nygard said the stem cell medical facility will allow The Bahamas to compete with countries like Thailand that is already the industry’s leader in stem cell research.

He said every country in the world is clamouring to get involved in medical tourism, which is driven by stem cells, which is the new wave or most advanced medical concept ever known to man.

Nygard explained that patients would have the ability to visit The Bahamas for medical care while enjoying their vacation.

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Peter Nygard to build stem cell facility

Next year an ultra-modern stem cell medical facility with an investment of more than $100 million will be built in The Bahamas, according to international fashion mogul Peter Nygard.

Nygard, who is behind this investment, said the stem cell medical facility will allow The Bahamas to compete with countries like Thailand that is already the industry’s leader in stem cell research.

Next year is a big year for The Bahamas, Nygard said as he made an address during the recent Killarney Christmas Service presented by the Commonwealth Humanity United Global Project.

Nygard who is one of the world’s pivotal and strategic business moguls involved in the science of Stem Cells and Reverse Aging, saluted Prime Minister Perry Christie and the government, during his address, for enacting the revolutionary stem cell legislation in 2013.

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Nygard Slims for busy mothers

The NYGARD SLIMS team has developed a new video series focusing on the revolutionary pants, NYGARD SLIMS.

 This video is all about how the Nygard Slims line can benefit busy mothers. Check it out and let us know what you think!


Peter Nygard Hall of Fame winner

CANADIAN MANUFACTURERS & EXPORTERS

CME's vision is to ensure that all current and future needs of manufactures are addressed through a range of both existing and new resources. As a network hub, CME works as a catalyst, promoter and facilitator of these connections, making Manitoba the leading manufacturing and exporting location.

CME seeks to recognize individuals and companies who have achieved notable success in initiating, improving, or growing a manufacturing business in Manitoba.

The Hall of Fame award celebrates individuals who have demonstrated leadership in the development of their company or companies and success in their chosen industry. These individuals are visionary leaders, and exhibit these qualities through the design or implementation of revolutionary products, systems or processes. They are strongly integrated into the community and demonstrate a positive impact with youth and students.

Peter J. Nygård (NYGÅRD International) was the recipient of the 2011 Award.

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Peter Nygard continues to show generosity

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Nygards show generosity with another donation to Empty Stocking

The local fashion leader has designed its own unique ways to raise money for the Christmas Cheer Board each year.

That trend continued in 2014 as Nygard International raised a grand total of $8,507 that it is donating through our Empty Stocking Fund.

"Wow! Good stuff," Cheer Board executive director Kai Madsen said.

Nygard raised $4,290 of that through its annual Global Raffle, where each employee around the world gets involved. Each pays $5 for a chance to win one of three gift cards valued at $1,000, $500 or $300.

Nygard also raised $4,217 at its annual Holiday Party, which about 200 employees attended at the St. Charles Country Club last month. Included in the auction prizes were a Macbook Pro 13 laptop and a trip to Orando, Fla.

The gift cards and prizes were supplied by Nygard's generous suppliers and vendors.

"Nygard has been part of our team for many years and, not only do they come up with some fantastic dollars for us, they also do some tremendous hampers," Madsen said. "I've seen them and they're wonderful.

"We depend a great deal on the folks at Nygard and I hope that we continue our tremendous relationship."

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Peter Nygard on panel endorsed by UNESCO

Renowned international designer, Peter Nygard, accepted the invitation to join the panel of celebrity judges formed to select the recipients of the Sustainable Eco-Fashion Award, the Culture & Fashion Award, the NextGen Designer Award, and the Seals of Excellence at the highly-anticipated premiere of Islands of the World Fashion Week.

Candidates for the Sustainable Eco-Fashion Award and the Culture & Fashion Award will be judged at the Opening Reception.

The event, endorsed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO), will highlight and promote cultural diversity and dialogue, and draw attention to global issues such as the environment and climate change, the education of youth in HIV/AIDS, and poverty alleviation.

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Nygard Slims to be featured on Shopping Channel

The Shopping Channel (TSC) is featuring Nygard SLIMS this weekend.

During past TSC shows we have sold out quickly so we encourage people to watch ...

Dates:

Saturday Dec 20 - 8am,  12pm and , 4pm

Sunday Dec 21 - 9am, 1pm, and 6pm

The show will be featuring Nygard Slims spokesperson Lynn Spence.

Peter Nygard Park

In June 2002 the community officially unveiled the new Nygard Park.

The park is named after Peter Nygard international fashion mogul.

In 1952 Peter Nygard moved to Deloraine from Finland with his father, a baker and his mother.

The Nygard Family later moved to Winnipeg where Peter went on to purchase Nygard International and Nygard.com, one of the largest clothing retailers in the world.

In honor of our community who welcomed the Nygard’s family to this prairie province over 50 years ago a park was established by the Nygard Family and dedicated to Deloraine.

A dedication ceremony took place in 2002 where Peter Nygard spoke of his many fond memories of Deloraine and the people who helped his family.

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Peter Nygard to be title sponsor of Night of 100 Stars

We are pleased to announce that the 25th anniversary of the Night of 100 Stars, one of the premier Oscar viewing soirees, will be held at the Beverly Hilton on Sunday, Feb. 22. This black tie event (which we have attended since its inception) will, of course, be hosted by impresario Norby Walters and our publicist pal, Ed Lozzi, will organize the largest red carpet next to the Oscars!

The title sponsor is famed Canadian designer Peter Nygard, Chairman of Nygard International. Many more than 100 stars will attend – including scads of previous Oscar nominees and winners.

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Peter Nygard is a serious businessman

Peter Nygård is one serious business man and self made. He works up to 16 hours a day and has annual sales in ready-to-wear women’s apparel “approaching the $1 billion mark.”

This is partly due to opening of the 2,500 square foot flagship store at 1431 Broadway in southern Times Square New York and from an increase in sales of 25% providing the largest six month revenue in the company’s 42 year history.

The business’ success is also down to planning and some smart technology such as the Product Development Management System (PDM) and the Automatic Reorder of Sales system known as Arts2.

The PDM is software which accurately costs designs before manufacture while Arts2 integrates CAD/CAM systems connected with store cash registers to keeps a track of point-of-sale data to automatically generate re-orders of stock creating a highly efficient business.

Throw in a contributing role to Canada’s free trade agreement with the US (NAFTA) as the Chair to the advisory committee on future Canadian long-term Industrial Strategy in 1982 and active involvement for Canada’s globalization strategies and you have an intelligent, switched on business.

But the most impressive thing about Nygård is its family ties.

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Nygard Slims contest

For 12 days in December, we will be giving away a #FREE pair of #NYGARDSLIMS every day! All you have to do is LIKE and COMMENT on our sweepstakes posts, and you will automatically be entered in a daily draw to win a pair of #SLIMS as long as you're following us on Facebook!

What pair of NYGÅRD SLIMS would you choose if you won the draw – Ankle, Boot, Straight, Jegging, Legging, Skinny or INDIGO?

The winner will be announced daily at 11:00AM EST. The NYGÅRD SLIMS "12 Days of SLIMS" Facebook sweepstakes ("sweepstakes") will be conducted online in Canada and the U.S. The sweepstakes are open to any resident of Canada (except Quebec) or the U.S. (except New York, Florida, and Rhode Island) who is over the age of majority in their province or state. No purchase is necessary. Entry in the sweepstakes constitutes acceptance of the sweepstake rules. 


For full rules and regulations, see:http://bit.ly/1ud7ETa (Canada) and http://bit.ly/1s50CWq (USA)

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Peter Nygard not a stranger to Bahamian athletics

When it comes to Bahamian athletics Peter Nygård is definitely not a stranger.

Over the years Nygård's love of sports and his desire to help people succeed has motivated him to sponsor many Bahamian athletes. For example for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia Nyård sponsored the "Golden Girls" relay team and they subsequently ended up winning the first gold medal for the Bahamas.

Again in 2002, Nygård was instrumental in helping the Amateur Boxing Federation of the Bahamas take its team to Martinique. In recent years his support for beach volleyball has grown, making significant contributions to The Bahamas Volleyball Federation and The Bahamas National Beach Volleyball team.

Many times you can actually catch ordinary Bahamians plying volleyball on his Estate at Nygard Cay.

And quite often you'll find Peter in the thick of it!

Peter Nygard Fun Facts

Most memorable boating moment: On my first yacht, cruising the Out Islands and the Grenadines

If you had another pass at a career, what would it be: Movie production. I’d be a director.

Closest boating buddy: A guy named Dennis Connor…I used to be his sparring partner preparing for the 1976 Olympics. We were on the water hours and hours together, sailing side by side. Dennis really got me to be an Olympic-caliber athlete in sailing.

Last book read: I watch The History Channel and National Geographic

Favorite dance music: Latest hits—hip-hop

Proudest moment: There are many—to name a few: meeting President George Bush Sr. when he visited my home in the Bahamas; having dinner with Mikhail Gorbachev in the Kremlin.

First job: Collecting Coke bottles from ditches when I was about eight years old and selling them for 2 cents a piece so we could buy water, which was 25 cents, and survive another day

Favorite movie: Movies that are biographical/history based, for example, “Alexander the Great” and “Julius Caesar”

Preferred wheels: Hummer 1

Preferred wings: Super 727—the love of my life! It’s not just a 727; it’s a 727 with a special hot engine.

Favorite clothing designer: Hugo Boss, but I mainly make my own clothing—leather jackets, jeans.

Favorite cruising grounds: Bahamas

Favorite sport: I played and excelled in every sport—basketball, badminton, track and field, decathlons. I think the sports ability in me actually trained my business ability—the competitiveness, practice and hard work.

Favorite port: NygårdCay

Latest impulse purchase: My airplane. I don’t go around spending money like that. I had been looking for the ultimate way to travel for a long time. Ideal day: To have designed something—that is when I am most happy.

Peter Nygard hits back over Bahamas lawsuit

Canadian fashion clothier Peter Nygard is fighting back over claims that he is altering the ecosystem on a bay around his lavish Bahamas estate.

"Mr. Nygard fully supports protecting the environment of the Bahamas. It is the natural beauty of the island which led him to choose this country for his home. "

"Peter Nygard became a Bahamian in the early 80s. He is an environmentalist, a humanitarian and has been described as the most philanthropic champion for the Bahamian people," the statement reads in part.

"Currently, in addition to substantial donations, Peter Nygard has also given the full use of his home to the Bahamian National Defence Force, who is working in partnership with the Clifton Heritage Foundation in the running of a six-week summer camp for 700 inner city kids, which is being hosted presently at Nygard Cay."

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Peter Nygard cannot turn down a friend

Peter Nygard with King Eric
WHILE he admitted that he would like to see a better support system in place to fund local sporting events to counteract what he has done over the past two decades, businessman Peter Nygard said he never says no to his long-time friend and brother, King Eric Gibson.

Nygard, during a press conference at his unique house at Nygard Gay in Lyford Cay, presented Gibson with a cheque for $10,000 for the Acklins Regatta August 1-4. It’s expected that the regatta site at Spring Point will be named in honour of Gibson.

Nygard said when he was contacted by Gibson, he couldn’t turn him down because “he’s the King.”

Additionally, Nygard has made a contribution to just about every regatta held in the country. He noted that Gibson has been responsible for getting him to assist the regattas, but when he was approached this time, he couldn’t turn down his friend.

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Nygard Fashions introduce Black Gold

New arrivals at Nygard fashions - Black Gold.

Keep the focus on high shine details ... high in demand this season!

Be a stand out in this faux leather coat. The embroidery down the front adds a sense of personal style & elegance.

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Peter Nygard Creates New Fashion Society

Fashion mogul selects personalized outfits for e-customers through all new "Fashion Society" on Nygård website.

Imagine having your wardrobe picked out by a renowned fashion designer. It's the "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" coming alive.

"Mr. Nygård's new Fashion Society provides all women with an opportunity to have a fashion guru choose the outfits that best suit their tastes and lifestyle. Most women only dream of having a top fashion designer help them pick out the hottest new styles and latest trends to make them look like a million bucks. Well, now they have their chance."

"The Fashion Society was developed to help women keep abreast of the newest and hottest fashions to hit the market without the hassle of spending hours of their precious time shopping at boutiques and malls".

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Nygard Fashions says glam it up or stay sensible!


Peter Nygard introduces the long sleeve Zip Front Moto Jacket & Faux Leather Front Pencil Skirt.

Mixed media statement jackets are key for the season and this faux leather/wool combination is a unique piece.

Pencil this into your combination must haves for fall. This pencil skirt works day or night depending on your shoes.

This is the perfect combination to glam it up, or stay sensible for work.

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Nygard Fashion Novelty Tunic Pairing

Pairing this novelty tunic with Nygard Slims is a practical solution for everyday occasions.

This lightweight jersey topper is a great way to have simple style. The pullover features long arm cuffs, giving it a modern vibe, as well as a crisscross hem at the back waistline. A great addition to your wardrobe.

When you pair this top with the Slimcurve Technology pant it creates a desirable silhouette with hip compression that lifts, shapes & sculpts your figure. The fashionably high waist eliminates the muffin top, while the thigh compression puts an end to saddle bags - creating the Perfect Fit.

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Nygard Fashion goes python

Give classic tweed a fierce makeover with this faux leather trim. A look that is both professional and urban, for those young professionals who bring stylish flair to the office.

You'll find countless ways to wear this slim pencil skirt. The all over python print adds a luxe touch to this classic shape.

Combine this long sleeve stud/faux leather trimmed tweed jacket with this printed pencil skirt to create a stunning look.

Check out this outfit online!

Metallic Cheetah Ruana With Fringe

Step out of the house in style with this poncho-style garment that has a metallic undertone. A subtle cheetah pattern and fringe make this ruana complete.

Pair this with a tunic tank for that special outing. This flattering fit was made to shine with the allover sequin front.

To complete the full outfit just add the Morgan flare pant for that chic look. The silhouette is streamlined leaving you with zero bulk and a polished look.

Just imagine the magical feeling as you head out for an evening on the town!

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Peter Nygard family of brands

The NYGÅRD family of brands are expanding at an ever-increasing pace.

In addition to apparel, NYGÅRD offers a complete range of style options to compliment and coordinate with each respective fashion line. Since 1999, NYGÅRD has broadened its fashion repertoire to include an diverse array of licensed products -- footwear, handbags, accessories (scarves, hats, and gloves), jewellery, belts, optical (men’s and ladies’), sunglasses, outerwear, swimwear, and dresses.

For the home, the Nygård Home collection provides a full range of bedding and bathroom coordinates which reflects the timeless quality and style inherent in all of the NYGÅRD brands.

Peter Nygard Lifetime Achievement Award

Peter Nygård was honored for his endless support of the Bahamian community during Bahamas Fashion Week with the Lifetime Achievement Award, . On July 9, 2008, Peter Nygård was recognized for all his efforts within the spectrums of fashion, business, and philanthropy. The ceremony was held at the 'BLUE SKIES' Fashion Show in the Rainforest Theater Crystal Palace.

Kevin Strakan, President & Owner of Fifth Avenue Marketing & Modeling Agency, said: "This award is for the person who never says no. Who goes above & beyond when it comes to fashion, advertising and entertainment. Peter Nygård completes the circle, putting the chain together - no broken links. Every year from this point forward there will be a recipient of the 'PETER NYGÅRD FASHION AWARD'."

In his acceptance speech, Nygard expressed his love for The Bahamas and told the audience to follow their dreams and aspirations. Not only noted for his support of Bahamas Fashion Week, Nygard has supported, and continues to support many charities and sport figures and groups within The Bahamas.  Peter Nygard is definitely an asset to The Bahamas!

Peter Nygard major strategic partnership

When the leading North American fashion house for women's apparel & the largest nameplate in fashion apparel retailing join forces there is no stopping their success. This is the case with NYGÅRD & Dillard's whom have developed a major strategic partnership built on trust. The NYGÅRD brand power continues to soar as a result of strategic alliances with Dillard's & with the launch of NYGÅRD Fashion World, which includes PETER NYGÅRD & NYGÅRD Collection labels.

In conjunction with the launch - NYGÅRD Fashion World Tour @ Dillard's was born. NYGÅRD Founder & Chairman, Peter Nygård has made personal appearances at every Dillard's store throughout the US meeting with customers & showcasing his collections.

Alex Dillard (Dillard's President) - David Terry (President of DIV3) & Drue Corbusier (President of DIV7) have all accompanied Nygård on his tour to show support. It is this mutual respect that has enabled the two companies to create a retailing system called NR5. NR5 speeds time-to-market & reduces replenishment time from order to getting goods back on the floor from 16 to 7 days. Neither company could have achieved the results alone.

NYGÅRD Fashion Parks

NYGÅRD Fashion Parks - These 10,000 sq ft stores are a new concept in retailing by offering the NYGÅRD customer a new shopping experience.

Highlighting NYGÅRD's commitment to offer 'the fit for every woman' the stores include the addition of NYGÅRD accessories & the amalgamation of all NYGÅRD brands.

The NYGÅRD 'Concept Shopping' is a 'store-within-a-store' experience - 'Denim', 'Black & White', 'Petites', the 'Pant Shop', & 'DFX' (Designer Fashion Exchange) which offers Top Designer brands @ 50-75% savings everyday are some of the innovative changes one can expect to find @ NYGÅRD Fashion Park!

Services like the NYGÅRD Tailor Shop offers customers the convenience of having alterations done in 'real time'.

Peter Nygard on technology

"Where Fashion Meets Technology" 

Coined by Peter Nygård in the early '80s, this slogan represents the company’s melding of information technology with operations, products and services.

In addition to our brands and private labels, we have an array of licensee products consisting of soft home furnishings, handbags, accessories, sunglasses, outerwear, jewellery and wristwatches, undergarments and footwear.

In 2002 we opened our showcase facility, 8U, in Gardena, California.... a 300,000sq ft service centre with 100,000 sq ft in-transit capacity, a holding capacity for two million units, plus real-time tracking from supplier’s source to individual stores to the racks on the floor.

Orders are processed and shipped SAME day. 8U has slick rail logistics to provide flexibility of GOH (garments on hangers) and flat-pack operation with real-time tracking of each process. 8U and its information technology is a blueprint for successful, digital supply chain management, setting new standards for the industry. In 2008, we opened a similar service center in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada. In March 2009, we completed construction of our fifth building in our 800,000 sq ft Gardena compound.

We are a service company. We operate globally and are fully committed to information technology and e-commerce. Peter Nygård's vision and commitment to excellence in quality fashion, service and innovative thinking has made his company a benchmark for many others.

Peter Nygard Charitable Platform

Over the years, Peter Nygard's charitable platform, NYGÅRD for Life, has encompassed a number of initiatives.  While the program's thrust and commitment has and will continue to be to help eradicate breast cancer, it has been expanded to also include a mandate that enhances all aspects of the lives of women.

 The sponsorships includes an annual endowment fund to CancerCare. This fund allows CancerCare to bring in world class researchers to work at the NYGÅRD sponsored Breast Cancer Tumour bank. We also sponsor members of the Symphony Orchestra to play for breast cancer patients while they receive treatment and have provided specially designed mammography gowns for patients. All monies raised through NYGÅRD for Life directly impacts Breast Cancer survivors and to further the much needed research to find a cure.

 "Breast Cancer awareness is top of mind for NYGÅRD Associates 12 months of the year - it is absolutely our corporate charity of choice".

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Peter Nygards success and staff loyalty

NYGÅRD International, founded by Peter J. Nygård, has grown to become one of the most successful apparel manufacturers in North America: the number one sportswear manufacturer in Canada and number three in North America.

NYGÅRD is responsible for the employment of many associates worldwide & the company continues to grow rapidly. Peter Nygård has personally designed all of the company’s distribution systems & centres, his clarity of organizational structure has lead to the complete design of the company’s infrastructure. Company associates know him as an involved Chairman of the Board, one who needs to & does know every aspect of his company's multifaceted business & the way each interacts with the other.

The company’s sustained growth is due in large measure to the staff loyalty that has developed toward Peter Nygård. This can be partially explained by Peter Nygård’s charismatic personality & the fact that Peter Nygård has stood by people, working as a mentor to many people in the company. As one long-time associate explained, "He gives everyone the opportunity to do what he or she wants in the company; there are no shut doors – no barriers. If you want to change scope, let your manager know what you are looking for; if you are willing to make the commitment, there is no end to what you can do."

Peter Nygård's personal contact has instilled a tremendously successful & coherent management team each in tune with the other. All have huge confidence in each other; it is a very cohesive team starting at the top.

Nygård’s mottos: ‘You don’t get something for nothing & you have to earn what you get’ & ‘You don't know how far you can go until you push the limits’, are instilled in all NYGÅRD Associates.

Peter Nygard the Builder

Ca Mari Magazine had the privilege of interviewing fashion mogul Peter Nygård, founder & chairman of North America’s leading fashion house, NYGÅRD International at his Nygård Cay during a beach volleyball tournament. We discussed how he built his business empire and incredible resort, and how he truly built the lives of others.

Nygård Cay isn’t Peter Nygård’s only contribution to The Bahamas. He is known for his great sportsmanship on and off the courts and has been a great financial supporter of Bahamian Olympic athletes. In 2000, The “Golden Girls” were sponsored by Nygård at the Sydney, Australia Olympics – during which they won the first ever Olympic Gold Medal in Track and Field for The Bahamas. With the help of Nygård, The Amateur Boxing Federation of The Bahamas was able to take its team to Martinique and won the championship in 2002, and due to his gracious and generous contribution to ABFB, The Sports Journal dubbed him “Godfather of the Amateur Boxing Federation of The Bahamas” in 2003.

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Peter Nygard and Nygard Cay

In 1987, Peter Nygård fulfilled his creative passion & architecturally designed & built his own 5 acre Robinson Crusoe playground named NYGÅRD CAY. The private luxury resort includes replicas of Mayan Temples, private tennis court, beaches, pool, aquarium, disco club & state-of-the-art Home Theatre, and 20+ themed cabanas for himself, his family & many celebrity guests who wish to get away for a serene sabbatical.


Peter Nygård is truly a Rags-to-Riches story & Robin Leach is one to know, as he has featured NYGÅRD CAY on numerous segments of Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous throughout the 90s. On DEC-04, George Hamilton took us behind the scenes of Peter Nygård’s private celestial playground on a special TV segment called Life of Luxury on ABC.


NYGÅRD CAY has become one of the most talked about & most unique private residences throughout the world. In fact, Oprah hosted her show in Nassau showcasing some of the most beautiful homes in the Bahamas & said, “After seeing NYGÅRD CAY, I am not living large enough.”

Peter Nygard proud of Breast Cancer Research Units

In Oct 2004 Peter Nygard was proud to announce the opening of their 2 new state-of-the-art Breast Cancer Research Units - The Nygård International Molecular Biology Breast Cancer Research Unit & Breast Cancer Tumour Bank - in the Manitoba Breast Cancer Research Centre, the ONLY one of its kind in the world. The global medical research studies taking place at these NYGÅRD Breast Cancer Research Units will benefit women worldwide.

World renowned scientists will work together to eradicate breast cancer. Their goal is to diagnose breast cancer earlier so they can target individual treatment to patients. The BREAST CANCER TUMOUR BANK currently houses more than 4,000 different types of breast cancer tumours. Researchers will also work to identify markers currently present in non cancer patient's blood and urine to determine if a test can be discovered that shows cancer markers that exist in the presence of tumours.

NYGÅRD has also established an endowment fund @ CancerCare Manitoba to fund ongoing research at our Breast Cancer Research Units. Donations can be made directly to the fund by contacting CancerCare Manitoba Foundation @ 204 787 4177 & specifying you would like your donation directed to the NYGÅRD MB Breast Tumour Bank Endowment Fund.

Nygard Slims great for your winter vacation

Are you thinking of getting away this winter?  If you’re packing for a tropical trip look no further than NYGÅRD for all your travel needs.

Packing for your trip down south this winter will break down into three sections; travel time, sunny days and breezy nights. If you divide your packing into those categories dressing will be as simple as saying YES to a tropical vacation in the dead of winter! Another quick tip is to color coordinate. Bring pieces that can be mixed and matched from day to night for a seamless wardrobing experience.

You’ll need comfortable attire for the travel to your tropical destination. Your very best option for comfort and style is a pair of NYGÅRD SLIMS Leggings. You’ll feel as comfortable as if you were in pyjamas, but you’ll be styled from head to toe. Pair the leggings with an open front cardigan that is effortless and cozy. To complete the travel look pick a simple tank that can be reworked throughout the trip. And don’t forget a tote filled with all your on board essentials.

When you look at getting ready for the day should be concerned with pieces that can be mixed and matched. To keep your suitcase light pick pieces that are comfortable and make you feel great. Start with two bottoms that will last the week and pair them with interchangeable separates that were made for on the go! If you stick with NYGÅRD SLIMS you will feel amazing about yourself. You’ll feel slim and comfortable while relaxing, and trim and strong on your adventures. And the fact that you’ll look one size smaller throughout the whole trip is a total vacation bonus! We suggest packing the travel friendly SLIMS Capri and our new SLIMS Denim. For on top, pack one light jacket and cute tanks that match. We also suggest a tote that will fit your shades, water and a little SPF.

The evening may call for a dressier look, but don’t worry as your daytime SLIMS will still be great to wear. Take off your sandals and put on wedges and then pair your NYGÅRD SLIMS Capri with a flirty blouse that was made for fun and you're ready to go..

Peter Nygard Retail Brand Expanding

The NYGÅRD name is expanding at an ever-increasing pace. In addition to its various product lines, NYGÅRD now offers an array of licensed products. Over the past 10 years, NYGÅRD has broadened its fashion repertoire to include Outerwear, Swimwear, Footwear, Handbags, Jewelry, Accessories (Scarves, Hats & Gloves), Belts, Sunglasses, and Soft Home Furnishings (‘NYGÅRD Home’). 

NYGÅRD’s various product lines, NYGÅRD SLIMS, Peter Nygård, Bianca Nygård, ALIA, TanJay, Westbound, Investments and Alison Daley, each target women over 25 years of age. The Nygård Moderate brands include a collection of colour-related separates focusing on pants, as well as a moderate line of coordinates. The Nygård Fashions brands focus on the bridge and better categories. The company maintains its successful website at www.Nygard.com and has an array of retail stores under the banners NYGÅRD, NYGÅRD Fashion Park, NYGÅRD Fashion, NYGÅRD Fashion World, ALIA, TanJay and Jay Set.

Nygard Fashions helps your work week

With Nygard Fashions putting together a stylish five outfit work week has never been so easy.

Putting a work wardrobe together can be a daunting task, but with Nygard Fashions is available to help with several speedy fixes. Consider your clothes closet as something you have to build. Acquire pieces that have longevity and then add a personal style with some interchangeable must- haves. By creating a basis for your work you take the puzzle out out of getting dressed for your work day. 



Monday - Add movement to your Monday with a business skirt that isn’t pencil shaped 

Tuesday - Follow your animal instict with this zebra print pattern 

Wednesday - Power through your day in a structured suit 

Thursday - Trade in structure for a playful polka dot 

Friday - Celebrate the end of the work week with a pop of color 

With Nygard fashions, you’re well on your way to a style promotion every day of your work week!

NYGÅRD SLIMS Gold Lace Legging

Your best silhouette in the latest trend is achieved with this fashion forward pant.

Your best silhouette in the latest trend is achieved with this compression pant. The hip compression lifts, shapes and sculpts your figure. The fashionably high waist eliminates the muffin top, while the thigh compression puts an end to saddle bags - creating the Perfect Fit.

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Nygard Slims at National Women's Show in Toronto

We will be at the National Women's Show in Toronto this weekend at booth 1720! Come check us out and be sure to watch our amazing fashion shows and product knowledge sessions!

The fashion show and product knowledge schedule is:

November 7:, 2014 
4:15-4:45pm (Fashion Show - Main Stage)
6:30-7:00pm (Product Knowledge Session - Glam Stage)

November 8, 2014 
12:00-12:30pm (Fashion Show - Main Stage)
3:00-3:30pm (Product Knowledge Session - Glam Stage)

November 9, 2014 
11:15-11:45am (Fashion Show - Main Stage)
2:15-2:45pm (Product Knowledge Session - Glam Stage)

 *All times EST

Peter Nygård and Bahamas Film Festival

Frankie Flowers - Zoe Saldana - Peter Nygård - Robbie Brenner
On SAT September 17, 2005, Peter Nygård hosted over 600 guests at his NYGÅRD CAY Bahamas Resort for a fundraiser with the Bahamas Int’l Film Festival (BIFF). Peter Nygård was happy to share his home, one of the largest & most breathtaking in the world, to help raise money for the festival.

This event follows last year’s exclusive filmmaker’s retreat that Nygård hosted at NYGÅRD CAY during the 2004 film festival. NYGÅRD CAY has become the quintessential venue for film, charities & inspiration where VIP guests can enjoy films under the stars as well as NYGÅRD CAY's state-of-the-art home movie theatre.

At this event, Director Frankie Flowers & Producer Robbie Brenner introduced the premiere of their new film Haven, starring Orlando Bloom, Zöe Saldana & Anthony Mackie. Haven is a film about two shady businessmen (Paxton & Dillane) who flee to the Cayman Islands to escape federal prosecutors on their tail. Meanwhile their escape ignites a chain reaction that leads a British native (Bloom) to commit a crime that changes the nation. The film Haven could be described as “Pulp Fiction in the Islands.”

Peter Nygård is a strong proponent of education

Peter Nygard Provides Technology to Students.

What do Botswana, Afghanistan, Peru and Moldova have in common?  These are some of the sites that received computers from NYGÅRD,  the globally based company with an innovative approach to technology.

North America's premier fashion house lived up to its mandate, "Where Fashion Meets Technology," by donating 10 computer monitors,  12 keyboards, 20 switches,and a server chassis complete with server blades to schools in developing nations.

The computer donation was made to World Computer Exchange, a not-for-profit UN partner, which works in 71 countries and connects over 1 million students to the internet every year.

The opportunity to make a donation that combined education and technology was fortuitous since Peter Nygård is a strong proponent of education.

Peter Nygard in 50 Fastest Growing Companies

50 Fastest Growing Companies in 2009

Nygård started the label after using his life savings and borrowing $8,000 to invest in an existing clothing maker in 1969.

It was a risky yet typically entrepreneurial move for the Finnish immigrant who occupied, for a time, a converted coal shed in the southwestern Manitoba town of Deloraine upon arriving in Canada with his family in 1952.

Nygård, whose work ethic and exacting standards are legendary, has taken risks and reaped rewards ever since.

He owned the company outright after a few years, and proceeded to build a profitable enterprise that has survived and thrived during four decades in the highly competitive retail industry.

He is not out of place on the floor of his Winnipeg plant, where he knows employees by name and seeks out their feedback.

“Most people would find it quite interesting how involved I am in all aspects of the Company,” Nygård says with a chuckle.

The Hudson Bay Company has carried NYGÅRD clothing for decades – it counts on NYGÅRD’s high quality standards, efficiency and market reads as important components to the company’s strength.

The business strongly reflects his interest and expertise in computers, which has led him to create a paperless and electronically streamlined operation. The company’s slogan is, after all, Where Fashion Meets Technology.

“Our business model is being studied more and more. It produces outstanding results, prompting awards from Microsoft for our programs we have developed in-house,” Nygård says proudly.

This is well demonstrated through his exciting new partnership with U.S. department store owner, Alex Dillard.

The two have done business for years and 50% of NYGÅRD’s annual approaching $1 billion sales comes from the U.S. market.

NYGÅRD has opened 110 Fashion Worlds in 200 Dillard stores that are integrated with the host company’s operations. “It is the best strategic partnership in North America,” Nygård says. “We managed to really merge our two companies.

“We each have our own identity but we’ve taken the bureaucracy and inefficiencies out of the system.”

Nygård is also preparing to open a new flagship women’s apparel showroom in Times Square. Along with putting him at the centre of the fashion world, the high-profile store will showcase the technology that ties together his 330 stores and 1,500 employees, 12,000 worldwide.

Hanging monitors with scrolling messages stream footage from NYGÅRD fashion television network, NFN, communicate with staff and customers, and provide in-store training.

“New York will really be a visible symbol of where fashion meets technology. It really puts the face on our whole company,” says Nygård, who has been followed into the business by some of his children, including daughters Alia and Bianca, who have clothing lines named after them.

“I am a builder,” he says,“ I am an architect building a system, but above all what I build is people. “My greatest job, all the time, is the continual building of the whole staff.”

Peter Nygard offers something for everyone

In Winnipeg’s southend a group of men will congregate around a flat screen TV and chat about the lackluster performance of the city’s beloved football team. To be sure, it is a common sight around town: men sipping lattes at a coffee bar, talking sports.

What makes this group so unique, however, is that they are not at a café in little Italy, but rather at NYGÅRD Fashion, their wives browsing the racks not more than 100 feet away. And so, one by one, they will be called upon for their opinion at the change room and bid farewell to the rest of the men. The cycle will continue until closing time.

“It is a store within a store environment, committed first and foremost to offering the fit for every woman, but having a little something for everyone.

With the café, online kiosks, travel and dry cleaning services, and a real time tailor shop on premises, the NYGÅRD Fashion stores are truly unique. Like the concept, ranging from 10,000- 15,000 sq feet, they are big, showcasing each of the company’s eight brands - Peter Nygård, Bianca Nygård, Bianca Nygård Weekend, NYGÅRD Collection, ALIA, Tan-Jay, Allison Daley and Investments – in an all NYGÅRD product environment. And the response has been extremely positive. So positive, in fact, that in 2008 the company opened locations in Burnaby, Calgary, Mississauga, Winnipeg and Thunder Bay and will be opening others in Kingston and Vancouver in the coming months.

Known for its affordable, high-quality, high fashion clothing, NYGÅRD prides itself not only on offering something for every occasion, but in making women feel their best. At NYGÅRD Fashion, customers can find eveningwear suitable for a show premiere or gala alongside active wear perfect for yoga classes or running the kids to soccer. And all in what they have coined ‘real women sizes’. For the petite woman, clothing is available in sizes four to eight. Regular sizes fit six to 16 and Women’s sizes from 16 to 24.

Special sections like Denim and Black & White carry the staples of any wardrobe while at the Designer Fashion Exchange (DFX) bargain hunters can pick up items for 50 to 90 percent off the regular price. To complete the look, there are chic belts, hats, fashion jewelry, fragrances and more.

In an attempt to interact with and educate the customers, NYGÅRD Fashion stores offer ongoing fit clinics on sizing, colour palettes, seasonal top trends and building a wardrobe that is ageless, timeless and priceless.

Should NYGÅRD Fashion be out of a size or style…no problem. Computer stations allow customers to search NYGÅRD.com and order the product to be delivered free of charge directly to the store, which thanks to the concept and unlike anywhere else, women might even be able to convince the men in their lives to pick up.

Peter Nygard promotes the Bahamas

"The Bahamas is loud and clear in all our advertising," Nygård, founder and chairman of NYGÅRD, one of North America's leading women's fashion houses, told Guardian Business yesterday. "We have got lot of inspiration from The Bahamas [and] a lot of our spring and summer collection that caters to the climate of The Bahamas.

"Right now we're advertising in Times Square with major video screen advertising [and] our fashion shoots in The Bahamas are on display in our window... we use it as venue for showing off clothes."

And at the corner of 40th street and Broadway, the flagship store is positioned for maximum exposure in that prime market. It's home to over one million persons, and is also a high traffic area that sees millions of tourists on a yearly basis. The ads, scenic shots of The Bahamas, could play a large role in warming travelers up to a Bahamas vacation.

They come as a tough U.S. economy has stymied vacation plans for cash-strapped Americans, contributing to a more than 13 percent decrease in air arrivals to this nation compared to the same period in 2008.

Although there are no plans currently in the works for Nygård to launch a similar flagship store in this country, he asserts an expansion of his stores - currently at 200 in Canada - will go a long way in promoting The Bahamas.

It's an expansion that he intends to continue.

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Peter Nygard and Nygard for Life

"Breast Cancer awareness is top of mind for NYGÅRD Associates 12 months of the year - it is absolutely our corporate charity of choice".

Over the years, NYGÅRD's charitable platform, NYGÅRD for Life has encompassed a number of initiatives; While the program's focus and commitment has and will continue to be … to help eradicate breast cancer, we have expanded it to also include a mandate that enhances all aspects of the lives of women.

Our sponsorships include our annual endowment fund to CancerCare. This fund allows CancerCare to bring in world class researchers to work at the NYGÅRD sponsored Breast Cancer Tumour bank. We also sponsor members of the Symphony Orchestra to play for breast cancer patients while they receive treatment and have provided specially designed mammography gowns for patients. All monies raised through NYGÅRD for Life directly impacts Breast Cancer survivors and to further the much needed research to find a cure.

As part of our effort to raise awareness, our fashion shows feature breast cancer survivors

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Peter Nygard & Dillards Slims Sales raise $19000 for National Brest Cancer Foundation

NYGÅRD and Dillard's are proud to announce their donation of $19,000.00 (USD) to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF.) The amount was raised through the successful "NYGÅRD SLIMS for Breast Cancer Research" event. $1.00 was donated from every pair of NYGÅRD SLIMS sold in the month of September at all Dillard's stores across the United States.

Events promoting the sponsorship were held in the NYGÅRD sections of all Dillard's stores, from fashion shows featuring breast cancer survivors at Dillard's North Shore, partnering with Friends with Kids of Cancer in St Louis to a NYGÅRD Shape your Style event at Arbor Place, GA.

NYGÅRD's support will continue in Canada during the month of October where $1 will again be donated from every pair of NYGÅRD SLIMS sold in NYGÅRD stores and online at www.nygard.com

NYGÅRD SLIMS are the personal design of the NYGÅRD founder and Chairman Peter Nygård. He has overseen all aspects of the design on SLIMS, including the patented patterns of this exceptional product. The SLIMCURVE technology waistband is exclusive to NYGÅRD.

Peter Nygard sets Standard of Excellence

The Standard of Excellence that NYGÅRD has created for the Canadian Women’s Fashion Industry includes the following achievements and practices: 1st manufacturer to have air-conditioned factories; International fabric sourcing; Computer driven patterns; 100% on-time delivery; Impeccable and trusted quality of garments; Consistency of fit; Price honesty; ‘Zero’ charge-backs; Utilizing NYGÅRD’s own retail stores as laboratories to define and learn more about the NYGÅRD customer, and share information with retail customers. 

NYGÅRD’s various product lines, each target women over 25 years of age. The Nygård Moderate brands include a collection of colour-related separates focusing on pants as well as a moderate line of coordinates. The Nygård Fashions brands focus on the bridge and better categories. The company maintains its successful website at www.Nygard.com and has an array of retail stores under the banners NYGÅRD, NYGÅRD Fashion Park, NYGÅRD Fashion, NYGÅRD Fashion World, ALIA, TanJay and Jay Set.

The NYGÅRD name is expanding at an ever-increasing pace. In addition to its various product lines, NYGÅRD now offers an array of licensed products. Over the past 10 years, NYGÅRD has broadened its fashion repertoire to include Outerwear, Swimwear, Footwear, Handbags, Jewelry, Accessories (Scarves, Hats & Gloves), Belts, Sunglasses, and Soft Home Furnishings (‘NYGÅRD Home’).

Read more here.

Career Opportunities with Peter Nygard

Peter Nygard is responsible for the employment of many associates worldwide & his company continues to grow rapidly. He has personally designed all of the company’s distribution systems & centres, his clarity of organizational structure has lead to the complete design of the company’s infrastructure. Company associates know him as an involved Chairman of the Board, one who needs to & does know every aspect of his company's multifaceted business & the way each interacts with the other.

Peter Nygard's company’s sustained growth is due in large measure to the staff loyalty that has developed toward him. This can be partially explained by Peter Nygård’s charismatic personality & the fact that he has stood by people, working as a mentor to many people in the company. As one long-time associate explained, "He gives everyone the opportunity to do what he or she wants in the company; there are no shut doors – no barriers. If you want to change scope, let your manager know what you are looking for; if you are willing to make the commitment, there is no end to what you can do."

Read more here.

Peter Nygard launches new wholesale website

NYGÅRD SLIMSTM is excited to announce the launch of the new Business to Business online portal.

This NEW wholesale website compliments the successes found in NYGÅRD SLIMS retail stores, television shows, department store expansions/shop in shops and Business to Consumer marketing.

 "We have seen such incredible growth and success with our NYGÅRD SLIMS line. Opening this opportunity for all retailers to offer the NYGÅRD SLIMS products to their customers is the next evolution in accomplishing our mission of bringing the revolutionary NYGÅRD SLIMS to every woman in North America."

 ‏"Once your customers try NYGÅRD SLIMS featuring SLIMCURVETM Technology they will never go back to pants. Pants are out SLIMS are in". - EVP, International Business Development – NYGÅRD

 Features of the http://www.nygardslimswholesale.com:

  • Online ordering of NYGÅRD SLIMS Bottoms, NYGÅRD SLIMS Top & Accessories 
  • Exclusive wholesale pricing and terms - Dedicated portal for NYGÅRD SLIMS product knowledge and merchandising 
  • Marketing and sales material  
  • Online tracking of NYGÅRD SLIMS wholesale orders 
  • Dedicated Customer Service Portal
Check it out here.

Design Your Career with Peter Nygard

Whether you choose an opportunity in fashion design, merchandising, finance, IT, logistics, sales, human resources, manufacturing, construction or marketing, NYGÅRD believes that each department plays a key role in the company's successes. Our collaborative work environment offers aggressive compensation such as generous benefit programs, attractive salaries and very competitive performance based bonus packages. NYGÅRD's team represents whom we stand for as a company - one who operates in an open, diverse and supportive environment, which in return allows each individual to reach his/her full potential.

Why join us?

If you are ready to unleash your potential by tapping into your high energy, desire for accountability, and experience days that fly by due to the type and quantity of things to do, AND if you are ready to take your career and performance to new levels - then you should look at us. Good enough is not good enough for us or for our Customers - our long term employees understand that and our talented new Associates have a keen desire to work in that environment. Our company does not accept mediocre and we are always looking for the most talented individuals for various roles and departments. You are intense, detailed, fiercely proactive and love the accountability that comes with your high levels of competence. You want a career in a winning company - and you want to be surrounded by winning people.

If NYGÅRD sounds like the right fit for you then we would like the chance to speak with you. Feel free to apply to: employ@nygard.com. If we do not have an available position in your field of interest, we will make sure to keep your credentials on file for any future openings.

You may also apply specifically through our online Employment Listings in our Career Opportunities section.

Check listings here.

Nygard Fashion Concept Store GRAND OPENING in New York

On November 5th & 6th, 2009,  Peter Nygard celebrated the grand opening of his NYGÅRD Fashion Concept store in the heart of Times Square, NY.  Nygard is North America's leading fashion house.

The Grand Opening festivities kicked off with an exclusive VIP premiere party where Peter Nygård, Chairman of NYGÅRD, was joined by celebrities, media, personal friends, & other distinguished guests.

Guests were treated to a spectacular fashion show, showcasing NYGÅRD Fashions to the streets of New York. Models strutted the runway, which ran outside along B'WAY, "the world's largest outdoor mall", from NYGÅRD's corporate World Heaquarters and into the brand new store. The fashion show featured all of Fall/Holiday '09 hottest trends, sleek afghan hounds & a spectacular finale 'Goddess Gown' made entirely of peacock feathers.

Highlighting NYGÅRD's commitment to offer "the fit for every woman", the show featured 7 inspiring women modelling "real women" sizes from the full range of NYGÅRD fashions. All of the women are breast cancer survivors, emphasizing NYGÅRD's ongoing support in the fight against breast cancer.

The NYGÅRD Fashion concept store is a futuristic store which captures Nygård's unique vision of marrying fashion & technology, where customers will browse the latest fashions beneath space age Saturn rings, view clothing on rotating 360 degree rotating chrome mannequins, and see the latest fashions in real time in the stores vast array of digital screens.

Peter Nygard and staff loyalty

Peter Nygard is responsible for the employment of many associates worldwide & the company continues to grow rapidly. He  has personally designed all of the company’s distribution systems & centres, his clarity of organizational structure has lead to the complete design of the company’s infrastructure. Company associates know him as an involved Chairman of the Board, one who needs to & does know every aspect of his company's multifaceted business & the way each interacts with the other.

The company’s sustained growth is due in large measure to the staff loyalty that has developed toward Peter Nygård. This can be partially explained by Peter Nygård’s charismatic personality & the fact that Peter Nygård has stood by people, working as a mentor to many people in the company. As one long-time associate explained, "He gives everyone the opportunity to do what he or she wants in the company; there are no shut doors – no barriers. If you want to change scope, let your manager know what you are looking for; if you are willing to make the commitment, there is no end to what you can do."

Peter Nygård's personal contact has instilled a tremendously successful & coherent management team each in tune with the other. All have huge confidence in each other; it is a very cohesive team starting at the top.

Nygård’s mottos: ‘You don’t get something for nothing & you have to earn what you get’ & ‘You don't know how far you can go until you push the limits’, are instilled in all NYGÅRD Associates.

Peter Nygard Global

Peter Nygård, a worldwide fashion mogul and owner of Nygård International and all of its different clothing divisions now has a website for visitors to view that will introduce them to all that Peter Nygård is about as a fashion executive and as a person. This website will also provide viewers with insight into several aspects of his life and his philanthropic and professional efforts.

Peter Nygard Global includes biographical information that relates to the life of Peter Nygård, beginning with his birth in Finland, his move with his family to Canada when he was 9 years old, his educational background and of course his start in the fashion industry. The site will also feature articles regarding the latest clothing lines from Nygård fashion and will highlight various charitable activities that are important to Peter Nygård.

Peter Nygard and Charity

Nygård has supported the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Nygård has been a longtime sponsor of amateur sports in the Bahamas. In June 2010, is the main sponsor of Amateur Boxing Federation of the Bahamas' team for Continental Elite Boxing Championships Invitation only event slated for June 13–19 in Quito, Ecuador.

Wellington Miller, the president of the Bahamas Olympic Committee, said Nygård has contributed significantly to the Amateur Boxing Association of the Bahamas and their Olympic success.

In April 2011, Nygård held the "2011 National Family Island Regatta" at Nygård Cay, which included a press conference to honor Bahamian musician "King" Eric Gibson.

In the same month, Nygård also donated $10,000 to Josie Poitier, a member of Old Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, during a Passover/Good Friday Breakfast/Brunch.

Read more here.

Peter Nygard received 'award for patriotism'

On NOV21-02, Peter Nygård received another 'award for patriotism' on Heartbeat of America's special television series hosted by William Shatner, the acclaimed Producer / Director Bert Tenzer & Doug Llewelyn. Rear Admiral Kevin F Delaney (ret.) presented Peter Nygård with the 'Keeping America Strong Award' for demonstrating his patriotism & perseverance in the fight against terrorism through the 'Nygård Campaign - We Stand UNITED with America'.

"The Patriot Award presented to Peter Nygård is another indication not only of his patriotism, but also of his very resolute & strong attitude & stand against our common enemy the Terrorists", said Consul General Erkki Huittinen.

Peter Nygard Fashion Award

As the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Peter Nygård was honored for his endless support of the Bahamian community during Bahamas Fashion Week. On July 9, 2008, Peter Nygård was recognized for all his efforts within the spectrums of fashion, business, and philanthropy. The ceremony was held at the 'BLUE SKIES' Fashion Show in the Rainforest Theater Crystal Palace. 

Kevin Strakan, President & Owner of Fifth Avenue Marketing & Modeling Agency, said "This award is for the person who never says no. Who goes above & beyond when it comes to fashion, advertising and entertainment. Peter Nygård completes the circle, putting the chain together - no broken links. Every year from this point forward there will be a recipient of the 'PETER NYGÅRD FASHION AWARD'."

Peter Nygard Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

Peter Nygård, Founder & Chairman of NYGÅRD International, was inducted into the University North Dakota (UND) Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.

The UND Entrepreneur Hall of Fame was established in 1986 by the UND's Center for Innovation to recognize longstanding (25 years or more) UND entrepreneurs for their entrepreneurial contributions nationally and internationally. The award citation committee agreed that Peter Nygård should be recognized for "his leadership & significant contributions to the fashion industry through Nygård International. Peter's 35 years of significant and successful growth and use of technology in a very competitive industry, made him an excellent choice for this award".

The award signifies Nygård's innovative spirit in many areas -- building products, processes, technologies, businesses & organizations -- for solving problems & inventing new concepts. By doing so he has contributed immeasurably to the standard of living, economy & general well-being of an enormous number of people.

Peter Nygård's vision & commitment to excellence in quality fashion, service & innovative thinking has made his company a benchmark in IT and e-Commerce for many others.

Peter Nygard Donates $10,000 to Bahama's Youth Camp

Youngsters Treated to Fun Day at Nygård Cay

It was a day of learning, fun and laughter for more than a dozen youngsters from the Central Andros Youth Camp who were given valuable advice on life during a special day for them on Saturday at the world famous Nygård Cay, Lyford Cay. The children heard from various community leaders including from junkanoo Percy 'Vola' Francis, sailing 'King' Eric Gibson and 'Fast' Eddie Dames from the Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture

After taking in all the advice and motivation the youngsters were treated to lunch on the beach, before taking boat rides in Nygård's mini leisure speed boat, playing volleyball, basketball and lounging in the shade.

Nygård was out of town on business but prior to the event gave his blessings and wished all of the participants in the camp and the organizers future success. He also provided $10,000 to the camp to help them build on what they have established

Gerrino Saunder
Bahama Journal

Peter Nygård renews support of boxer Taureano Johnson

Falling short of the Beijing Olympic Games medal podium is now behind welterweight amateur boxer Taureano Johnson. Johnson, the highest ranked amateur welterweight in the English speaking Caribbean, is seeking redemption at the 1st International Boxing Association (AIBA) World Cup.

 ABFB President Wellington Miller told The Nassau Guardian that the body would fully support Johnson if the tournament is held. Renewing his support, is Johnson’s chief sponsor, fashion mogul Peter Nygård. Nygård, who began investing in Johnson’s amateur boxing career since 2004 expected him to medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

 DAHALIA SMITH
NG Sports Reporter

Peter Nygård Beach Volleyball Tournament

Olympic gold medalists in women’s beach volleyball, Americans Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor, have been invited to take part in the 3rd Peter Nygård Beach Volleyball Tournament which is set for December at Nygård Cay.

Last December, the tournament held at the luxurious Nygård Cay Resort, attracted Beijing Olympic Games men’s U.S. quarterfinalists Sean Rosenthal and Jake Gibb. At the time, Rosenthal and Gibb told The Nassau Guardian they were using the tournament as a warmup for the Olympic trials.

Aside from the beach volleyball celebrities expected in town, Nygård expressed a desire to have a Bahamian team at the 2012 London Olympics.

“My major ambition for sports in The Bahamas is to see a beach volleyball team at the Olympic Games because we have the best beaches in the world to achieve that goal and whenever you travel to Brazil, you will see on all of the beaches volleyball nets,” said Nygård.

By DAHALIA SMITH
NG Sports Report

PETER NYGÅRD TO HONOR OLYMPIANS

Fashion mogul and owner of Nygård Cay, Peter Nygård, knows what it takes to train for and compete in the grandest athletic stage, the Olympics, as he once represented Canada in the discipline of sailing. To this end, Nygård is standing by his word and is planning to pay out $15,000 to the 2008 Beijing Olympic medallists inclusive of “superman” Leevan Sands and the 4x400 meter relay team when they return home.

Olympic bronze medallist Sands, is expected to receive $5,000 while the team of anchor man Chris Brown, Andretti Bain, Michael Matthieu, Andrae Williams, Ramon Miller and Avard Moncur is expected to share $10,000. Being a former Olympic sailor, Nygård especially appreciates what it took for the Bahamians to secure relay and individual medals.

“The silver medal performance by the team was fantastic as well as the bronze medal win by Sands, so I am very anxious to hand out the awards to these very deserving athletes. I pledged to give out the awards based on individual performances, so the relay team will have to split the $10,000 while Sands gets the full $5,000,” he said. “I decided to increase the cash incentive this year. When Tonique Williams-Darling won the gold medal at the 2004 Olympic Games I awarded her $5,000,” explained the fashion mogul.

By DAHALIA SMITH
The Nassau Guardian

Peter Nygard home in the Bahamas

In 1987, Nygård built a 150,000-square-foot (14,000 m2) compound at Lyford Cay in the Bahamas.

It was partly destroyed by a fire on November 10, 2009.

On April 14, 2010 Peter Nygard announced he was planning a $50 million renovation of Nygård Cay, which would take two years to complete and repair the damage and employ 200 construction workers.

The Cay is inspired by the Mayan civilization’s architecture. One of the major buildings is a 32,000 ft2 grand-hall with a 100,000 lb glass ceiling.

Five outfit work week with Nygard Fashions

With Nygard Fashions putting together a stylish five outfit work week has never been so easy.

Monday - Add movement to your Monday with a business skirt that isn’t pencil shaped 

Tuesday - Follow your animal instict with this zebra print pattern 

Wednesday - Power through your day in a structured suit 

Thursday - Trade in structure for a playful polka dot 

Friday - Celebrate the end of the work week with a pop of color 

Putting together a work wardrobe can be daunting, but Nygard Fashions is here to assist with a few speedy fixes. Consider your wardrobe as something you are required to build. Buy key pieces that have longevity and add a bit of trend or personal style with some interchangeable must- haves. By creating a foundation for your work you take the puzzle out out of getting dressed in the morning.

With Nygard fashions, you’re well on your way to a style promotion every day of your work week!

Peter Nygård – A man who ‘lives and breathes' The Bahamas

Peter Nygård lives in the Bahamas. He lives there by choice – and he lives there with family.

Nygård became a Bahamian in the early 1980's. Immediately upon arriving, he became an avid environmentalist and remains so to this day. Nygård is also a humanitarian by nature and practice, and has been described as the most sustained, philanthropic champion for the Bahamian people. He is known for his passion in seeking protection of the environment, especially around Nygård Cay.

Nygård, an ardent athlete himself, has also supported sports, the sporting community and indeed the arts in the Bahamas – both specifically and at large. He has in fact hosted many Olympic and amateur sports training events and celebrations at his private residence in the Bahamas, mentoring numerous athletes. Nygård’s gracious hospitality in this regard was noticed when he held the "National Family Island Regatta" at his Nygård Cay home, which included a press conference to honour Bahamian musician “King" Eric Gibson. Furthermore, Wellington Miller, President of the Bahamas Olympic Committee, said "Nygård has contributed significantly to the Amateur Boxing Association of the Bahamas and certainly toward ‘Olympic' success." And it's not just boxing. Nygård has come through time and time again for the Bahamian National sports teams, including track and field, volleyball and more. He in fact sponsored the "Golden Girls" relay team at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, during which the team won the first Olympic gold medal for the Bahamas.

The giving is endless. Currently, Nygård gives the full use of his home to the Bahamian National Defence Force, which is working in partnership with the Clifton Heritage Foundation in the running of a 6-week summer camp for approximately 700 inner city kids - yes – all being hosted at Nygård Cay. Yet – all things considered, Peter Nygård is perhaps best known for his generosity in sharing Nygård Cay with the Bahamian people - and certainly for his financial support of their activities. Nygård doesn't just live in the Bahamas – he has a record of giving to the people of the Bahamas:

  •  Over $10 million to the Bahamian economy 
  • Over $200k to sports and culture 
  • Over $40k to youth organizations


Nygård is also a man of the future; he has advocated for one of the most progressive Bills in the history of the Bahamas and he stands on record as prepared to invest over $30 million in a new Health Park-Stem Cell Research facility. He is presently in the process of scouting various locations in the Bahamas that may have the capacity to host the requirements. This very endeavour has the potential to save millions of lives right in the Bahamas - and certainly around the world. Nygård’s profound desire is that this expensive, difficult work would to be done in his chosen home country, the Bahamas, where it will also create jobs for many Bahamians and simultaneously boost the Bahamian economy in general. The potential for the planned world-class biotech facility, founded in the memory of and loving respect of Nygård's parents, (Eeli and Hilkka Nygård - who also loved the Bahamas), has the mission to serve Bahamians without class barriers or consideration.

Looking back over 30 years - and paying close regard to his vision for the future, it is easy to see that Peter Nygård really does “live and breathe the Bahamas."