Megan Duffield grew up in a historic rural township on the outskirts of Ottawa.
It was in this environment surrounded by woods near the Ottawa River that the inspiration for her future business would take root.
In high school, her need to express her individuality led her to begin designing her own clothing. Her passion for design propelled her to enrol in the three-year Fashion Design program at Fanshawe College, graduating in 2005.
Upon returning home to Ottawa Megan worked in several facets of the fashion industry. She apprenticed with designer Maria Moscatel and Master Tailor Stan Boil, a period costume specialist. It was also during this time that she met Brydie Hyndman who was the former window dresser for Holt Renfrew. Working for a local independent chain of funky clothing & gift stores, Megan apprenticed with Byrdie learning the valuable skills of fashion buying, merchandising and retail merchandising from a seasoned veteran.
Between this extensive fashion industry experience and an unwavering commitment to environmental sustainablility, Megan earned a coveted spot in a federal small business program in 2010. This opportunity laid the foundation for her very own label which launched the following year. Duffield Design celebrated 10 years at the fore of Canadian Eco Fashion in the fall of 2021.
Megan’s philosophy at Duffield Designs is to create beautiful clothing designed and manufactured in Canada using high quality natural eco textiles. Her focus is on developing timeless pieces that transcend age – essential pieces that become favorite in our everyday wardrobes. She does her best every step of the way to ensure Duffield Design is produced with care for the people and the planet and encourages her clients to take a capsule wardrobe approach of buying less, buying quality and only buy what you need and love.