Bending the Rules of Fashion

Uni Design is a circular fashion project challenging fast fashion consumption tendencies, discrimination and stereotypes. Each piece is completely unique, made from hand sourced vintage, original and pre-loved fabrics. It’s about creating sustainable, genderless clothes that are are fluid and comfortable while keeping an edgy and chic look.

UNIQUE

Uni design is about taking something that already had a life, being inspired by that piece of fabric, and repurposing it into something new and useful rather than it remaining unused or going to a landfill.

We care about every piece that we make. Each fabric is hand chosen by the designer herself based on quality, color, durability, and material. All fabric is hand sourced second-hand or waste material. Fabric is cleaned and then cut into the shapes of our original patterns

Given the nature of upcycled materials, each piece is unique or limited. Depending on fabric quantity we can make a certain number of pieces and use leftover parts for detail.

To stay up to date with the fabrics that we find, follow our newsletter where we share the fabrics we find each month, where and how we found them and also give you an opportunity to reserve them for a custom piece.

UNISEX

All designs made by us are considered to be genderless. We do not believe that different genders should have to conform to certain types of clothing.

Clothing is one of the greatest forms of self expression and this should be limitless. You will find no gendered sections on this website. We work with male, female and non-binary models as well as collaborators.

During the process of creating designs, many different body sizes are taken into consideration and built into the design, in hopes of making them as universally comfortable as possible. We believe that fashion is one of the greatest and most important methods of self expression. We wish to encourage all forms of gender expression through style.

UNITED

Each textile is chosen keeping in mind that it was made somewhere, by someone. Thinking about the life of fabric and all the steps it’s been through until arriving in our studio is a big inspiration in our work. We care a lot about tradition and we love to learn about textiles. We are especially excited when we find fabrics that have clearly been handmade, making us curious about their story. However mass-produced fabrics also tell a story, just as important to share.

Many textile factories emit toxic wastewater into local rivers, killing wildlife and endangering the health of millions of people. The Fashion industry contributes to heavily to water pollution, and uses precious resources to grow cotton and wash and dye fabrics. Uni design is in no way factory made. Everything is made in a small home studio by workers treated fairly.

The fast fashion and consumer society has created a huge problem of waste. Clothing quality is much less as it was before and clothing quickly ends up in landfills. Synthetic fibers take hundreds of years to decompose. Uni Design helps reducing this unnecessary waste by using existing materials to make our creations that will last.

MEET THE DESIGNER

Maya Bergeron-Robitaille is the founder of uni design. She is a self taught designer since 2018. Passionate about photojournalism and new discoveries, her travels brought her to discover a love for textiles. Combined with her studies in human rights and the environment, uni design came together as a sustainable fashion project, honouring textiles and workers from around the world, all the while acting as a sustainable creative outlet.

BENDING THE RULES OF FASHION

Uni Design is a circular fashion project challenging fast fashion consumption tendencies, discrimination and stereotypes. Each piece is completely unique, made from hand sourced vintage, original and pre-loved fabrics. It’s about creating sustainable, genderless clothes that are are fluid and comfortable while keeping an edgy and chic look.

UNISEX

All designs made by us are considered to be genderless. We do not believe that different genders should have to conform to certain types of clothing.

Clothing is one of the greatest forms of self expression and this should be limitless. You will find no gendered sections on this website. We work with male, female and non-binary models as well as collaborators.

During the process of creating designs, many different body sizes are taken into consideration and built into the design, in hopes of making them as universally comfortable as possible. We believe that fashion is one of the greatest and most important methods of self expression. We wish to encourage all forms of gender expression through style.

UNITED

Each textile is chosen keeping in mind that it was made somewhere, by someone. Thinking about the life of fabric and all the steps it’s been through until arriving in our studio is a big inspiration in our work. We care a lot about tradition and we love to learn about textiles. We are especially excited when we find fabrics that have clearly been handmade, making us curious about their story. However mass-produced fabrics also tell a story, just as important to share.

Many textile factories emit toxic wastewater into local rivers, killing wildlife and endangering the health of millions of people. The Fashion industry contributes to heavily to water pollution, and uses precious resources to grow cotton and wash and dye fabrics. Uni design is in no way factory made. Everything is made in a small home studio by workers treated fairly.

The fast fashion and consumer society has created a huge problem of waste. Clothing quality is much less as it was before and clothing quickly ends up in landfills. Synthetic fibers take hundreds of years to decompose. Uni Design helps reducing this unnecessary waste by using existing materials to make our creations that will last.

MEET THE DESIGNER

Maya Bergeron-Robitaille is the founder of uni design. She is a self taught designer since 2018. Passionate about photojournalism and new discoveries, her travels brought her to discover a love for textiles. Combined with her studies in human rights and the environment, uni design came together as a sustainable fashion project, honouring textiles and workers from around the world, all the while acting as a sustainable creative outlet.