Mode de vie is a family story. Hailing from several generations of father and son tailors, Filippo Orsina leaves his native home in Italy to settle with his family in Montreal Canada and starts his own business. In 1976 he starts his business as a tailor, and incorporates four years later. His son, Gaetano Orsina, later officially launches the brand Mode de vie in 1998.
Because a specialized workforce was more and more difficult to recruit at the start of the 2000s, Mode de vie purchased a production site in Vietnam and a manufacturing workshop in Italy.
Twenty years after its beginnings, the company continues to flourish.
One of the only companies in Montreal to have their proper factory in Vietnam. Mode de vie enjoys the advantages of being both creator and manufacturer – assuring the quality of the product from design to production. In addition, its unique manufacturing capabilities allow the company to offer a special ordering service – special quantities or additional quantities, for example – in under two weeks.
An engineer by training, the owner’s obsession for materials and production is clear. That’s why Mode de vie is a master at cutting and handling demanding textile materials such as bamboo and linen.
So far, Mode de vie’s products are distributed through more than 500 points of sale in Canada and in the northern regions of the United States.
Family spirit and closeness are at the heart of corporate culture. Until recently, the owner even responded to all requests on the phone himself!
Mode de vie’s staff is part of the family, even in Vietnam, where the work environment is distinguished by higher salaries, full lunches, respectful schedules and other advantageous conditions.
Everyone on this large team is obsessed with attention to detail, whether it’s cutting and manufacturing, or look as well as the touch. They are passionate about doing their work well.
Mode de vie is also invested in many charitable causes affecting close family members as well as others.
Designed for the effervescent and changing lifestyles of today’s women, Mode de vie’s collections make things easy for you by perfectly combining style with function. Whatever the occasion, you’re always ready!
Designed and cut to fit perfectly, Mode de vie clothes are made from carefully selected fabrics to make them practical, easy to maintain and durable.
No matter what part of your day or life,
you follow your path as we cut our clothes:
with confidence, generosity and intelligence.
With Mode de vie, you get the best of us
so you can present the best of yourself.
A choice that suits you and allows you to say
“Mode de vie is totally me.”