Why MAS ?
MAS means more in Spanish. I’ve always been motivated by a strong desire to offer more to my clients; more choice product wise and more attention in customer service. When I finally launched the project, I was looking for a short and simple name. That’s when I thought of an interesting translation of the word more.
First of all, inclusivity. We thrive to offer you pieces of clothing that fit a vast variety of silhouettes. We want anyone that wears MAS to be comfortable enough to do whatever they need and want that day. It’s so important to us to dress you as you are and to never make you feel like you have to change your shape to wear our clothes.
Secondly, the conscious aspect. From the very beginning, it was essential to us that everything was locally made, to always make sure that anyone working on the collection has good conditions. Furthermore, our collections are based on what we call deadstock fabric. This refers to “leftovers” from the fabric stock clothing companies order. Once their production is done, they have meters of fabric left and it happens (more and more often, I dare say!) that instead of throwing it away, they sell it to smaller brands. It’s a way of giving a second life to perfectly good material that would otherwise end up in the trash.
We also give whatever’s left of our fabric to other small local businesses, which helps us move in a zero-waste direction. We are always aspiring to a more human and eco-conscious way of work..
The face behind MAS Montréal
My name is Mckenna Bisson and I am the designer, creator and conceptor behind MAS Montreal. I started this clothing brand almost 5 years ago. I work on it full time from my workshop in Outremont. When I’m not working, I have an incredible need to be active and work out. Recently, I discovered myself a new passion: plants! This summer, I gave a lot of love to my little garden, and I’m now a very proud plant mama.
Collaborateur at MAS Montréal
Jelena Djukic content creator, corrector and translator.