Bilodeau Canada is a fur company founded in 1997 by Mario Bilodeau and Marcel Laplante. Its products include snowmobile boots, winter coats with hoods, fashion accessories and home decor articles. From leather tanning to sewing, the company carries out every step of production in its Normandin workshop north of the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region, which is also the location of the company’s head office. About 80 people in total work for the company in Normandin.
Bilodeau Canada products are sold in its branded stores in Normandin, Quebec City and Montreal. As of 2018, they can also be found in approximately 350 stores that stretch all the way to Iqaluit, Nunavut, as well as in ten or so foreign countries.
Bilodeau Canada, 2017 © Francis Doucet. Photo courtesy of Bilodeau Canada
Mario, founder and owner of Bilodeau Canada, October 2018 © Étienne Girard. Photo courtesy of Bilodeau Canada
Pier-Alex, taxidermist, 2018 © Étienne Girard. Photo courtesy of Bilodeau Canada
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