Our Core Values

Less is more.

At ELISA C-ROSSOW, we fundamentally believe less is more. By design, our pieces are meant to be versatile – even multifunctional – in order to allow us and our inner minimalist to streamline a closet and function with less. It’s also why we prefer a minimal aesthetic with an aim to transcend time and shy away from trends so you can have truly lasting style.

Quality over quantity.

Our belief is quality is infinitely more important than quantity. And that we can and should have a long-term relationship with the clothing we buy. That’s why we make high quality finishes and choose durable fabrics for our collections. It’s also why we work on a small-scale, with quality controlled limited productions and don’t mass produce. For more information on our fabrics see our Durable Fabrics page.

Local production.

We believe investing in our local economy is important. And we also believe criss-crossing the globe for production is wasteful, not to mention dubious, as it often means turning a blind eye to how workers are treated. That’s why we are 100% designed, cut and sewn (and knit!) in Montreal – and always have been! For more details, on our production methods see our Locally & Ethically Made page.

Waste not.

We passionately care about our planet and our future in it. That’s why we do things the way we wish the rest of the world would. We don’t over produce collections or waste fabric in production, and we certainly don’t burn or toss excess inventory. Please have a look at our High-end, Low impact page for details on our eco-friendly processes.

Give back.

We like to give support to our community when we can. Every year we choose charities to give back 1% of our annual online sales. This year we are donating to Mission Old Brewery. The Old Brewery Mission works with Montreal’s homeless women, meeting their essential needs while finding practical and sustainable solutions to end chronic homelessness.