Tilley Endurables is right up there with Tim Hortons and Roots.The word iconic is an overused cliche in the retail world, but when it comes to Canadian brands,
So when founder Alex Tilley announced Tuesday via an ad in the Globe and Mail that he was selling his Toronto-based travel clothing and accessories company, you might have wondered if this is another Canadian company destined to pass into foreign hands, like Tim’s or Hudson’s Bay Co. (now owned by New York parent company NRDC Equity Partners).
And even if it doesn’t, will a company so closely identified with one man’s vision prosper after he’s gone?
Alex Tilley certainly hopes so, but admits he simply doesn’t know.
"I haven’t the faintest idea what’s going to happen," Tilley told Yahoo Canada News in an interview. “I know whatever I daydream now will not come to happen. I don’t even worry about it.”
Tilley is putting his company on the market because his daughters, who live in Hawaii, have no interest in taking it on. At ageRead More »from With clothing-maker Tilley up for sale, iconic hat could cease to be Canadian