Our Story


My Ol' Blues is a small apparel manufacturing company

in Northern Ontario, Canada. We are located in Gore Bay

on beautiful Manitoulin Island and have been a part of this

industry since Nov. 1993. We started out in a basement in

Sudbury, then moved to another basement in Espanola,

before finally settling in Gore Bay in 1997 with 2000 sq. ft

of main floor space where we've had room to grow!

All our clothing/accessories are designed by founder,

Kathryn M. Antonio. She has spent years honing her craft

with no credentials in design. It was a fluke! 


All designs are then patterned, cut, sewn and packaged in

house by a team of talented people.


My Ol' Blues has wholesaled from our location to 300+

stores  across Canada and border states over the past 24

years. Mainly,  to independent retailers who appreciate

Canadian-made products and the ability to order small 

quantities and short turn-around orders to suit their

customer base.


My Ol' Blues has been in the retail business since Nov.

1997,  when our company relocated to Manitoulin Island.

We have a store front at 7 Phipps St., Gore Bay, which

services both our  year-round local customers as well as

our seasonal visitors and those visiting Manitoulin Island

for the 1st time.