JUDITH DESJARDINS "JUDE"
Founder of the brand, Artistic Director and privacy officer
After studying communications at UQAM, Judith Desjardins was guided by a number of coincidences towards one of her first passions: fashion design. It was as an assistant stylist that she made her first contacts in the fashion industry before starting to create. In 1998, she launched her first collection, BODYBAG by Jude. More than 20 years later, the brand is still present and Jude is still faithful to the position to share her passion. Her determination, creativity and business sense have carried her through all these years. With her atelier-boutique located in Montreal's Mile-End, the designer is now one of Quebec's leading fashion designers.
NADIA Assistant Designer/ Pattern Maker
Assists Jude on a daily basis with various missions. She participates in the creation of the collections and develops the different styles, from the pattern to the making of the first fabrics. She also supports Jude in the preparation and follow-up of the production and takes care of the good functioning of the workshop.
Sylvie helps to make the samples for each collection. Her experience, her mastery of sewing and her knowledge of clothing, allow BODYBAG by Jude products to meet the highest quality standards.
MELANIE Distribution Manager, Sales & Customer Service
manages the distribution of our different styles in our retail stores. She also takes care of customer service for our retailers and our online site.
Sales & Customer Service
manages our shop/workshop in the Mile End. She greets our customers in-store and provides them with tailored styling advice.
The gradation consists of deriving each model from size XS/TP to size XL/TG. At the workshop, we work our patterns in S/P sizes and all by hand on paper. Charles digitizes each pattern of our different styles, then grades them in the different sizes. Subsequently, he prepares the cut plan of each style in cut placement to minimize fabric waste.
CUTTER TEAM Cutters
With the cutting plan prepared by Charles, the cutting team cuts each of our garments with meticulous care. This comes in all sizes and in each of their color combinations.
PRODUCTION TEAM Seamstresses
Once the pieces are cut, each one is meticulously assembled in different sewing workshops located in Montreal and its surroundings. Once the assembly is complete, each style is pressed and delivered to our workshop/boutique where we take the time to carry out a quality control on each garment.