Our Team

JUDITH DESJARDINS "JUDE"
Founder of the brand and Artistic Director

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.


INSIDE

the Workshop-Boutique

DOROTHÉE Assistant Designer/ Pattern Maker

Dorothée 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 Seamstress

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.

MÉLANIE Sales, Customer Service and Distribution Manager

Mélanie greets our customers in-store and provides them with tailored styling advice. She also handles customer service for our retailers and our online site. With the help of Rachel, she distributes different styles to our retail stores.

RACHEL Sales, Customer Service and Distribution Manager

Rachel supports Mélanie in her daily tasks.

EXTERNAL

CHARLES Grader

In the shop, we work on our patterns in S/P sizes.
The grading consists of deriving each model from size XS/TP to size XL/TG.
Charles grades each pattern, then organizes each pattern piece into a cut placement to minimize fabric waste.

KARL Cutter

Karl and his team cut each of our garments with meticulous care. This is done in every size and in each of their colour combos.

PRODUCTION TEAM Seamstresses

The pieces of each garment are meticulously assembled in the sewing workshops located in Montreal.