Welcome To TaggerWear
TaggerWear is a Canadian manufacturer of Custom Sportswear.
We provide end-to-end service, from design and concept to fabric sublimation to cut and sew.
We create garments for a variety of sports including, but not limited to, Synchronized Swimming, Figure Skating, Yoga, Wrestling, and Gymnastics.
In addition to sportswear, we create one-of-a-kind costumes for performance and competition, for Salsa, Ballroom, and Latin dance customers.
TaggerWear is the Authorized Dealer for Very Fine Dancesport Shoes in Eastern Ontario and the Capital Region.
How Did We Get Started?
In 2004, my daughter had taken up competitive diving, and we quickly discovered that swimsuits disintegrated in chlorinated water. Since she was swimming 4 or 5 times a week, we were going through expensive swimsuits very quickly. This just wasn't what a family needed!
Since I made my son's skating clothes, and some clothing for our family, I decided to give swimsuits a whirl. My first suit was terrible! Too big, too baggy, not the right cut ... it looked horrible. I didn't even let my daughter wear it. My second attempt was better, but our diving coach gave me some constructive criticism ... eventually, by my fifth suit, I had a winner. "It's your masterpiece," said our coach.
"Bring some to the competition this weekend," they said to me -- "Some?" I asked. "How many was some?" I wondered. Well that night was the beginning of a new business.
We continue to innovate, expand, improve, and modernize our process. Today we use advanced CAD software for garment making to make sure the designs are precise.
In 2013 we expanded to include the related services of pattern making, design, sample making, and our own line of TaggerWear Sewing Patterns. A full-service shop; we have all the fabrics, notions, thread, elastic, and zippers you need for your sewing project.
2017 saw us taking two huge steps; we expanded into a new location, and we introduced custom printed fabric for costumes and designers.
The factory, located in Nepean - off Slack Road, gives us the room for the new equipment required for custom printing, as well as the new cutting tables and sewing machines for our growing staff.
New technology called Digital Dye-Sublimation printing let's us custom print fabric in beautiful, bold, colour for any type of garment. Not only are the colours vibrant but they are non-toxic, baby-safe, and won't fade - even in a chlorinated pool!
Custom fabric is a wonderful for clothing designers too, letting them express their vision without worrying about the fabric. We can make small runs, pieces, and 42" wide rolls.
October 2018 saw us launching our own store right inside the factory to bring you factory-direct savings on quality, and unique dance wear that you can only find with us. As well we significantly increased our shoe inventory, and now have a proper showroom for customers to try on their shoes and clothes.
As always, our goal remains: Provide not only athletes, but everyone, with quality, custom sportswear for a fair price; not one that will break your bank.
Ask about our other services as well: we sell fabric, notions, rhinestones, trims, zippers, and anything else you may need for costume-making. We can help you with design, and sewing patterns for your project. We also private-label manufacture for some of our customers, and we are not afraid to branch out and do something completely different.
Monday - Wednesday 9:00 - 6:00pm
Thursday 9:00 - 7:00pm
Friday 9:00 - 6:00 pm
Saturday: Noon - 4:00 pm
The name Tagger comes from our CFO - Chief Feline Officer. His determination in life matches our clients' determination in their sports. The decision to use his name for TaggerWear was a family one. He was chosen because he was always such a great spirit, diplomat, and representative and demonstrated a fierceness that never quit.
Fiercely determined and we never quit!