Who We Are
Le Galeriste - The Wearable Art Gallery - showcases exclusive works of art from some of the world’s most respected artists, produced on high-end clothing made in Montreal (Canada). Our mission is to help artists from all over the world focus on their art by supplying revenues from the sale of humanly and environmentally responsible products made from A to Z in our Canadian factory.
What we do
Le Galeriste sits on the fine line between fashion and art. We do one thing and one thing alone: produce original art on premium clothing and accessories made with love in Montreal. However, this single thing we do takes two very different shapes.
On one side, we bring art to the fashion world. Artists submit their works of art online. Every season, a few artworks are carefully selected by the LG designers and added to a full-on fashion collection presented to hundreds of great boutiques across America.
On the other side, we bring fashion to the art world. Since 2010, hundreds of great artists have worked with us to help them build a thriving business selling original art-derived scarves, reversible dresses & skirts, pillows, etc. Great museums & art institutions all over the world hire Le Galeriste to design & manufacture exclusive exhibition-related products.
True creation, whether it be in art or fashion, requires genuine freedom of action. Traditional production and printing techniques trap the prints within the natural boundaries imposed by the seams and edges of the garments. To allow this level of freedom, Le Galeriste doesn’t print on garments per se. Instead, the threads are dyed using a sublimation technique applied to one product at a time for optimal colour balance. It’s an intricate and complicated process but it ensures that the artwork never fades, and that it doesn’t alter the feel of the fabric which has been custom-engineered for this specific production technique.
The technologies and machinery used in our production facility (Montreal head office) were initially developed for high-end professional sports clothing. We use performance wear polyester & spandex yarn reknitted for fashion. All our fabrics are vegan, moisture wicking & wrinkle-free. Perfect for travelling!
Custom digital printed fabrics are dyed in-house with environment-friendly water-based inks. Focused on sustainability, Le Galeriste limits fabric waste to a bare minimum. Completely local production guarantees the respect of the artist’s copyrights as no third party is ever in contact with the artwork.