Orage® got its start in 1989 as the brainchild of Evelyn Trempe, a business student at UQAM (University of Quebec at Montreal). She began making waterproof ski jackets and a one of a kind ski pant that would later become known as the "legendary Orage patch pant." At the start, the goal was not to dominate the ski industry; more so, Evelyn was simply looking to make product for her friends and the university ski team as a way to express her passion for innovative product design paired with her love of fashion and skiing.
Alongside Eric D'Anjou, they first sold their goods out of Evelyn's car in the streets of Montreal. The brand name caught on and before long they took on their first sales rep. With a car full of product they traveled from shop to shop relying on a shared passion and vision of skiing to make a lasting impact on shop owners and staff to jumpstart the brand.
More than 25 years ago, Orage took a unique stand with a fresh new look. This unique style remains the foundation and backbone of what the brand still represents. Today Orage offers three seasons of outerwear, casual wear, layering, base layers and accessories; all designed to keep you warm, dry, comfortable and most importantly, looking like no one else around.