About Us


Since 1992 Brüzer has been thoroughly researching the hottest apparel trends and fueling the spirit in communities across North America.   You will not find Brüzer’s trend leading designs anywhere else.  We are a socially conscious company and are made up of passionate people who care about quality, service and the success of our customers.   

Brüzer is NOT just for COLD weather any more… We have implemented new, lighter weight yarns that can be worn in the most southern regions.  We are working hard at booking and shipping Brüzer YEAR-ROUND – check out our multiple 2018 booking/shipping dates

Our Brüzer team, including employees, sales representatives vendors and factory partners are opposed to forced, unfair, and abusive labor practices and use the Fair Labor Association Workplace Code of Conduct as our guide to selecting partners that share our values and beliefs. We strongly believe our Code of Conduct follows this commitment and contains the minimum of basic Human Rights and we require all of our vendors and suppliers to adopt this code.   More details can be found in our Social compliance tab. 

We look forward to showing you our collection of Brüzer unisex styles and Renü, fit for women. One of our talented sales representatives would be happy to arrange a tour of our new collection at one of our upcoming trade shows, or we can review the catalog over the phone/Skype/Facetime or possibly in your store.  Let us know the products you are interested and when you would like a tour – We will get back to you with some options.   




Jim Gardner

Position: Founder/President
Jim Gardner has been helping build community spirit with thoughtfully designed apparel and merchandise since high school. While majoring in Geography and playing Varsity Football for the successful U of T Varsity Blues, Jim founded Brüzer Sportsgear Ltd. which helped finance his University education - that was in 1992. Jim is regarded as the trend expert in the collegiate market. He created and taught a 3rd year Fashion Entrepreneurship course at Seneca College and continues to educate retailers as the host of educational webinars to members of the National Association of College Bookstores. When not researching trends, visiting factories overseas or working with clients, Jim enjoys spending time with his family, water-skiing, snowboarding, playing hockey and visiting residents of a local retirement home with his therapy dog, Crosby.
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Ron Pineo

Position: Operations Manager
Ron Pineo joined Bruzer mid-2017 with a mandate to optimise and automate processes and procedures. He comes from an operations, IT and accounting background; with extensive experience in product distribution, web design, and technology consulting. In his free time, Ron is a movie addict, technology addict, programmer and all around nerd with an insatiable desire for knowledge and progress. Before coming to the big city to live and work, our Brüzer nerd was harvesting Christmas trees, working in his father's lumber mill and farm. Growing up in picturesque Nova Scotia, Ron extensively explored the back roads of the North Mountain on Horseback and motorbikes. Ron loves the water and the joy of sailing among other outdoor adventures.
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Jason Kendall

Position: Product Design and Licensing Manager
Jason Kendall is a versatile designer who has applied his creativity to a wide variety of men’s, ladies, children’s, golf and other sportswear apparel since graduating from Toronto’s International Academy of Design in 2000. He has been based in the GTA ever since and enjoys the multiculturalism and vibrancy of the region. Jason joined Brüzer in the Spring of 2017. Jason has played a dual role as manager of the design and development process and also manages our range of over two hundred collegiate licenses. At home, Jason most enjoys time with family – his wife of ten years and two incredible daughters – the women that inspire him in his life and work.
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