The Ordel Group Agency was founded by Libby Ordel in 1983 in Vancouver BC.
Beginning back then with just one major Canadian collection, the agency has expanded through the years to representing many assorted brands. The Ordel Group prides itself in supporting local and Canadian fashion, as well as coveted collections from around the world.
As a multi line agency, the Ordel Group represents an assortment of lines that feature casual lifestyle pieces to amazing wearable art within Western Canada.
After graduating from the Fashion merchandising program at Ryerson University in Toronto in 1977, Libby returned home to Vancouver take on the world!
Assorted contracts and business ventures included teaching at Capilano College in the Retail Fashion program, coordinating Fashion Shows in the Lower Mainland, two years in Calgary acting as the Special Events Manager and Fashion Coordinator for Eatons Southern Alberta region, several football seasons managing events for the BC Lions Cheerleaders and developing and producing ‘Babies in the 80’s’ in 1984 & 1985.
At the same time in 1984, Libby discovered a collection on a visit to Toronto called Mary Rose - a one size fits all collection of tops, bottoms and dresses made entirely of T shirt fabrication. She started off representing this single brand and has added many throughout the past 35 years.
Libby grew The Ordel Group Agency to what it is today with the tremendous assistance of seasonal, part time and full time staff. In 2016 Libby was joined full time by her daughter Eryne (who has grown up along side the agency).
Libby has been happily married to her husband and support system Stephen for almost 40 years. They reside in Vancouver and have 3 successful adult children - Eryne, Hayden and Corbin and 2 adorable Maltese dogs - Murphy and Dexter!!