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Black Donald Apparel, Renfrew Ontario

Discover the spirit of Eastern Ontario with Black Donald Apparel, a tribute to the region's rich mining heritage and a testament to the resilience of its people. Proudly Canadian and based in downtown Renfrew, Ontario, Black Donald Apparel offers durable, comfortable, and stylish clothing crafted to honor the hardworking legacy of the Black Donald miners.


Embrace our commitment to slow fashion and local craftsmanship with every piece designed to reflect the strength and character of our community. Perfect for those searching for quality local clothing stores with a mission rooted in heritage and sustainability.

Available in Store! 
213 Argyle St South, Renfrew

Regular Inventory

  • Hoodies (regular & zip-up)

  • Short Sleeve T-Shirts

  • Long Sleeve T-Shirts

  • Golf Shirts (white on black)

  • Ball caps

  • Toques

Limited Edition

  • Logo on the back

  • Tone-on-tone logo

  • Green logo

  • Ladies Styles



Our mission is to preserve our heritage by telling our stories. Just like the Black Donald Mines - a now underwater ghost town 7 km south of Calabogie, Ontario.


Designed for the rugged, our clothing is as resilient as the miners of Black Donald. Each garment is engineered to withstand hard outdoor work, ensuring durability that matches the legacy of those who inspired it.


Stay cool under pressure with our breathable fabrics that allow for optimal airflow. Ideal for both vigorous work environments and casual outings, our apparel ensures you remain comfortable no matter the setting

Celebrating those who worked hard in the past and those who continue to today.


Our clothing is designed with everyday wearability in mind, ensuring each item offers the perfect blend of comfort and style. Soft, premium materials meet thoughtful design so you can feel good and look great all day.


Every piece of Black Donald Apparel is crafted with pride in Canada, supporting local artisans and industries. By choosing our brand, you're investing in superior craftsmanship and the strength of Canadian manufacturing.

Black Donald Miners

The Story of Black Donald Ontario

In the rugged landscapes of Eastern Ontario, the Black Donald Graphite Mine was founded in 1895 after a fortuitous stumble upon a rich vein of graphite by a local homesteader. This marked the beginning of a hardworking community that thrived on resilience and determination. The miners of Black Donald were known for their steadfast work ethic, working in challenging conditions to extract high-quality graphite that would account for nearly 90% of Canada’s production at its peak. Their spirit of perseverance set a lasting legacy of hard work and tenacity.

By the mid-1960s, the landscape of Black Donald underwent a dramatic transformation. The construction of the Mountain Chute Dam led to the creation of what is now known as Black Donald Lake. This man-made reservoir submerged the once bustling mine and its surrounding village under water, preserving the echo of industry in its depths. This event marked a poignant shift from an era of gritty industrial effort to a serene natural retreat. Today, the submerged mines serve as a haunting yet fascinating reminder of the enduring human spirit that once dominated these lands.



Have questions?  Reach out using the contact form below, give us a call or stop into our location in Renfrew!

213 Argyle St S..

Renfrew, ON K7V 1T6

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