MentORship Programme

Ariel Piper ‘82

• Fashion Entrepreneur

Ariel Piper ‘82
• Fashion Entrepreneur

Ariel Piper, from Calgary Alberta, founded Wear it in the early 2000s, and has been supplying school uniforms for 14 years.

In 2004 her son was attending a school requiring a uniform. It was at this time that Ariel saw an opportunity to expand on a market place that did not offer a local presence or meet unique school uniform demands requested by several Alberta schools.

Since the inception of Wear it, Ariel has produced high quality uniforms and accessories that are fairly priced. Wear it offers in store shopping, online shopping and "fit days" in schools when requested.

Ariel has personally travelled around the world to search for the best fabrics available to make clothing that is not only comfortable but durable. Ariel has been an industry leader in designing her own patterns with an eye for fashion but also in keeping with the needs and traditions that a School Uniform represents.

“I love what I do and the last 14 years has afforded me the pleasure of watching many of Calgary’s children grow up wearing my clothes. It is with a sense of pride that I appreciate the unique values of being an Albertan, and the honor of having local schools supporting my local business. I see it while visiting the schools, and at the grocery store, when children are confidently wearing my clothes and designs. It makes me so proud to be an Albertan."
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With more than 700 students from 60 countries, the largest boarding programme in Ontario and the third largest in Canada, Ridley College is a truly international, co-educational, day and boarding school of the world that prepares students for the world. It has provided enriching learning and life-shaping experiences focused on the arts, academics, and athletics since 1889. Ridley’s Lower School offers JK-Grade 8, its Upper School consists of Grade 9-PG, and Ridley graduates attend some of the top universities and colleges around the world. Ridley is the only   co-ed independent boarding school in Canada and one of only three in North America authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum programme.