About: The People Have Spoken

The People Have Spoken is a brand originally conceptualized by Anita Bacic in 1998.

TPHS grew naturally from streetwear roots with Anita operating a hip store on College Street in Toronto, Canada during her time in film design and wanting to design and produce what she couldn’t buy from her vendors. TPHS has since then been present in the streetwear apparel market. TPHS published 140,000 issues of their eponymous magazine.

The magazine was a cultural platform which prompted people to speak out and have their voice heard and covered everything from street level opinions to current music, food and fashion trends. Speak / Listen / Look / Exchange was the tag-line

In 2000 the primary focus was placed on the clothing line which was experiencing tremendous growth.

TPHS morphed over the years away from its streetwear beginnings into “street couture” Clothing that was wearable, well made, and priced within reach.

TPHS has been carried in over 500 North American stores and internationally in Japan, Korea, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, England and the U.K, and France. Top accounts include Bloomingdales, Henri Bendel, Intermix, E Street Denim, Spank Clothing & Body Blue.

Outerwear began to play a larger and larger role in sales in the fall seasons of TPHS and a focus was placed on pieces that would sustain multiple seasons and create a feeling of comfort and protection.

TPHS became known for its woven and structured pieces with comfortable stretch and fleece in combination.

Recently Anita has began using fabrications from renewable resources such as Tencel (eucalyptus) and Modal (beechwood) - see About:Sustainability for more info.