Paul Long is the founder, designer and owner of ANIÁN. Born in Calgary, Alberta, he spent most of his time in Canmore exploring the eastern Rockies. During weekends and on vacations, Paul would spend his spare time hiking and camping. Through these adventures in the mountains, he found a need for high quality clothing that would not only make it through winters in B.C. but would also be sustainable for his lifestyle.
ANIÁN got its start designing and manufacturing clothes for guides in the Great Bear Rainforest. In November 2013, Paul opened ANIÁN’s flagship store in Victoria. In 2019 alone, the company recycled over 30 tonnes of material. Most recently, ANIÁN was a runner-up at Canada’s esteemed ‘fashion takes action’ awards.
Paul completed his bachelor’s in tourism from Vancouver Island University in 2011.