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On a chilly winter day, I got the chance to visit 7mesh’s headquarters in Squamish, British Columbia. 7mesh has been making premium cycling clothing since 2013 when the company’s founders left the skiwear brand Arcteryx to start their own business. Growing from three to 23 employees, 7mesh’s Squamish headquarters is not only the home base for operations, this is where all product design is done, prototype garments are fully constructed, and of course, field testing takes place on Squamish’s world-class MTB trails and roadways.
I met with Ian Martin, vice president of product, who showed me around 7mesh’s facilities and gave me some eye-opening insight on how incoming environmental regulations are about to shake up the outdoor clothing industry — and how 7mesh plans to keep riders comfortable in its gear. 7mesh Headquarters
Unassuming from the outside, 7mesh’s headquarters is an industrial unit with downstairs and upstairs areas. Downstairs is the lunch area, washrooms, and design/prototyping zone with computer workstations and machines that build clothing and test fabrics. Upstairs, there is an office where operational tasks get done like finance, marketing, and e-commerce.
In separate nearby units are more storage space and 7mesh’s warehouse, where online and wholesale orders from Canada are picked and processed. 7mesh’s employees can also work from home, so at times there can be a pretty small crew at its headquarters. Of course, there was a friendly dog hanging out […]
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