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OUR STORY

The team at 7mesh live, work, and play on the unceded traditional territory of the Squamish Nation indigenous people.


With the vibrant, tech-forward city of Vancouver to the south, the mountains of Whistler to the north, and some of the world's best mountain biking all around us, our hometown of Squamish sits at the crossroads of creativity and adventure.

GEAR TO DISAPPEAR

7mesh was born out of the realisation that while technical gear for backcountry adventurers had taken great leaps forward, the bike community had been left behind. And as riders, as well as apparel professionals who helped create many of the outdoor industry's breakout technologies, we knew that cyclists deserved better. So in 2013, we quit our jobs and got to work. Our first collection debuted in 2015. Since then, we’ve been equipping a growing community of global adventure seekers with advanced bike apparel for road and trail riding in all conditions.


GO AGAIN

We make apparel that stands the test of time, with innovative shapes, premium fabrics and advanced fabrication methods like bonded seams and Clean Finish tailoring. All so that when you’re ready to go again, so is your gear.

And when you’re way out there, your apparel shouldn’t call attention to itself. That’s why we spend so much time refining every line, seam and shape, before taking new ideas to the testing ground right outside our door. Then we build upon what worked and improve anything that took us out of the moment, repeating the process until we only see the ride ahead.


OUR NAME

7mesh isn’t a real word. But it was inspired by a very important one.

Over the last century anthropologists have worked alongside members of the Squamish Nation to document their spoken language. In the late 1900’s work with the BC Native Language Project developed the writing system used today, resulting in our town being known as Squamish / Sk̲wx̲wú7mesh. We adopted our name in celebration of this amazing spirit of collaboration, and in respect for the people & place that make this community so special.

However Canada's history of colonialism and treatment of indigenous peoples is dark, and needs to be recognized. BC is home to 34 distinct indigenous languages, all of which are endangered. These languages were severely impacted over many decades by government policies designed to eliminate First Nations’ cultures completely.

At 7mesh we are on a learning journey, and we encourage all Canadians to familiarize themselves with the difficult parts of our history, including the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Let’s celebrate positive steps - but also recognize we have a long, long way to go.

Several organizations champion the revitalization of First Nations language and culture in BC. 7mesh has supported:

Sk̲wx̲wú7mesh Lil̓wat7úl Cultural Centre

Sharing cultural knowledge of the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations and inspiring understanding and respect amongst all people.

First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation

Working to revitalize BC’s First Nations languages, arts and culture.


OUR LOGO

Our logo is also inspired from our region, incorporating a ‘7m’ that pays homage to the two icons of beauty and adventure that oversee our efforts every day. The ‘7’ represents the rugged vista of Garibaldi (Nch’Kay) Park, and the ‘m’ stylizes the graceful curves of the Stawamus Chief (Siyám Smánit). These incredible landmarks inspire our team and our community, and our logo symbolizes the unending opportunity to find new adventures both here and around the world.