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Taïga Opens a Workshop in Montreal

Moving out of the living room

Starting a business from scratch, with big goals but limited resources, is an exciting challenge. It requires imagination to solve problems, and a lot of DIY (do it yourself). And for the first nine months of Taïga, that's exactly what we did out of my apartment's living room. At first, some boxes of t-shirts transited from the suppliers to the apartment and then to our customers. Then rolls of textile started to pile up, before being transformed into finished products. At some point we asked ourselves if there were steps in the supply chain that we could internalize, considering the small volume and high customization of each order. We decided that we could go all DIY on the fabric cutting. Thus we bought special cutters looking like giant electric pizza slicers, and we built a vacuum fabric cutting table from blueprints found on the Internet. And you know what? It does a fantastic job!

Taïga's moving and opening a new shop.

Co-Working spaces in the Mile-X, Montreal

By the end of June, we were ready to move out from the apartment. On July 3rd, we were moving in a co-working space with the women's fashion designer Marilyne Baril. We now share machines, expertise, space, opportunities, and coffee, making our work much more efficient. The Mile-X is that place on the line between the Mile-End and Parc Extension. There are many post industrial buildings living a new life. Being revamped, they're attracting artists and artisans while renting prices are still low. Here's the Suite 304.

Taïga's new workshop | Suite 304

Moving faster: from idea to prototype to product

The goal of having our own highly functional workshop was to enable us to accelerate our creation process. We're still looking for the perfect fit between our products and the ultimate frisbee market. Every new product iteration brings us closer to reaching that very important goal. Every time our customers send us feedback, and suggestions, and demands, we can process that information and start working on a solution without having to wait for anybody.

The answer is yes, we will throw a homecoming party

Stay tuned, as soon as we settle for a date, we will send out invitations. We expect to throw that party around mid-September. Register on our mailing list to be the first to know!

Looking forward to meet you soon at our ,

-Cp

1 comment

Aug 22, 2014 • Posted by christine bastien

félicitation et bonne continuité

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