The Difficulty of Staying TrewBy Rocky Thompson on December 23rd, 2011
The small outdoor manufacturers TREW missed the holiday selling season. With orders placed well in advance, one of the company founders had to hop on the plane to try to find someone new overseas who could meet their production needs. TREW first made their gear in Vancouver, then moved to China but ran into quality control issues, and settled on a place in Nepal. As small fry for gear makers, their orders for additional jackets and ski pants aren’t exactly given priority. The company is on their third year of making gear, and last was their first time selling on Backcountry.com. They say they’re not too worried about the production hiccups, when people see the gear, they find it worth the wait. Powder Mag has a great write up on the small shop.