The story of Sherpa Canada...
In February 1999, Sherpa was born.
At 29 years old, Brigitte Galarneau founded this company which will lead her to quite an adventure!
A graduate of Marie-Victorin College in Montreal, a recognized fashion school in Canada, she completed her studies as a recipient of the 1990 Méritas. Having distinguished herself both academically and in social life.
"Daughter of a men's tailor, I was playing with fabric from the age of 6. Making beautiful dresses for my dolls was a hobby that my girlfriends didn't always share!
- At 12, I made my clothes just for the pleasure of mixing colors and textures in my own way.
- At 24, during a bike trip with a friend, we had to use tricks to equip ourselves at a lower cost. We had to hold out for six weeks on the roads of Europe. I then undertook to make the eight panniers for our bikes myself.
And here is the click! I had just understood that uniting my passion for creation and that of the outdoors would lead me to quite an adventure! "
Brigitte on one of her many trips, full of inspiration!
Origin of collection names
It is the name of the mountain people of Nepal, mountain guides or bearers of mountaineering expeditions in the Himalayas.
The people Sherpa is an ethnic group originating from Tibet. In Tibetan, shar means "East" and well is a suffix meaning “people”: hence the word Ghost or Sherpa, designating those who come from the East. About 500 years ago, the Sherpas left the province of Kham, located in eastern Tibet, to come and settle in the high Himalayan valleys of Nepal, in particular at the foot of Mount Everest.
The Chic-Choc Mountains are a mountainous massif in the central part of Gaspésie which is located in the east of the province of Quebec (Canada).
The Chic-Chocs are very eroded mountains with flat tops and steep sides. More than 25 peaks exceed 1,000 meters, the highest being Mont Jacques-Cartier at 1,268 meters.
The name Chic-Chocs comes from the Mi’kmaq word meaning “impenetrable barrier”.
Alpine town in the province of Alberta, Canada, is the trading center of Jasper National Park. Amidst the snow-capped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, the park features glacier-fed lakes, forests, and rivers.
In a broad sense, the term Dakotas designates all the tribes that entered history with the name of Sioux (see this article).
In the strict sense, on the contrary, Dakotas are called the eastern and central Sioux groups, who speak the dialects of the same name and who are placed alongside the most western group, formed by the Tetons, who speak, for their part, the Lakota dialect. .
Dakota means "friend" in the Sioux language.
The Moki mitt takes its name from the Native American origin, which means "deer" used by the Hopi people. The Hopi live in northeastern Arizona, in the Four Corners region, a very arid region.
Taiga, or boreal forest, is a northern biogeographic region characterized by its coniferous forests. The taiga appears, in the northern hemisphere, as a vast circumpolar wooded ring of 12,000 km.
Wigwam is a type of dwelling built by the semi-nomadic Native Americans of North America, including the Micmacs and Algonquins. It can be domed or conical. The structure consists of a frame of poles on which is fixed the covering made, for example, of birch bark.
1, 2. 3 GO!
Simply called as such since the products of the 1, 2, 3 Go! are used for the stroller, the portage and the car seat, and with their simplicity of use, ready to go on an adventure in no time!