About Alpine Threadworks

Welcome to Alpine Threadworks! Alpine Threadworks is a one-man sewing company based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada that was started in 2004 by Neil Warren. Alpine Threadworks hand crafts outdoor gear.

About Neil Warren

Neil and his wife Leah
Neil and his wife Leah

Hey guys, Neil here. I grew up in Cochrane, Alberta and now reside in Calgary with my incredible wife, Leah.

In 2004 the U of C decided that they had taken enough of my money and let me leave with a piece of paper (kinesiology degree). I am also a certified Full Ski Guide and Hiking Guide with the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG). I have been guiding professionally since 1994.

My passion is ski touring. Nothing compares to the feeling of being on a pair of skis in the mountains. Although, carving a sweet-ass, toe-side wave is pretty good too... haha! but seriously, other activities I enjoy are: surfing, mountain bike trail building, the occasional fly-fishing or sailing trip and cycling in all of its glorious forms (XC, DH, Road).

I started Alpine Threadworks out of a love for working with my hands and wanting to have quality, functional gear for my mountain pursuits. My mom first showed me how to use a sewing machine when I was 12; From that point I taught myself how to sew and design through years and years (and years!) of trial and error.

Spring, summer and fall I work full time with Alpine Threadworks. When winter comes I head to the mountains to enjoy the incredible pleasure that is Ski Guiding. Alpine Threadworks is still very much open for business in the winter, turnaround times are just a bit longer.

I thank you for your interest in Alpine Threadworks!

Neil Warren