OUR REPUTATION AS A PREMIER DIVE EQUIPMENT DESIGNERS AND MANUFACTURERS HAS BEEN UPHELD BY THE HEART AND PASSION EACH OF OUR PEOPLE PUT INTO EVERY SUIT THEY MAKE. Because, like our founders, we don’t just make the suits, we dive in them. It is this strong culture and unrelenting dedication to fit, craftsmanship, and innovation that has helped take us from that small shop in British Columbia, to a global brand.
OUR DESIGN TEAM
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TEAM LEADER FOR BARE
Her background is in fashion design, augmented with years of experience designing and patternmaking technical apparel like wetsuits, drysuits, PFDs, accessories. Seeking out new materials, technologies and innovations for BARE is the favorite part of her job. Diving in the waters of Vancouver’s Howe Sound gives her huge appreciation for BARE Drysuits and layering systems. She enjoys spending summers with her family swimming, paddleboarding and kayaking in British Columbia’s awesome lakes – no drysuit required!
Following her education and training in Couture Fashion in Eastern Europe and completion of Fashion Design program in Canada, she joined BARE PD Team in 2004. From being on the beaches of the Black Sea as a young girl, to diving off the coast of British Columbia, Anna has always been inspired by the ocean. Anna loves the process – from a simple first drawing and many steps in-between, to finished product, the greatest satisfaction comes from seeing her designs come alive. To ensure the creative juices are always fresh and fashion forward, she loves to spend time travelling the world, hiking at every opportunity and enjoying watersport activities.
Pattern Maker and Design Assistant
Max went from Haute couture apprenticeship to designing her own Punk Goth label and has spent the last 10 years wandering the planet working for big names and people you’ve never even heard of. Luckily, Max has found her place in the mountains and oceans of beautiful British Columbia where she enjoys surfing, hiking, skiing, cycling, diving and anything else that involves the wilderness and her dog. Max’s loves working at BARE because she gets to test out all sorts of gear and go on dives with her team in the Pacific Ocean.