Sample Maker

At Embrace, we build products that fit, feel, and function just like the human body. We believe that everything that touches your skin should fit the way it’s supposed to, feel the way you want it to, and function the way your body was designed to. For us, this begins with joint support products that you never have to see, feel, or think about. We want you to feel like a superhero, not a patient. We want you to feel... like you. But a much cooler version of you. One capable of conquering the world, pushing your limits every day, and never risking a joint injury.


Founded in 2017, we are a young, dynamic company that is growing quickly! Our team is built from great friends, talented individuals, and hard workers. We’re looking for people who are excited to step out of their comfort zone, embrace the unknown, and learn something new every day. We want you to dream, innovate, and push the limits of your imagination. Sound like you? Excited? Perfect. Keep reading!


Start Date: October, 2019 - January, 2020 with possibility of permanent employment following.

Compensation: Based on experience.


Job Description:

As part of the development team, you can expect to do many of the following:

  • Create original prototypes using industrial sewing/welding and construction techniques. 

  • Collaborate with Development Team to advise more workable, cost effective sample construction alternative’s while maintaining the design and functional integrity.

  • Support Designers and Engineers to create 3D structures using knitted and woven fabrics using innovative and inspired techniques.



  • Responsible for sewing prototypes, production mock-ups, manufacturing sew samples and special projects.

  • Work closely with engineers and technical designers to problem solve construction and sewing finishes and advise best construction methods.

  • Detect and advise pattern errors for correction prior to final product release.

  • Organize and maintain records of pattern discrepancies, fit notes and construction updates.



  • We don’t want to say you need a minimum of 5 years of sample making experience, but we’d expect you to work as if you do.

  • Ability to work with all types of technical stretch fabrics including circular knits, flat knits, and spacer fabrics.

  • Ability to sew a complete garment from start to finish with minimal supervision.

  • Experience working with Industrial Flatlock, Coverstitch, Bartack, Buttonhole and Single needle machines.

  • Familiar with basic machine care and maintenance.

  • Accomplished pressing and hand sewing skills.

  • Enthusiasm for lifelong learning, problem-solving, and stepping out of your comfort zone.

  • Strong interpersonal skills to work well within a collaborative team environment.

  • Awesomeness. That’s right, you better be awesome.


Embrace offers flexible schedules, stellar baked goods, and mediocre opponents for a game of darts. Our office often has music, dogs, and plenty of laughs. Our team loves to ride bikes, catch fish, and build cool sh*t (like wicked apparel, custom motorcycles, paddle boards, fishing rods, and whatever else we can dream up).

Still excited? Awesome. Send us an email at! Please include a resume and a cover letter explaining why you’re excited and why you’re a great fit for our team. We want to thank all applicants for their interest! As much as we would love to get to know all of you, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


051 - 2366 Main Mall

Vancouver, British Columbia

V6T 1Z4

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