(Kent, Washington—July 18, 2012)— Sherpa Adventure Gear—the outdoor apparel company that honours unsung Sherpa heroes who make high altitude Himalayan ascents possible—announced that it has moved and expanded its U.S. facilities to accommodate the recent years’ sales growth and additions to its staff.
Effectively immediately, Sherpa Adventure Gear’s physical location and mailing address are now:
Sherpa Adventure Gear
7857 S 180th Street
Kent, Washington 98032
Other contact information remains the same, as follows:
Phone: 425-251-0760 or toll-free 877-724-8735
The new U.S. headquarters has doubled in size and now encompasses over 6000 square feet, including a larger warehouse to handle increased inbound and outbound traffic. A new showroom, with the company’s full line of products and merchandising tools, will welcome dealers and visitors starting this fall. The facilities now comfortably house a dozen staff, including three new hires in the last six months--Robert Page in Customer Service, Amy Lietz Roberts as head of Design and Development, and Chris Redner in Accounts Payable.
“With three new team members in the last half year, we were really pressed for space,” said Tsedo Sherpa, Vice President of Sherpa Adventure Gear. ”Plus our customer base has grown significantly, which demands more warehousing.”
The Kent, Washington base accommodates employees in product design and development, sales and marketing, North American distribution and other operations. Sherpa Adventure Gear also is headquartered in Kathmandu, Nepal, where its manufacturing, R & D, offices, flagship store, and The Terrace bed and breakfast are located. All told, the company employs about 250 in Nepal.
About Sherpa Adventure Gear
Sherpa Adventure Gear was founded in 2003 by Tashi Sherpa, who was inspired to start the company when he discovered that his uncle was one of the Sherpa on Sir Edmund Hilary’s celebrated, first-ever expedition to the summit of Mount Everest in 1953. Sherpa Adventure Gear—which manufacturers apparel for mountain and outdoor adventures—honours the unsung Sherpa heroes who make high altitude Himalayan climbs possible by carrying the loads, laying the ropes, and guiding the way. Sherpa athlete-ambassadors test and help design Sherpa Adventure Gear products, most of which are manufactured in Nepal. The company employs over 250 people in Nepal, and in 2009, furthered its local commitment when it opened its downtown Kathmandu headquarters, which houses its offices, a flagship store and The Terrace bed and breakfast. Two more stores opened in 2010, in Namche and Pokhara, Nepal. The company’s marketing and sales office is in Renton, Washington. Sherpa Adventure Gear gives back to the Sherpa community through its Paldorje Education Fund. A portion of every sale of Sherpa Adventure gear apparel is set aside to fund scholarships of deserving Sherpa children.