Company Overview

Headquartered in Sherbrooke since 1988, Arkel makes and distributes a variety of bicycle bags such as panniers, bikepacking bags, backpack and handlebar bags. Approximately 80% of our products are handsewn in our main office. The rest of our products require special machinery and are ethically manufactured by experts in Asia. Since 2003, Arkel participates in a social service program for folks with intellectual disabilities and disorders. When a pannier is near completion, the gang from CRDITED Estrie goes to work assembling the finishing touches.

Career Opportunities

Seamstress – Industrial Sewing Machines

The work consists of sewing high-end bicycle bags, from the insertion of labels, zippers and pockets, to the assembly of the various components of the bag. The work is carried out in small batches and therefore consists of several different sewing operations on “Plain, Overlock / Surger and Double-Needle” machines.

Seamstress – At Home

The work involves sewing bicycle panniers similar to lightweight backpacks. This includes the insertion of labels, zippers and pockets, to the assembly of the various components of the bag. Sewing can be done on an industrial (plain) or electronic sewing machine. If interested, please contact us for more information.

This is a contract job, from home. Salary is per piece and not per hour. Hours may vary depending on the work and the urgency of the parts.

Social Media Manager

Plan and publish content on social media, particularly on Facebook and Instagram. Under the supervision of the Arkel site manager, this person will have to set up a strategy, measure its effectiveness and optimize it in order to generate traffic to the Arkel site. Published content can be about cycling, outdoor activities, and community-based.

Part-time remote role, 10-15 hours per week. Flexible schedule, great for work-school balance.

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