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Local independent snowboard and streetwear label #NomadCollective is open now until the 30th and they’ve taken over the front of our friend’s store Space Lab in Chinatown. If Space Lab sounds familiar that’s because you’ve probably seen it at 126 E. Pender where they hosted Luke’s General Store pop-up and Bootleg Barber’s in the back. In August they moved into an even bigger space at 230 E. Pender and brought the barber shop with them. Space Lab’s owner and neighbourhood good-guy Clint is all about collaboration and we’re working with him to fill the front of his store with revolving pop-ups.
#NomadCollective is spearheaded by owner and head designer, Dave Greenfield – you’ve probably got a friend like him. He’s the kind of guy who guides backcountry snowmobile trips, scuba dives with sharks, and runs with the bulls in Pamplona. In another capacity, he’s an illustrator and designer taking time to develop a brand that includes gear for both men and women (to be launched soon), mountain adventure films, and a snowboard team to represent the brand’s collective vision (and it all looks as sharp as a freshly tuned snowboard’s edge).