Video: Tour of Voler Apparel Factory

We have worked closely with Voler over the years to produce Art’s Cyclery’s pro level kit at an affordable price. Our choice to work with Voler was an easy one. With their factory just 10 miles away in Grover Beach, CA consistently producing American made quality cycling apparel, we not only get quick service, we get jerseys and bibs we are proud to have our name on.

Voler’s President Michelle Costanzo routinely comes by the shop to shoot the breeze, bring us homemade cookies or to personally deliver an order. On one of these occasions we asked if she’d allow us to stop by the factory to film where the magic happens. To our delight she accepted and we are proud to share this example of what makes American manufacturing great.

A far cry from a sweat shop, Voler has engendered so much loyalty that out of its 100 current employees, 55 have been with the company for over 10 years and there are 8 employees that have been with the company for over 20 years! This impressive record speaks to the respect and fair compensation Voler offers to its employees and is a primary reason why Voler has been so successful over the past two and a half decades.

Handling every part of the process from start to finish, Voler completes every step in-house including printing, sublimation, cutting, sewing and packaging. This gives them complete control over the quality of the product and makes it easier to handle problems as they arise. Voler is also more equipped to accurately monitor resource usage and develop business practices that aim to protect the environment of the beautiful beach city they operate in. This is accomplished through the use of solar panels and by recycling all the scrap fabric Voler generates.

Each of these attributes makes Art’s Cyclery proud to work with Voler and we look forward to many more years of partnership. Click here to shop Art’s Cyclery’s Voler cycling apparel.

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