Settled into the burgeoning industrial neighbourhood of East Vancouver, we took a visit to R Ō G WORLD’s facility that hand crafts all of Burb’s cut/sew apparel. The factory acts as one of many creative pulses within the city, creating the heartbeat of Vancouver’s streetwear scene; one that often gets lost amid big east coast hitters in Toronto, and Montreal.
Taking up an entire top floor, the manufacturing space had employees steadily working on a project, careful not to break their attention from their craft. As we moved to the back, garments hung from coat racks featuring custom designs and Burb-branded apparel. Burb co-founder Johnny Kaye and R Ō G WORLD co-founder Todd Dillon greeted each other as old friends, and began their conversation about their symbiotic “cannabis-meets-streetwear” vision.