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Meet Marlies Holmes, Burgeon's Lead Stitcher

Lincoln, NH, heart of the White Mountains:  Burgeon is proud to introduce you to Marlies Holmes, our lead stitcher.  Marlies has over 30 years of sewing experience.  As a youngster she was more interested in carpentry than sewing -- despite the influence of her grandmother who always tried to get her interested.

Marlies is our lead stitcher - meaning she leads our team through prototyping and production phases.  As we moved to making all of our technical products in-house, Marlies lead the way.  If you have one of our popular Bond 1/4 zips, she lead the way -- and continues to on our newest products.  He expertise and guidance have helped make Burgeon what it is today -- but more importantly is helping us grow into a better tomorrow.

Marlies is also our in-house repair guru.  She has repaired/replaced dozens of zippers -- from jackets to sleeping bags.  She also does simple mending, sews patches and replaces those torn seems.  If you have any repair needs, we encourage your to have Marlies take a look. She is in the studio every Thursday, Friday and Saturday (unless on vacation of course!).  She is a miracle worker!

“I like working with my hands and making physical products.  That is why I liked carpentry as a child and am now stitching.  You get to see all the separate pieces come together to make a finished product.  I enjoy the challenge of new materials and techniques.  So many little adjustments you need to make to get it right.  Your brain is working as fast as the machine -- I just love it!”

“Burgeon is a wonderful place to work.  As a stitching team our opinions and contributions are valued.  They trust our judgement and support our decisions -- which results in better products for our customers.  We need more products like these made in the USA -- and in towns like Lincoln, NH.” - Marlies Holmes

“It is an honor to work with Marlies.  Her years of experience are incredibly valuable as we test new materials and prototypes (including dozens for our recently launched women's products).  Her knowledge level is incredible.  We are so fortunate to have her on our team.  I hope all our customers will have a chance to meet Marlies - she embodies the spirit of Burgeon”.  Justin Walsh, Burgeon Operations Manager.

Marlies is an avid cross-country skier (at least in winter!) and enjoys the peace and serenity of a short hike or a quiet walk in the woods.

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Burgeon Outdoor was founded in 2019.  Burgeon’s mission is to help mountain communities flourish.  Burgeon proudly manufactures premium outdoor apparel in Lincoln, NH.  By manufacturing locally, Burgeon creates year round jobs in the White Mountains.  5% of Burgeon’s sales support its community and environment efforts. To learn more, please visit our studio at the Village Shops in Lincoln, our website or call us at 603-745-7123


Lori Dixon :

I worked with Marlies at Hall mgf for many years, she is very knowledgeable about what she does.

Sep 14, 2020

Kay :

Marlies is amazing. She can do everything from replacing a zipper to upholstery. Her talent is limitless. You’re luck to have her as a member of your team.

Jun 10, 2020

Kay :

Marlies is amazing. She can do everything from replacing a zipper to upholstery. Her talent is limitless. You’re luck to have her as a member of your team.

Jun 10, 2020

Melanie Girouard :

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Marlies for many years she is a master craftsman!

May 21, 2020

Mary Herr:

Marlies, Mike the Mailman and I look foreword to meeting you one day along with all your teammates. I never learned to sew, and I am in admiration of your talent and expertise. Thank you kindly.

May 21, 2020

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