SRTX is powering a better future for textiles.
SRTX drives durability and sustainability of apparel products by building new materials and software to enable better textiles. We leverage smart, domestic manufacturing to support
the sustainable economic development of our local communities.
SRTX is best known for its first technology, Sheertex, a knit made from one of the world's strongest polymers which has disrupted hosiery through impossibly strong pantyhose. Named one of TIME’s Best Inventions, our customers get more wears from our tights than average - meaning fewer tights end up in landfills. Our mission towards achieving sustainability stretches beyond the environment: we are committed to paying our employees a living, equitable wage and offering an environment that promotes creativity and growth. Our factory and office share our headquarters, allowing constant collaboration and innovation that can be implemented immediately. We encourage our employees to learn quickly, have autonomy, and leave a direct and lasting impact on the company as we strive to become the leading brand in hosiery.
My name is Idriss Kone. I’m a passionate, tall, web developer, who also just so happens to be the best fiscal player in the office.
How long have you been at Sheertex?
I’ve been at Sheertex for just over 3 months now. It passes by so fast, but it feels like I’ve been here for 3 years, especially due to the strong relationships I’ve made with the people here.
What’s the biggest win you’re proud of in your time here so far?
Launching the Sheertex Insider site so that people within the company are able to order their tights in a more efficient way, and it also takes the load off of our Office Specialist.
Tell me two truths and a lie about yourself.
My fav movie ever is Love Actually, I was born with 12 fingers, I was an extra on Game of Thrones.
People at the office say you’re the master of dad jokes, can you tell us one?
What do you call a fish wearing a bowtie? Sofishticated… HA!
My name is Edmund Lam, the funny looking guy with the big glasses. Yup. That guy.
What do you do at Sheertex?
I’m VP of Brand Creative, which means I lead the creative team who come up with the campaigns, content, and design, as well as the brand strategy, how we express ourselves, how we represent our values, products etc.
What is the best advice you have to become a VP of Creative?
My advice would be to accept that there isn’t one way to do things, or to get to where you want to go. Find the thing that you’re about. You don’t even need to be amazing at it at first, just be the person that is most passionate about it, and then being amazing will come. Once you’re amazing at that thing that very few are good at, you’ll become unique, and then you have value to offer. And once you do, lots of options open up. My thing was websites, back in 2005 when very few graphic designers took web seriously. From there, I expanded on my expertise in digital marketing, and when marketing started seriously shifting towards digital around 2012, things started opening up for me.
What win are you most proud of?
I’ve done a bunch of projects I’m personally proud of, but I’d say the thing that stands out is not a project at all. I started in advertising in 2010, when there wasn’t much diversity in the Montreal agency space. I didn’t see any people of colour around me, nor ones that were Anglophone (most were Francophones), so I was at a disadvantage within my industry. With the world becoming more inclusive, hard work, and lots of luck, I’m proud that I was able to achieve my dream of being an ad agency Creative Director, 4 years later, despite the odds. And now, I try to use my little bit of influence to support others, offering advice, hiring / casting people of colour, of diverse backgrounds, body types, to paying it forward as much as I can. I don’t think I’m as good at it as I should be, but I’m trying.
What is your hidden talent?
It’s not hidden around Sheertex anymore as I won’t shut up about it, but I started making music again, I have a music project called YA NO. The music is pretty indie pop, with elements of electro and a hint of R&B.
I’m Ivana Simovic, and I work on the Creative Marketing team as Sheertex’s Senior Manager, Brand Experience. I’m the one always interrupting our town halls with “ummm, I have a question!”.
How long have you been at Sheertex and what do you do?
I actually just celebrated my 1 year work anniversary, so I guess you can say I’m a pretty big deal. My team works with the various brands within Sheertex and we figure out the most valuable way to communicate with our subscribers through email, SMS, or our referral program.
What about Sheertex made you want to work here?
I’ve worked at other high-growth fashion companies and really liked the hustle that Sheertex values. Also, having a woman as CEO is very inspirational; she’s such a fascinating person. I felt like I could learn so much from her on a personal and professional level and help me get to where I want to be in my goals.
OK, it’s your turn to sing at the karaoke bar. What song do you pick?
Karaoke is a very serious matter, one that I don’t take lightly. You need to feel out the vibe of the bar, the people, and make sure it’s a raucous crowd. My most common picks are: Fishin’ in the Dark by Nitty Gritty Dirtband or Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus.
What advice would you give to people trying to break out into the marketing field?
Marketing is super broad, so if you’re just starting out, go into something general that lets you figure out what you want to focus on. Once you find your niche, find the community within that niche and trade ideas and inspirations. You need to understand why and what you were hired for and stay true to yourself, your passions, skill sets, and ideas. I am known to be the contrarian here, but that comes from years of experience and a lot of confidence, which has made me successful in my industry.
I’m Trupal Goti, a Mechanical Engineer at Sheertex. I’ve been here for 2 years, and if there are any problems with the machinery on the production floor (where all our products are made), they come to me to fix it.
What made you join Sheertex?
I actually started here as a co-op student from the University of Waterloo. A year later, I was offered a full-time position. I guess you can say they made me an offer I couldn’t refuse.
Nice Godfather reference. So what was so good about the offer?
I love the work culture. There are always new challenges and projects to work on. The people here are really smart individuals and care about the work that they do. Also, the technology we use is really unique and advanced, which helps us continue to disrupt the hosiery industry.
Mechanical engineering—what made you want to get into that?
I grew up with a passion for the automobile industry, curious to learn how engines work and understand all the details that go into making cars. I started to build car engines, go-karts, buggies, etc., which led to my interest in all different types of machinery.
What do you like to do with your time outside of work?
I love to play badminton and cricket. Go-karting is also my passion—it lets my competitive side come out. I also really love reading biographies; the Abraham Lincoln one is one of my favorites.
What is the one song you LOVE, but are too embarrassed to share?
Umm, this question defeats the whole purpose of keeping it a secret… but OK, I’ll tell you. It’s a Bollywood song called Apna Time Aayega by Gully Boy. Trust me, check it out.
What’s your hidden talent?
So I’m pretty sure that nobody at Sheertex is aware of this, but I guess they will be now. I know how to polish diamonds for jewelry and can spot a fake diamond from a mile away. And yes, I will go jewelry shopping with you.
Hey! I’m Sarah, Sr. Accounting Analyst in the finance department. I guess you can call me a numbers gal. Anything that has to do with inventory at Sheertex is essentially my baby.
What’s the coolest project you’ve worked on at Sheertex?
It was for one of our recent campaigns for our warehouse sale. Not only did I take care of the accounting for the expenses that were incurred, but I also participated in the photoshoot as a model with other employees.
You left a big finance company to come work here—why?
At the big 4, you work for a bunch of different clients on projects, whereas here, you see how every decision you make has an impact. I definitely wanted a change of pace, not saying that Sheertex isn’t fast paced, but it’s just a different kind of pace. I wanted to be in an environment where there was room for me to implement new processes with a growing company, and where I’d be able to work on brand new projects from scratch. Also, everyone’s voice here carries weight, so everyone’s opinions are heard and ideas are implemented from all sources.
If you weren’t a “numbers gal”, what do you think you would be?
I’m really into film photography, it really captures the raw moment, as you take one picture, and you really capture the true moment. I usually take these pictures of people, specifically friends and family, but on occasion I do like to take pictures of really unique food dishes.
What’s your hidden talent?
I love being outdoors and camping is a big passion of mine. Combining that passion with my love for cooking, my talent would be finding creative recipes to cook on a campfire.
Hi, I’m David, Senior eCommerce Manager. I’ve been at Sheertex for a year now and oh what a year it’s been! If you ever drop by the office, I’m hard to miss—big guy, with an equally big smile.
eCommerce Manager, what does that mean exactly?
The primary role of an eCommerce Manager is to ensure we’re offering the best possible online experience for our clients. I balance between making sure our websites look great while ensuring a fast, responsive and snappy customer journey. Since eCommerce is at the center of Sheertex’s business model, I make sure to encourage good vibes and a zen attitude among our teams: Stress down, productivity up!
What’s the best part of managing people at Sheertex?
We are very lucky to have amazing talent at Sheertex. Our recruitment team makes sure that our new recruits are incredibly competent, but above all are a great fit for our team. The way that everyone works and helps each other is great—and makes my job much easier! As a side note, I get to work with pretty much every team at Sheertex. To witness the various teams in action, all producing quality projects, campaigns, and products never fails to impress me.
What’s the biggest win you’re proud of in your time here so far?
I’ve been working in eCommerce for nearly 10 years and to experience the hypergrowth that Sheertex is going through is impressive; it’s not something that most companies will ever achieve. Also seeing Sheertex mature and evolve is very interesting—I am very proud to be part of this adventure.
What advice do you have for people trying to break into eCommerce?
Are you an avid online shopper? That’s the first step. When you shop online, you encounter many sales funnels, explore various websites, and recognize what features make a good online shopping experience. A successful customer journey is all about attention to detail. Once you make the decision to work in eCommerce, you need to figure out what you want to specialize in. Do you want to create beautiful websites or code them into existence? Do you have a keen and precise eye? Then merchandising could be an option. Love to help people? Customer support would be an amazing role for you. The possibilities are endless, and eCommerce is only just starting to grow across the world.
What would you consider to be your biggest passion?
I have two: traveling and cooking (and eating!). If I wasn’t an eCommerce manager, I would probably be running a professional kitchen. Every trip I take, every place I visit, I try to meet up with local cooks, chefs, and enthusiasts to learn new recipes, techniques, ingredients, and flavors. During my spare time, you might catch me in a cooking class or restaurant hopping.
What’s more important than your health and well-being? After your first three months, you’ll receive extended health insurance, dental, life, and travel insurance. It’s time to treat yourself to that massage you’ve been daydreaming about. We also offer access to Dialogue, a virtual healthcare tool, and Headspace, to help find your zen.
Leave the car at home. Sheertex will cover your Montreal OPUS public transportation expenses for the year so that you can get to and from the office as effortlessly as possible. Prefer biking to work (or wherever)? Sheertex covers up to $200 of your annual bicycle or Bixi expenses.
Parenthood can be challenging, but we’re here to help. All full-time employees who opt to take maternity, paternity, or parental leave can participate in our “Top Up” Plan, which pays the difference between your standard weekly salary and the maximum amount provided by government benefits.
We’re all about celebrating community engagement and encourage you to give back to your community with our Volunteer Time Off (VTO) program. Spend up to 8 hours of employer-sponsored paid time providing meaningful, purposeful help to those in need. Sheertex will also match up to $500 for any donations you make throughout the year to the charities of your choice.
Contribute to our Manulife Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) to start saving for retirement. Your future self will thank you. We’ve also partnered with Wealth. Simple to provide Sheertexers with the best options and guidance to start (or continue) investing.
Class is in session. Looking to improve your public speaking abilities? Or want to learn how to provide detailed feedback? We’ve partnered with LifeLabs Learning, a hands-on virtual management training program intended to help you improve the professional skills you care about.
For those in our Maintenance, Facilities & Knitting teams who require personal protective equipment, a personal annual budget of up to $250 will be provided to purchase items required to do their jobs safely.
There’s no such thing as too many cooks in the kitchen with our monthly Cooking With events, where an employee (or guest chef!) hosts a virtual cooking class. Sheertex provides the recipes and covers the cost of the ingredients—all you have to do is cook up a storm with us. When it comes to curing the munchies at work, there are healthy snacks and drinks onsite every day, alongside an endless supply of coffee and tea.
Read more about our School of Knit
Over the course of this intensive 3 month training program, you’ll have the opportunity to learn in-class theory from industry experts, translate theory into practice on our knitting floor at our factory in Montreal, and receive hands-on machinery training. If you want to extend your experience, there is also the possibility for full-time employment in our knitting teams among those who successfully complete the program.
We’re looking for dynamic, driven individuals who are keen to learn more about textile assembly from an industry perspective. You would work closely with our innovative technology, top secret polymers and our customized, automated knitting machines to ultimately help us continue to disrupt the apparel industry and gain experience unlike any other.
Read more about our Sheertex Co-Op Program
If you’re a problem solver, not afraid to jump into complex and rewarding projects, and want to be treated like a full-time member of a quick-paced, tight-knit team then, spend your Co-Op work term with us! Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply, particularly those who are interested in Software, Data, Manufacturing, and Human Resources.
Sheertex Co-Op Program Benefits
Learn the intricacies of our products and create your own pair of pantyhose
Experience different aspects of the company, from testing new products and softwares to working with data and manufacturing
Gain exposure to leadership teams and management
Take part in challenging, meaningful work and see your work come to life in real time
A Sheertex Buddy will be assigned to you to answer any burning industry questions and show you the ropes
First launched in May 2022 in collaboration with the University of Waterloo and Montreal’s Concordia University, 35 students have already been welcomed into our Co-op Program, 6 of whom have been offered permanent positions at Sheertex.Learn More
Questions about your application or the hiring process? We’ve got you covered.
I just applied for a role at Sheertex. What happens next?
We aim to respond to every application within 48 hours. We’ll provide you with feedback every step of the way so you know where you are at and what to expect next.
What is your interview process?
We’ll screen your application through a video or phone call with a member of our TA team. If successful, you’ll be invited to speak to the hiring manager via a video call. If all goes well, that will be followed by an onsite interview and tour of our factory. We aim to keep our hiring process quick and efficient.
Will you give me feedback if I don’t make it to the next round?
Yes, you’ll receive feedback every step of the way to help you improve and understand our selection process. We want our process to be human and interactive—offering a great candidate experience is of utmost importance to us.
Do you prioritize candidates depending on location?
We prioritize candidates that are based locally within 80km of Montreal—we believe that face-to-face collaboration makes us stronger as a collective.
What if I’m applying for a technical position?
Then there’s an extra step—you’ll be asked to complete a technical assessment. We’ll provide you with the full details and be there to support you all the way through.