AHAA Living visits YNOT!

September 30, 2014

AHAA Living swung by our studio and store the other week for a chat! AHAA promotes a community of like minded-people working towards more vital lifestyles and a healthier planet. Check out the rad video they put together from their visit!

"Toronto-based YNOT Cycle makes stunningly gorgeous and functional messenger bags, laptop bags, camera bags, and cycling accessories. YNOT’s Tony Mammoliti shares the company’s committed philosophy of making everything themselves, right in their Toronto studio, as a way to ensure the utmost quality control and minimal environmental impact."

We're hiring for our studio & retail store!

September 30, 2014

Guess what! We are hiring! Currently, we're looking for an addition to the YNOT Cycle production & retail team! Specifically someone to both sew YNOT products at our Junction studio, and is happy to work at our flagship retail store on Queen West. We are looking for both full time and part time positions!

We are looking for someone who is:
- A proficient sewer (experienced using industrial sewing machines)
- Happy to work at our studio (10am-6pm) OR retail shifts (11am-7pm)
- Exacting attention to detail
- Ability to multi-task & self motivated
- Can participate in occasional physical labour
- Works well in a team environment or alone
- Good attitude
- Flexible
- Full time & Part-time positions available
**Working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator is also an asset!
**Eligible to work in Canada 
Send your cover letter and resume to jobs@ynotcycle.com


September 14, 2014

Our awesome friends at Toronto Made is having a launch party on WEDNESDAY, September 17th, 8 pm at UNLOVABLE Bar (1415 Dundas St West). Toronto Made is a registered non-profit organization committed to celebrating, championing and connecting local manufacturing industries across the city. Toronto Made’s mission is to make sure makers keep making things, right here in our beloved city of Toronto. Firmly believing that a robust manufacturing sector is vital to the economic prosperity of our city, Toronto Made has built a Toronto Manufactures Network and they're celebrating this amazing acheviement with all of you! If you're a local maker, urbanist, or interested in urban social advocacy, this event is for you!

The launch will include:
- samples from several local manufacturers
- Information on Toronto Made initiatives
- Guest presentations on small business services and urban manufacturing advocacy
- Toronto Made swag
- Free cake!

 Our smoke grey 'Toronto Made' Smoke Grey Bandicoot will be at the event, what about you?

Invite your friends! This will be a great opportunity to network! To RSVP, Click here!

Gallant Nights Bright Lights Tour this Thursday!

September 09, 2014

This Thursday September 11th at 6:30 our sister company Gallant Bicycles is throwing a tour of Toronto on our inaugural GALLANT NIGHTS event! David Buwalda from Bright Lights Tours leads the way, heading west from the Gallant store into the sunset, stopping a few times to learn about the spaces and places of our city and more. The tour winds its way down to the waterfront and arriving at Amsterdam Brewery's newly designed, lakeview patio at around 8:00. It's free to join, and they'll arrange drink specials, but please register at brightlightstours.com 

If you're around thrusday you should definitely check it out!

Introducing: Monthly Limited Edition Pedal Straps!

September 05, 2014

Pedal straps are what we started out making here at YNOT. They were our first ever product five years ago and will always hold a special place in our cordura filled hearts. With that said, something new and awesome is here.... Ultra Limited Edition Pedal Straps

So here's the deal, from here on out once a month, we'll be dropping a brand new set of Limited Edition Straps! They will be an extremely small run, never done before and never to be repeated. Every run will be numbered and signed by the YNOT crew member who made them (because we actually make everything in house). This first run is only 15 sets, so once they're gone... they're gone.

We've got a ton of awesome plans (and prints) up our sleeves.... but to start things off in these dog days of summer, we present to you the first Limited Edition Strap for the month of September 2014: The deadliest and freshest of all the straps.... THE DOG DAYS STRAPS! And go!

Introducing: The Weston Phone Pouch!

September 03, 2014

Introducing our brand new phone pouch - The Weston!  A quick access phone pouch you can easily attach to any backpack strap, messenger style shoulder strap or belt loops. 

Our new and innovative mounting system ensures an adjustable, but secure and non abrasive hold. Two internal pockets keep your vitals close at hand, without getting in the way. While the d-ring is great for keys or carabiners. The pouch is made with 1000D Cordura, and is also lined in 400D diamond ripstop. And like all YNOT gear is made here in Toronto studio by hand!

It fits most smart phones with or without a case. See more HERE!

The Pannier line available soon! Huge thanks to our backers!

September 02, 2014

We reached our goal and we have YOU to thank!

After rigorous testing YNOT has perfected the design and now with your support we are able to upgrade the mounting hardware to better suit the diversity of cyclists and their bicycles. The new adjustable bracket hardware allows these panniers to easily attach to virtually every rack. Three exciting new rack-mounted bags: The Kassi, The Annex and The Portage will be available soon! Stay tuned!