Kasey Wiese knows that belts are often one of the most overlooked fashion accessories on the market. It can be tough, she admits, to get people excited about an accessory that’s ânever really seen.â But as the marketing communications manager and graphic designer for Arcade Belts, she’s doing her part to change that perception.
Arcade Belts began 7 years ago when co-founders David Bronkie, Tristan Queen, and Cody Townsend couldn’t find a comfortable belt to hold up their ski pants. They saw a need for a belt that would âbridge the gap between work and adventure,â so they set up their office at the bottom of the Squaw Valley Ski Resort in Olympia, CA, and opened an online store. Since then, they’ve grown to 9 employees (including the 3 founders), and their belts are sold in more than 1,200 retail locations across the United States and Canada.