Spring Trends Part 2

One of the best things about the KNOWSHOW is getting so many unique people and perspectives under one roof.  During the show last January we spent some time picking the brains of a group of the show's attendees to get their thoughts on a couple topics. 

As Spring is in full swing, we wanted to see what these influencers saw as the biggest trends happening right now in Lifestyle Fashion. Check out their videos below.

Here is Brett Sandford from The Source/ LESS17 in Calgary, AB talking about what is stoking their stores right now. 


Here is Jen Rainnie from Malvados sharing her insights on the latest trends in footwear this Spring.


Here is David Luba from Tentree talking about the importance of storytelling this season.


Here's Asif Moola from Momentum talking about the change in style with pants this season. 

Next week we will be debuting a series of videos that tackle the Question :
"What is your biggest challenge in your business, and what are you doing to tackle it?"

Stay tuned to our newsletter and instagram to catch them when they drop!

United by Blue

United By Blue started in 2010 out of a desire to preserve the place where we play. Instead of writing checks or accepting donations, they wanted to make a real, tangible impact on our oceans — and there are few things more tangible than hauling tires out of riverbeds or picking up plastic bottles along the shoreline. So they pledged to remove a pound of trash from the earth’s oceans and waterways for every product they sell through company-organized cleanups. We hosted their first cleanup the same week we sold our first T-shirt. 


They’ve since expanded from a handful of organic cotton tees to a full line of responsible, durable goods — apparel, bags, and accessories for people who care about the outdoors. They thoughtfully make all of our products with sustainable materials (organic cotton, recycled polyester, and bison fiber are some of our favorite things to work with). United By Blue products can be found in more than 400 outlets nationally and in our storesin Philadelphia, Asbury Park, and NYC.

United by Blue will be showing at KNOWSHOW Vancouver. 

Flojos

Flojos is recognized as one of the top sandal manufacturers in the world and the name is synonymous with the active, California beach lifestyle. Flojos (pronounced flo-hos, meaning “kick back” in Spanish) specializes in beach & fashion sandals for Men, Women and Children. The focus is on comfortable styles- with affordable pricing.

Flojos will be showing in KNOWSHOW Vancouver.

Malvados

Inspired by iconic musicians, the wanderers and the wild at heart. Malvados' mission is to offer comfortable flip flops and sandals in a neutral palette that take you everywhere from beach to festival—and every windows-down, hair-in-your-face road trip in between. Named after cocktails and rockstars, Malvados sandals are for the life of the party - the badass who are going places and looking good doing it. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bag and take us with you.   ️️

Malvados will be showing at KNOWSHOW Vancouver and KNOWSHOW Toronto.

Spring Trends Part 1

One of the best things about the KNOWSHOW is getting so many unique people and perspectives under one roof.  During the show last January we spent some time picking the brains of a group of the show's attendees to get their thoughts on a couple topics. 

As Spring is in full swing, we wanted to see what these influencers saw as the biggest trends happening right now in Lifestyle Fashion. Check out their videos below.

Here is Tyler Ellement from Volcom talking about key categories to their program.


Here's Rebecca Hamm from M5 in Grand Prarie talking denim trends for Spring 2017.


Here is Chris Istace from Beyond The Usual in Cowichan Valley and his thoughts on supporting Local.


We caught up with Gman from Timebomb Trading to see what is fresh for Spring.


Here's Ed Lachelt from Lachelt Agency talking about the value of Accessories. 

Spring Trends Part 2 coming your way next week. Stay tuned to our newsletter for updates!

Plenty Humanwear

Founded in 2008, Plenty Humanwear is a Canadian company based in Quebec City. Their roots come from the snowboard, skateboard and surf industry. The whole idea about Plenty Humanwear is that we wanted to make its North American heritage speak again so that people can learn from the past through our collections. 

It's our #INSPIREDBYALL culture.

Plenty Humanwear will be showing at the KNOWSHOW Vancouver and KNOWSHOW Toronto. 

Arcade Belts

Arcade continues to reinvent the belt category with our line of go anywhere, do anything, always comfortable belts. Built from the ground up with performance and function in mind, Arcade belts feature materials meant for the outdoors that stand apart from rigid leather, stiff webbing, and cheap logo-stamped crap. Better for skating and snow pants, hiking and hybrid shorts, we focus on better design and stronger materials to change the way you think about belts. The new standard in belts has arrived.

Arcade Belts will be showing at KNOWSHOW Vancouver.

Burton

Burton pioneered a lifestyle into the mountain landscape during 1977 that became the mantle of innovation and progression – whether it’s the product or the perspective. Burton is synonymous with snowboarding, and has driven its reputation through iconic products like the Feelgood and Custom snowboards and equally timeless pieces like the Day Hiker Pack. The craftsmanship of their product transcends seasons to their Durable Goods collection of bags, clothing and camping gear with the adventurous soul in mind.

Burton will be showing at KNOWSHOW Vancouver.

KNOWMore Series presents: Emily Miller Palmquis

Trends are the true creative frontier of consumer industries; pioneering is the new  positioning.
— Emily Miller Palmquist

Retail to Scale: Fitting the future into your retail brand or space

Retail is in revolution with online increasing, bricks and mortar facing new challenges and department stores and chain businesses clamouring to reinvent or reposition. The question on everyone’s mind is what are the concepts that matter most right now and how can I work them into my business?  Join Emily for a presentation on the future of retail for 2018 and beyond.

Bio: Emily Miller Palmquist is the founder of EMP Creative,  Canada’s only independent trend forecasting agency. Representing top global and online publications of futures studies for the interior and fashion industries, she believes that investing in intel yields high stake rewards for individuals, brands and business alike. For nearly two decades, she has worked across North America and Europe as a Designer, Creative Director, Educator and Stylist. She holds an MA in Fashion Trend Forecasting from esteemed Institute, Polimoda in Florence Italy and is currently based in Toronto, Ontario.

Emily will be presenting at KNOWSHOW Vancouver and KNOWSHOW Toronto. 

Fox

For over four decades, Fox has been the global leader in motocross and mountain biking gear, with a lifestyle apparel collection for men, women and youth. Fox outfits the world’s best competitive action sport athletes and enthusiasts with products that combine innovation and style. Born from moto and raised on the trail, Fox has Dirt in their DNA.

Fox will be showing at KNOWSHOW Vancouver and KNOWSHOW Toronto

RIP CURL

Rip Curl is a company for, and about, the crew on The Search. The products we make, the events we run, the riders we support and the people we reach globally, are all part of the Search that Rip Curl is on.

The Search is the driving force behind our progress and vision. When crew are on the road and chasing uncharted reefs, we want to arm them with the best equipment they’ll need. No matter where your travels lead you, we'll have you covered. 

Rip Curl will be showing at KNOWSHOW Vancouver.

Gentle Fawn

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WE ARE GENTLE FAWN

Founded in 2003, each Gentle Fawn collection combines a modern feminine aesthetic with a bohemian flare. We incorporate seasonal color palettes, distinctive prints and subtle details to make our styles effortless and unique. Gentle Fawn promotes a zest for the West Coast way of life, our girl is a quiet beauty with a free spirit and a creative soul. 

Gentle Fawn will be showing at KNOWSHOW Vancouver.