Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Sales Rep Slide Show...

Here's somewhat of a collage of my day job... all in all, I enjoy what I do.


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

New SNOWBOARD REALMS, Season4 Episode6...

TJ Schneider hints towards upcoming CAPiTA Snowboards full length video, and keeps his shit tight and artistic... always a fun watch. Thank you, TJ!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Transworld Snowboarding Riders Poll Awards (Nominations)


Best In Snow: TransWorld SNOWboarding Hosts 12th Annual Riders’ Poll Award Show
Carlsbad, California — Snowboarding’s best will once again descend upon The Fillmore in Denver, Colorado, for snowboarding’s biggest night of the year — the TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders’ Poll Award Show, presented by New Era. The 12th annual red carpet event brings the top snowboarding pros together for one night to celebrate the year’s most outstanding riders.

The 2011 TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders’ Poll Award Show will be held on Friday, January 28, the second night of the SnowSports Industries America (SIA) trade show. Doors to the Fillmore open at 7:00 p.m., with the award show starting at 8:00 p.m.

“The Riders’ Poll is a chance to step back from the grind and celebrate snowboarding’s top riders and their achievements over the past year. It’s an opportunity for them to get much-deserved recognition from their fellow riders.” –Annie Fast, Editor-In-Chief, TransWorld SNOWboarding

12th Annual TransWorld SNOWboarding Riders’ Poll Award Nominees:

Men’s Rider Of The Year
John Jackson
Gigi Rüf
Dan Brisse

Women’s Rider Of The Year
Annie Boulanger
Jess Kimura
Torah Bright

Rookie Of The Year
Mark Sollors
Phil Jacques
Jess Kimura

Men’s Video Part Of The Year
Mark Sollors (TransWorld SNOWboarding, In Color)
John Jackson (Forum, F—k It)
Gigi Rüf (Volcom, 9191)

Women’s Video Part Of The Year
Annie Boulanger (Absinthe, NowHere)
Jess Kimura (Think Thank, Left Brain Right Brain)
Leanne Pelosi (Standard, The Storming)

Standout Of The Year
Mikey LeBlanc (Stairset ender in Videograss' Bon Voyage)
Danny Davis (Mammoth Mountain Grand Prix winning half pipe run)
Torstein Horgmo (Landing the first triple cork in Standard’s The Storming)

Video Of The Year
People, Cheers
TransWorld SNOWboarding, In Color
Forum, F—k It

Readers’ Choice

Legend Award
Mike Ranquet

Sunday, December 19, 2010

I'm very pleased to bring you...

HOLDEN Outerwear.... call or write for an appointment at SIA, Atlantic City, Greenville SC, or in your parking lot.


HOLDEN Outerwear will be presenting at The Agenda Tradeshow, Anaheim January 6th and 7th...

Sunday, December 12, 2010

BlueSign Certification

What if there was a uniformly adopted standard for insuring that textile manufacturers used the absolute best EHS standards (environmental, health and safety) when producing goods?

Well there is.  It's called BLUESIGN Certification (, and many textiles manufacturers are applying for it.  BlueSign advises that global environmental regulation will eventually REQUIRE that these "best standards" be implemented in ALL aspects of textiles production, but I personally believe that's aggressively optimistic.  I do believe that consumer demand and holistic judgement will help drive more brand/product mgrs and textiles manufacturers to look to be certified &/or source products from textile manufacturers that are bluesign certified.

Here's some words from SGS, a partner network of certified agents around the world that help consult with companies and work to implement bluesign certifications.  Pretty interesting stuff.

bluesign has pretty cool online search tools so you can easily find manufacturers and textiles companies that are bluesign certified.  Well, you have to be registered with them to use their tools.  Brands will MARKET the fact that they've chosen to make their products with bluesign certified yarns, fabrics, chemicals, laminates, etc.

bluesign® applications

The bluesign® standard brings together the entire textile manufacturing chain to jointly reduce the environmental footprint of a responsible textile industry. Each level, from chemical suppliers to textile manufacturers to brands and retailer, has its unique needs. bluesign technologies ag has developed various user-friendly software applications to meet these needs. The applications provide the textile value chain with the necessary know-how and support in EHS management for the daily practice.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

HOLDEN OUTERWEAR sales meeting...

First off, HOLDEN OUTERWEAR is the best outerwear brand on the face of the earth.  Hands down. Period. Simple.  Not enough people in my territory buy HOLDEN OUTERWEAR, but I'm working on that.  Enough about me.  How about some snap shots and more pointless words from my time in Portland this weekend...

1. My 1st encounter with Oregon's finest hood-rich styling, a la the light rail from airport to downtown.  Homey had on sweatpants under his slouching denim, only because he's practical:

2. my first Portland meal... awesome Italian Sandwich at an awesome deli, with an awesome Oregon local Winterfest ale.  Did I mention, it was AWESOME!

3. My hotel room 'key card'... this one's for my girls:

 4. Breakfast, a la HOLDEN OUTERWEAR.  If I wasn't a fan of the brand before, I SURE AM NOW! That's an everything bagel sandwich with fresh lox, capers, cream cheese, lettuce and tomato.  Oh, and a hard-boiled egg AND PERSONALIZED CREAM FILLED FCKN DONUTS!!!! WHAT?!?!?!?!

5. product... timeless designs, eco-friendly proprietary considered fabrics, attention to detail, tailored athletic fits, and technical functionality... clear TOP of line product.  These pics don't even TOUCH the magnitude.


5. during break, I hiked a block over to the world-famous POWELL'S BOOKSTORE and bought myself this little gem for the plane ride home:

Friday, December 10, 2010

Uuuuuh Nother COVER...

Hey Dan Brisse, how about ANOTHER COVER.

Congrats, Dan!  Congrats, CAPiTA!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Chamonix, France. WOW!

Due to weather (the good stuff) in Geneva, my flight was re-routed to Frankfurt Germany. Airline bought my train ticket(s) from Frankfurt to Geneva, which was supposed to take 5 and half hours.  Because every train was late (NOT my fault), I missed every connection train. Not to mention how tired I was - and the language barrier (my fault), I made some mistakes too.  It took me 12 hours to get to Geneva.

But I finally arrived, and got PUMPED!

Oh, I don't think I mentioned the snowboarding... hands down my BEST season opener of ALL TIME. POWWWWWWW DEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!