Tag: Volcom

Kelly Slater’s New Apparel Brand with Kering to be Called Outerknown—Sustainability at Its Core


Surfing World Champion Kelly Slater has named his new apparel brand with Kering, “Outerknown.” Similar to trends we’re seeing in youth culture markets when it comes to fashion preferences, Slater is also going to bring sustainability into the brand’s DNA. After parting with Quiksilver last April and ending a 23-year-relationship, it makes sense that Slater […]

Volcom Documentary Chronicles 21 Years of Insane Action Sports Footage and Life Lived Completely Out of the Ordinary


There’s been a growing nostalgia in the action sports world these days with snowboarding coming up to its 30th or 35th anniversary depending on who you ask, and the advent of skateboarding and surfing homegrown video technology and movie-making capabilities. So it makes sense that Volcom just announced the upcoming release of a new documentary […]

Kelly Slater Dominates in Triple-Overhead Barrels Winning Volcom Pipeline Pro—His 66th ASP Win


Kelly Slater has reached a remarkable pinnacle, winning his 66th Association of Surfing Professsionals (ASP) win, and his 8th victory at the notoriously huge wave hotspot, Banzai Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu, at the Volcom Pipe Pro on February 5, 2014. As an 11-time world champion, Slater knows Pipe and seems to get […]

New Women’s Surf and Lifestyle Brand to Launch Under Stokehouse Unlimited


Stokehouse Unlimited, launched by former Billabong President Paul Naude, has announced yet another brand within the action sports lifestyle industry. Under the direction of Summer Rapp, formerly of Roxy, and Mandy Fry, formerly of Billabong and Volcom, they’ll be launching a women’s surf and lifestyle brand with a roll-out starting this summer, 2014. This is […]

Retail Round-up: Dolce and Gabbana Convicted of Tax Evasion; H&M Drops But Plans Online Launch in U.S.; Volcom Pulls Out of Motocross; Skullcandy Vacates CA Office


Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were convicted today, June 19, 2013 of tax evasion for hiding $1.3 billion and given a suspended jail sentence of one year and 8 months. This came through after the second time they’ve been brought to court. The first resulted in the designers being charged a $440 […]

Designer from Billabong Jumps-Ship for Volcom


After 12 years of designing for Billabong, Mandy Fry has left to join a new position at Volcom as Vice President of Women’s—a division they hope to strengthen in the coming years. This announcement, which came yesterday, May 16, 2013, from Volcom, is another blow to beleaguered Billabong which is going through its own series […]

Volcom’s Moves to Increased Sustainability, Launching Environmental Profit and Loss, and Volcom Pipe Pro, Raises the Bar for Action Sports Lifestyle Brands


Often a leader in the marketplace of action sports and lifestyle brands, the next step of the Volcom journey includes progressive plans to incorporate an Environmental Profit and Loss (EP&L) policy with their parent company Kering. On April 8, 2013, Volcom announced yet another new feature to their brand amid the transition to a new […]

Brand Round-up: Volcom Moves Into Footwear; Quiksilver Shifts Focus to Core Strengths, Changes Management


Volcom is taking advantage of it’s PPR family by moving into creating a footwear line, including boots, with the assistance of fellow brand Puma. After 22 years of offering sandals only when it came to footwear, the skate, surf, brand is moving into Vans-like territory featuring a range of styles lowtops, hightops, boots, and an […]

Intense Surf at Cloudbreak, Tavarua for Volcom Fiji Pro as Kelly Slater Wins Claiming 49th Elite Tour Victory

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  Surfers were stoked that the Volcom Fiji Pro was back in the line-up of elite ASP surf events for 2012. Last week, at the massive surf location called Cloubreak in Tavarua, top surfers battled it out in one of the most intense swells of the surfing season. Barrel after barrel, pro surfers defied the […]

Volcom Lay-offs Due to Difficult Retail Environment


In a difficult economy, Friday’s are the days to watch as bad news usually hits at the end of week, particularly when it comes to lay-offs. Last Friday on March 30, there was preliminary news from friends who work at Volcom that lay-offs were coming. No one knew exactly what the details were—if the lay-offs […]