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686 Reclaim Project Needs Designers

Friday, December 9th, 2011

By: The Editors of 686

December 9, 2011

The RECLAIM Project: 2011 Process from 686 Technical Apparel on Vimeo.

686 is looking for a few good designers for this year’s Reclaim Project.

Have you always dreamed about being a designer? Do you live for snowboarding fashion? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then we want YOU to enter the second annual RECLAIM PROJECT, being held this year in the US and Europe at two separate and well-known tradeshows.

The three winning designers will win a trip to the SIA Show to compete on the show floor by creating a jacket out of reclaimed materials from the 686 factory. Click here for all the details or follow the jump for more.The RECLAIM Project is back and we’re looking for talented designers around the world to show us the next big thing in outerwear design! Have you always dreamed about being a designer? Do you live for snowboarding fashion? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then we want YOU to enter the second annual RECLAIM PROJECT, being held this year in the US and Europe at two separate and well-known tradeshows.

In the US and Canada, join the SIA Snow Show, 686 and Malakye.com from January 26-29 in Denver, Colorado, for the environmental design contest for emerging outerwear designers. Be one of THREE FINALISTS selected and you win a trip to the SIA Show to compete on the show floor to create a one-of-a-kind jacket design in 3 days!

For those interested participants living in Europe or Asia, join ISPO and 686 from January 29 ˆ February 1 for the design competition!

This contest will give three designers the opportunity to make an original outerwear garment from reclaimed materials, trims, and left over items from the 686 production facility. The contest will begin the opening morning of both shows but first, we have to find THREE qualified designers who can come show their stuff on the show floor.

So, the big questions is, do you think you have what it takes to be one of the finalists? If you think you can handle the pressure and have ideas bursting from your dome, all you have to do is send us your best idea for a jacket design.

We’re not talking about a crayon drawing or a stick figure. We’re talking about a legit design that you’ve thought about for years while riding the lift or sitting behind a desk. We want to be able to see your inspiration and passion for design and outerwear. Make it techy, make it innovative, make it cute, but make it YOURS.

Show us what you’ve got. If you’re chosen as one of the Finalists, you’ll be flown to SIA in Denver, Colorado from January 26 ˆ January 29 or to ISPO in Munich, Germany from January 29 ˆ February 1 to create your own masterpiece using RECLAIMED 686 trims, fabrics and materials. We’ll supply the sewing machines and all you need.

On your mark, get set… DESIGN!

Submit your entry to reclaimproject@686.com NO LATER THAN JANUARY 9, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!

Attachments will be accepted and a jacket CAD is available for those who need it. Please email to have one sent to you.

Winners of the online contest that are chosen to compete in Denver or Munich will receive their materials and have three days to complete their garment in their workstation at the RECLAIM booth. The winner will be announced Saturday, January 28 at 5 p.m in Denver and Tuesday, January 30th at 5pm in Munich. The winning contestants from both shows will receive an internship at 686 as well as many other great prizes.

More than 31 Million Americans Consider Themselves Snow Sports Participants

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

McLean, VA (June 28, 2011) — Today SnowSports Industries America (SIA) released the comprehensive 2011 SIA Snow Sports Participation Report today detailing snow sports participation trends, participant demographic profiles and differences between core participants and casual participants. The Report covers alpine skiers, telemark skiers, park and pipe (freestyle) skiers, snowboarders, cross country skiers and snowshoers. SIA works with its Physical Activity Council partners to survey more than 38,500 American households on their sports and leisure activities. 

 

This year, the participation data collected uncovered a number of burgeoning trends among snow sports’  21 million active participants, as well as information about  the 10.5 million Americans, who consider themselves skiers or riders, but did not participate in the past season and why.

“This report is a one stop shop for information about consumers in the snow sports marketplace. It clearly describes core skiers and riders as well as more casual snow sports participants,” said Kelly Davis, Director of Research at SIA. You’ll learn who they are, how often they participate in various snow sports including skiing, riding, and snowshoeing, and what they like to do when they aren’t on the slopes and trails.”

Read more here.