The KNOWSHOW curates a collection of brands representing a diverse cross section of categories including Streetwear, FAshion, action sports, swimwear, accessories and footwear.
Last Updated April 17, 2019
ALPHA INDUSTRIESTBDBOOK APPOINTMENT
In 1959 Alpha Industries was commissioned by the Department of Defence to design and manufacture high performance outerwear for the US Military. The company quickly became synonymous with developing the iconic MA-1, M-65 and N-3B trusted by Soldiers, Sailors and Aviators to protect them from the most dire conditions across land, sea and air. Today, Alpha’s mission is to protect and inspire heroism in all forms by outfitting Men and Woman to realize their limitless potential.
In an era of turbulence and uncertainty Altamont emerged as a pivotal moment in youth culture, when idealism and anarchy rode together on the same horse and no one knew for certain who was holding the reins.
Atelier La Vie ApothicaireTBDBOOK APPOINTMENT
Atelier La Vie Apothicaire - Owner Mahélie Dommerc’s background in naturopathy has given her an understanding of how chemicals interact with the body and the environment. Born out of a desire to live in a world where something beautiful can be good for you, she has used her extensive knowledge to create a line of all-natural body + home care products made purely from high-quality, nontoxic ingredients and 100% essential oils.@atelier_la_vie_apothicaire
Boo to You DesignsTBDBOOK APPOINTMENT
Boo To You Designs was conceived by Sarah Rouget in 2010 after many years of creating cards to make her friends and family giggle. More than a card, Boo To You is a reminder to lighten up and laugh. Boo To You cards are designed in Victoria, British Columbia. Boo To You cards are created with more wit than wisdom; sometimes brash but always crafted with class. There's something here for everyone.Instagram: @gazelle_agency
Call Me 917TBD-
Clap ClapTBDBOOK APPOINTMENT
Clap Clap is a beautiful stationery line created by graphic designer and illustrator Mimi Kim. Inspired by the surroundings of pleasant everyday life, Clap Clap brings light-hearted and joyful imagery through cards, notebooks, planners, and other paper goods. Of particular note is the innovative Botanical Scented Card Collection. All paper products are made of FSC certified, acid-free paper.Instagram: @gazelle_agency
Crep Protect TBD-
DARK SEASTBDBOOK APPOINTMENT
Dark Seas began its maiden voyage in 2009 when they set out to build a brand that would withstand the shifting tide of our industry. Since its inception, the brand has taken on a life of its own and we’re just along for the ride. They believed their designs should match their values. Utility, quality materials, timeless designs, and a unique perspective have always been the very cornerstone of the brand. From the surfer, the salty ocean dweller navigating the rugged seas to the artist, and modern-day adventurer, Dark Seas is motivated by those fearlessly committed to their craft. Join them coast to coast….
Dragon’s mission is to be the leader in premium sunglasses, goggles, and accessories in the market. Dragon began in Southern California in 1993 with the belief that it can be done better while staying true to the core customer. With that plan and direction in mind, the Dragon was formed. Drawing influences from the dark mysto side of its team riders, art, music and street culture, Dragon products are designed to compliment our customer’s lifestyles. Dragon is committed to staying true to our core roots and developing products that reflect that.
Draw Me A LionTBDBOOK APPOINTMENT
Draw Me A Lion from Vancouver was created out of Lisa Cinar’s passion for drawing and making things and a belief in the importance and benefit of creativity and fun. Some of her favourite childhood moments were spent with a colouring book or drawing with her mom. All this has filtered into a charming stationery line with greeting cards, invitations, colouring books, posters, and tote bags, as well as art prints and delightful calendars. Perfect for everyone who loves to be creative!Instagram: @gazelle_agency
Pure Skateboarding. Emerica embodies the non-conformist ideology from which skateboarding was born. Emerica creates no-nonsense, straight-ahead, durable skate shoes, clothing and accessories for skateboarding. Emerica is freedom from convention. The Emerica team collectively encompasses the essence of pure skateboarding, freedom of skate, anti-establishment mentality. Emerica doesn't follow trends, we create our own.
Since 1995, éS has been at the forefront of high-performance skateboarding, propelling the design of skate footwear and apparel into a highly athletic and technically advanced realm. Today, the éS legacy of leadership continues with innovations embedded in the stylish and technical skate shoes. The éS team is committed to delivering the best performing skate shoes to minimize the risk of injury and maximize skate time via advanced support, durability, cushioning and grip.
Established in 1986, etnies started out by designing the very best skate shoes on the planet. From the creation of the very first pro model skateboard shoe ever; the Natas, to expanding that innovation to include other action sports like snowboarding, surfing, Moto, and BMX, etnies has always been there, crafting the quality, style, and functionality that has changed the face of the action sports footwear industry forever.
For the damaged youth of the world, we give you FACT. A collective of misfits and subversives built on the beauty of disfunction and power of expression.
FairPlay Los Angeles is for the underdogs. Without opportunity, potential is limited and eventually becomes an afterthought. As quality living becomes less and less likely for the underdogs, FairPlay seeks to make the intangible tangible. With a forever-long desire to bring premium creativity to the market at affordable prices for all fellow underdogs, we are here to make sure that no potential goes untapped for the willing. Toast to opportunity!
FAUN STUDIO TBDBOOK APPOINTMENT
FLANNEL FOXESTBDBOOK APPOINTMENT
Fox Head CanadaTBD-
Happy SpritzTBDBOOK APPOINTMENT
HAPPY SPRITZ® is a collection of luxe + modern essential oil products created for both men + women. We combine the functionality + simplicity behind essential oils with a modern and minimal design aesthetic to appeal to the more progressive green beauty consumer. We believe that truly natural, cruelty free and non-toxic products should be available to everyone + we hope you join us in this movement.Instagram: @gazelle_agency
Herschel Supply CompanyTBDBOOK APPOINTMENT
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HOT DAME TBDBOOK APPOINTMENT
House Of BlanksTBD-
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Like Grandpa Grooming ProductsTBDBOOK APPOINTMENT
Relentless quality that stands the rest of timeAll natural men’s grooming like Grandpa always usedLooking after your skin can be easy. All like grandpa products take care of that for you so you can focus on looking dapperHigh quality, no garbage, honest grooming. The way it should be.We were tired of the over the counter products and always getting a poor shave. So we set out to bring you a product that would help you achieve that perfect shave or beard in an honest, straight forward, simple way.
LOSER MACHINETBDBOOK APPOINTMENT
Founding member of Loser Machine company Adrian Lopez identified the correlation between motorcycles and skateboarding in his personal life in the early 2000's. Shortly after, Loser Machine became a code in Adrian's social circle for whatever vehicle drove them personally, creatively or physically. Be it a skateboard, tattoo machine, motorcycle, low rider or hot rod. Adrian and company viewed their passions as a means to an end, as opposed to over priced educations, underwhelming art exhibits and nationally broadcasted skate competitions where the features look like energy drink vomit. By 2008, Adrian realized that if he didn't take a stand soon, the world that afforded him a right to be a professional skateboarder would be overrun by the corporate mass populous. Thus, he pulled the trigger. Loser Machine Company was born in 08 to give homes to the underdogs, misfits, outcasts and weirdos. What’s your MACHINE?
Meva CollectionTBDBOOK APPOINTMENT
MIAKODA NEW YORKTBDBOOK APPOINTMENT
Midnight PalomaTBDBOOK APPOINTMENT
MIDNIGHT PALOMA - A curated, small batch skin + body care line dedicated to clean beauty and hero ingredients. All products are 100% natural and combine the star power of detoxifying and healing hero ingredients with beautifully blended natural fragrances to create a unique skin cleansing and maintenance ritual.@midnightpaloma
Minimum was established in 1997 by Peder Tang as a retail shop in the centre of Aarhus, Denmark. the great interest in apparel and the urge to create led to the Minimum label. Tang teamed up with a couple of guys, and launched the first minimum collection in 1999 as a pure male collection. later followed by a female collection in 2007. these entrepreneurs has gradually increased to be more, as they continue to create the settings and strong ties of the company.Today Minimum has evolved to a well-established and acknowledged brand stocked in stores throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and Canada, and presented in 25 showrooms worldwide. the team behind minimum consist of 40 dedicated individuals who strives to design, produce and market 10 annual collections distributed to more than 800 retailers.
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(MOH-GLEE!) - Moglea was launched in 2012 by husband and wife team Chad and Meg Gleason. They are an Iowa-based letterpress studio that focuses on the craft of artful stationery and paper goods. Production processes are done by hand and make each piece feel one-of-a-kind.@moglea
MUCHACHO MALOTBDBOOK APPOINTMENT
Native is a Canadian company based in Vancouver, BC that has strong ties to its creative community and are passionate about bringing sincere, energetic and inspirational people together to make innovative and desirable products.Native designs, produces, and sells lightweight foam-injection molded-EVA shoes. It combines the best of evolving technology and lightweight materials, with great design, to produce iconic footwear for now—and for the future. This unique material—the lightest and most comfortable available—molds to your feet, is antimicrobial and odor resistant. Inspired by classic, casual silhouettes and everything we’ve ever loved about shoe design, the Native aesthetic results in shoes that are easy to wear and great to look at.Native is for anybody, anywhere, anytime.
Noteworthy Paper & PressTBDBOOK APPOINTMENT
Noteworthy Paper & Press offers a unique line of gifts, letterpress greeting cards, and paper goods. The gorgeous hand-illustrated and hand-lettered cards speak to a love for adventure, nature, and literature as do the enamel pins, patches, coasters, stickers, and more! All of the products are proudly made in the USA and the letterpress cards and stationery are printed in their Missoula, Montana studio.Instagram: @gazelle_agency
OBEY Clothing was formed in 2001 as an extension of Shepard’s range of work. Aligned with his populist views, clothing became another canvas to spread his art and message to the people. The clothing is heavily inspired by classic military design, work-wear basics, as well as the elements and cultural movements Shepard has based his art career on. Through designers Mike Ternosky and Erin Wignall, Shepard works to create designs that represent his influences, ideals and philosophy.
OBJECT LOCAL TBDBOOK APPOINTMENT
Porchlight PressTBDBOOK APPOINTMENT
Porchlight Press is a letterpress printing shop and design studio located in Vancouver, that pushes the traditional boundary of letterpress printing. They produce distinctive cards and stationery products of superb quality and in gorgeous colours from cool 'throwback' skaters and stationwagons to sweet florals and birds.Instagram: @gazelle_agency
Publish exists to stir your imagination and, in turn, be inspired by you as well. We are part-time clothiers, full-time bridge builders. We aspire to refine daily life by delivering premium, timeless products and ideas that transcend the realms of art and fashion. The collection includes pieces that are utilitarian, yet refined; an orchestrated ensemble of premium outerwear, denim, tees, accessories and cut & sew pieces. Publish is a company established around the principle of manufacturing goods that are classic, even timeless in their sensibility. Casual with an air of sophistication. Through art and innovation, we hope to tell a story, and to learn yours in the process. Below are a number of mediums through which we can exchange ideas and inspire one another. Please feel free to connect with us, we’re genuinely excited to share with you all that we have in store. Welcome to Publish.
Affectionately known as Roark, it is a revival of a bold adventurism through the eyes of an idealized figure. The line is derivative of adventurous experiences, consisting of images, thoughts and trinkets collected along the course of these adventures. The Roark Revivalist crew is a fashionable but understated faction, willing to spend 30 hours on an airplane, in a car, or on a train, just to shred alone and the products reflect that - basic, durable, timeless, and well coordinated. Roark is ever changing, but it is always based in a timeless sense of adventure and independence. Roark’s story and their ethic sits, unreachable, brightly guiding us forward.
Rumpl utilizes technical materials that have been developed for premium activewear and outdoor gear to modernize the everyday blanket.
Sandbox got its start in 2004 as a video production company when Kevin Sansalone and friends started filming the next generation of Canadian pro snowboarders. In 2007, their venture into products began while developing helmets for riders to film in. The need for something that looked cool, fit better and was lower profile than other helmets on the market was the goal. Out came the unique Classic shape, an instant crowd-pleaser in our local snowboard community. Since then, Sandbox have been building their brand globally through grass roots involvement in camps, events, social media and team rider support and exposure.
STANCE unravels the spool of convention to create an original canvas worthy of the art it is paired with. A commune of creativity, STANCE is dedicated to the spirit of individuality. Celebrate bold expression with this free-thinking fabric as it becomes thread poetry in motion. Send a crystal clear mixed message that’s silently loud and quietly bold. Designed in California, worn everywhere.
British design. Spirit of Japan. Men's & Women's premium fashion & accessories.Superdry is an exciting contemporary brand which focuses on high-quality products that fuse vintage Americana and Japanese-inspired graphics with a British style. They are characterised by quality fabrics, authentic vintage washes, unique detailing, world leading hand-drawn graphics and tailored fits with diverse styling. Such distinctiveness has gained the brand exclusive appeal as well as an international celebrity following.@superdry
Taikan everything was conceived from the desire for inspired, purpose driven product, with an emphasis on aspirational silhouettes at an attainable market value. Bringing the sensibility of timeless design, we outfit our consumer in classic rooted styles, with the aesthetic of tomorrow. Work, travel, and play are all daily practices; how we identify with these passages either divides us or unites us as one.
The Butter FlyingTBDBOOK APPOINTMENT
Clouds, Raindrops, Moons, and Stars…inspired by nature and colour, The Butter Flying creates small pieces of poetry that appeal equally to children and adults. The collection of dreamy cloud mobiles, created and handmade in Montreal since 2008, has recently expanded to include crescent moon mobiles, sweet handmade bears, and stylish moon, star, and fruit-shaped pillows. Being entirely handmade, each product is unique.Instagram: @gazelle_agency
Thrasher Magazine TBD-
VSSL Outdoor Utility Tools manufactures superior quality LED lights that utilize the form factor of traditional flashlights. The function of each VSSL unit extends well beyond illumination. Each unique VSSL offers an extremely compact and efficient way of transporting your essential outdoor gear, without compromising valuable pack space and weight.
Warner McDaniel AgencyTBDBOOK APPOINTMENT
Cindy Warner and Christina McDaniel met back in 2001 when Cindy was the buyer for a pioneering beauty boutique and Christina was the buyer for cutting edge fashion/lifestyle boutique. In 2014, they decided to take their combined experience to form Warner McDaniel Agency. The agency’s objective is to offer retailers a highly curated selection of brands across a spectrum of established, emerging and new market launches. Along with their parent US showroom Nolita Home & Beauty, Warner McDaniel Agency are proud to work with some of the best independent retailers across Canada. Brands include: Midnight Paloma, Voluspa, Linnea’s Lights, Atelier La Vie Apothicaire, Scandinavisk, Canvas Home, Moglea, Smitten On Paper, Frankie & Claude.@warnermcdanielagency
WHEAT Kids ClothingTBDBOOK APPOINTMENT
@wheatkidsclothingWHEAT is simple Danish designed clothing for babies and kids,combining comfort with beautiful Scandinavian inspiration. WHEAT's new collection features UPF 50+ swimwear + functional and stylish rainwear, thermowear and soft-shell outerwear.
Wrap MagazineTBDBOOK APPOINTMENT
WRAP is a London-based design brand that collaborates with leading illustrators around the world to create a collection of contemporary illustrated stationery products, alongside publishing their magazine, Wrap. All of their products feature artwork created exclusively for the brand. Wrap is proud to make all of their products in the UK, using only the highest quality materials and processes, and take great pleasure in seeing their stationery on the shelves of many leading design and lifestyle stores around the world.The newest issue of Wrap Magazine is now also available. The theme for Issue 12 is 'The Nude' and the magazine includes 5 x original pull-out wrapping papers, alongside artist interviews and features about contemporary creative culture.Canadian Content: Canadian designer Sandi Falconer collaborated with WRAP in 2018 to launch a range of 30 cards featuring her fun, eye-catching illustrations with added finishing touches including fluorescent pink printing and holographic foil details.Instagram: @gazelle_agency
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