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Coal Headwear + Protect Our Winters Beanie

by The Editors on December 11, 2018

Coal Headwear is partnering with Protect Our Winters on a new beanie that consumes 76% less energy, 85% less water and 76% less waste than a typical acrylic beanie, just in time for the holiday shred season. A portion of the proceeds will support Protect Our Winter’s advocacy around climate change.

Coal will be one of the first US-based brands to introduce the new Polylana yarn to the outdoor industry. Polylana is made from virgin and recycled polyester and has similar characteristics to acrylic or wool fiber. Using this material saves 5 liters of water per beanie, when compared with acrylic. The production of this fiber also releases 19% less CO2 than traditional polyester materials. The material is ACH Compliant, Formaldehyde free and its vegan!

Want to eat one? They’re $30 each, go on sale December 17, 2018, and are in limited supply. Click the link and buy, buy, buy.

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The Field Notes Story: Draplin Explains

by The Editors on January 30, 2010

Union Binding, Coal Headwear, and Snowboard Magazine graphic designer Aaron Draplin has become one of the most influential designers working today. Last year, when the Obama administration wanted a graphic that would communicate their economic stimulus plans they turned to Aaron to create the logo. The president eventually presented Aaron’s work to the nation himself.
Hero-1Recently Aaron has been on the national speaking circuit with the AIGA sharing his story with design students and professionals. But the reason more and more people are becoming Draplin fans is through his Field Notes Brand Notebooks. The simple, “paper, folded and stapled books made in America” is replacing the Moleskine as the world’s hippest analog note taking device. We saw Mr. Draplin near the Coal booth and asked him to tell us the Field Notes story.
[Link: Draplin Design Co. and Field Notes Brand]

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Project Runway’s Mad Hatter

by The Editors on August 21, 2009

Former Coal Headwear employee and Seattle resident Logan Neitzel is the latest action worker to end up on reality TV, according to a post on The Tackeled Box.

Logan used to work with us at COAL. He was the dude that did all the spec’n for the O.E.M. customers. He also worked at Markus Martini Bar where the Seattle Paper voted him the “Hottest Bartender in Seattle.” No doubt now with this TV action, Logan will be swimming in tail.

Well, he’ll at least be recognized by women and gay men everywhere. . .

[Link: Tackled Box]

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Heavy Duty: Aaron Draplin’s A Beauty

by The Editors on April 2, 2009

Aac20090316Pg62-Draplin By Mark Welsh New 2.JpgDesigner Aaron Draplin was just written up in Creativity Magazine for the design work for President Obama’s American Recovery project. The story even included a Mark Welsh photo of the man himself.

Draplin, a Minneapolis College of Art and Design grad has worked as art director of Snowboarder magazine, as a senior designer at Portland’s Cinco and on his own at Draplin Design Co. since 2004. He still has ties to the slopes as graphic designer for Snowboard magazine (not to be confused with Snowboarder), and designs boards for Ride, Gnu and Lib Tech. He also does identity and collateral work for Grenade Gloves, Union Binding Co. and Coal Headwear.

Yes, he does. And everyone loves his work. Don’t they?

[Link: Creativity Online]

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The Doors Of Agenda Swing Wide Open

by The Editors on January 5, 2015

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What better way to kick off the new year that by diving deep into the action apparel-poloza that is the Agenda Show. It opens its two day run at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California today at 9 AM. Over 500 brands are represented at the show. So don’t think you’re not going to find what you’re looking for.

And while you’re there you might want to try to snag one of these limited edition Agenda collab FlexFits designed by Eric Haze, Herschel Supply, Deathwish, and Master P. They will undoubtedly be in short supply. To check all the brands, follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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May Gets Kinko De Mayo At Bachelor

by The Editors on April 3, 2012

Kinko2Mt. Bachelor Resort is taking spring back with Bent Metal Binders‘ Kinko de Mayo on May 5, 2012. It is rumored to be a “day of bent jibs, tacos, heavy metal, salsa pond skimming and general hesh’ness.”

“I’m stoked to bring Ed Herbold’s event back” said Bent Metal Larry “It dropped off the table for a couple years, but the guys at Bent Metal poked it with a stick, gave it a beer and woke it’s ass back up.” . . This BEYOND FREE event is open to all snowboarders looking to get sunburned, hang with the Bent Metal Knights and Minions and maybe even hitch-hike home with some goods from Bent Metal, Mt. Bachelor, Lib Tech, GNU, Arnette, Poler Stuff, Dinosaurs Will Die, COAL, YoBeat and Snowboarder Magazine.

Not only that, but Snowboarder Magazine’s Pat Bridges has reportedly said that he will be giving out the absolute final Superpark Superpass invite at the event. You know what that means. . . For more information follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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686 Loads Up Their Pro And AM Teams

by The Editors on February 9, 2012

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686 has added a slew of new team riders in the last month. Minnesota’s Ryan Paul and Canadian Phil Jacques have joined the global pro team.

Hailing from the great state of Minnesota, Ryan has been a fixture on the rail jam contest circuit over the past few years, winning countless events and always showing up with his patented progressive moves and unique way of showcasing his style. His most recent accomplishment was a Silver X-Games medal in Street. Ryan reached the podium with 686 teammate, Forest Bailey, who took the Gold. . . As McCarthy says of Paul, “Ryan’s easy-to-approach demeanor and outgoing personality really makes him the person that he is, but his riding does all the talking. When we snowboard with him people stop to see what new ideas and creations that he has up his sleeve. RP always has a smile on his face and a progressive way to view the mountains in front of him.”

We saw Ryan slay it at Hot Dawgs & Hand Rails in September 2011. He’s the real deal for sure. For details on Jacques and the rest of the am additions follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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A Method To Johan’s Assness?

by The Editors on September 19, 2008

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After all these years of thinking that Seattle-based C3 Sales Manager Johan Malkoski was simply a crass, belligerent, caustic, ass-monkey we finally learn there is a method to Johan’s world famous assness. It’s all part of a plan, according to an interview on The World of Snowboarding Through Fembot Eyes.

I have a knack for making rough first impressions, most likely it’s the Masshole in me. Or maybe it’s because I like to start at the bottom and work my way up because if you start at the top there’s no where to go but down. I don’t know, I’m working on the problem though.

That is the best news we’ve heard all day. Read the rest of the interview for more insight into the salesman behind the brands Capita, Coal, Union, and Defcon. And wish him luck as he works through his problems. It will be better for all of us if he can. And we mean that in the nicest, most caring way possible.

[Link: TWSTFE]

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