26/02/2007 | by Onboard
Winners of the 1st ispo Boardsports Awards: Burton, Quiksilver, Eesa and Volcom were chosen by the jury
The board_ispo Community have a very special kind of premiere in store this year. For the first time, the most innovative products of the board sports industry will be acknowledged with an award during ispo winter 07 at the Neue Messe München.
During the past few weeks, more than 70 innovations in the categories of Hardware, Technical Apparel, Accessories and Ecological Design were submitted from European countries as well as from America, Japan, and Australia. After an intensive review of the products, the jury, which consists of leading members of the media, members of the trade and independent industry experts, decided to award the following products…
The most innovative submission in the category Technical Apparel was sent in by the fashion label Eesa lux layering from the US state Vermont. Stephan Cleary, head and creator of Eesa, is an avid snowboarder himself and therefore very familiar with the needs of the snowboarding community. The idea to develop a line of products that combines functional apparel with a trendy lifestyle was born on the slopes and resulted in a completely new design approach.
Cleary started to develop the Eesa lux layering collection that put an end to the typical disadvantages of common cotton clothing. Through their breathable and transpiration repelling fiber, the products of Eesa prevent the formation of annoying body odors and help to maintain the right body temperature according to the current weather condition. Just as the motto ‘From Lift to Lounge’ suggests, Eesa‚s garments are also super trendy and let their wearers look their best even for aprés ski activities.
eesa’s inaugural collection hits select specialty snowboard shops this fall in the US, Canada, Europe and Japan, in addition to online distribution through: http://shop.eesa.com/