January 23, 2012
It’s the time of year when fall/winter brands, like ourselves, hit the road and begin showing off what’s new for Fall 2012. We just got back from our first national trade show of the year, the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market.
We met with over 80 retailers, current and new, over the course of the 4-day show. While many of our new products attracted their attention (can you spot any in the above photo?), we’d have to say that “made in America” was of key importance for show attendees.
To that end, we met the crew from Liberty Bottleworks – a bunch of great folks who are making the only American made recycled metal bottle in the marketplace. On top of that, they look pretty cool too. Check out their products next time you’re looking for a new water bottle.
The Outdoor Retailer Show also features a fashion show with different pieces from varied brands put together. A number of SK items were featured, including the Petal Pusher Cap – paired here with pieces from Gentle Souls, Fox River Socks and Neve Designs.
What’s next for SK? National trade shows in Chicago and Fort Worth, followed by a host of regional shows where we look forward to meeting with many of our customers.
Then, we start putting our thoughts towards Spring 2013.
What products would you like to see in Stormy Kromer’s first official spring collection?