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After very positive receptions at the 2014 Agenda trade shows in both Long Beach and Las Vegas, Ridgemont Outfitters’ long awaited first collection of casual hikers is now making its way to retailers across the U.S.

We caught up with Stacy Lowery, who serves as creative director for Ridgemont Outfitters, to get the scoop on launching a company with a unique take on rugged outdoor footwear.  


EMU is a global footwear company based in Australia that creates premium products using all natural materials. EMU's product line ranges from traditional sheepskin boots and slippers to fashion forward footwear and a waterproof collection.

We interviewed Jim Scholle, President of North America for EMU, to find out all about the Australian-based footwear brand - check it out!


Agency GLOW works within the sports, entertainment, fashion, health and beauty industries to provide its clients with unique strategies and solutions for successfully communicating their brand's message "in order to attract, convert, retain and engage [their] target audience."

We interviewed Justina Rapala & Kristi McDonough of Agency GLOW to get the scoop on launching a boutique marketing/events/pr agency in Australia and the US - check it out!


Freenote Cloth was founded in 2013 by brothers Andrew and Matt Brodrick to provide high-quality and classically-designed menswear apparel to consumers. The company, inspired by authentic American culture, is headquartered in the historic district of San Juan Capistrano, Calif. - a place that embodies the spirit of territorial California - and is proud to offer premium denim among other products designed and manufactured exclusively in the USA that the brothers Brodrick believe will last the test of time.

We interviewed Andrew Brodrick, Co-Founder of Freenote Cloth, to get the scoop on launching a classic menswear collection with his brother Matt - check it out!


Teddy Monney started The Finer Things USA in 2013 with Tim Roberto as a premium accessories brand dedicated to making things most of us take for granted: "a fresh pair of socks, a hat that keeps your head warm, the perfect belt that holds up your pants - necessities that support human beings."

We interviewed Teddy of The Finer Things USA to get the scoop on launching a new sock/accessory line featuring colorful styles and loud designs - give it a read!


Bardia Rahim launched True Honor in 2008 as a premium lifestyle company targeting the action sports industry and similar passion-driven markets, most notably mixed martial arts (MMA). 

We interviewed Bardia to get the scoop on True Honor and asked him about challenges and rewards he has faced along the way, how he has grown the company through the years, and much more - check it out!

Rastclat is a high-quality, hand-made accessories company inspired by art, music, action sports, and street culture. The company was started by Daniel Kasidi Nyaggah in 2010 with a mission of 'Spreading Positive Vibrations' and has been riding a wave of growth throughout the past four years.

We caught up with Rastaclat to get the scoop on what life is like for the team based in Long Beach, Calif. - check it out!

Ryan Sheckler has been skateboarding professionally since he was 13 years old. While he was still a teenager, he pursued a personal interest in helping others and started The Sheckler Foundation as a way to give back to the action sports community. Ryan's mother and professional manager, Gretchen Sheckler, came on-board as CEO and Director of The Sheckler Foundation and the pair have been working together since 2008.

We interviewed Ryan and Gretchen Sheckler to get the scoop on what it has been like running The Sheckler Foundation for the past six years - check it out!

Madden Equipment, maker of heritage packs and outdoor gear, was one of the original outdoor brands from Boulder, Colo. Now, thanks to a team of original Madden employees led by President Mike Valvano, the company is preparing to celebrate its 40th anniversary after being off the market for the last ten years.

We caught up with Mike Valvano, a 23-year Madden Equipment veteran who has been leading the company's return, to get the scoop on what it takes to relaunch a brand with the reputation for producing quality gear and much more - check it out!

Motivated Eyewear is a premium eyewear brand based in Charlotte, North Carolina whose target market are high-flyers who strive for excellence in every aspect of life. The company was started in 2011 by business partners Ryan Potter and Trevor Farbo to create a line of premium sunglasses that personifies their shared passion for life and was inspired by the co-founders roots in auto racing.

We caught up with Trevor to get the scoop on what went into launching the brand from the ground up, we found out what the company is currently up to and we asked him to detail future plans.

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