Industry News 1/31/2007

Eesa Wins ISPO Innovation Award for Technical Apparel

Eesa Wins ISPO Innovation Award for Technical Apparel
The board_ispo Community came up with a very special kind of premier this year. For the first time, the most innovative products of the board sports industry will be acknowledged with an award and presented to trade visitors during ispo winter 07 in hall A2, booth 322 at the Neue Messe München. During the past few weeks, more than 70 innovations in the categories 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.


About eesa
eesa lux-layering was created to remove the shackles of the snowboard industries incredibly static first-layer offerings. If you're still rocking a long-sleeve cotton-T and hooded sweatshirt when you ride; eesa is the brand for you. eesa makes design-driven innerwear and apparel with a sophisticated focus on functional fabrics engineered with our team and your style in mind. The results are lux-layering pieces that can be worn from lift-to-lounge. eesa's inaugural collection hits select specialty snowboard shops this fall in the US, Canada, Europe and Japan, in addition to online distribution through

Founded on 11.11.04, eesa is the brainchild of former Burton Snowboards anon optics category manager, Stephen Cleary, who together with global sales director Fran Frost, are creating the lifestyle performance category. For stickers and random free shit eesa please e-mail