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Malakye Weekly: April 27, 2009

April 27, 2009

Mike West, Owner and Creative Director of 686 Technical Apparel, shares some of his experiences inside and out of the industry across the globe.

Took a quick trip up North-Guess where I am? OK, pretty obvious. If you know me, y’all know that I rep LA hard. But the city by the sea, is a nice place to be. SF has lots of sh*t that LA has and then some. MORE>>

The Hurtado brothers, co-founders of Reakt in Chicago have been making regular trips to southern California to service existing clients, pick up some new business, and going to events put on by GroupY and Tadpole marketing. Pictured above is a print campaign for one of Reakt's newest clients, Shimano. Pictured above is the first in a series of ads Reakt will produce for Shimano.

Reakt is also taking it's creative expertise to the web in a project for a small Costa Rica surf hotel. When the new web development is done a "before and after" look will reveal a level of creativity and technical expertise typically not associated with small budget project.

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April 27, 2009

Pearl Izumi | Louisville
, Colo. | Product Design Manager

Rip Curl | Costa Mesa, Calif. | Accounts Payable Specialist

Bioworld Merchandising | Irving, Texas | T-shirt Separator

Fifth Sun | Chico, Calif. | Director of Production Development & Planning

Oakley | Foothill Ranch, Calif. | R&D Engineer

Volcom | Costa Mesa, Calif. | Men's Accessories Designer (temporary)

Confidential Marketing & Promotions | Field Market Manager

Sole Tech | Lake Forest, Calif. | Marketing Department Internship

April 24, 2009

Livity | Topanga
, Calif. | Vice President of Production

Fifth Sun | Chico, Calif. | National Sales Director

Kombi Sports | Montreal, Canada | Senior Designer / Merchandiser

Quiksilver | Mira Loma, Calif. | Inventory Control Analyst

Keeper Sports Products | San Diego, Calif. | Graphic Art Designer

Confidential Company | Orange County, Calif. | Senior Accountant

Quiksilver Retail | Laughlin, Nev. | Store Manager

Sanuk | Irvine, Calif. | "3" internships opportunities including the following:
Video Production Intern
Social Marketing / PR Interns
Product Development - Footwear

April 23, 2009

Volcom | Costa Mesa, Calif. | Non Cut & Sew Merchandising Manager

Electric Visual | San Clemente, Calif. | Staff Accountant

Marker Outerwear | Salt Lake City, Utah | Apparel Product Developer

Monster Energy | Corona, Calif. | Licensing Manager

Affliction/Sinful Clothing | Seal Beach, Calif. | In-House Sales Representatives (Majors & Core Retailers)

Creative Recreation | West Hollywood, Calif. | Sales Representatives

Creative Recreation | West Hollywood, Calif. | Graphic Design Assistant

Sole Tech | Lake Forest, Calif. | Application Architect

April 22, 2009

Dakine | Hood River
, Ore. | Product Line Manager (Guys Packs / Bags)

Rip Curl | Costa Mesa, Calif. | Divisional Merchandise Manager

Rip Curl | Costa Mesa, Calif. | Apparel Graphic Designer

Confidential Company | Irvine, Calif. | Junior Product Development Engineer

One Distribution | Santa Ana, Calif. | Production Artist

Resource Skateboard Distribution | Costa Mesa, Calif. | Interns

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Elm Company
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Ninthward Skis USA
Independent Sales Reps - CA, P. NW, Mid W, NE, Mid A

Confidential Footwear Company
Sales Representatives (Majors/Minors) - Multiple Territories throughout the USA

Pleasure Ground Eyewear

Independent Sales Reps - N. CA, P. NW, Mid A, NE

Lolë - exclusive (not independent)
Outside Sales Reps - Northwest, Mid Atlantic, Southeast
ISIS Apparel & Outerwear
Independent Sales Representative - Rocky Mountains

Sunsets, Inc.
Outside Sales Reps - Multiple Territories

Independent Sales Rep - Northern California
Jeepney Clothing
Independent Sales Reps P.NW, MW, N. CAL, S, SW
Territory Sales Representatives - Northwest & Northeast
Independent Sales Rep - Los Angeles
Pinkney Turner Denim
Outside Sales Reps - LA, Atlanta, Dallas, NY, Philadelphia, Miami, D.C. & Chicago
Renegade Apparel
Outside Sales Reps - Multiple Territories
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