DaKine

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DaKine
Headquarters Hood River, Oregon, USA
Area served Worldwide
Products Sportswear and Sports equipment
Parent Altamont Capital Partners

DaKine is an American outdoor clothing company specializing in sportswear and sports equipment for alternative sports. Founded in Hawaii, the name comes from the Hawaiian Pidgin word "da kine" (derived from "the kind"). Now based in Oregon, United States (U.S.) the company also sponsors team riders from the lifestyle and sporting fields of skiing,[1] biking,[2] windsurfing,[3] kiting,[4] snowboarding,[5] surfing,[6] and skateboarding.[7]

History[edit]

DaKine was founded in 1979 in Haiku, Maui, Hawaii, by Rob Kaplan. In August 2009, DaKine was acquired by Billabong International Limited.[8] for about US$100 million.[9] The company moved into a new 25,000-square-foot (2,300 m2) headquarters along the Columbia River in Hood River, Oregon, U.S. in June 2013.[10] Also in 2013, Billabong sold Dakine for $70 million to Altamont Capital Partners.[11]

Products[edit]

Dakine sells backpacks, clothing, luggage, and accessories for men, women, and children.[12]

Team[edit]

Surf[edit]

  • Albee Layer
  • Andy Bourgeois
  • Brett Simpson
  • Bruce
  • CJ Hobgood
  • Damien Hobgood
  • Eric Geiselman
  • Evan Geiselman
  • Granger Larsen
  • Hank Gaskell
  • Ian Gentil
  • Ian Walsh
  • Jake Halstead
  • Joel Parkinson
  • Matt Meola
  • Miguel Pupo
  • Pancho
  • Randazzo
  • Rob Machado
  • Shea
  • Taj Burrow
  • Tonino Benson
  • Zeke Lau[13]

Skate[edit]

  • Andrew Cannon
  • Andrew Langi
  • Ben Hatchell
  • Brent Atchley
  • Chris Haslam
  • Corey Duffel
  • Elliot Sloan
  • Jesse Landen
  • Nick Tucker
  • Paul Machnau
  • Ryan Decenzo
  • Sean Conover
  • Shawn Hale
  • Sierra Fellers
  • Steven Reeves
  • Torey Pudwill
  • Willis Kimbel[14]

Snowboard[edit]

  • Annie Boulanger
  • Austin Smith
  • Brandon Cocard
  • Bryan Fox
  • Curtis Ciszek
  • Elias Elhardt
  • Eric Jackson
  • Forrest Bürki
  • Jason Robinson
  • Johnnie Paxson
  • Josh Dirksen
  • JP Walker
  • Kelly Underwood
  • Leanne Pelosi
  • Louis-Felix Paradis
  • Scott Stevens
  • Shayne Pospisil
  • Victor De Le Rue
  • Wolle Nyvelt[15]

Ski[edit]

  • Anaïs Caradeux
  • Andy Mahre
  • Anna Segal
  • Chris Benchetler
  • Eric Pollard
  • Mike Henitiuk
  • Nick Goepper
  • Pep Fujas
  • Sammy Carlson
  • Sean Pettit
  • Tanner Hall
  • Todd Ligare[16]

Bike[edit]

  • Andrew Shandro
  • Darcy Turenne
  • Geoff Gulevich
  • Graham Agassiz
  • Matthew Slaven
  • René Wildhaber
  • Steffi Marth
  • Thomas Vanderham[17]

Windsurf[edit]

  • Anne-Marie Reichman
  • Bryan Metcalf-Perez
  • Connor Baxter
  • Dario Ojeda
  • Dean Christener
  • Fiona Wylde
  • Florian Jung
  • Francisco Porcella
  • Graham Ezzy
  • Jeyug ‘Jay’ Lee
  • Josh Angulo
  • Junko Nagoshi
  • Kai Katchadourian
  • Kevin Pritchard
  • Levi Siver
  • Motoko Sato
  • Peter Garzke
  • Philip Soltysiak
  • Rob Warwick
  • Tatiana Howard
  • Tony Boy Garcia
  • Tyson Poor
  • Uli Hoelzl
  • Whit Poor
  • Wyatt Miller
  • Zane Schweitzer[18]

Kite[edit]

  • Alvaro Onieva
  • Andre Philip
  • Ben Wilson
  • Bertrand Fleury
  • Boris Judin
  • Bryan Lake
  • Clinton Bolton
  • Eric Rienstra
  • Gisela Pulido
  • Greg Norman Jr.
  • Jason Slezak
  • Jason Stone
  • Josh Mulcoy
  • Julian Hosp
  • Kristin Boese
  • Marc Ramseier
  • Mark Shinn
  • Martin Vari
  • Melissa Gil
  • Niccolo Porcella
  • Rob Douglas
  • Ryland Blakeney
  • Sam Medysky
  • Tuva Jansen
  • Victor Borsuk[19]

Social compliance standard[edit]

The company has adopted the social compliance standard "Social Accountability International's SA8000"—the standard "is based on the primary international workplace rights contained within the International Labour Organisation conventions, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child."[12][20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dakine Ski". Dakine. Dakine. June 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Dakine Bike". Dakine. Dakine. June 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Dakine Windsurf". Dakine. Dakine. June 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Dakine Kite". Dakine. Dakine. June 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Dakine Snowboard". Dakine. Dakine. June 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Dakine Surf". Dakine. Dakine. June 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Dakine Skate". Dakine. Dakine. June 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  8. ^ Sullivan, Adam (August 21, 2008). "Billabong Acquires DaKine". Transworld Business. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  9. ^ Schaefers, Allison (August 23, 2008). "Billabong buys DaKine for $100M". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Retrieved June 18, 2013. 
  10. ^ Culverwell, Wendy (Jun 18, 2013). "Dakine moves to Hood River waterfront". Portland Business Journal. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  11. ^ Brettman, Allan (August 10, 2013). "Hood-River-based Dakine aims to regain its culture under new ownership". The Oregonian. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "Home". Dakine. Dakine. June 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  13. ^ "Surf: Team". Dakine. Dakine. June 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  14. ^ "Skate: Team". Dakine. Dakine. June 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  15. ^ "Snowboard: Team". Dakine. Dakine. June 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  16. ^ "Ski: Team". Dakine. Dakine. June 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  17. ^ "Bike: Team". Dakine. Dakine. June 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  18. ^ "Windsurf: Team". Dakine. Dakine. June 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  19. ^ "Kite: Team". Dakine. Dakine. June 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  20. ^ "Why adopt a standard". Billabong USA. Billabong. June 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 

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