Monthly Archives: August 2010
evo‘s first skate team film effort, “Le Banlieue”. Featuring Jono Collins, Ben Johnson, Lysander Olson, and friends.
Edited by Sami Kubo
Did you miss the premier of the evo skate movie “Le Banlieue” the other week? Well you missed out big time, but we’ll forgive you, because we love you. Now you can watch the entire thing. Right here. For free. On your computer. Technology is crazy huh?
Check out the teaser for Forum‘s new snowboard flick, F*&# It. (Pronounced Eff It…I think it maybe be a French-Canadian pronunciation or something…) If you like super slow motion and crazy wall snowboarding this will be your video. Expect a solid part from John Jackson this year, along with Seattle’s own Austen Sweetin. Check out his Facebook page here!
Be sure to check back for the fall premier of this movie. Not one to miss!
Reef has partnered with 31 Bits, an organization that aids the entrepreneurial spirit of displaced women in Uganda, to create the unique and overwhelmingly beautiful Ugandal Sandal. Through the practice of fair trade, Reef has pre-purchased the women’s handcrafted beads made of recycled magazine paper to adorn the sandal. An internal war between the government and the Lord’s Resistance Army has plagued and inflicted immense tragedy and brutality in Uganda for over twenty years. The result has been nearly 1 million people displaced into refugee camps. This has left men, children and women in need of shelter, food, medication and basic life necessities. Alli, one of the 31 Bits Founders states “31 Bits is centered around using the creative art and entrepreneurship already present in the women to help get them out of poverty. Partnering with Reef is another opportunity to give the women and international voice and to share their story”. The beads are purchased directly from the women in Uganda, are fair trade and are made from recycled paper. On top of providing a for profit opportunity for the women of Uganda, 1% of the proceeds from this sandal will benefit the Reef Redemption fund. Brianna Marks, Reef Girls’ Sandal Designer, states “We truly hope each person that wears it will feel a connection to the cause knowing each beach has been made to help spread a message of hope”. Here at evo, we feel the same. Stop by, and check out the wonderful work of these women. For more information on the collaboration, the founders and designers of 31 Bits check out: www.reef.com www.31bits.com