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POSTCARDS FROM EUROPE

What’s the best way to spend your time in a southern hemisphere winter? On a beach in Europe (unless you're snowboarding of course…)

The travel pro duo Tegan Phillipa   and Nathan Landers are on the trip of the century in Europe for the whole Summer.. we’ve put together a gallery of the shots making us most jealous of their adventure; wearing their travel essential Volcom pieces » Check it out.

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VOLCOM ROAD RAGER - "LARRY VS. THE KID"
OVER THE COURSE OF THREE TRIPS AND WELL OVER 3,000 MILES the Volcom Road Rager went across the entire coast of Florida, from Vancouver down to Boise, ID and Montreal to Chicago, IL. With a star-studded cast of shredders including Axel Cruysberghs, Grant Taylor, Collin Provost, Jackson Pilz, Arto Saari, Omar Hassan, Milton Martinez, CJ Collins, Simon Bannerot, Chris Pfanner, Alec Majerus, Louie Lopez and Henry Gartland, there was plenty of footage logged! Watch the video above and check the photos below, don't forget to check the article from the January 2019 issue of Thrasher Magazine as well! WHO’S LARRY? AND WHO’S THE KID? After a long day of skating Omar Hassan turns into his alter ego, Larry who is somehow even more fun to be around then Omar. The kid is CJ Collins, because well, he’s literally a kid. They’ve known each other since Omar first met CJ back at the Vans Skatepark in Orange, CJ’s memory is foggy, but we’ve narrowed it down to sometime around when he was 8 years old. Since then they’ve been on multiple trips together and has created a very unique relationship. Imagine when you were 14 years old, you had so much energy and it all needed to go into something. For CJ, it goes into torturing Omar, especially on those long drives in the bus. Everything you could imagine from wet willies to a soccer ball to the head, CJ doesn’t hold back! Omar, or Larry, doesn’t let it go either, he’s gotten back at CJ just as bad. A friendly headlock would put CJ back in line anytime! Shop Volcom Brand Jeans Shop Skateboarding Collection
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VOLCOM'S COOKED KIWI CAM
SKATEBOARDING. SNOW. NEW ZEALAND. WHAT MORE IS THERE TO SAY? All combined made a recipe for an epic trip. Somewhere deep inside the walls of the Volcom HQ the idea was born to think of a place where Skateboarding, Snowboarding, and Surfing can all come together. With that in mind, we set off for two weeks to head to Auckland, NZ to hit the streets and meet up with our fellow board brethren for a little pow pow action. Featuring Axel Cruysberghs, CJ Collins, Jackson Pilz, Jesse “Red” Noonan, and Arto Saari. CJ Collins setting up a board for the trip We got in around 7 in the morning after a long 13 hour flight and as soon as we walked through the doors our Ozzie mates were up and at em ready to explore. Skateboarders up at 7am ready to go? A very strange phenomena but luckily the time change played in our favor and we were out and about bright and early every morning. Downtown Auckland was loaded with spots. The boys were all amped from their flat whites and long blacks (NZ for “coffee”) and were on an all-out rampage through the bustling metropolis. Axel managed to swing a nice little wallie 180 while dodging cars and some, let’s just say, interesting people. Quickly after, Red got gnarly and barged through with a fs wallride yank out. The session was immediately followed with the obligatory meat pie stop. After hitting a few spots we arrived at an undisclosed backyard pool. We were super lucky to skate it according to a couple of the local bros. You know who you are and thanks for letting us come! The session started heating up after a few cold beverages and next thing you know the jacuzzi cover was getting taken out. Our OZ legend, Red, was brave enough to step to the jacuzzi grind. “I’m more of an Evil Kinevil kind of skater”, although the steezy crail among other tricks begged to differ. First to take a dip: the board. Then a shoe. Then Red. Soaking wet he pulled it off with a nose yank-in to boot. Little CJ took advantage of the photo op and blasted a couple FSO’s. He got a little brave with a front feeble poked out and came inches away from Red’s face while he was enjoying a soak and a beverage (not pictured). Huge props to our Kiwi friends and their hospitality. After stacking clips for almost week it was time to meet our bros in the mountain town of Wanaka. It’s very rare that all three teams come together as one. We had everyone from an Olympian: Torgeir Bergrem, a Skate Legend: Arto Saari, and Life Legend: Red. Jackson touched snow for the first time at 27 years old and even took a few laps. Ozzy Wright was handling some smooth layback carves and Axel was ripping the half pipe like he was there with the snow team – kid is good at everything. All in and all one for the books. Our nice little mid-summer / Kiwi winter getaway was a nice break from the Southern California heat. SHOP Volcom Skateboarding Collection SHOP Volcom Snow Outerwear
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VOLCOM ZIP TECH® JACKET-TO-PANT SYSTEM KEEPS SNOW OUT
  CONNECT FROM THE LEFT, ZIP TO THE RIGHT, COVER & SHRED!   Volcom has officially patented Zip Tech®, our originally designed and heavily imitated jacket-to-pant interface. Zip Tech® enables you to zip the powder skirt of virtually any Volcom snow jacket to any Volcom snow pant, keeping the snow out and the heat in, without restricting movement. Falling has never been more enjoyable. It's no secret, being cold and wet is the easiest way to ruin a good day on the hill. And let's face it, everyone falls down, slides out, sits on an icy/wet chairlift and so on. It is snowboarding after all, and snow is going to try to find a way up your jacket and down your pants, soaking your base layers making it difficult to regulate your body temperature and in general cause you discomfort. Which is why over a decade ago the design team at Volcom developed the innovative Zip Tech® "zip your jacket to your pants" system for Volcom Outerwear as the first line of defence in keeping your body dry and your stoke high. Volcom Outerwear Zip Tech®   Inside and around the bottom of Volcom Outerwear Zip Tech® jackets is an inner powder skirt with a zipper running around the skirt that connects to a corresponding zipper track that sits just below the belt line of Volcom Outerwear Zip Tech® pants. Once connected, this hidden interface is the best barrier against snow finding its way into your outerwear. No other method of attaching a powder skirt or waist gator to your pants, be it through use of a series of buttons and clips, is as impenetrable to snow or offers the freedom of easy layering underneath as the patented Volcom Zip Tech® system does. Cross compatible between Volcom Outerwear jacket and pants styles as long as both feature Zip Tech®, the system also works across sizes, so that a small Zip Tech® jacket will work with a large Zip Tech® pant.      
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WATCH 'CABOOSTA GONDOLA' STARRING ARTHUR LONGO, MIKE RAVELSON & OLIVIER GITTLER
CABOOSTA GONDOLA… A short, documented, derailed track through the Alps following Volcom family Arthur Longo, Mike Ravelson and Olivier Gittler as they slide through the cities and mountain ranges of Switzerland and Austria, letting the railroad dictate the roadmap. Filmed on and offboard Zurich, Innsbruck, St. Anton am Arlberg, Ischgl, Kaunertel & Kitzsteinhorn. Documented, chopped up and served by Seth Huot. Would you travel across the Atlantic to jump on the train with your buds and enjoy this view? Rhetorical… Ok, ok, we get it! Arthur likes to be high! Arthur and Rav with the 6-wheel stroll prior to boarding the train It takes 2 people to capture 1 shot. Rav with a European plant as documented by the one and only, Seth Huot. It wasn’t all snowboarding on this trip. As you can see, Arthur decided to pass on flying the drone and took to the sky himself. Mike Ravelson throwing down some tricks in the bowl
New Future
We’re Caught Up In A Good Thing
Volcom women's Simply Solid Collection begins with our long-standing love of the sea. This collection is primarily composed of a swim fabric spun in Italy from Econyl recycled yarn produced from discarded fishing nets and other dumped nylons. These ghost nets haunt our oceans and have the propensity to harm marine life below the surface. Recovered nets are “upcycled” with other forgotten nylons to help avoid this risk to marine life. Our swim fabric is made with Econyl knitted with Lycra Xtra Life yarns Our Simply Solid collection is made with 78% regenerated nylon. There is no loss of quality in the regeneration process. It’s 100% recyclable, creating a closed loop of regeneration so no new nylon is created or needed. Lycra Xtra Life yarns are UPF 50+ the maximum UV protection rating attainable. It is resistant to damage from chlorine and sunscreen lotions/oils and is made in Italy. Volcom Simply Solid Collection Volcom Simply Seamless Collection Volcom Simply Rib Collection Volcom Women's Simply Solid eco-swim story continues with new additions to the line. Introducing the Simply Solid Seamless Collection, the next evolution of our eco swim partnership with Econyl. This elevated collection is made using the same Econyl yarns as our Simply Solid Collection, but with a higher percentage, 82% regenerated nylon. Simply Seamless made with Econyl features super soft lycra yarns, an elevated aesthetic with clean lines and asymmetrical details and ‘Seamless’ finish that is double-sided for a premium look and feel. Volcom Womens eco swim story also grows with the addition of our Simply Rib Collection; adding another layer in our partnership with Econyl. Simply rib is 91% Recycled nylon and a focus on texture. This is a Volcom exclusive Rib Econyl made with Lycra Xtra Life yarns.   Campaign starring: Volcom celebrity ambassador Georgia May Jagger and Volcom’s world-class surfer Coco Ho, Surfer Maud Le Car and model Tina Kunakey.
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Repreve Fibres Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles Used In Volcom Clothing
Since 2012, Volcom has been addressing the impacts of our raw materials with our partner Repreve by first including Repreve fibres in our t-shirts and has since included it in woven tops, fleece, pants, boardshorts, and more as a part of our ongoing environmental sustainability push. We’re proud to announce that since 2012, Volcom has helped recycle more than 10 Million plastic bottles that have gone on to find a second life in our products. Throughout our business, New Future program, and sustainability efforts, we are actively addressing our environmental and social impacts with a commitment to responsible manufacturing practices, better fibre sourcing, robust impact evaluation, and meaningful givebacks. IN THIS ARTICLE: What is Repreve? Why you should care about Repreve Product facts and benefits of Repreve Champions of Sustainability Award Technical talk New future goals What can you do? Repreve recycled fibre WHAT IS REPREVE? Repreve is a brand of recycled fibre that is made from recycled materials including used plastic bottles, which in turn is used to make sustainable clothing items and other products. More than 10 billion plastic bottles have been recycled by Repreve, and they are aiming for another 10 billion bottles by 2020. You will find Repreve in the following Volcom products: Frickin Chinos, select Mod Tech Boardshorts, Frickin Chino Shorts, Stone Storm Jacket, and core fabric fleece tees.   SHOP VOLCOM SUSTAINABLE CLOTHING SHOP VOLCOM SUSTAINABLE CLOTHING   WHY SHOULD YOU CARE? The abundance of plastics that are used in our daily lives – plastic bottles included – is becoming a global environmental and social issue that we can no longer ignore. Each minute, a million plastic bottles are bought around the world. That’s nearly 20,000 bottles being bought every second of every day this year. That’s more than a million plastic bottles per minute, most of which are not recycled. Our consumption of plastic bottles each year will likely top half a trillion by 2021. With lacklustre recycling efforts, plastic bottles are jeopardizing oceans, coastlines and other environments. The US plastic bottle recycling rate is on the decline, while manufacturing and consumption are on the rise. At the end of 2017, it was reported that the US plastic bottle recycling rate was down (for the second year in a row) to just 29.7%, leaving more than 70% of the bottles that are made unrecycled. Even worse, plastics, in general, see an estimated recycling rate of only 9%, leaving 91% destined for landfills or environmental litter. We have found that upwards of 65% of the environmental impacts associated with our products are from raw material sourcing and processing. So, when we eliminate the sourcing of virgin raw materials, we reduce our impacts. That means as a customer when you buy products made with recycled fibres, you are creating more demand for products that have a lower impact. 400 years: that’s the number of years it takes for plastic to degrade. That means most of it still exists in some form or another in our landfills, gutters, oceans or other areas, and will for many more years unless we, as humanity, do something about it. By mid-century, the oceans will contain more plastic waste than fish, ton for ton. Plastic manufacturing has doubled every 15 years and outpaces, in volume, every other man-made material. Half of all the plastic we make ends up as unused trash within a year of it being made. Scientists have estimated that each year, upwards of eight million metric tons of littered plastic end up in our oceans. You can imagine that as about five grocery bags of plastic trash for every foot of coastline around the entire globe. A recent study by Ghent University in Belgium found that people who regularly eat seafood accidentally consume up to 11,000 small pieces of plastic each year, and a study by Plymouth University found that one-third of all fish caught in the UK contained tiny pieces of plastic. Last year, the average American used an estimated 167 disposable water bottles, but only recycled about 38.   PRODUCT FACTS AND BENEFITS OF REPREVE There are about five plastic bottles in each boardshort made with Repreve Nearly 30% of the fibres that Volcom uses are polyester, second only to cotton Repreve fabric is made by transforming recycled bottles into an amazing fibre for reliable, durable quality clothing. When compared to the manufacturing of conventional/virgin polyester, mechanically-recycled polyester, per 1Kg of Woven Polyester fabric, results in: Approximately 62% less energy used About 99% less water used Up to 35% less waste created Upwards of 20% less CO2 emitted Our partnership has allowed us to use less petroleum and emit fewer greenhouse gases than those products made with conventional polyester fibres. CHAMPIONS OF SUSTAINABILITY AWARD Volcom’s preferred recycled fibre supplier is Repreve (a division of Unifi) who just recently announced that they had recycled their 10 billionth bottle and are on track to recycle even more: 20 billion by 2020! To celebrate that landmark, Repreve announced their Champions of Sustainability Award honouring brand partners who have helped them hit that landmark number along the way. Volcom is proud to be one of those brands having recycled at least 10 million bottles in our products to date.   TECHNICAL TALK Typically, when crude oil is refined, there’s a chemical extraction, then a polymerization, followed by a spinning of fibre into yarns. Lastly, the yarns are then woven into fabrics. The impacts of this process are energy use, GHGs, and air emissions. Recycled polyester eliminates the crude oil (conserving a precious resource), refinery, and chemical extraction stages. Instead, plastic bottles are collected, washed, separated, chopped, ground, melted and reformulated into a recycled chip, which is then melted and extruded into filament fibre to be used for the yarn and fabric process.   NEW FUTURE GOALS Because polyester plays such an important role in Volcom’s material profile, and because so much of our impacts come from raw material sourcing and processing, Volcom is committed to using more recycled content in our fabrics. In fact, by 2020, Volcom has committed to at least 20% of the synthetic fibres in the product range coming from recycled sources. This may not seem like much, but in 2014, only 2% of our fibres were from recycled sources. In 2017, we were at 17%. A continuous push towards a New Future!   WHAT CAN YOU DO? As a customer, it’s pretty simple. Help build a Smart Society! Reduce the amount of single-use plastic you’re consuming. Breakaway from relying on bottled water where and when you can. Need a nudge? Check out this awesome infographic with encouraging reasons to ditch the bottle, and watch Story of Stuff’s captivating eight-minute video on "The Story of Bottled Water." When you do use a bottle, RECYCLE IT, which in turn gives that bottle gets a chance to be made into a Volcom boardshorts! Where to recycle? What can I recycle? Check here for recycling centres near you and to find out what items can be recycled.