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Ace and Tate
Mark de Lange, founder and CEO

2 Nov 2017
Dutch glasses brand Ace & Tate is growing, with a slew of international store openings in the pipeline.   Here, CEO and founder Mark de Lange sheds light on the brand’s unique aspects and its future developments.  (Photo: Reinier R... Go to post

Stefan Clauss - founder

5 Jun 2017
Hamburg-based lifestyle outdoor brand Heimplanet has challenged the status quo of the outdoor market ever since bringing out its first inflatable tent in 2011. It continues to win nature-loving urban fans with its slowly expanding range that... Go to post

Trine Rosenkjaer - co-founder

18 Apr 2017
Established three seasons ago, Danish brand PackMack has already secured worldwide distribution and an impressive stockist list. Fusion Associates caught up with the founding duo and married couple Trine Rosenkjaer and Tim Larcombe in Cop... Go to post

Julien Duval
VP Global Marketing at Element

9 Feb 2017
Element is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017. We turned to Julien Duval to find out how the American brand has remained relevant for a quarter of a decade, penetrating markets beyond its skateboarding specialty along the way. Element... Go to post

Tony Tonnaer
Founder at Kings of Indigo (K.O.I)

21 Oct 2016
Amsterdam-based Kings of Indigo (K.O.I) was founded in 2011 by Tony Tonnaer, whose sustainable approach informs all aspects of the denim brand.   Fusion Associates caught up with the industry expert, whose previous positions include a seven-y... Go to post

Nick Stowe
CEO Nixon

9 Jun 2016
Things are stirring at California watch brand Nixon, both in terms of product innovation and retail. Here, CEO Nick Stowe sheds light on the brand’s most recent developments and strategies.    Please describe Nixon in a nutshell. ... Go to post

Oliver Frielingsdorf
MD Gaastra

27 Apr 2016
Dutch brand Gaastra keeps developing but always with a firm grip on its nautical DNA. Here, MD Oliver Frielingsdorf sheds light on Gaastra’s latest moves.   Gaastra was founded in the Netherlands in1897 as a sail-making company. How would you... Go to post

Mike Wallenfels, VP Worldwide Sales
Hydro Flask

27 Apr 2016
Hydro Flask has become something of an institution in its native US and it’s now breaking into Europe. Fusion Associates spoke to Mike Wallenfels, VP Worldwide Sales, about the strategies and innovations pushing the company forward. Hydro Flask ... Go to post

Tom Kay, Founder

2 Mar 2016
Cornwall based clothing brand Finisterre combines sustainable thinking and technical know-how as well as a strong sense of style in its offer of outdoor, surf and urbanwear. Here, founder Tom Kay gives Fusion Associates his thoughts on how... Go to post

John Argento, MD Europe

17 Feb 2016
With its own Detroit factory and presence in some of the world’s most prestigious stores, Shinola appears more established than its actual age of four. Fusion Associates caught up with European MD John Argento to talk about the brand story and it... Go to post

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