We attended the NW Materials show in Portland Oregon during a chilly last week in February. We were inspired by the increasingly innovative and progressive array of sustainable and eco friendly materials and processes offered by global suppliers. Sourcing is become increasingly interactive as well, as manufacturers offer more and more fully customizable options. Overall, it was a very productive couple of days and we came up with exciting applications for our products in development.
While in Oregon, we had a chance to drive up to the Gorge and drop in on paddling / wind community renowned Big Winds in Hood River. We also spent some time with Gorge Performance, a premium shop and outfitter in Portland. Next time we'll bring the boards and paddles and explore on water.