The plan was to come back from the show and give an overview. The problem is, unless you have been, it is difficult to explain its scope and size. So, I won't try. Rather, I want to focus on how lucky Kevin and I feel to be a part of the Outdoor Industry. Twice a year, friends and colleagues working in all aspects of the industry, gather at Outdoor Retailer to share ideas, stories, find inspiration, and in some small way keep the wheels of the industry turning.
It takes a village to create successful product. Product ideas are nothing without the tools to build them, the fabrics to make them with, the factories to bring them to scale. Outdoor Retailer allows for interactions across all these areas in the confines of a singular space. It is magical. We will touch more on the simplicity of our sustainability platform soon but it's all about who we work with and what we build with. We can't be successful without the expertise of many partners in our field.
We count ourselves lucky to have the opportunity to learn and grow year after year from the diverse skill sets in this industry and we will honor that by bringing our own vision, passion, and unending quest for knowledge to the table.
It is going to be a wild ride and we can't wait to share the journey with you all.
Jack and Kevin