words by Lindsay Beth Currier from Shine Riders Co., check out her website!
For a while I had thought that Raceface was long gone… Â But while I was attending Interbike back in September, I had the great opportunity of meeting with Wendy, the Softgoods Marketing and Design Manager.Â She took the time to run me through the new line of women’s apparel.Â From what I saw I have a strong intuition that green is going to be the new purple in 2012 :).Â I was really stoked on the full Khyber set up.Â The shorts are tough and durable, with a nice texture.Â The knee protection is specifically designed to fit women, so forget about having knee pads around your ankles while flying through the air.Â Additionally the pads open from the back and can be easily put on or removed without taking off your kicks.Â Whats not to love?
Another exciting addition to the the line are jerseys and gloves adorned with the art of Emily Miles.Â Emily currently lives in Vancouver. She studied atÂ the Visual Arts, illustration workshops at ECUAD and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, and the childrenâ€™s book workshop with Michael Katz at UBC. I think its wonderful that Raceface is supporting one of their local female artists, and the goods look great!
“At their heart, the paintings are about my love of nature. Each flower grows in my neighbourhood and I enjoy playing with their shapes, colours and textures – much like the figures in each painting. Now that the paintings are jerseys, they can literally get out into the nature that inspired them!”