ANNOUNCING: Alpha Industries Official Launch Party

Come through for the Alpha Industries Offical Launch Party

Join us as Alpha Industries takes flight in Canada, Preview the Fall/Winter 2017 Collection and explore our heritage of producing iconic styles such as the MA-1, M-65, N-3B for the U.S Military.

Thursday, July 13/2017
Vancouver Urban Winery
397 Alexander Street
Vancouver, BC
6:30pm- 10:30pm
Music by Sincerely Hana & guests

FREE entry w/ KNOWSHOW badges or MEDIA RSVP to 

Thanks to the sponsors:
Fbomb Trading
Red Bull
Clase Azul

RVCA Partners with NLA


 RVCA is pleased to announce their new partnership with NLA, as new Western Canadian Reps for the RVCA brand. 

RVCA Canadian Sales Manager Rodney Harris comments, “Having known the crew at NLA for over 20 years, I am very excited to be working together with our Brand. We couldn’t think of a better fit, and with their commitment to excellence and service, we are looking forward to our future together” 

NLA will be selling and showing RVCA for Spring 18. Make sure to visit them at the KnowShow in Vancouver.


Fento Eyewear

Fento® is a lifestyle company, dedicated to design and development of clothing accessories, we offer our customers unique pieces, innovating and environmentally responsible items.

Our products are characterized by a philosophy of "connection with nature" through current concepts, elegant and luxurious that meets the needs of each client.

This connection begins with the definition of style and product concept, which determine the careful choice of eco-friendly raw materials that artisans transform into a piece of full experiences for the user.

Mistura Timepieces

Mistura's artistic purpose is to combine the randomness of nature with the precision of time; to create timepieces full of design, sustainable innovation, and craftsmanship. They always seek to fulfill our promise of quality and follow-through on our social and environmental commitment in each of our processes. Their passion is to make each creation an experience, while at the same time something as unique as a fingerprint.

Mistura's wooden watches are hand crafted from wood and other renewable resource and they are configured to the specific requirements of our customers. From white leather straps to teak surrounds, from striking orange hands to subtle wooden dials, they offer something for every taste.

Announcing Table Top Market for KNOWSHOW Vancouver

Announcing Table Top Market for KNOWSHOW Vancouver

Introducing The TableTop Market, a curated selection of local and international accessory brands at KNOWSHOW. Walk the marketplace, adjacent the shows central lounge, and browse the unique offering of Jewelry, household accessories, personal care products, and Retail Services. There is even a Mobile Portrait Studio where you can get a one of a kind Tin Type photo. Grab a drink, and browse and rethink retail at the TableTop Market.


What started off the back of a couch in a small apartment in Huntington Beach slowly grew into a movement. What sparked it all was some tattoo work with Nikko Hurtado and the subsequent first Tattoo Artist Series tee grew into a globally recognized brand known as the Sullen Art Collective. Over 200 artists have contributed since the brand's inception in 2001. With styles varying from Black and Grey fine line, bold traditional americana , and colorful realistic tattoo art. Sullen embodies the lifestyle of tattooing and honors its traditions. We hope you join the family because we've always believed that #TogetherWeRise the #SullenArtCollective

Catch Sullen at KNOWSHOW Vancouver.


Equally happy strutting its stuff alone or with strategic sock in place, the Slyde is boldly going where fashion once feared to tread… and this time it’s leaving a style footprint that’s going to stick.

Slydes can seamlessly transfer your look from daytime loafer to after-hours looker, from athletic pursuits to casual intentions, from the front room to the lounge bar – dress them up or down, the choices are yours.

Slydes are designed to be lightweight, comfortable and easy to wear. Exotic prints, statement graphics, luxe materials, subtle patterns and louche ambitions foster an individual look that few other styles can match.

Slydes will be showing in KNOWSHOW Vancouver. 


Inspired by a time where minds and bodies were free, Rolla's jeans embodies the essence of the 1970's which is relevant now more than ever.

Freedom of expression is key for the youth of any era and body confidence and positivity is what Rolla's is all about. Rolla's in inspired by a time when denim was fun & fashion based. During the 70's, high-end fashion houses offered denim jeans for the first time and a new era exploded. Stretch denim allowed for a sexier appeal; jeans were worn for looking good and going out; not just for function and heritage.

The essence of Rolla's design is a clean modern look created using long slim lines and substantial fabric weights with superior hold and fabulous feel. The aim is to create a flattering jean that looks and feels amazing. Denim washes are 'lo-fi' in an authentic sense with no tricked up detailing.

Rolla's jeans are the real deal

Rolla's will be showing at KNOWSHOW Vancouver. 

Lisbeth Jewelry

Toronto-based, Canadian jewelry designer. Handmade in Canada. Sterling Silver, 14 karat, and real gemstones.

Sophie Alden created Lisbeth Jewelry out of her passion for design and for her desire to create pieces that were missing from her personal wardrobe.  Handmade in Vancouver, Lisbeth Jewelry is a collection of necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings featuring materials such as 14k gold fill, sterling silver, and some semi-precious stones. Lisbeth Jewelry evokes and air of understated glamor with a twist. The designs are simple and classic with some edgier components mixed in. Lisbeth Jewelry is available in boutiques across Canada.

Year of Ours

Year Of Ours nods to the heritage of traditional American sportswear, paying homage to the concept of freedom of movement through comfortable and stylish fashion pieces. Year Of Ours prides itself in quality production with a “Made In U.S.A.” stamp, manufacturing all products in-house at its facility in Los Angeles. At its factory, Year Of Ours has access to resources, control of inventory while maintaining sustainable operation practices. With autonomy of the design-through-production process, Year Of Ours ensures each detail with precision and up-to-date standards. Made for the sport enthusiast, Year Of Ours is a women-run lifestyle brand that focuses on fitness to encourage, motivate and support varied levels of performance activities. A testimony to functionality, Year Of Ours offers technical activewear pieces with modest silhouettes that will elevate a fitness experience and blends sport with style for post workouts.

Catch Year of Ours at KNOWSHOW Toronto and Vancouver. 


Enlightened by the past and shaped for the future, @NativeShoes is a global footwear brand creating accessible, easy-to-wear silhouettes for today’s stomping grounds. See the new collection at the @fbombtrading booth. #nativeshoescanada

Don't miss Native at KNOWSHOW Toronto and Vancouver. 

MALVADOS Launches Men’s Collection for Spring 2018

Men will Moroc’N’Roll for the new flip-flop line debuting at Swim Collective 

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (June 2017) – MALVADOS Lifestyle Inc., a fashion-forward, casual footwear brand, is excited to announce the launch of its first-ever men’s collection for Spring 2018. The men’s footwear line will join the brand’s already successful women’s counterpart, and will make its debut at Swim Collective in Huntington Beach, Calif. on July 11.  

“Coming off of a prosperous first year with MALVADOS women’s, our retailers encouraged us to grow our offerings to men’s,” said Jennifer Rainnie, MALVADOS co-founder and creative director. “We thought this would be the perfect addition because behind every great woman, there might be a man, and he needs flip-flops too.”

Spring 2018 calls forth the theme of Moroc’N’Roll, expanding on inspiration from the Far East and the desert gypset, and will feature two men’s styles – JACK and PLAYA, which will be offered in earthy, natural hues such as asphalt, marine, slate, cargo and desert – along with six women’s styles. 

Spring 2018 will feature a men’s version of the popular women’s PLAYA, a one-piece molded EVA with toe pillow, designed for extra cushioned comfort and support, and a diamond textured foot-bed, offered for breathability and traction. The men’s PLAYA will be offered in five neutral colors. The JACK style will be offered in three earthy tones and will feature a high-quality suede leather strap and foot-bed, with a comfortable rubber EVA sponge outsole. 

The MALVADOS men’s collection will retail for $23 to $50 USD and will be available online and in stores on December 1. For more information, please visit, or follow @malvados on Instagram.


Inspired by iconic musicians, wanderers, and the wild at heart, Jennifer Rainnie and Baseer Khudayar founded lifestyle footwear brand, MALVADOS in 2016. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, the brand’s mission is to offer comfortable and affordable flip-flops and sandals that can take you from the beach to the festival, and every windows-down, hair-in-your-face road trip in between. Styles are named after cocktails and rock stars, providing stylish footwear for the life of the party and badass men and women who are looking to go places outside of their comfort zone. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bag and take MALVADOS with you.

Richer Poorer

Richer Poorer creates classic basics with an elevated style that become essential to your life. Clothes that keep up with every part of your day. Clothes to live in. Your essentials, your innerwear, are the pieces that sit closest to you. The first things you put on. Let them set the tone. Because a good day starts with you. Set the foundation that makes you feel good and good will follow.

Richer Poorer will be showing in KNOWSHOW Vancouver and Toronto. 


Slowtide saw a category that had been ignored and overlooked. From dyeing fabrics, mixing paints, manipulating pixels and collaborating with artists and photographers, Slowtide created a new medium for art. Based in Hawaii & California, Slowtide ties together a sentiment for the water and art.

Slowtide will be showing in KNOWSHOW Toronto and Vancouver. 

Criminal Damage

Based out of East London, Criminal Damage presents a new and fresh take on London laid-back urban street style. Classic streetwear tees, hoodies and joggers are done in top quality fabrics with fresh and innovative prints and graphics. Grungy, cool and a little bit loud, a unisex fashion forward brand for the edgy customer.

Catch Criminal Damage at KNOWSHOW Toronto. 

KNOWMore Tactical Session: eCommerce 101 w/ Brian Jenkinson

The world of retail is rapidly changing. E-commerce is growing every year and shows no signs of slowing down. Digital technology has allowed consumers to easily access information on the go and Brick and mortar stores must stay on top of the eCommerce trends in order to stay ahead of the competition. This panel will dive into reasons that retailers have expanded their operation to the online space, their biggest hurdles in the development stage and how they manage the day to day challenges, now that their online sites are live.

With over 20 years in the fashion industry, Brian Jenkinson from CUT & SHOW has experience in Sales, Operations and eCommerce. In the (insert title here), Brian will talk to 3 retailers that have built and maintain their own eCommerce sites. Brian will chat with them about some of the obstacles and successes faced in the online landscape.

Adele Tetangco is a veteran of the boutique fashion industry with 12+ years of experience in sales and marketing. She was instrumental in developing new sales channels for a local independent designer and boutiques. As a consultant working with boutiques and emerging labels, Adele recognized the struggles of running an independent fashion and the need for a new platform to move inventory and improve cash flow. She is driven by a desire to provide better access to hard-to-find emerging contemporary designers for consumers who, like herself, love to shop independent boutiques.

Brendan Bennett is a creative working in the digital realm, specifically as the ecommerce and social media manager for Still Life Creative in Victoria, BC. With 15 years industry experience, he has worked extensively with local independent stores as well as globally recognized brands. Starting with Still Life in early 2016, he came on to build the ecommerce aspect of the business and has taken it from a small component to an integral aspect of the business and it's growth. In his down time he enjoys photography, art, design, cycling and exploring the Pacific Northwest.

Don't miss the eCommerce 101 panel on Wednesday, July 12 at 2pm. RSVP HERE.