Proprietary Brands

Globe

After 10 years of design, production and distribution of third party brands in Australia with Hardcore Enterprises, the Hills created a global boardsports brand of their own, first with shoes for skaters and surfers in the mid 1990s and then with apparel and hardgoods for the broader market. Today, the same crew of skaters, surfers and snowboarders that started the Globe brand has grown to an international network of designers and riders that are united by boardsports, street culture, media, design and film.

Founded

1994

Primary Products

Footwear, Apparel, Skate Hardware

Territory

Australasia, North America, South America, Europe, South Africa

Salty Crew

There was a time in surfing, maybe you could call it surfing’s “golden age”, before it was cool. Before Gidget maybe. When Surfers were wild men, expelled from society, probably by choice. They found the sea better than the society they had been cast out of. So they spent their lives out in the water. Nobody understood what they were doing out there. Maybe they didn’t understand it, but they knew they needed it. When the surf was flat they fished, or they dove, and when the wind picked up they sailed, but they never got out of the water. When they were in the water, they were living, everything else… well everything else was just waiting. This attitude seems to have disappeared in the surfing world, been lost somewhere along the way. The surfing culture has left the beach; its lost its salt, fizzled out and dried up somewhere inland. But still, whether they are weaving through the crowds of yuppies and yahoos at the beach, or off on the fringe, alone, finding refuge in the sea, there are still a few who choose to lead a lifestyle supported by the ocean… they choose to keep it Salty.

Founded

2014

Primary Products

Apparel

Territory

North America, Australasia

FXD - Function X Design

FXD is ‘Function by Design’. After more than 25 years of designing and making purpose-built, technical apparel for the punishment of boardsports and street wear, FXD was launched in Australia by Globe International to provide a better look and function through carefully designed and styled workwear that exceeds all current industry standards. FXD is now not only growing its local market share in Australia, but expanding internationally.

Founded

2012

Primary Products

Workwear Apparel

Territory

Australasia, Europe, North America

Dwindle Distribution

Emerging from the business begun by American skateboarders Rodney Mullen and Steve Rocco in 1987, Dwindle Distribution has produced some of skateboarding’s most iconic brands and products, along with establishing the careers of hundreds of Pro skateboarders, kickstarting and inspiring other related companies, and generally revolutionising the skateboarding industry. Based in El Segundo, California and acquired by Globe International in 2002, Dwindle has remained a successful company whose decisions are made by people with a lifelong history and dedication to skateboarding.

Founded

1987

Primary Products

Skate Hardware, Apparel, Skate Accessories

Territory

North America, South America, Europe, Africa (all via Dwindle Distribution), Australasia (via Hardcore Distribution)

Enjoi

Originating as a Northern Californian-based skate brand under the Dwindle Distribution umbrella, Marc Johnson and Rodney Mullen formed a skate team dedicated to skateboarding and hedonism. Having celebrated its 15th Anniversary in 2015, enjoi is known for its iconic panda logo, sly advertising and videos such as Bag of Suck and Oververt. Current team members include: Louie Barletta, Caswell Berry, Jose Rojo, Cairo Foster, Wieger Van Wageningen, Zack Wallin, Nestor Judkins, Ben Raemers, Clark Hassler, Thaynan Costa, Blue Turner, Miika Adamov and Jackson Pilz.

Founded

2000

Primary Products

Skate Hardware, Apparel

Territory

North America, South America, Europe, Africa (all via Dwindle Distribution), Australasia (via Hardcore Distribution).

Blind

A rider-based brand founded by Mark Gonzales amongst the rise of World Industries distribution, Blind became more driven by graphic characters into the late 90′s and following Globe International’s acquisition of Dwindle in 2002, returned to more of a balance between skater and graphic driven-based product. Current team members include: Kevin Romar, Sewa Kroetkov, TJ Rogers, Morgan Smith, Cody McEntire, Micky Papa, Yuto Horigome, Sam Beckett, Jason Thurtle and Sean Sheffey.

Founded

1989

Primary Products

Skate Hardware

Territory

North America, South America, Europe, Africa (all via Dwindle Distribution), Australasia (via Hardcore Distribution)

Almost

Rodney Mullen and Daewon Song began a small company by the name of “Almost a skateboard company” which became an instant success with core skateboarders worldwide. Well represented by its riders and videos such as Round Three and Cheese & Crackers, Almost has also pushed technical advances in deck design and manufacturing. The current team includes: Rodney Mullen, Daewon Song, Chris Haslam, Youness Amrani, Cooper Wilt, Yuri Facchini, Willow & Mitchie Brusco.

Founded

2003

Primary Products

Skate Hardware, Apparel

Territory

North America, South America, Europe, Africa (all via Dwindle Distribution), Australasia (via Hardcore Distribution)

Darkstar

Darkstar Skateboards was established in 1997 by professional skateboarder Chet Thomas. Founded on strong product quality and powerful graphics, Darkstar has grown with a diverse street skating and contest killing Pro team, including Ryan Decenzo, Greg Lutzka, PLG, Cameo Wilson, Manolo Robles and Dave Bachinsky.

Founded

1997

Primary Products

Skate Hardware

Territory

North America, South America, Europe, Africa (all via Dwindle Distribution) Australasia (via Hardcore Distribution)

Cliché

Cliché Skateboards was launched with little more than a Franc and a dream in Lyon, France. From its humble beginnings Cliché has hooked up some of the world’s best skateboarders, put Europe’s biggest spots on the map, released several of the most critically acclaimed videos ever and changed skateboarding’s geographic scope forever more. The Cliché team is Lucas Puig, JB Gillet, Jeremie Daclin, Max Geronzi, Flo Mirtain from France, Andrew Brophy and Sammy Winter from Australia, Javier Mendizabal from Spain, Lem Villemin from Germany, Kyron Davis from England and Joey Brezinski, Pete Eldridge, Paul Hart and Daniel Espinoza from the USA.

Founded

1997

Primary Products

Skate Hardware, Apparel

Territory

Europe, North America, South America, Africa (all via Dwindle Distribution), Australasia (via Hardcore Distribution).

Tensor

Tensor started in November of 1999 and has quickly become the #2 truck brand in skateboarding, displacing many longstanding brands. Tensor trucks are designed by professional skateboarder Rodney Mullen and specifically address the technical needs of modern skateboarders. The Tensor Team is: Rodney Mullen, Daewon Song, Joey Brezinski, Manny Santiago, Andrew Brophy, Ben Fisher and Zered Bassett.

Founded

1999

Primary Products

Skateboard Accessories

Territory

North America, South America, Europe, Africa (all via Dwindle Distribution), Australasia (via Hardcore Distribution)

Dusters California

Dusters’ roots lie in the cradle of surf and skate culture in the golden haze of California. Bred from the same spirit that was born in the 60s and 70s when skateboarding, surfing and music defined themselves against establishment; Dusters embraces such heritage, designing stylish high performance cruisers and longboards that look and ride even better than the originals.

Founded

2012

Primary Products

Skate Hardware, Skateboard Accessories

Territory

North America, South America, Europe, Africa (all via Dwindle Distribution), Australasia (via Hardcore Distribution)

Sample

A brand designed to provide the market with a fashion based casual line with a clean, modern, feminine branded aesthetic. Sample is made to create an easy wearing, easy fitting casual core wardrobe seasonally with a nod to a clean, Scandinavian modernist aesthetic.

Founded

2016

Primary Products

Womens Apparel

Territory

Australia