Around the globe, little groms hit the skate park every single day with the dream of having a chance to win a major competition and take home the big prize. We’ve teamed up with Transworld Skateboarding on their current Come Up Tour to offer amateur skateboarders the chance to bring home a championship of their own.
The C.U.T. tour starts with underage skaters submitting footage to become prequalified for a skate jam at their local park. The best of the best qualify for the finals, while hundreds of their skate brethren continue to battle it out for the chance to be called C.U.T champion.
This past Saturday, Chicago’s finest took over Piotrowski Skate Park, vying for three gear-stuffed Lively Up bags. From the techie switch flip crooked grind of Kevin Braun to the giant kickflips of Jorgey Rodriguez, the competition was hot and heavy. In the end, no one could match the flip-in/flip-out tricks Emmet Duffy was throwing down as he walked away with the C.U.T. championship for the Windy City.
Transworld’s C.U.T. continues to roll on down the road this weekend for a stop in Phoenix on April 27. We’ll be taking over the Peoria Skate Park with Cowtown skate shop and getting skaters to go big for some Lively Up bags and more prizes from Independent, Deathwish and Shake Junt. Skaters can still apply for the Phoenix contest by sending a one-minute video with their best tricks to Transworld Skateboarding.
Bonus: Check out this sick contest recap from the Chicago stop of the C.U.T and get some inspiration to shred:
The evolution of recycled water bottles has had a tremendous impact on the Earth. In an effort to leave our own positive imprint on the environment, we are working to take these bottles out of the waste stream and recycling centers and create something new with them.
Utilized in the creation of our REWIND fabric, recycled water bottles are a large resource for the products that we create. When blended with organic cotton and reused hemp, the resulting fabric is highly durable, stylish and Earth-friendly. “It’s important to embrace the world around you and avoid focusing solely on yourself,” says brand manager Daniel Kaufman. “It’s worth the extra effort to do the right thing.”
Just what goes into creating a pair of Rise Upover-ear headphones or a Lively Up Leather Scout Pack? Together with our team of sustainable living experts, we have worked to incorporate recycled water bottles into nearly every item that we create. Check out the breakdown below and find out the positive impact that you’re making when you satisfy your soul with our products:
By broadening the horizons of design with Earth-friendly materials, it’s possible to create style where there was thought to be none before. In the right hands, recycled water bottles can be transformed into something beautiful.
BONUS: While we believe every day is Earth Day, we will be donating 36.5 % of sales to 1Love during Earth Week, in honor of our commitment to the environment 365 days a year. Support now by checking out the REWIND Collection and help make a positive impact by purchasing sustainable products.
When looking for Team Marley members, we aren’t just looking for the most skilled and stylish at their craft. We want people who are committed to living life the way they want to live, while still respecting the earth and the community that surrounds them. That’s why we’re proud to announce the addition of two lifelong surfers, Tyler Wright and Owen Wright, to the ranks of Team Marley.
Born and bred surfing off the coast of Australia, Tyler and Owen got their start at an early age thanks to their older brother and father. The brother and sister duo’s dedication to surfing every single day has paid off as they have quickly risen through the ranks to become the hottest surfers on the ASP World Championship Tour.
In addition to ripping up the ASP World Tour and repping our line of Earth-friendly headphones, watches, portable audio systems and Lively Up bags, the Wrights are also taking the time to give back. Recently, the duo taught a surfing clinic for kids in Northern New South Wales at the Hurley Australia High Performance Centre. Check out the video below of the Wrights teaching a new generation of rippers and offer them a warm welcome them to Team Marley:
The world is our playground — It’s time to explore it. Create your own backpack survival kit and take the path less traveled.
Carabiner Water Bottle
Unlike your house, nature’s water isn’t filtered. In fact, it can be straight up nasty. You never know when you’ll be around clean water again. Pack a carabiner water bottle and purification tablets to make your supply last.
Headphones Keep your pack light by using small items that are worth more than their weight. Our in-ear headphones will keep you moving with musical inspiration, but won’t make for a heavy load.
Lighter It wouldn’t be called a backpack survival kit if it had a bunch of things you didn’t need inside. Buy a lighter. You’re going to use it.
Compass At some point in any journey, you will get lost. No matter how gnarly a mountain or forest is, the old school technology of a compass always works.
Notebook Feeling inspired? Having a notebook with you to record your thoughts, sketches and directions is essential to any journey. If you carve it into tree, your never going to see it again.
Lively Up Bags Perfect for any hike, nature walk or urban exploring trip, our Earth-friendly bags are necessary for any new adventure. With roomy pockets, straps to hang water bottles from and a padded laptop sleeve, it’s meant for making a backpack survival kit.
To do is to live. Explore, scavenge and create new expeditions for yourself. After all, no one else is going to live your life for you.
The House of Marley’s collaboration with Apple continues this month with the release of our new line of Lively Up Leathereco-friendly bags. Again, a portion of the sales generated from this exclusive sale will benefit the amazing Marley charity, 1Love. Now through November 15!
Our Lively Up Leather bags are as sleek and stylish as they are durable and versatile. A unique blend of reclaimed hemp and organic cotton mixed with fibers of recycled plastic bottles, our exclusive REWIND material is the foundation for all of the eco-friendly bags in the growing Lively Up collection. With large capacity compartments and a number of convenient side pockets, bags like our Lively Up Leather Scout Pack, Lively Up Leather Messenger, and Lively Up Leather Backpack are the perfect companion for a day trip or an everyday routine.
In addition to being featured in the Apple store, 10% of every sale will go to our charity partners at 1Love in our “Double the Love” program. Stock up on the new House of Marley headphones, bags and portable audio systems, all with the added bonus of contributing to the many great causes championed by our friends at 1Love.