ORSM '12 New Exhibitors Preview: Glam Headbands

SNEWS highlights some new exhibitors at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2012 trade show. Check out Glam Headband's story and swing by its booth if you're at the show.

Glam Headbands

www.glamheadbands.com / Erika Ewers, owner / Los Angeles, Calif. / #PV621 / Founded 2009

Erika Ewers on Glam Headbands: Glam Headbands are different than other headbands for many reasons: 1.) They are all adjustable so they fit each head perfectly; 2.)They all have a non-slip lining; 3.) They have low wholesale prices, ranging from $5 to $7, and allow for a more than double markeup; and 4.) They have low minimum orders.

Tell us about your brands and products?

Glam Headbands are all adjustable, non-slip and super cute.

What were you, as the founder of the company, doing before this?

I worked as a wardrobe stylist for magazine editorials and print advertising.

Where did your inspiration come from?

I got headaches from other headbands within 45 minutes and was inspired by adjustable baseball caps.

What’s the one best feature of your product?

The adjustable and rubberized elastic that guarantees they fit perfectly.

What has been your biggest challenge?

Everything about launching a small business.

Why are you exhibiting at Outdoor Retailer?

To set up wholesale accounts with sporting goods stores.

Who do you look up to in the industry?

Under Armour.

Who do you want to compete against in the industry?

Sweaty Bands.



ORSM '12 New Exhibitors Preview: SimpliPure

SimpliPure www.simplipure.com / Tareq Risheq, CEO / #PV638 / Aliso Viejo, Calif. / Founded 2009 Tell us about your brands and products? SimpliPure has two main products: filtered water bottles and our new LifeCan. Our water bottles filter out 99.99 percent of chlorine, lead, ...read more


ORSM '12 New Exhibitors Preview: Lucy Activewear

Lucy Activewear www.Lucy.com / Mark Bryden, president / #PV262 / Alameda, Calif. / Founded 1999 Mark Bryden on Lucy Activewear: Lucy fits you. What sets our products apart is our thoughtful design that incorporates “real needs” style. We make premium women’s activewear with high ...read more


ORSM '12 New Exhibitors Preview: Green Dot

Green Dot www.GreenDotPure.com / Mark Remmert, CEO / Cottonwood Falls, Kan. / #PV670 / Founded 2009 Mark Remmert on Green Dot: "Green Dot makes the world’s only compostable elastomeric plastic. It’s a plant-based material that is ideal for making stylish, durable products that ...read more


ORSM '12 New Exhibitors Preview: Spooner, Inc.

Spooner, Inc. www.spoonerboards.com / Reuben Guymer, general manager, vice president of sales / #PV441 / Founded 2008 Reuben Guymer on Spooner: “The Spooner is our original product. It’s the Ultimate Fun Board that makes it easy to learn skateboarding surfing, and snowboarding ...read more


ORSM '12 New Exhibitors Preview: Corran

Corranwww.corransup.com/ Corran Addison, president / San Clemente, Calif. / #PV629 / Founded 2012 Corran Addison on Corran: Corran is a one-stop shop for all things SUP. We have the most complete line of paddleboards on the market, from high-end epoxy to entry-level plastic, with ...read more


ORSM '12 New Exhibitors Preview: Original BugPatch

Quick Start Marketing’s Original BugPatch www.originalBugPatch.com / Bobby Borland, president / Ozark, Ala. / # PV697 / Founded 2003 Bobby Borland on Quick Start Marketing’s Original Bug Patch: “Quick Start Marketing’s BugPatch is the only patented product available in the ...read more


ORSM '12 New Exhibitors Preview: LightSpeed

LightSpeedwww.lightspeedretail.com / Jillian Ruiz, administrator and event coordinator on behalf of Dax Dasilva, director of sales / Montreal, Quebec / #PV534 / Founded 2005 Tell us about your brands and products? Retail tools for the iGeneration — LightSpeed continues to ...read more

ORSM '12 New Exhibitors Preview: Horizon Fuel Cell

Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies www.horizonfuelcell.com / Dane Urry, manager, North America / San Francisco, Calif. / #PV661 / Founded 2003 Dane Urry on Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies: “Horizon is combining its consumer fuel cell know-how with new fuel cartridge technologies to ...read more


ORSM '12 New Exhibitors Recap: Terox International

Terox International www.terox.com / Rocco Azzarito, CEO / Boise, Id. / Founded 2010 Rocco Azzarito on Terox International: “With affordable lifestyle footwear in mind, the Terox brand was born. Its product line features flip-flops and slides in an amazing array of colors with an ...read more