This blog began a year ago, I have never “blogged” before. What an experience. Certainly beyond all of my expectations.
When I started Building KUIU, my goal was to find 100 people before KUIU launched a year later. 100 people who do their own research because they are passionate about mountain hunting, their gear, care about fabrics, factories, quality, performance and ounces. 100 people that KUIU will resonate with, inspire and adopt. I believed once these 100 people received their gear, knowing the quality of KUIU’s products, they will tell their friends, post on forums, the word will spread and KUIU will be born.
This did not go quite as planned, I completely underestimated the power of social media, blogging and how large and far reaching it can be. Building KUIU is followed by subscribers all across the US, Canada, Europe, Russia, New Zealand and Australia. You have all spread the word of KUIU and created a buzz and enthusiasm like no other brand launch before. Thank you.
We are pioneering the future and setting a new standard in launching a brand. I say we, because without you investing your time and passion to share your ideas, ask hard questions, comment, read, learn and spread the word; KUIU would not exist. I believed in you and this is why I created KUIU as a consumer direct at wholesale brand. Thank you for holding up your end of things. Your dedication inspires me, my team and our suppliers to do everything possible to deliver the finest product and KUIU experience possible.
There are a few subscribers who have truly committed themselves to Building KUIU. I would like to recognize the 5 subscribers with the most comments posted over the past year. Your dedication is inspiring and as small token of my appreciation I would like to give you a gift from me and everyone at KUIU.
1. Larry Schwartz larryschwartz@: Icon Frame & Choice of bag, 3000 or 6000.
2. Matt fullcurl.ak@ : Choice of Chugach Jacket or Pant color and size of your choice
3. Mike P mikephilip@: Guide Jacket color and size of your choice
4. Tom Ryle tmryle@: Attack Pant color and size of your choice
5. Justin Stark jstarck1@: Merino 185 Base Layer Top & Bottom color and size of your choice
Thank you to everyone for subscribing and supporting the Building KUIU blog and following along on this journey. We have very dedicated group of subscribers and I look forward to working with all of you to continue to push the bar in technology, design and product innovation.