Passion; a strong and barely controllable emotion

Passion for the snow

There are a lot of businesses created out of a passion for skiing or snowboarding, small brands producing quality technical outer wear and under wear.

Here are some quality brands that will have you looking cool while staying warm and dry on the hill this winter.  Brands born out of a love of the mountains and the snow, people following their passion and creating a life doing what they love.  These are my favourites.

Anakie Outerwear

Anakie Outerwear

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Bright and colourful women’s specific Australian outerwear company providing style on the slopes, born from a love of snowboarding.  I love these denim look women’s pants. www.anakieouterwear.com  Check out my blog on Anakie here

Homely to Handson

Homely to Handsome

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I love the rustic mountain style of Homely to Handsome’s hand crocheted beanies and scarves.  Stylish beanies made to suit the outdoorsy type who want both fashion and function.  Growing up in Canada, Holly now lives in Sydney.  www.homelytohandsome.com

Le Bent

Le Bent

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Aussie brand born in the mountains, Le Bent is a unique blend of bamboo and merino, delivering a silky smooth, warm, odourless and durable product.  Socks, thermals and headwear www.lebent.com

Oyuki Apparel

 Oyuki apparel – glove love

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Australian owned business created in Niseko, where the products are designed  and tested.  Inspired by the deep powder and Japanese culture with simple designs that are highly technical and functional.  Beanies, gloves, mitts, base layers, facemasks, balaclavas, neck warmers and snow socks!  www.oyukisnow.com

Sontimer

 Sontimer

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Performance goggles and eyewear, designed and based in Australia’s Snowy Mountains  www.sontimer.com

Standard Sock Co.

 Standard Sock Co.

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Funky and sooo comfy, established by three mates who love snowboarding, this Australian owned company was born from the desire to craft a sock suitable to be a staple in any ski or snowboarding bag. www.standardsockco.com

Yuki Threads

 Yuki Threads

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Bound by the mountains.  Quality snow apparel and street wear, Australian brand conceived in Japan  www.yukithreads.com  Check out my blog on Yuki Threads here

These are all great quality products from small brands, either individuals or small teams making a living doing what they love.  Show them some love and support their brands and passions and look great on the hill this winter.

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“All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them”

– Walt Disney –

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