Category: surfing

Vender of the Week: Watershed

Jake Patterson and James Wright have long loved the ocean and the outdoors — and in 2012, they turned that passion into their way of life by opening the Watershed concept store in Newquay, Cornwall. With their original location, Jake and James focused on bringing brands and products to their community that hadn’t been available in the UK and then naturally progressed to designing and producing their own clothing and items. Watershed officially became its own brand in 2015, and Jake and James launched their online store in 2016. Now, they use Vend and Xero to operate their ecommerce store

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Vender of the Week: Sitka

Environmentally conscious surf retailer Sitka hopped on the Vend train early on in both their business and ours. They’ve now grown from a garage surfboard shop (literally) to a haven for socially responsible boards, clothing, and gear, with a flagship store in New Zealand’s capital of Auckland — and they’ve stuck with Vend for the entire journey. We talked to Managing Director Andrew Howson to find out more about Sitka’s mission (to “engage communities through inspiration, conservation, and the provision of purposeful goods for exploring the natural world”) and their experience with Vend. Read on for the interview. Tell us

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