After nine great years, Voleurz says goodbye
December 5, 2012, Vancouver, BC. From the family at Voleurz.
Following nine adventurous and unforgettable years of producing eclectic apparel and entertaining action sports films, the time has come for Voleurz to bid farewell.
This decision did not come lightly, but after months of internal discussion and evaluation, we’ve come to the conclusion that moving forward with the brand has become unsustainable, so we’ve made the collective decision to begin exploring other opportunities.
Voleurz was not a group of three or four people, but a family-like collaboration of 40 athletes, artists, designers, filmmakers and like minded individuals all working towards a common goal. Voleurz has been an outlet for us to express ourselves creatively, and to share our vision with many. Through both clothing design and filmmaking, we’ve have the opportunity to share our enthusiasm, all while having the time of our lives with our best friends, and the countless people we’ve been fortunate enough to meet along the way.
(L-R) Harvey Li, Darren Rayner, Bruce Giovando
We’d like to take the time to thank each and every single one of you who helped make our dream become a reality. From the moment we spray painted our first shirt in college, all the way to our latest collection. To everyone who rocked one of the 600 designs of our clothing, joined us at one of our 250 parties, or starred in one of our eight films or 120 web edits, from the bottom of our hearts, we want you all to know how much we appreciate your support. None of this would have been possible without you.
Our current clothing line will continue to be available through our retailers and online store, and we look forward to honoring our commitments to our customers throughout the winter, along with assisting our athletes in transitioning to new endeavors.
Thanks for all the good times… we’re not sorry for partying.
— Darren Rayner, Harvey Li, Bruce Giovando
About the author:
Shay Williams is the former Managing Editor of Freeskier Magazine. He now works full-time with Monster Energy, and continues to contribute to freeskier.com, offering insights re: the lives of his Monster athletes.