CANDIDE, founded by legendary freeskier Candide Thovex, today announces a new partnership with Global Sales Guys, which will represent the brand with its network of dealers in North America.
Launched in 2020, CANDIDE offers a collection of technical outerwear, apparel and accessories designed to give core skiers everything they need to express themselves in the mountains. Combining a minimalist design philosophy, optimal functionality, sustainability and high level performance, the C1 collection helps riders tackle any terrain in any condition.
CANDIDE is a technical outerwear, apparel and accessory brand and is the brainchild of Candide Thovex - one of freeskiing’s most creative, uncompromising and unconventional individuals. The collections are sustainably crafted by passionate professionals who bring Candide’s unique vision for timeless style, optimal function, and high-level performance to life.
True to Thovex’s mission that the mountains should be available for everyone and caring for the natural environment, sustainability is a core tenet of CANDIDE, and the line is crafted with among the latest materials including Bio PET bio-based polyester, PrimaLoft® 100% post-consumer recycled insulation, Polartec synthetic fleece, organic and recycled polyester, and Global Merino wool.
“We’re excited to be partnering with Global Sales Guys as we move into the second season with our line of high-performance, technical outerwear and accessories,” said Edouard Dessain-Gelinet, co-founder and CEO, CANDIDE. “They understand the brand, the market and specialty retail, and we know there are big things ahead for us.”
“To say how excited and proud we are to bring the CANDIDE Collection to North America would be an understatement,” said Marty Carrigan, CEO and founder of Global Sales Guys. “The CANDIDE brand and products are completely aligned with our core values and mission to bring specialty products for specialty shops and solutions for specialty retail.”
GSG added "We have the privilege to travel the world and meet with specialty retailers like yourself. These iconic specialty retailers feed us the newest trends and brands they see emerging in their geographic markets. Our mission is to introduce these brands back to specialty retailers in North America. We are the conduit for emerging specialty brands in the global specialty retail community."