Thursday, June 21, 2012



SIA, Denver

CTR Technical Collection-is the "next-generation" of cold weather protection-using 4 way stretch/ and or micro fleece fabrics w/wind resistant panels, Thinsulate® insulation for warmth (as in the HEADWALL series- pictured) moisture management properties, reflective logo details,  mesh panels and Lycra binding for easy breathing, and with unique construction-like the form fitting 3D styles.

words/images Judith Ecochard

Can you envision about 1600 SKUs---all on display? That's what CHAOS ---a hat maker for many other labels---has--- just under its own imprint. 

Under Helmet Beanies-CTR PERFORMANCE 2012 Collection-using Dri-release Merino Wool lined Evo Collection + reflective logo... or 4 way stretch acrylic spandex mix with seamless construction-no chafing 

Beyond impressive, even when we went to a NYC footwear event a full month later-the DSW marketing head raved about what she saw at the OR/SLC tradeshow from this company. Here's why.

WORLDBEATS Ladies collection with nordic/pretty stripes knits wool/alpaca blend, hats/gloves lined with fleece, on right...Chiku and Hudud 100% acrylic chunky braided knit beanies with fleece lining-

100% acrylic, fleece lining hand knit snowflake pom helmet-Mineral w/ matching 16TX scarves

Bene 100% acrylic hand knit space dye visor with fleece lining, matching neck warmer (r) 100% acrylic bright jacquard knit cuffed pom beanie Momma- with fleece lining  and knit leg warmers with tassels-Touting (l)

100% acrylic bubble beanies with pom and fleece lining...bubble scarves   LITAS/EMPEROR

100% acrylic hand knit helmet w/ pom+fleece lining, beanies with pom, fingerless gloves, scarves with poms...

lots of color options

Fun-knit and checkered helmet/trapper hats hats-faux fur and quilt linings

WORLD BEAT unisex 100% acrylic hand knit checkered cuffed, slouchy and cool looking on...

more 100% acrylic slouch beanies with full knit liner

100% acrylic, dotted checkered beanies with fleece lining

100% acrylic, textured beanie super soft, self liner

100% acrylic, hand crotchet heavy ball cap with herringbone woven inserts (TOBBY)

100% cotton, corduroy cadet with patterned woven band (EDWARD)

100% acrylic striped tooth pattern cadet with solid color visor

AINS-100% acrylic, thick n thin chunky knit helmet-with fleece\fur lining

100% acrylic, hand knit pom beanie with pom tassels...

tie poms in the back-

what else...not pictured-MOON SHADOW collection made from merino wool...beanies, helmets, character helmets, mittens, scarves and cloches.