Brixton Wins Breakout Brand of the Year at SIMA Image Awards

The Brixton crew posing for the camera after winning "Breakout Brand of the Year" at the 2013 SIMA Image Awards ceremony.

The Brixton crew posing for the camera after being crowned “Breakout Brand of the Year” at the 2013 SIMA Image Awards ceremony in Anaheim, California.

Brixton was named Breakout Brand of the Year at the 10th annual Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) Image Awards, capping off what has been a momentous year for the growing brand.

Nominees representing the best of the surf industry from 2012 were honored at the SIMA Image Awards ceremony on Thursday, February 7 at the Grove in Anaheim, California with more than 800 attendees from surf companies and specialty retail shops coming out to celebrate.  This year companies were recognized in 16 categories including Breakout Brand of the Year, Breakout Retailer of the Year, Surfboard of the Year, Boardshort of the Year and more.

“It feels great to be recognized for all of the hard work we’ve put into Brixton,” said Co-founder and Brand Manager David Stoddard.  “We are honored to win this award and we’re thankful for all the support we’ve gotten from our retailers, reps and distributors.  It’s a great way to start 2013.”

The goal of the SIMA Image Awards is to identify the surf industry’s most influential companies and recognize them for their efforts to advance and grow the industry over the past year.  The SIMA Image Awards is the only awards program that gives the surf industry the opportunity to acknowledge fellow companies for their outstanding innovations and contributions.

SIMA Image Award: 2012 Breakout Brand of the Year presented to Brixton

SIMA Image Awards: 2012 Breakout Brand of the Year presented to Brixton

About Brixton:

Inspired by music, culture and the people who surround them, Brixton is the collaboration of three friends who wanted to convey their lifestyle through unique products.  Starting out of a garage in Oceanside, CA in 2004, Brixton began with a small line of vintage inspired hats and has since evolved into a full apparel brand with a loyal following in more than 30 countries.  The clean, classic design of the Brixton collection has a modern yet timeless feel and each piece is constructed with the commitment to bringing customers quality products they’ll want to hold onto forever.  Shop Brixton here.

About the author

Kimi Sakamoto Kimi Sakamoto is the Social Marketing Coordinator for Village Hat Shop, an online retail leader in headwear and fashion accessories. In addition to managing the company's social media presence - including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram  - she is a regular contributor to The Hat Blog and its sister site - Less Chat, More Hat. Born and raised in California, Kimi enjoys spending time outdoors. You can find her on Google+ and Twitter.

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