Volcom is a clothing manufacturer. Volcom is located in Costa Mesa, California founded in 1991 as Stone Boardwear, Inc. by Richard "Wooly" Woolcott and Tucker "T-Dawg" Hall. It caters to the surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding markets, born out of the founders' own experiences with these sports. In April 2005, the Company changed its name to Volcom, Inc. On June 29, 2005, Volcom Inc. made an initial public offering on NASDAQ, pricing 4.69 million shares at $19 a share and raising $89 million. The underwriters of the IPO were Wachovia Securities, D.A. Davidson and Piper Jaffray.
Volcom has several retail locations. The first store was opened on November 23, 2002 and is located in Los Angeles on 126 La Brea, with 2 additional stores opened in 2006 in San Diego and Santa Barbara. Two stores are located in Lahaina, Maui: in the Lahaina Center and in Whaler's Village (Ka'anapali beach). One store is located in Hossegor, France, near Volcom Europe's head offices.
Volcom is known for its elaborate uses of the "stone" logo pictured on the right and its "Youth Against Establishment" motto. It is also actively involved in a campaign that it calls "Let the Kids Ride Free".
Volcom's record label is called Volcom Entertainment.
"Let the Kids Ride Free" (better known as L.T.K.R.F.) is a grassroots effort started by Volcom to make skateboarding, surfing and snowboarding competitions free. It is a way to give back to the community and for kids who don't have their own money or sponsors to be able to ride and compete in an environment that is "more like a gathering."
Volcom sponsors skateboarders, surfers, and snowboarders.
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