The Quiksilver logo, a cresting wave and snowcapped mountain, represents active sports and global excellence. Our heritage comes from the beach and the sport of surfing and extends out to include other lifestyles where the dictates for fashion and function come from active people with high standards. Since its birth over 20 years ago, Quiksilver has maintained its commitment to performance, style, and endurance and has taken the message around the world. The company credo is built upon our premier brand, Quiksilver. Quiksilver is a worldwide surf/board-riding lifestyle label based on authenticity and reputation for excellence. Our goal is to provide the market with purity of concept and provide our customers product they can wear with pride since it represents quality and value from a solid foundation. Quiksilver's substance lies in its history, its product quality and innovation and its authentic connection to the extreme sports culture. In addition to Quiksilver, Pirate Surf, Que, Roxy, and Raisins represents our complete dedication to the outdoor lifestyle. This dedication has made Quiksilver a world standard.
A celebrated name among surfers across the globe, Quiksilver, Inc. designs and distributes casual sportswear, beachwear, and snowboard wear, marketing its apparel under the Quiksilver, Roxy, Private Surf, Que, and Raisin labels. Although Quiksilver produced a broad range of apparel items for several distinct types of customers during the mid-1990s, the company's chief focus has been setting fashion trends for surfers. Founded by two young American surfers in 1976, Quiksilver recorded enviable success with its boardshorts, swimsuits, and other surfing apparel and accessories during its first decade of business. Encouraged by this success, the company's management diversified into other types of active wear during the 1980s and began selling merchandise through department stores, rather than dealing exclusively with smaller specialty shops. The maturation of the narrowly focused start-up company developed it into a multi-faceted corporation that reigned as a market leader during the 1990s.
The Quiksilver Foundation
For years, Quiksilver has been actively engaged in charitable activities, both locally and globally. Quiksilver recognizes the concept of corporate social responsibility and benevolence. We want our philanthropic work to have impact beyond what we do as one company and believe that we can do this by coordinating the support of other organizations and individuals. The Quiksilver Foundation was formed to bring all of Quiksilver's charitable giving under one umbrella. The Foundation commenced activities as a 501(c)(3) private foundation in October of 2004.
The Quiksilver Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to benefiting and enhancing the quality of life for communities of boardriders across the world by supporting environmental, educational, health and youth-related projects.
With offices in Europe, Australia and America, Quiksilver has the capability of touching people worldwide. Quiksilver has the vision of making a difference to community and environment through the Quiksilver Foundation. The Quiksilver Foundation has a commitment to improving the quality of all our lives.
We desire to benefit:
Local communities, including schools, churches and local charities through support and outreach programs; major special projects and organizations sharing our focus on children, education, science, oceans and the environment. For nearly three decades, Quiksilver has been a leader in providing charitable support that has enabled boardriders' communities around the world to benefit education, the environment, scientific research and a variety of related causes.
Today, the Quiksilver Foundation has been formed to continue the charitable endeavors of the company throughout the world. From its office at Quiksilver's Headquarters in Huntington Beach, California, the Quiksilver Foundation is in coordination with the company's global offices in Asia, Australia, Europe and across the world.
Keep a Breast Foundation
The Keep a Breast Foundation is a unique non-profit organization creating plaster forms of the female torso, customized by fine artists and auctioned to raise funding for breast cancer. Our mission is to produce art events that increase breast cancer awareness among young people and benefit breast cancer education, prevention and treatment programs in communities around the world.
Combining sculpture, philanthropy, and symbolic artistry, The Keep a Breast Foundation is a nonprofit breast cancer awareness organization unlike any other. Keep a Breast creates one-of-a-kind plaster forms of the female torso that are customized by fine artists and auctioned to raise consciousness and funding for breast cancer research and treatment. The casts are physical representations of a simple truth - while breast cancer attacks all women without prejudice, it is the powerful individual present in all women that will conquer it. Keep a Breast's goal is to bring a fresh perspective to this important cause in a way that is relevant and inspiring to today's youth.