Sessions Appoints European Licensee

SESSIONS is happy to announce the appointment of OVERLOOK Textile GmbH as the Licensee for the European Market.

SESSIONS is an action sports apparel and outerwear company based in Santa Cruz, California. Founded in 1983 as the nation’s first registered snowboard shop, Sessions has seen many changes since its inception. Today Sessions produces high quality men’s and women’s apparel, outerwear, accessories, and music for today’s youth lifestyle.

From the early 80’s, the SESSIONS brand was promoted through top name snowboard athletes such as Shaun Palmer and Terry Kidwell and continued to build the brand by offering athlete endorsed signature garments that were designed by snowboarding legend Jamie Lynn. Products designed by core riders of the sport has made SESSIONS’ reputation one known for its high quality, technical outerwear – a reputation that has carried over into other apparel categories manufactured by SESSIONS today.

The 2002 snowboard team consists of top name sponsored athletes such as Travis Parker, TJ Schneider, Peter Strom, Daniel Sappa, Hana Beaman and Line Oestvold to name only a few and continues to keep SESSIONS product on top in terms of design, function and in the fashion desired by today’s action sports enthusiasts. SESSIONS also sponsors top free-ski athletes like Shane McConkey.

With its roots also firmly established in the skateboard and Punk Rock music scenes, SESSIONS is well promoted through its own SESSIONS Records music label and through its pro skate team which carries the names of Scott Bourne, Adam Alfaro, Darren Navarette and Charlie Wilkens as well as a group of top name sponsored amateur skaters.

These talents will all be on display at the upcoming Winter ISPO 2002 in Munich Germany February 2nd – 5th where SESSIONS records very own Missing 23rd will play live during the indoor snow and skate competitions while SESSIONS Athletes perform in each event.

With the appointment of OVERLOOK Textiles GmbH, SESSIONS is prepared to step up its marketing and sales distribution to encompass and even broader pan-European market penetration.

The former distributor for SESSIONS, Rainer Soelch, who assisted in the realization of the Licensee agreement between SESSIONS and OVERLOOK, retains a prominent position in the new organization and holds the responsibilities for sales territories PLZ 7, 8 and 9 in the German market. His extensive brand, product and retail knowledge will remain a valuable component to the newly formed structure at OVERLOOK.

For further information and recent press releases about its products, teams and free music downloads, please check out the updated SESSIONS Website at

Get on it and ride!