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Dakine is an American outdoor clothing company specializing in sportswear and sports equipment for adventure sports. Founded in Hawaii, the name comes from the Hawaiian Pidgin phrase "da kine" (derived from "the kind"). Now based in Hood River, Oregon (products are manufactured overseas), the company also sponsors athletes from the lifestyle and sporting fields of skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, surfing,windsurfing, kiteboarding, and skateboarding.


Dakine was founded in 1979 in Haiku, Maui, Hawaii, by Rob Kaplan. In 1986 Dakine moved its base of operations to Hood River, Oregon, U.S., and has remained there since. In August 2009, Dakine was acquired by Billabong International Limited. for about US$100 million. The company moved into a new 2300 m2 (25000 sq ft) headquarters along the Columbia River in Hood River in June 2013. Also in 2013, Billabong sold Dakine for $70 million to Altamont Capital Partners. As of 2016 Dakine has offices in Oregon, Oahu, Haiku, Tahiti, and Annecy.


Dakine sells backpacks, clothing, outerwear, luggage, and accessories for men, women, and children.







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Social compliance standard

The company has adopted the social compliance standard "Social Accountability International's SA8000"—the standard "is based on the primary international workplace rights contained within the International Labour Organisation conventions, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child."

See also

  • List of companies based in Oregon


External links

  • Official Website
  • German Website
  • Polish Website Archived January 27, 2020, at the Wayback Machine
  • Independent Reviews

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