UMA - MAITE QUEEN TEDDY BEAR - 8.25
Amidst the height of the pandemic in 2020, one of the continually wildest rides most of us have taken in our lives, Uma Landsleds was created. Evan Smith brought his spontaneous, creative energy to Mesa Distribution where the brand was born and nurtured. Exuding this same feral energy, Maité and Cody Chapman joined the adventure, completing the introductory team. Thomas Campbell took reigns on art direction and curated the initial offering, enlisting the art of Nathaniel Russell whom has become the epicentre of the Uma artist universe.
Uma cemented its place as a brand that is here-to-stay with the 'Punch a Hole In the Sky' video. Masterfully crafted by Jon Miner, the video is an immersion of high level skating, brilliant art and cosmic spirit. Surprise inclusion went to the newest Uma rider Roman Pabich, whose rise in fame quickly earned him pro status.
The beloved and talented Andy Jenkins now guides the creative efforts while Evan continues to lead the expanding team on a global jaunt, spreading the Uma vibes of inclusivity and positivity, welcoming all to join in along the way.