BEHIND THE BRAND
How it all started.
Athos Skateboarding was founded by Zander Cabinaw who combined his two passions of skateboarding and graphic design. Zander received his first skateboard when he was 5 years old and has been honing his skateboarding skills ever since. Art has always come naturally and he
started to dabble with designs for skateboards in the
4th grade. He made designs featuring his middle name
"Athos," and drew on postage stamps to stick to the
bottom of tech decks. All through school Zander would
continue to make more and more designs featuring the
name Athos, until his freshman year when the first
product was released. The first Athos Skateboarding
product to exist was a blue crew neck with an "A" on
the chest and "Athos Skateboarding" on the sleeve.
The first products were made using spray on fabric-
paint and stencils. After the crew necks got released
the first decks followed, featuring a teddy bear the
graphic for the "Teddy decks" were made using spray paint and stencils similar to the crew necks. After this Zander wanted to increase the quality of his products, so after purchasing a screen printing machine the Heartbroken shirts were made. Along with the release of the shirts came keychains and stickers. Zander fell in love with the process of turning an idea into a real product. He got a job at a real print shop in order to learn more about screen printing and other ways to make quality products. Today Zander is joined by the whole Athos team to create our skateboarding community.