Snowgrrl loves cute, comfortable, and functional ski clothes, and we love hearing about acts of kindness in the snow sports industry. Krimson Klover has combined the best of both worlds with the Ski Village base layer set! The fun black and white print, made with merino wool, features some of our favorite ski resorts from all over the world – Vail, Aspen, Whistler, anyone? Based on a mountain test day on the slopes of Breckenridge, Colorado, the ski village base layer set meets snowgrrl’s standards of feeling comfortable both during exertion and while relaxing in the lodge.
We love Krimson Klover’s commitment to kindness as much as we love the clothes. Rhonda Swenson, a Boulderite who founded Krimson Klover, supports her community and important causes locally and worldwide. The company donates a portion of profits each month to a specially selected charity.
5% of the Ski Village Base Layer legging and top proceeds help support programming efforts for First Descents, a charity that provides life-changing outdoor adventures for young adults who have been impacted by cancer. Anyone who has survived cancer or dealt with a relative’s battle with the disease knows how challenging it can be. Professional kayaker Brad Ludden, whose life was impacted by his aunt’s battle with cancer in her thirties, founded First Descents in 2001. The organization started out offering young cancer patients kayak trips. The trips gave participants hope, self-confidence, and meaning while mitigating depression and anxiety, enabling them to start “living beyond their disease.” First Descents now offers mountaineering, surfing, rock climbing, and kayaking programs in 11 states and four countries, and serves over 1,000 young adults every year. Ludden was honored recently with CNN’s Hero of the Year Award for his work with the organization.
Snowgrrl is thrilled that such a warm, functional, and versatile base layer set supports such a worthy charitable cause. Krimson Klover sets a great example as a woman-owned company truly interested in giving back while designing apparel any woman on the mountain woul dbe happy to wear. We hope others will follow Krimson Klover’s lead!