1) Elevated Clothing and Kavadba Clothing are relaxed, feel-good life brands rooted in all extreme sports and a love for the good life. We offer incredibly high quality products with unique designs that monopolize living life to the fullest and the best of times.
Since we first started back in 2002, we have continously grown and expanded our brands and influence, making sure to stay fluent throughout the entire action sports industry and delve deeply into each individual discipline. We sponsor athletes, musicians, events, and kids who love to ride. Our purpose and message is to promote a lifestyle of living life to the fullest, having the best of times, and establishing one's self as a true role model with an incredibly positive influence on the people around you. We believe that life was meant to be lived at the pinnacle. Whether it's wake, snow, surf, skate, bmx, motocross, music, or any other honorable pursuit, we were meant to excell and love what we do. Those who seek life's rush from the positive will understand this message loud and clear. Love What You Do, and Live What You Love. Pursue your dreams and passions with a furious effort, and don't ever give up if your after the call that God has placed in your life. Get out and enjoy this incredible life we've been blessed with and rise to the top.
This is what the young adults behind Elevated and Kavadba do every day. It's how we've grown our company into a powerful influence on action sports fashion, and the people who participate in the sports. We could care less about just being ink on tee shirts. We've set up our company to love, to give back, to take care of those less fortunate, and to invest into God's Kingdom. We're in this to promote hope, determination, and optimism, and we want our fans to do the same.
Thanks for checking us out, and please continue reading below if you want to know more fully just who we are and what exactly this word "Kavadba" really is. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
2) Elevated Clothing, also EL3VATED Clothing, a brother brand to Kavadba Clothing, was started by Machi Block in 2003 when he was a senior at Flathead High School, Kalispell, MT. Kavadba Clothing's roots had already been planted firmly in Machi's life and lifestyle, or should I say that the other way around? Machi already had his life and lifestyle firmly planted into Kavadba Clothing, and with his thoughts so readily on apparel design and extreme sports, a second brand was sure to follow.
Elevated really is so closely linked with Kavadba that it's hard to draw a distinction. They both stem from the same loves, the same purposes, the same pursuits, and aim towards the same goals. ElevatedÕs name brings reference to going to Heaven, as well as living a life full of love, peace, and adventure. Elevated's slogan, "
Live Life to the Fullest," really helps bring out some of the brand's definition. Elevated yourself, your lifestyle, and your pursuits. Stay educated, expand your horizons, broaden your mind, hone your skills, and be eternally grateful for the gifts and opportunities God has given you in this life. In essence, get out and live this life, take every opportunity to live it right and live it full, and enjoy it while being the best person that you can be.
Elevated's logo is one to behold and marvel at its intricacies. Like the Kavadba logo, it is steeped in meaning and crafted with care and dignity to not only represent its full meaning, but reflect that to its viewers as well.
Remember as you don the uniqueness of Elevated Clothing that there is exertion, sweat, toil, and love put into each piece. It reflects not simply a beautiful design on an incredible shirt, but a full-blown lifestyle. We are a dedicated group of individuals who live our lives to its very fullest every day, in whatever way we can find. Let your hopes, anticipation, and aspirations lift high and go make of this world what you need to see!! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
3) The Lifestyle:
Do you want to understand Kavadba a little bit? Let me take you back to the early 2000’s when we were just as young and just as reckless. Our teen spirits were filled with wonderment at our world and the pursuit of conquest dominated most facets of our daily living. We were growing up with the influence of Bands such as Blink 182, Sum 41, Eve 6, and Mest; bands that could light your heart on fire like a blowtorch and a match and send you off daydreaming into the world of sunny Southern California. Southern California, where surfing and beaching it up with beautiful girls owned the moment.
The reality was however, we were in Northwest Montana, which just so happens to be a best kept secret as another one of the U.S.’s premier extreme sports hot spots. We spent our winter days shredding powder in the mountains, our summers lake’n it with our best friends riding the wake, and our spring and fall riding dirt bikes and mountain bikes up and down narrow trails. Life was good!
As we looked around us, brands such as O'nell, Lost, Hurley, Fox, Quiksilver, and Billabong were abounding in excess and we loved what they were putting out. But the truth is, we had our own story and message to tell. We wanted our own brand that yelled “The Best of Times..” from the top of it’s lungs, just like we did every day.
Thus came Kavadba, first dressing young men in pop punk, extreme sports inspired clothing in 2002. But we didn’t stop there. Our girlfriends had style, don't get me wrong, but we new we could perfect it. So it wasn't long before we put the babes into something that we loved.. something that accented our lifestyle.
And now here we are down the road and the only thing that’s changed is that we’re in our 20’s and living the SoCal dream. Surfing, beaching with beauties that rock our brands, and living the Kavadba Life with the ability to have more influence and spread more love.
Keeping the spirit of restless youth alive! Kavadba Bros, the American Day Dream.. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
4) KAVADBA: An Anthem for the Good Life, brought forth by connoisseurs thereof, distributed on the lips of athletes and rush junkies everywhere as they collectively call out, “Best of Times.. Live Life to the Fullest, No Regrets!”
Kavadba Clothing was born of a culture infatuated with being on top, bringing out their full potential through the enjoyment and domination of Extreme Sports of all kinds. The early 2000’s was a time when youth everywhere were seeking to go beyond just the mainstream and looking to the emerging culture of extreme sports to get their fixes. Kavadba arose out of that time, and out of that desire.
We are a clothing company dedicated to greatness. Greatness in the way we live, Greatness in the sports we choose, and Greatness in the style we produce and wear. As a brand we’ve made it our goal to produce only the highest-quality products that keep kids looking fresh from the day they buy their favorite shirt and don our anthem, to the day they hang it up as a well worn, well accomplished memento of the lifestyle they’ve chosen. We are Kavadba Clothing, calling action sports athletes everywhere to take up our message of love, hope, and optimism, and proclaim, “Kavadba, Best of Times!!” _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
5) Kavadba Clothing and Elevated Clothing both originated in the North West’s premier outdoor activity hot-spot, the Flathead Valley, Montana; a place as easily influenced by Motocross and Skateboarding as by Rock Climbing and Skydiving, Water Sports, and Snow Sports. The many blends of activities and participants for each called out for a universal rally, or “active wear anthem” if you will. Machi Block, a high school junior at the time, supplied the insignias and apparel for the regions extreme lifestyle community. Not only were two hot local brands introduced, but an inspirational message was carried by each. Kavadba’s appeal was gift wrapped in good times and fond memories. The brand’s motto, “Best of Times..,” echoes of past summers spent wakeboarding on the lakes with your best friends and snowy winter’s days spent on the mountain. Live for the moment, but plan for the future, and live life right. Have perspective. Simply said, and easily obtainable in a place as beautiful and expansive as the Flathead Valley.
Kavadba has become a fairly common toast amongst the brands followers and those pursuing a similar lifestyle. Raise your glasses after a good day of riding or boarding, climbing or hiking, sledding or shredding, and proclaim to all, “Kavadba bro’s, best of times..”
Not that the brand has forgotten about the ladies. In fact, female athletes are often the focus of free giveaways and promotions from Kavadba and Elevated. Both brands have greatly increased the women’s lines and are delving into the development of high fashion apparel to meet the ever changing desires of the “Best of Times” female persona.
Elevated Clothing takes on a similar and yet slightly altered message as Kavadba. As the name implies, Elevated Clothing encourages the wearer to “elevate” themselves everyday. Expand your horizons, broaden your mind, hone your skills and be eternally grateful for the gifts and opportunities God has given you in this life. In essence, “Live your life to the fullest.” Indeed, Elevated demands a hint of dignity and respect when worn.
You’ll be sure to see some banners and flags flying to go along with the decals and stickers that seem to be appearing on more and more rides. Due to insightful advertising and incredible fan support, the two brands have spread to specific areas in most of the western United States, and are steadily extending eastward. Support groups all over the U.S. nation are ever dispersing the message and the attire. We are continually increasing our contacts and shops who promote and sell Kavadba and Elevated Clothing, and always looking for more.
Fans play the biggest part in gathering the brands notoriety. Kavadba and Elevated encourage fan participation on our website and in promoting and shaping the future of the company. Our future goals and current undertakings are a deeper development of fashion production and innovative products design, athlete sponsorships and music and band promotions, as well as sponsoring competitions and helping out at favored events.
We’re out to sow and harvest a message, an aspect to a lifestyle, and a lifestyle in and of itself, and clothing to accent the richness of both. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
6) Respectively established in ’02 and ‘03, Kavadba Clothing and Elevated Clothing are all-inclusive extreme sports brands rooted in active lifestyles and a love for life. The word Kavadba, and the brand as well, harbor a great deal of meaning, and since the name was first created in 2002 it has come to embody a message of hope and determination. In essence, “Love Life, Live it to the Fullest, Best of Times, and live in such a way that produces No Regrets.” Elevated is derived from a unique but similar perspective. Together, Kavadba and Elevated Clothing represent everything good in life, all of the good times that have been had, and all of the good times that will be had.
We stand to encourage and motivate a positive way of living and enjoying this incredible world and blessing of a life that God has given us. We strive to spread our message of hope, optimism, and intent, and we do our best to bring a positive vibe to everyone.
“Have No Regrets To Look Back On, Take The Risks That Are Worth Taking, and Live Your Life To The Fullest!” Best of Times.. Kavadba and Elevated Clothing Company. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
7) What we desire is to have a group of people who, through contact, become friends and family to Elevated Clothing and Kavadba Clothing and continue to invest in our brands and wear our products. It’s our fan’s role well to give input on new innovation and improvement, because you like what we stand for, the message behind our brands, the mentality of it, and you thoroughly enjoy our creative designs.
In order to maintain and expand on this following, continue to provide designs that are diverse and unique, which appeal to many kinds of people of many different focuses, all the while maintaining the Kavadba and Elevated identity in each. Also, we seek to promote a message of living life to the fulllest, the best of times, and as a foundation of it all, realizing there is God, who loves us and created us for fellowship with Him. We desire to show that message, which is the Gospel, or good news.
By no means do we wish to force it on our wearers, but simply offer it in our lifestyles, our message, our underlying purpose, and over all, to give purpose back to an all too often purpose and thought forsaken generation, who just may find what they are looking for.
There is love and good in this world, so let's discover why, together. We love to get to share this. Key word, share. So it is scattered about the website for you, and as such, you have been given the option to read or to ignore, depending on your curiosity to seek it out at this time in your life. Or, you can choose to simply enjoy our designs and surface statement on life. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
8) Kavadba all started as a result of a spring break trip of two good friends to the Bahamas in 2002 when owner Machi Block was a junior at Flathead High School, Kalispell, MT. As the duo tried longingly to convince more friends to join what would be a highly memorable and incredible spring break, with no avail, the phrase Cuban Kavadba was created. Cuban, because of the area of the Bahamas, and Kavadba.. a word that automatically flowed off the tongue following after Cuban, meaning having the best of times! The phrase was meant to represent the fact that they were going to go there and have the best time, no matter what, and that they were going to make the entire trip something that would always be remembered. The first sentence that the word was ever spoken in went something like this, “We’re going to go to the Bahamas and get some Cuban Kavadba!” Meaning to provoke some form of desire in the rest of the friends to set the busyness of life aside and join the trip, Machi instead uttered what has become an influential anthem word for extreme sports enthusiasts and the many multitudes who prefer to live their lives to the fullest with every opportunity, everywhere.
After the trip, the close group of friends at FHS listened to countless stories of excitement, adventure, discovery, and fun, and quickly became passionate about the saying, Cuban Kavadba, “Best of Times..” So Kavadba came to represent the best of times, living life to the fullest, always having fun, having a positive outlook, and having no regrets about things that we should have done. Shortly thereafter, Machi Block designed the first ever Cuban Kavadba tee-shirt. When numerous strangers began to walk up to him and compliment his shirt, freshly made, a spark was ignited within him to pursue the development of a line of products meant to inspire the multitudes to get out an live their lives with a positive effect on this life, and look good while doing it.
The phrase carried on, and so did the products, and in 2004, Cuban was dropped off of the brand name. This helped with some of the confusion about the “Why Cuban?” part of Cuban Kavadba, although it has a really nice ring to it. Kavadba really carries all of the meaning and passion though, so from that point on, the brand simply became, Kavadba Clothing. The original logo however, with a C like wave ready to engulf the letter K (with many more hidden aspects and deeper meaning to it left for the viewer to decipher) remains to this day, an ode to the beginnings of the brand, known and understood only by those who investigate enough into the brands to be In The Know!
Stand tall and wear Kavadba proudly, knowing that you support a good cause and have the backing of thousands of fans who strive to live life to it’s fullest extent in a positive and appropriate way, leaving each place better every time they touch it with their commanding presence of the good life!