“Mark is an outstanding leader with deep apparel experience,” says Jeremy Moon, Founder and CEO of Icebreaker. “He also has fantastic experience in the outdoor industry and multi-brand online experience. Mark is a real Icebreaker and the perfect person to take Icebreaker’s product to the next level.”
In this executive leadership position, Koppes is responsible for developing and directing Icebreaker’s global product design strategy, with an emphasis on design evolution to make Icebreaker even more distinctive and desirable while retaining functional excellence.
Koppes comes to Icebreaker with more than 28 years experience in retail, online and wholesale channels in the sports and outdoor industry. Most recently, Koppes was Vice President Merchandising & Planning, at Backcountry.com where he worked with over a 1,000 brands.
Prior to that, Koppes was with Columbia Sportwear where as Vice President, Apparel he was responsible for product process and managing the brand. Koppes was with Nike for fifteen years previously where – in his final position as General Manager Apparel - he led the design, merchandising and development in both men's and women's performance apparel.
“I'm joining Icebreaker because I think it's an amazing brand with tremendous potential. I love the product creation process and having the opportunity to be a part of that process at Icebreaker is extremely exciting. A premium brand making premium product from a renewable resource – in my mind it couldn't get any better than that!”
Icebreaker merino clothing for the outdoors, technical sports and lifestyle includes underwear, mid layer garments, outerwear, socks and accessories for men, women and children. Icebreaker is based in Wellington, New Zealand, and is sold in more than 3000 stores in 44 countries.
Textiles | On 22nd Jul 2017
The Government of India has constituted a Feedback and Action Room...
Textiles | On 22nd Jul 2017
The overall export of cotton textiles from India declined in 2016-17...
Md Hanifur Rahman
The level of understanding the job role and organisational requirements...
Navigating through catalogues is a bit hasslesome
Key Textile Accessories Private Limited
Chinese imports are destroying the supply chain
Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...
Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...
About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....
Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?Yes No Skip
Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?Yes No Skip
Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?Yes No Skip
Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.