Phunkshun Wear, a Colorado-based company committed to sustainably manufacturing outdoor gear that delivers uncompromising performance and protection, announced industry veteran Whitney Bontrager has been named its Development and Design Manager.
This will give Bontrager a large role in the company’s plans to expand its apparel line.
Founded in 2011 in Denver, Phunkshun Wear was designed to meet the demands of ski and snowboard instructors. The company has built its reputation on developing lightweight balaclavas and protective neck tubes that are made entirely from recycled bottles and perfect for skiing, snowboarding, running, biking, fishing, yoga and other outdoor activities.
Bontrager will be tasked with helping Phunkshun Wear develop new products as well as iterate on existing products. She also will help with all design elements for the company.
Bontrager will play a large role in nearly every step of the development process, including initial planning, prototyping, product testing, design, and launching products.
She joined the company earlier this summer after spending more than three years as a product and brand specialist for the men’s and women’s cycling apparel company Primal Wear.
She also has extensive experience in graphic design and illustration.
Learn more about Phunkshun Wear at https://phunkshunwear.com.