Burton & Shinola celebrate Jake Burton’s Legacy
Burton and Shinola are proud to present the Jake Burton Carpenter Shinola Gift Set – a timeless tribute in honor of Jake, the founder of Burton Snowboards and widely considered the godfather of snowboarding.
Burton and Shinola are proud to unveil the Jake Burton Carpenter Shinola Gift Set – a timeless tribute in honor of Jake, the founder of Burton Snowboards and widely deemed the godfather of snowboarding. Created in collaboration with many of Jake’s closest friends and family, the gift set features one-of-a-kind items with a special connection to Jake, including a Shinola Duck Watch custom-detailed in Jake’s honor, a replica of Burton’s first production board and a hardbound coffee table book with an eclectic mix of images and stories gathered from family, friends and world-class photographers. This commemorative gift set is available globally for the first time on April 29th in celebration of Jake’s birthday.
“After losing Jake to reoccurring cancer over a year ago, a small group of family and friends poured their hearts into creating this gift set as a tribute to my husband,” said Donna Carpenter, owner of Burton. “It all started with my youngest son Timi talking to Shinola founder and Jake’s close friend, Tom Kartsotis, about dedicating a Shinola Great Americans Series watch to Jake. The vision for the project grew exponentially from there. We were all deep in the grieving process, so working on this together was cathartic and helped us stay close to Jake. The end result is a true reflection of Jake’s passion, creative spirit and pure love of life.”