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Native Hires Luluemon Alum; Expands Collection for Fall ’17

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Native Shoes announced Tuesday the appointment of Kyle Housman as its new president. Housman recently led Lululemon’s Australian expansion before relocating back to Vancouver to join Native. He will report to and collaborate with Native Co-Owner and CEO Scott Hawthorn.

“Kyle has an incredible reputation and the right mix of global experience to lead Native into our next phase of growth,” said Hawthorn in a release. “We have exciting plans for the brand and incredible momentum; we believe Kyle will be instrumental to realizing our future and further spreading our Keep it Lite message.”

Housman will proceed Darren Hawrish, who helped scale Native’s business over the last four years as president.

For Fall ’17, the brand is expanding its collection to include lightweight Scotchgard waterproof hikers, new coatings for richer colors and more sneakers with sock-like knit uppers.

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