Japanese Outdoor Apparel Brand Goldwin Launches Collab with Actual Source Design Studio

January 20, 2023

The capsule collection, named Alpine Codex Group in honor of the collaboration, also features art by Japanese graphic artist Shinknownsuke

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. — JANUARY 20, 2023, /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Goldwin, the outdoor apparel brand obsessed with unifying minimalist design with technical athletic performance, today announces an all-new collection of apparel in collaboration with Utah-based design practice Actual Source. They’ve named the collaboration Alpine Codex Group in honor of what Goldwin and Actual Source do best: Functional alpine performance apparel and storytelling through visual identity and design, respectively.

While the name of the collection is meant to be a lighthearted approach to celebrating both brands’ love for the outdoors and intelligent design, the functionality of this collection is heavily represented as well. Goldwin’s attention to detail, quality textiles and needs of outdoor enthusiasts shines through to create apparel that will be worn by hikers and streetwear lovers alike. Two items in the collection – the Crew Neck Sweatshirt and the Parka – feature graphics by Tokyo based graphic artist Shinknownsuke, an artist who is closely associated with both Goldwin and Actual Source.

Photography was shot in Myoko, Niigata Prefecture with contribution from Actual Source to create the playful images and videography promoting the collection. Shinknownsuke is featured as the model in this shoot as well. The collection will be available for purchase on January 31st in-store and online at https://www.goldwin-global.com/us/feature/actual-source/.

Highlighted Products


No. GL42704AS | SRP: $240

  • Thick cotton crew neck sweatshirt for layering and cool weather.
  • Loose-fitting, oversized silhouette represents the style of the combined brands.
  • Graphic by Shinknownsuke.
  • Typography by Actual Source.


No. GM02701AS | SRP: $890

  • Premium 3L GORE-TEX jacket fabric offers windproofing, waterproofing, and breathability.
  • Relaxed, oversized silhouette.
  • Graphic typography designed by Actual Source.


No. GM72703AS | SRP: $230

  • Taslan nylon fabric is lightweight, quick-drying and durable, with a cotton-like texture.
  • Alpine Codex Group graphic peeks out from the back pocket.
  • Relaxed, loose silhouette.

About Goldwin

Goldwin is an international technical apparel brand whose purpose is to unify minimalist urban design with technical alpine performance. Its products, ranging from high-performance skiwear, lifestyle apparel, running apparel and outdoor apparel, follow a distinct design philosophy that emphasizes thoughtfulness and uncompromising attention to detail. Goldwin has refined its uniquely Japanese approach to design over a history that spans more than 70 years and has taken the brand to international heights. Goldwin has flagship retail stores at San Francisco, Tokyo, Munich and Beijing; its products can also be found online at goldwin-global.com/us. To learn more, follow Goldwin on Instagram at @goldwin_official and @goldwin_sanfrancisco.

About Actual Source

Actual Source is the collaborative design practice of Davis Ngarupe (Cook Islands / USA) and JP Haynie (USA). Together, and with their community of collaborators, they design and produce books, visual identities, websites, packaging, apparel, and physical spaces for clients in many diverse fields at large and small scale. In addition to studio practice, Actual Source operates as an editor, publisher, and book store that collaborates with contemporary artists, designers, and writers to publish limited edition books, apparel, and objects. More information can be found at https://actualsource.org/. Follow Actual Source at and @actual_source.

About Shinknownsuke

Shinknownsuke is a leading graphic artist in Tokyo. His work has appeared in collabs with other brands such Nike and Adidas, and at solo exhibitions and popups. Find out more at https://shinknownsuke.com/ or follow Shinknownsuke at @shinknownsuke.

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