San Diego Business Journal

Skins Moves U.S. Office to Encinitas

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Skins compression clothing, which describes itself as the world’s leader in gradient compression sportswear for amateur and professional athletes, announced that the company moved its U.S. office to Encinitas. It was previously in Portland, Ore.

Skins describes itself as the world’s leader in gradient compression sportswear, and markets its products to athletes.

The company, which has its headquarters is in Switzerland, said it moved its U.S. base because it wanted to be part of the athletic scene in San Diego’s North County.

Skins says that its garments, such as tops and tights, are “designed to compress muscle groups to trigger acceleration in blood flow, resulting in increased oxygen to working muscles and maximized performance.”

Triathletes, cyclists and runners wear the garments, as do professional football and hockey players, according to the company.

— SDBJ Staff Report