Karhu dove back into the archives looking for an iconic summer apparel item to reissue during the warmer months. The team stumbled upon a very colourful collection from the mid-80s.
At the time, Karhu was not necessarily known for bright tones, but one item that stood out was the Team College T-shirt. The stand out piece features a multicolour design using both the bear logo and brand word mark.
The all white T-shirt offers the perfect canvas for bringing back the seven-colour screen print “rainbow” logo. This retro inspired Team College T-shirt is as closely reissued to the original.
To create a more complete collection, Karhu partnered once again with Italian sock brand FLAT. In the spirit of the Team College T-shirt, FLAT used their “Prisma” sock design with a multi-colour Karhu word mark design knitted around the calf. These high quality socks, made in Italy play the perfect compliment to the retro inspired t-shirt.
Both the Team College T-shirt and Karhu x FLAT collab sock will be launched exclusively in limited amounts at the Karhu Concept Stores in Helsinki (Finland) and Boston (USA) and via Karhu.com on Saturday, August the 12th.

About Flat Established in 2014, Flat, is a sock brand born in Parma, Italy. Focused on creating solid and stylish products while remaining connected to the Italian manufacturing tradition. Working with a contemporary and international perspective and giving special attention to the design and the quality of its products. The main inspiration comes from skateboarding, its history and its aesthetics. Keeping a strong bond with this world, Flat speaks to a wider audience of anyone who loves street wear. Bearing in mind the needs of our customers, we offer a thick sock that is incredibly soft, extremely comfortable, very durable to repeated use and high temperature washes.

Photo credit: Dutch Fashion photographer Justine Leenarts.

About Karhu
KARHU, meaning “bear” in Finnish, is a leading running brand in Europe and has provided technical running and outdoor gear for 100 years. With an authentic heritage in running and a deep connection to the outdoors, KARHU follows the Finnish principles of design simplicity and running purity. KARHU shoes have been worn on the feet of some of the greatest Finnish runners, including Boston Marathon champion Olavi Suomalainen and Paavo Nurmi, giving rise to the Flying Finns. KARHU shoes and apparel are sold globally at running and lifestyle specialty retailers