Category: HIND Performance

HINDsight – HIND In The News

HINDsight – HIND In The News September’s “HINDsight 2020” – a monthly share where we take a moment to reflect on our history to celebrate and be inspired. Between 1983 – 1993 HIND was featured in prominent publications on topics ranging from company culture and women’s running lines to men’s fitness tights and american-made apparel…. Read more »

1983 Runner’s World – HIND On the Cover:  The 1st Women’s Running Line

1983 Runner’s World – HIND On the Cover:  The 1st Women’s Running Line In 1983, Runner’s World Magazine featured HIND’s Women’s Running Apparel on the cover of their May Magazine – and most significantly it was the first-ever Women’s Running Line. — Additional national stories sharing HIND History can be found here: HIND In The… Read more »

1985 People Weekly – Breakdancers Hooked on the HIND Sport Tight Look

1985 People Weekly – Breakdancers Hooked on the HIND Sport Tight Look It’s a tights fit for runners, dancers, bicyclists and street-savvy strutters. In its May 27, 1985 publication, People’s STYLE section showed a popular group of breakdancers on a full page photo wearing the new HIND Sport Tights with this explanation: “The New York… Read more »

1988 Forbes – Workings of an entrepreneurial economy

1988 Forbes – Workings of an entrepreneurial economy During his interview, Forbes photographer asked Greg what he would like to do for the picture. Greg suggested he gather up various HIND products and toss them into the air. The photo made the magazine and was a great symbol for the creativity and innovation which was… Read more »

1989 Business Week – No-Sweat Wear for Working Out  

1989 Business Week – No-Sweat Wear for Working Out   It was 1989, a time when most people threw on any old short or shirt they had in their closet for their workout. This was just the start of the development of performance fibers, fabrics and workout apparel. HIND was at the forefront of it all…. Read more »

1993 Bobbin Magazine – A Sports Winning Attitude 

1993 Bobbin Magazine – A Sports Winning Attitude  A leading performance sportswear manufacturer, HIND Inc. is a working example of successful 100 percent U.S. production. By Susan S. Black (Bobbin Editor at the time), Bobbin Magazine 1993 “ONE YEAR AGO,  Greg Hind, the 46- year-old founder and chairman of HIND Inc., made good on a promise… Read more »

HINDsight: Breaking Barriers [not Goggles] – The Unbreakable Compy Goggle

August’s “HINDsight 2020” – a monthly share where we take a moment to reflect on our history to celebrate and be inspired. HINDsight: Breaking Barriers [not Goggles] – The Unbreakable Compy Goggle While swim goggles existed beginning in the 1920’s, it was in 1975 when our founder, Greg Hind, patented the Compy Goggle and broke… Read more »

History of the Compy Swim Goggle developed in the 70’s

1975 Compy Goggle Patent GH Sports Founder, Greg Hind, was awarded the patent for the Compy Goggle in 1975 (COMPY GOGGLE, US Patent No. D 237757) for a fourteen year term.  An “injection molded goggle,” it was the largest selling product in HIND Performance’s accessory line and became known internationally for its unique patented design… Read more »

HINDsight: A 1995 Cycling Short Patent – Still Pedaling Strong in 2020

January’s “HINDsight 2020” – a monthly share where we take a moment to reflect on our history to celebrate and be inspired.   “Leaders have three fundamental responsibilities: They craft a vision, they build alignment, and they champion execution.” Anonymous Our founder, Greg Hind, was the epitome of a leader, showing his skill to craft… Read more »

HINDsight: Development of the Original Swim Lap Display

June’s “HINDsight 2020” – a monthly share where we take a moment to reflect on our history to celebrate and be inspired. In 1975, our founder, Greg Hind, developed and patented a swim accessory that would revolutionize the competitive swim industry: The Lap Display. Its popularity grew quickly. By 1976, the HIND Lap Counter was… Read more »