RYU (Respect Your Universe) is a movement-focused apparel brand. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, we create multi-purpose clothing, bags and accessories for performance and everyday wear. Born in the octagon, we started out in 2008 as a mixed martial arts equipment brand built upon the fundamental philosophies of Jujutsu, Karate, Kung Fu and Aikido, which can be translated as flexible, pliable, movable techniques to flow with the opposition rather than confronting it with one’s own force. We interpret this as a mindful, life-long practice of movement. This belief is sewn into everything we design and produce. We believe in creating apparel that moves with you.
In 2015, our team of industry experts identified a gap in the apparel market whereby the male athlete was underserved, and the female athletic market was awash by a sea of sameness. We moved to reposition the brand from primarily targeting a mixed martial arts consumer to a broader performance and lifestyle consumer. We invested in world-class talent to design, innovate and expand product categories. Today, RYU is an experiential omni-channel retailer and sells its products in Canada and the United States through strategic wholesale accounts and online via its e-commerce site www.ryu.com.
Our multi-purpose products are engineered for both performance and everyday wear. Made with high quality materials and innovative techniques, we craft products for your every step, every stroke and every stride. No distractions, only progression. Our products are designed, developed and tested at our corporate headquarters in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Production takes place in factories located in North America and Asia.