Thousand by Gloria Hwang Focuses on Stylish Safety for Everyday Commuters

By: Meghan Young - May 12, 2015
References: kickstarter & coolhunting
Not everyone appreciates the streamlined design of professional cyclist helmets; that's why this casual bicycle helmet design is so promising. Inspired by a retro aesthetic, it balances safety with style in a very promising way. Yet there was a greater underlying inspiration behind the line.

Founder and designer Gloria Hwang reveals, "Before I started Thousand, I had been biking for more than 20 years—and never wore a bike helmet. I’d always make an excuse for why I didn’t wear one. After losing a friend, I realized I needed to change," she says. "I also thought there are probably a lot of people like me. So I started Thousand to design something that people would actually wanted to wear. I want to help save lives."