Not too long ago we came across Navid Saleki. A well known Flatland BMX rider with both Swedish and Dutch roots seeking our interest and from there things started to roll. Navid made an interesting edit to introduce his fans and followers with Mariener and made it available on YouTube.

The collaboration between Navid and Mariener marks the beginning of a new era for Mariener as Navid is not only the first athlete to actively work together with us on a higher level; he also wears the crown of being the first to release a video for Mariener. Overall you could say we are pretty stoked about him being on our side and we look forward to the future!

Navid makes a great combination with Mariener. Not only is he an avid BMX Flatland rider, he is also an all-round extreme sports enthusiast. His versatility reflects in the product philosophy and brand direction that Mariener likes to follow.

For now it’s Mariener, a brand focused on affordable Sunglasses. But The Netherlands is a country with different climates, winter is coming and soon many sport enthusiasts will make their way to the Alps to start the winter season. We can’t unravel too much about our future plans but take it from us, we are in the midst of developing a fantastic product with a level of sophistication unmatched for the price setting that we have in mind.

About Navid Saleki
Navid Saleki has dedicated his life to extreme sports and found his true passion in Freestyle BMX. He has been riding for over 10 years and loves adventure, from climbing Aiguille du Midi in France, Cliff-diving in Sweden to riding BMX jams and competitions around Europe. Navid was born in Gothenburg, Sweden and currently lives in Groningen, The Netherlands. Self described as a good central place to live in to be able to travel around the world. His future plans are far from laid-back, new mountains to climb, skydiving as well as competing at the world championships in BMX.

About Mariener
Mariener is an up-and-coming Sunglasses and Accessory brand started in the spring of 2012 in The Netherlands. Mariener provides a brand that is accessible for anyone looking for a stylish pair of sunglasses at an affordable price but with the quality in lenses and frames that you expect from more expensive brands. The product line-up currently consists of one type of sunglasses that fits both men and women, but on-going development has sparked several interesting other products to be launched in the upcoming months.