GLOBE was founded by Australians Peter and Stephan Hill in 1994 to expand their previous distribution company, Hardcore. Growing from the heritage of skateboarding, they produce decks, wheels, apparel, and footwear for skaters of all styles. With the Northern America headquarters out of Torrance, California, decks are designed from maple or plastic and come in various styles. They have created unique features on their decks, like the Big Blazer and Sundown, that are built with a bottle opener tucked in the board. GLOBE prides themselves on being a global company and has developed into a group of counterculture people that have a love for skating.