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(Jackson Hole, WY â€“ November 12, 2009) Mountain KhakisÂ®, a premier outdoor-lifestyle apparel brand â€œBuilt for the Mountain Lifeâ€, proudly announces their new eco-friendly, US-Made, Recycled T-shirt accessory line designed and manufactured by Dirtball FashionÂ®.
Consider it a compliment to be called a â€˜Dirtball’ if you’re donning one of MK’s new T-shirts designed and manufactured by NC-based Dirtball FashionÂ®. Walk proudly among your peers, knowing that the threads on your upper body are Recycled and 100% American Made. Did someone call you an eco-apparel geek? You have arrived.
Get this – MK DirtballÂ® US-Made, Recycled T’s are made with fabric consisting of 65% recycled cotton fiber and 35% recycled post-consumer polyester. Woven into each MK DirtballÂ® T-shirt are 2Â½ 16-oz water bottles!
MK’s DirtballÂ® T collection includes both short- and long-sleeve varieties, in colors that accessorize with nature’s palette and graphics that reflect the outdoor enthusiast’s plight of â€˜I’d rather be out there than in here’.
According to Dirtball FashionÂ® Founder, Joe Fox, â€œDirtballÂ® is dedicated to providing the highest-quality, locally-produced product line, whilst keeping our carbon footprint at an industry low. By employing only U.S. workers and sourcing 100% American-made materials, we can combine quality and performance and still offer value pricing.â€
From the fast lanes of Charlotte, NC come race car driver and DirtballÂ® visionary, Joe Fox. With an education in History and Poly Sci (and a concentration on the Cold War and Int’l Relations) he is definitely a guy with whom you’d like to have a few beers. Like so many entrepreneurs, Joe’s background is as diverse as, well, the apparel he offers at DirtballÂ®. From T’s to shorts to jackets to skateboard decks (okay, that’s not apparel), Dirtball FashionÂ® aligns their brand in similar regard to the Mountain KhakisÂ® ethos – stay core to your mission, stay authentic to your customer, stay true to your product’s highest-quality, and never stray for your company’s integrity. All that, and did we mention that DirtballÂ® T’s looks damn-good with Mountain KhakisÂ®?
â€œAnyone can put together a cookie-cutter branded Tâ€, says Mountain KhakisÂ® Co-Founder & Global Brand Manager Noah Robertson. â€œBut that is not what DirtballÂ® is about, and that is why we sought to partner with them. The story has meaning, and their A-Z manufacturing process combines the best practices of Q/C with a genuine low-impact environmental position. And who wouldn’t want to work with a guy that was once a race car driver!â€
â€œDirtballÂ® is an eco-champion in the active sports category,â€ said Fox. â€œWe proudly outfit skaters, boarders, surfers, mtb’ers and the like. But woven into our DNA, as well as our goods, is our commitment to environmental, social and economic responsibility. That is a message that resonates with Outdoor Industry brands and consumers, and we want to tap into that world. Our relationship with Mountain KhakisÂ® is our first step toward that commitment, and we are thrilled to partner with them.â€
MK DirtballÂ® T’s will be available to purchase just in time for the Holidays – online at www.mountainkhakis.com and at select retailers nationwide.
About Dirtball FashionÂ®
Founded in 2008, DirtballÂ® strives to make fashionable, eco-friendly clothing for active individuals. We use only recycled or organic materials in our products, and all of our products are Made in the U.S.A. This keeps manufacturing jobs here and shortens shipping distances, thus reducing our carbon footprint. Some of our products include the very best in skate gear, mountain biking shorts, and snowboarding gear, as well as the finest in attire for skateboarding.
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For More Information Contact:
Joe Fox, Founder
About Mountain KhakisÂ®
Design. Quality. Consistency. Authenticity. What started as a casual conversation at the Shady Lady Saloon in Jackson Hole, WY has become the Outdoor Industry’s top-performing â€˜bottoms’ brand. Established in 2003 and based in Jackson Hole, Mountain KhakisÂ® quickly became a staple in the wardrobe of everyone from ranch hands to golf pros, those who travel by jet, as well as those who travel by thumb. The Mountain KhakisÂ® brand story continues to resonate as it connects to the enthusiast who believes that freedom and rugged adventure is a way of life. Mountain KhakisÂ® is a proud member of 1% For The PlanetÂ®.
Mountain KhakisÂ® ~ Built for the Mountain Lifeâ„¢ ~ Get in Our Pants!
For More Information Contact:
Jen Taylor, Partner & PR Manager
Mountain Khakis, LLC
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