Portland, OR â€“ February 2, 2011 â€“ Nau, the urban + outdoor apparel company defining a new value equation in beauty, performance and sustainability, has announced a new partnership with Epic Collection, a Los Angeles-based boutique sales agency. The addition of Epic Collective signals an increase in Nau’s presence in the fashion specialty retailer channel.
â€œEpic Collective not only has seasoned credibility in the fashion and street wear industry, but a depth of experience in the performance and sustainability aspects of our product that will help propel Nau into the fashion market,â€ said Mark Galbraith, general manager of Nau.
Founded by James Vaccaro, Epic Collective specializes in emerging active wear apparel brands, as well as established sportswear and fashion brands. The Epic Collective showroom, in the Cooper Design Building in downtown Los Angeles, represents Mitchell & Ness Apparel, Dr. Dre Beats by Monster, Nooka and Dosh.
â€œWe are excited to focus our resources and expertise on the Nau brand,â€ said James Vaccaro, Epic Collective president and founder. â€œWe view Nau as a â€˜coming of age’ brand in both the active wear and fashion apparel channels. Nau fuses the two together without compromising functionality, performance or style.â€
Nau (pronounced â€œnowâ€) is a clothing company based in Portland, Oregon. They design, make, and sell sustainable urban+outdoor apparel â€“ integrated designs for the modern mobile life. Nau is committed to the power of business as a force for positive change, seeking to balance the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit. To learn more about Nau, visit www.nau.com