Burton Snowboards & Mountain Dew Announce New Sustainability Partnership and Launch T-Shirts Made from Recycled Bottles
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Burlington, VT - November 30, 2011 - Burton Snowboards and Mountain Dew today announced a new partnership focused on improving sustainability in apparel and outerwear. Specifically, for the 2012 and 2013 product seasons, the two brands are working together to change the way outerwear and apparel are made, by creating sustainable fabrics out of recycled plastic bottles and implementing this material into key products within the Burton line.
The first round of products from this partnership was released today and features a hand-crafted line of t-shirts made from 50% recycled plastic bottles and 50% organic cotton. Part of Burton's Green Mountain Project, which is a line of products created with an eco-influence, the limited edition Burton x Mountain Dew tees include three styles, 'Apparatus', 'Flake', and 'Chairway to Heaven'. Inspired by a Rube Goldberg drawing, the 'Apparatus' style features a drawing of an imaginary machine that is converting plastic bottles into recycled PET pellets, which are 'snowing' down into the shape of Burton's classic mountain logo. The 'Flake' model has a simple, bold hand-drawn snowflake with the word 'Burton' etched in the center. Finally, the 'Chairway to Heaven' tee features a drawing of an empty chairlift intended to depict the peace of the mountains and how much snowboarders depend on nature for their sport. Each t-shirt retails for $27, and the series is available beginning today exclusively at Burton US Flagship stores.
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