Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Burton & Mountain Dew partner to improve sustainability in clothing
Burton & Mountain Dew partner to improve sustainability in clothing
17
Nov '11
Burton Snowboards and Mountain Dew 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 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.

This first collection of t-shirts is just a taste of what Burton and Mountain Dew have planned when it comes to integrating recycled plastic bottles into fabric. For future product lines, the brands will continue to increase the number of styles that use this sustainable fabric, with outerwear being the next key focus. Starting in the fall of 2012, Burton will also expand distribution of these products to Burton Authorized Dealers, so local snowboard shops can carry these new, sustainable outerwear and apparel styles.

Professional snowboarder Danny Davis, who rides for both Burton and Mountain Dew, is backing the new sustainability partnership and had this to say, "For me, being a part of the Burton and Mountain Dew project is just a cool way to help the environment, and it's good to see both companies working together to reduce and reuse some of their materials."

In 1977, Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton Snowboards out of his Vermont barn. Since then, Burton has fueled the growth of snowboarding worldwide through its groundbreaking product lines, its team of top snowboarders and its grassroots efforts to get the sport accepted at resorts.

With its one-of-a-kind citrus taste, Mountain Dew exhilarates and quenches with every sip. In addition to original Mountain Dew and Diet Mountain Dew, the permanent DEW product line includes Mountain Dew Code Red, Mountain Dew LiveWire, Mountain Dew Throwback, Mountain Dew Voltage and Mountain Dew White Out.

PepsiCo offers the world's largest portfolio of billion-dollar food and beverage brands, including 19 different product lines that generate more than $1 billion in annual retail sales each.

Burton Snowboards

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Ikea

Textiles | On 26th Apr 2017

Ikea’s product sourcing from India to double by 2020

Ikea, the global home furnishing giant from Sweden, plans to double...

Textiles | On 26th Apr 2017

CITA to add insufficiently available fabric in CAFTA-DR

The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has ...

Courtesy: SKF

Textiles | On 26th Apr 2017

SKF brings predictive maintenance for machinery to India

SKF India, a global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics,...

Interviews View All

Veronique Lee
Modavanti

‘Sustainable fashion is trending upwards, slowly but surely, as people...

Sunil Kumar Sharma
Loknayak JPNSSSG Ltd

'The blend of cotton–linen yarn has high demand in the domestic and...

Spokesperson
Hugo Boss

'Hugo Boss works with carefully selected sourcing partners'

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
April 2017

April 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search