Burton and Mountain Dew have agreed to a partnership that will help push the sustainability of apparel and outerwear.
In the 2012 and 2013 season, Burton and Mountain Dew will be looking the change the way outerwear is made, using recycled plastic bottles to make new fabrics for outerwear and other apparel.
The first products the will be released in this collaboration will be a line of t-shirts, which will be made from 50 percent recycled plastic bottles and 50 percent organic cotton. The shirts will be available starting today at Burton Flagship stores.
Look for more products coming soon, and check out what Danny Davis, who rides for both Burton and Mountain Dew, had to say about the collaboration down below.
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.
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.