PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - Mar 21, 2013) - Respect Your Universe, Inc. (
"The Portland area is a mecca for the athletic apparel industry," said David Campisi, Respect Your Universe chairman and chief executive officer. "Beyond the big players, there are a number of smaller companies and startups. This vast talent pool has produced an entrepreneurial environment that fosters innovation and creativity -- just what we need to support the growth of our brand."
According to the Portland Development Commission, the Portland area boasts the highest concentration of athletic and outdoor companies in the nation. WorkSource Oregon reports that the 800-plus companies in the Oregon athletic and outdoor industry employed more than 14,000 individuals in 2012.
"Portland's emphasis on sustainability was another big draw," continued Campisi. "Oregonians have always been on the forefront of environmental responsibility issues, a message that really resonates with our brand. As our name reflects, respect for the environment is one of our core values and a treasured principle of our customers."
Respect Your Universe creates environmentally and ethically sound products, crafted from organic and recycled materials.
About Respect Your Universe
Respect Your Universe Inc. is a performance lifestyle apparel brand focused on the needs of the athlete. The men's and women's performance and active wear lines are designed for an athletic consumer and suited for a performance lifestyle. The Respect Your Universe brand is based on respect, strength, honor and sustainability. Crafted from organic and/or recycled materials, the products are focused on performance, comfort and style, but also designed with respect toward maintaining the health of our environment. For more information, visit www.ryu.com.