Vapor Elemental Wear Producing Eco-Friendly Shirts for College Bowl Bound Teams
by Allison Oliverius on Sep 02, 2022
Partnership between Vapor Elemental Wear, Bowl Season, and REPREVE provides Eco-Friendly Apparel for Bowl Eligible Teams and their Student-Athletes
We couldn't be more excited to announce a three-year partnership with Bowl Season and REPREVE to provide sustainable Bowl Bound shirts for each bowl-eligible team this college football season. (And the crowd goes wild!)
"Bowl Season is a special time of year for College Football. We are excited to not only be a part of it, but also provide premium sustainable apparel to each school that qualifies for a Bowl game," said Jackson Burnett, Vapor Elemental Wear President.
We're the official College Football Bowl Bound / Bowl Season apparel sponsor, so that means:
We're so pumped that for the rest of the football season (and beyond), Bowl-Bound athletes will be showing off their Bowl Bound-ness in a shirt that features a graphic design we collaborated on with Bowl Season that we're hand-printing on our Eco Sol sun protection shirts that are made with 100% REPREVE recycled fiber.
2. Don't worry, sports fans, we have something for you, too. We've also designed Bowl Bound Fan Gear that will be sold right here on our website starting when teams get their 6th win in October!
So, when your favorite team becomes bowl eligible, you and your whole crew can rep it, too. Our gear is perfect for the three seasons of football season: blazing summer, perfect fall, and freezing winter. You'll love our cooling sun protection gear for sunny days, and cozy layers you can build on through the season.
Sustainable for the Win
"We are very excited to partner with REPREVE and Vapor Elemental Wear in an effort to be leaders in sustainability and influence others to focus on ways to be more conscious of the world's environment," said Nick Carparelli, Executive Director of Bowl Season. "The introduction of our Bowl Bound T-shirt program was a big hit among the teams last season and we want to focus on smart ways to produce the apparel using less natural resources. We all want to help contribute to maintaining an ecological balance. It all adds up."
REPREVE and Vapor Elemental Wear each bring important components to the sustainability effort. REPREVE is an exclusive partner in the fiber category, while Vapor is an official apparel sponsor. The two organizations will make it possible for bowl-eligible teams next season to receive "Bowl Bound" performance shirts that Vapor builds with 100% REPREVE® recycled fiber. 16 plastic water bottles are recycled and transformed into each soft, comfortable Eco Sol shirt.
"We are thrilled to partner with Bowl Season and believe the new Bowl Bound T-shirt program clearly demonstrates Bowl Season's commitment to sustainability," said Bev Sylvester, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at REPREVE. "We look forward to sharing our ideas and best practices with the sustainability working group as we work together to make bowl games and fan events more sustainable.
"Bowl Season is a special time of year for College Football. We are excited to not only be a part of it, but also provide premium sustainable gear to each school that qualifies for a Bowl game."— Jackson Burnett, Vapor Elemental Wear President.
As part of the partnership, REPREVE and Vapor will both serve as resources on sustainability initiatives to the bowl game membership at future Bowl Season Annual Meetings, as well as on game day for select bowl games.