Atayne Would Love Your Votes!

by Jeremy on April 6, 2012

Atayne has made it into the top 20 in a national video contest sponsored by the National Retail Federation.  The contest is now open to voting and we would love your support and votes.

Jeremy Litchfield This is Retail
You can check out our video and vote at this page – http://RetailMeansJobs.com/thisisretail/JeremyLitchfield.

A couple important things to note about the voting:

  • You will need to log in first (create an ID and password)
  • In this first round, you can vote every day through Sunday, April 8th.
  • You can vote up to 10 times a day.  There is no need to go back to the site multiple times.  Just hit the vote button 10 times in a row.

Want to be a super Atayne supporter? Vote every day (we have a reminder in our calendars) and help spread the word to friends and family.

Thanks in advance for your help and support in showing the world that people do care about companies that look after people and the planet.

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Looks Can Be Deceiving

by Jeremy on February 15, 2012

If anyone has been checking in on the Red Shirt Blog the last couple months they have not seen much action. I haven’t posted since December 9! That might lead one to believe that things are quiet at Camp Atayne. Well, that could not be further from the truth!

2012 has gotten off to a roaring start for us.  I thought I would take a few minutes to share my favorite happenings thus far.

Bowdoin College + Atayne Cycling Jersey
Atayne Custom Bowdoin College Cycling Jersey
  •  We were discovered by Seneca7 through a Google search and are now partnering with them on their race shirts.
  • We were recently informed that we are now an approved vendor for the New England Buying Consortium.  This will open the door for us to get more 100% recycled, Made in the USA apparel on college campuses.
  • We have made substantial progress is getting ready to launch a whole new line of performance tops and soon to follow shorts.  My personal favorite is our new long sleeve quarter zip top.  Stay tuned!
  • We will once again be working with Freedom’s Run, an early adopter as a race to support Made in the USA, 100% recycled participant shirts.

While it has been busy, we have taken some time to play.  In fact, I took my first vacation in nearly 5 years.  Becca and I visited the wonderful country of Jamaica.  Here is one of our favorite views. Nothing like a few Dragon Stouts at sunset.  Cheers!

Dragon Stout

Enjoying a Few Dragon Stouts at Sunset - Treasure Beach Jamaica

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Much to be Grateful For

December 9, 2011

Tweet It has been over 2 months since I posted to the blog.  Needless to say, I am long overdue!  I think I do have a good excuse.  Things have been really busy at Camp Atayne, and that’s a good thing! I recently read a blog by Judith Samuelson, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute’s [...]

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The Five Coolest Things Made from Used Plastic Bottles

September 23, 2011

Tweet It is no secret that at Atayne we use plastic bottles to make our performance apparel.  For every shirt we make and sell, we prevent 8 to 14 plastic bottles from going into a landfill.  However, Atayne is definitely not the only company/organization making cool products from recycled plastic bottles.  In honor of some [...]

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“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”

August 11, 2011

Tweet “A person’s a person, no matter how small.”  Great words by my favorite author, Dr. Seuss.  I recently came across an article written by Nicholas D. Kristof that reminds me that a person can make a very big impact on others’ lives, even if they are a tad small.  Enjoy… RACHEL’S LAST FUNDRAISER By Nicholas [...]

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The Dirty Baggage that Comes with Most Cheap Products

July 22, 2011

Tweet A few weeks ago I posted a response to the argument that buying American-made products is not really the best thing for our economy.  There are many people claiming that the best thing for our economy is to buy the cheapest product you can find without sacrificing quality.  While my response was much more [...]

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Is Buying American Made Good for Our Economy?

June 10, 2011

Tweet I recently came across an article titled “What if I had to Buy American?” The author of the article, Katherine Reynolds Lewis, makes the argument that if we were all forced to buy American, we would be missing out on a lot of products.  She writes: “Our homes would be stripped virtually bare of [...]

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Is Plastic the Problem?

April 19, 2011

Tweet Plastics have come under a lot of fire recently.  There are many reasons why people, especially environmentalists, have such an aversion to this ubiquitous material.  Here’s just a very small list: There is an island of waste about the size of Texas floating in the Pacific Ocean.  The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, as it [...]

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Moving from Sustainability to Thrivability

March 24, 2011

Tweet Last week I had the honor of giving the keynote address at Techtextil NA.  In addition to having a captive audience listening to me (something I do not shy away from), I got to escape the tail end of the Maine winter for a week in Vegas.  I definitely took advantage of this, hitting [...]

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Does the End Justify the Means?

March 4, 2011

Tweet In 2010, Atayne had a great year with our custom apparel program.  From Bowdoin College and the Army National Guard to Freedom’s Run and the Maine Track Club, we have found many organizations are actively seeking apparel made in a more responsible way (both for people and the planet).  Because of last year’s success, [...]

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