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SOURCE Respect Your Universe, Inc.
PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Respect Your Universe, Inc. ("RYU") (TSX VENTURE: RYU) (OTCQB: RYUN) (www.ryu.com) is thrilled to announce today that in the upcoming weeks they will reveal their new 2014 Spring Line with Hollywood movie star Alexander Ludwig at the center of their campaign. Set to be released in RYU's Spring Line are 37 Women's pieces and 30 Men's items of which Ludwig will be featured prominently in their imagery modeling a variety of signature items from the Men's Collection.
Joining RYU in the Summer of 2013 as the brand's Cultural Influence Director, Ludwig is widely known for his role in the 2012 blockbuster movie hit Hunger Games along with his character in the recent January 2014 release of Oscar nominated film Lone Survivor.
"I fell in love with the product one day in Vancouver," said Alexander Ludwig. "The way it's made is a lot more environmentally conscious. I love living actively, being adventurous, and also looking good while doing it. RYU is a great product and very durable, you can feel the quality when you wear it."
An active lifestyle apparel brand focused on the needs of individuals and athletes alike, the RYU Men's and Women's performance and active wear lines are specially designed for people who love to move, feel comfortable and look great. Crafted from organic and/or recycled materials, all of the RYU apparel items and products are also designed to help nurture the environment.
In the new Spring Line by RYU, signature items in the Women's Collection include the Allure ¾ Pant, the Allure Tight and the Allure Pant Regular and Short all made from recycled materials such as polyester and lycra drawing moisture away from the skin featuring a secure pocket and stay-put waistband. RYU will also introduce dresses in their Women's Collection for the first time this Spring that will come in five different styles and varied lengths to offer year-round Spring and summertime comfort in their casual beauty, cozy and sleek look designs.
In the Men's Collection, the Universe Woven Jacket, Katana Training Short and Power Woven Short are new signature pieces boasting breathable, quick-drying fabric, asymmetrical stitching, side vents for maximum moving, perforation for maximum venting and reflectivity. All of the items are made from recycled materials including polyester, spandex and nylon.
"We are proud to have Alexander embrace the stand-out style, quality, technology, and ultra-comfort of our apparel. All of us at RYU are excited about our Spring collection and look forward to its release," stated Craig Brod, Chief Executive Officer, of Respect Your Universe, Inc.
Recently announcing the opening of their new flagship store location at Westlake Center in Seattle, Washington, RYU also has expansion near-term plans at other premium retail locations in the Seattle area, as well as the West Coast.
For more information about RYU, visit www.ryu.com.
About Respect Your Universe:
Respect Your Universe Inc. is a vertically integrated, active lifestyle apparel brand focused on the needs of individuals and athletes alike. The men's and women's performance and active wear lines are specially designed for people who love to move, feel comfortable and look great. Crafted from organic and/or recycled materials, our products are also designed to help nurture the environment. For more information, visit http://www.ryu.com.
On Behalf of the Board
RESPECT YOUR UNIVERSE, INC.
/s/ Craig Brod
CEO and Director
Statements regarding opening a store at the Westlake Center in late December 2013, the grand opening in March 2014, the new outlet store in early 2014, and second flagship store expected to open in the first half of 2014 are "forward-looking statements", which are subject to risks and uncertainties, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of RYU to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among others, that RYU may be unable to open any new stores, changes in general economic or market conditions that could impact consumer demand for RYU's products, RYU's ability to execute on its business plan, and RYU needs additional capital, which it may be unable to obtain on terms acceptable to RYU. Except as required by law, RYU undertakes no responsibility to update any of the forward-looking statements contained in this news release.
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