CHARLESTON — Home grown Vapor Apparel has been doing business in Florida and the Caribbean since their inception over 13 years ago. A leader in sun protection and sustainable Made in the USA clothing, the company has been selling its Altered Latitudes brand into the hurricane ravaged region for over 5 years.
“Many of our customers are now acting as clearing houses for aid and support in the region.” Says Christopher Bernat, Chief Revenue Officer and Co-Founder at Vapor. “We sent over 1,000 free shirts down last week and intend to send several thousand more in the coming weeks.”
The company is now asking local organizations who know about specific groups in need of clean clothes both youth and adult to reach out to their corporate office to provide the details. The company is printing a message of strength and faith on all the garments to remind the people in the region they are not in this alone in this rebuilding effort.
“We love these latitudes and the people in them.” Says Jackson Burnett, President and Co-Founder. “This region helped us build our company and we are here to help them rebuild their lives. If you know specific groups in need please let us know.”
If you know of specific relief operations that are set up to receive relief supplies you are encouraged to email Vapor Apparel at [email protected] The company intends to send additional shipments down in the coming weeks and to monitor the region for other areas in need as the storm season continues.
About Vapor Apparel
Headquartered at the Old Charleston Navy Yard, Source Substrates, LLC. (dba Vapor Apparel) manufacturers performance apparel and UV/UPF sun protection apparel for the print-on-demand and digital sublimation marketplaces. Founded in 2004, the company operates a 48,000-sq. ft. digital apparel manufacturing facility in Union, South Carolina. Focused on sustainable products as well as print-on-demand services the company has been recognized for economic growth and innovation in the marketplace by; SC Dept. of Commerce, SC Fastest Growing 25 in 2010,2013, and 2016, SGIA, ASI, and other industry groups.