Anvil Knitwear Named Official T-shirt Supplier of Farm Aid 2009
New York-based Anvil Knitwear announced it will be a sponsor and the official T-shirt supplier of Farm Aid 2009, presented by Horizon Organic in St. Louis on October 4 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Farm Aid is a nonprofit organization that has raised nearly $36 million to promote a strong and resilient family farm system of agriculture.
"Farm Aid's mission of sustaining family farms is extremely important to us,” said Anthony Corsano, Anvil Knitwear CEO. “We are the largest domestic buyer of organic cotton grown in the United States, and most of our organic cotton comes from family farms. We have made a commitment to U.S. organic cotton farmers that we will buy only U.S.-grown organic cotton for our AnvilOrganic T-shirt line as long as there is enough of it to supply our needs, and our new AnvilSustainable T-shirt supports farmers that are transitioning their fields to organic. Hopefully it will encourage other farmers to do the same."
Farm Aid is offering tees from Anvil's Eco Collection as part of its fundraising initiatives on its Web site, www.farmaid.org, and at the concert at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.
Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews headline the event, along with Wilco, Jason Mraz, Gretchen Wilson, Jamey Johnson, Billy Joe Shaver, and Phosphorescent.
Anvil will demonstrate how its AnvilSustainable and AnvilOrganic tees are made featuring a working model of Eli Whitney's original cotton gin at an on-site booth as part of the HOMEGROWN Village at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Sunday afternoon from 12 to 6 p.m.
About Anvil Knitwear
Anvil Knitwear Inc., a socially and environmentally responsible manufacturer of sportswear and accessories, is a leader in the sustainable apparel industry with its AnvilOrganic, AnvilRecycled and AnvilSustainable brands. Anvil Knitwear was recently ranked the world's sixth-largest organic program and the largest domestic purchaser of U.S.-grown certified organic cotton. Anvil Knitwear offers 15 affordable eco styles made from a variety of fibers such as certified organic cotton, transitional cotton, recycled cotton, and recycled PET bottles and blends in addition to its over 90 traditional styles.
About Farm Aid
Farm Aid's mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews host an annual concert to raise funds to support Farm Aid's work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose family-farmed food. Since 1985, Farm Aid, with the support of the artists who contribute their performances each year, has raised nearly $36 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, create and strengthen connections between farmers and eaters, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms.
For more information, please visit www.farmaid.org.