May 13, 2011

FBI X Organik Collaboration

We just released a super limited edition Organik X From Big Island collaboration t-shirt. This past winter, Ossian of FBI and I were surfing Pine Trees in Kailua Kona. He asked me when we're gonna do a collaboration project, but I thought he was kidding. This was serious matter and I was humbled by the opportunity to work with the FBI originator. In case you were wondering, FBI is a huge deal in Kona with every surfer and teen wearing an FBI shirt, trucker hat or sticker slapped on a surfboard or truck.

I went over to the FBI office and we brainstormed the shirt material, color and artwork design. We printed less than fifty of this original design on our cut and sew polyester/organic cotton blend in heather dark grey. FYI, the polyester is made from recycled plastic bottles. Since polyester is made from plastic, six plastic bottles are reused to create this heather blend. The remaining half is made from 100% certified organic cotton, which is cotton grown without any chemicals or pesticides. All of our new cut and sew garments are proudly made in the U.S.A. The collabo design is printed by hand using waterbased inks. The overall look and feel is vintage softness.

Finally, we're stoked to introduce to you an original design by FBI X Organik.

The following Big Island retailers will have the shirts in stock next week:

Kona Boys in Kealakekua
Eight Rocks at the Shops at Mauna Lani
Kawaihae Surf & Sand
Hula Moon in Waimea

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