Aventura Clothing’s and Ecōths’ parent company, Sportif, named one of Outside’s Best Places to Work 2014


Reno, NV – Family owned and operated since 1965, Sportif, parent company to Aventura and Ecōths, believes in creating a supportive family-oriented culture where the little details of life are cherished. This philosophy, combined with great perks such as year-round summer hours and outdoor gear such as bikes and kayaks available for use by employees, helped them retain the honor of one of Outside’s Best Places to Work 2014.


Each year, Outside Magazine recognizes the top 100 companies in the United States who maintain an ideal balance between work and play. Aventura Clothing was honored this award in 2012, and this year Outside chose the entire Sportif company as one of the Best Places to Work. With offices situated across from the Truckee River, which has pathways for running and walking, and Rock Park, a whitewater park right in town, the employees at Sportif, Aventura and Ecōths find it easy to squeeze in time for a workout during the workday. At the root of Sportif and its brands is a commitment to giving back to others. Every year, they encourage volunteerism amongst their employees by gifting two days paid vacation to volunteer at any local non-profit organization in the Reno area. Additionally, five employees a year get a week-long paid vacation to use the company’s timeshare. When it comes to the environment, both Aventura and Ecōths are dedicated to being eco-friendly by using organic and sustainable fabrics in their collections when they can. When shipping products, they reduce packaging by finding alternatives to plastic bags.

“It is a great honor to be included in Outside’s Best Places to Work again,” states Sportif president, John Kirsch. “Our employees are like family; we want them to be happy coming into the office every day and enjoy what they do. We know that happy, healthy employees translates into a better business experience overall, and honestly, work should be a combination of fun and productivity.”

Aventura Kirsch family

 To find the best places to work in the United States, OUTSIDE conducted a rigorous eight-month vetting process in partnership with the Best Companies Group to assess the policies, practices, and demographics of hundreds of companies, and went straight to the employees to hear about factors like corporate culture, role satisfaction, work environment and overall employee engagement. The Best Places to Work list represents the cream of the crop: companies who cultivate a comfortable and collaborative workplace, enable their employees to enjoy the great outdoors and take pride in their roles in the community and the environment.

The complete list of Best Places to Work winners is featured online at www.outsideonline.com/dreamjobs. For more information on Aventura and Ecōths, please contact Angie Houck at angie@darbycommunications.com. Outside Magazine contact is Maya Meredith at maya@rosengrouppr.com.

About Aventura Clothing

Based in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains, Aventura designs and creates fresh lifestyle clothing and accessories for women. Aventura is a family-run company that focuses on being thoughtful in everything they do from their employees, to their customers, to the environment and their products. With an attention to detail, their clothing is feminine, flattering, and functional for women who relish the everyday adventures and appreciate clothing crafted with natural fibers and a low environmental impact. Aventura provides women a stylish, natural look while also helping the Earth, one garment at a time.

About Outside

OUTSIDE is America’s leading active lifestyle brand. Since 1977, OUTSIDE has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. The OUTSIDE family includes OUTSIDE magazine, the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence, The Outside Buyer’s Guides, Outside Online, Outside Television, Outside Events, Outside+ tablet edition, Outside Books, and now Outside GO, a revolutionary, 21st-century adventure-travel company. Visit us online and on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

ABOUT The Best Companies Group

Best Companies Group works with national and local partners around the country and internationally to establish and manage “Best Places to Work,” “Best Companies,” and “Best Employers” programs on a national, statewide, regional and industry basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment, utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies who have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.



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