WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT (March 31, 2011) — Prompted to take action by the horrible tragedy and devastation caused by the recent 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Vermont-based companies Ibex outdoor clothing and Darn Tough Vermont are sending seven boxes (213 lbs.) of warm winter Ibex garments and 1,000 pairs of socks to the people of Japan.
The freezing winter weather in northern Japan further complicates the fact that more than 450,000 people have lost their homes and are living in temporary shelters.
You can help too. Send us your old warm winter clothing and any old Ibex garments, and we’ll donate it to the people of Japan.
Donation suggestions include baselayers, long sleeve shirts, jackets, pants, insulated layers, winter hats and gloves.
Ibex will collect donations from April 1 through May 31.
Please send donations to:
Ibex Outdoor Clothing
Attn: JAPAN DONATION
132 Ballardvale Drive.
White River Junction, VT 05001
If you are in the Boston area, you can drop off donations at the Ibex retail store at 303 Newbury Street, Boston, Mass.
Ibex and Darn Tough Vermont are sending product to the Yokohama International School in Yokohama, Japan where the school’s headmaster is coordinating the local donations and getting supplies to the afflicted areas. For additional information, please visit: http://www.ibexwear.com/donate
Ibex is a designer of year-round merino wool and organic cotton outdoor clothing and cycling apparel, founded in the belief of the superior natural performance and properties of wool. Ibex couples the natural renewable resource with technical innovation and inspired design to create apparel for a diverse range of outdoor and active pursuits and passions. Men’s and Women’s items are divided into Ride, Base, Zing, Peak and Live categories, and are made from the best merino wool fabrics sustainably sourced from New Zealand. All Ibex clothing and accessories are available for purchase online, in catalog and through outdoor specialty stores. For more information, visit www.ibex.com.
About Darn Tough Vermont
Darn Tough Vermont is a manufacturer of premium, all weather outdoors socks, with headquarters in Northfield, Vermont. Darn Tough Vermont offers products in six active wear categories: ski/ride, hike/trek, run/bike, lifestyle, hunt and kid’s styles. The company’s product is distinguished from industry competitors by: 100% USA manufacturing; small needle knitting which results in more stitches per inch and exceptional durability and cushioning; an exclusive blend of either Coolmax® or ultra-fine merino wool for softness, fit, durability and moisture management; and a unique unlimited lifetime guarantee policy. For more information, visit: www.darntough.com.