Respect Your Universe, Inc. has relocated its headquarters from Las Vegas to Portland, OR. The company’s new offices are located at 818 N. Russell Street.
“The Portland area is a mecca for the athletic apparel industry,” said David Campisi, Respect Your Universe chairman and chief executive officer. “Beyond the big players, there are a number of smaller companies and startups. This vast talent pool has produced an entrepreneurial environment that fosters innovation and creativity — just what we need to support the growth of our brand.”
According to the Portland Development Commission, the Portland area boasts the highest concentration of athletic and outdoor companies in the nation. WorkSource Oregon reports that the 800-plus companies in the Oregon athletic and outdoor industry employed more than 14,000 individuals in 2012.
“Portland’s emphasis on sustainability was another big draw,” continued Campisi. “Oregonians have always been on the forefront of environmental responsibility issues, a message that really resonates with our brand. As our name reflects, respect for the environment is one of our core values and a treasured principle of our customers.”
Respect Your Universe creates environmentally and ethically sound products, crafted from organic and recycled materials.