Our Time: Standing Up for All of Us Under 30

West Virginia’s SustainU to represent ‘young companies’ on Capitol Hill and the White House

July 11, 2011 – Morgantown, West Virginia – SustainU, a young West Virginia company and leading producer of apparel using fabrics made from 100% recycled materials manufactured in the US, today announces it is participating in the launch of Our Time’s Buy Young campaign in Washington, DC on July 13th, 2011. The event will gather America’s top young entrepreneurs for a discussion on entrepreneurship and job creation with congressional leadership, White House officials, and distinguished business leaders.

Our Time, a non-profit organization uniting young Americans, created the Buy Young campaign to help support young entrepreneurs who create jobs. The launch event includes a press conference at the US Chamber of Commerce, a luncheon on Capitol Hill chaired by House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer and a White House panel discussion hosted and Moderated by Kal Penn, Associate Director of White House Outreach with SustainU’s CEO Chris Yura, other young entrepreneurs, Senior Administration and Cabinet Officials.

“Chris understands the importance of building a company that will create jobs in America, while also better protecting the environment, particularly in hard hit regions of the country,” said Senator Jay Rockefeller. “I will continue to support new businesses in West Virginia and throughout the country, and I hope that through some of the bills I’m introducing and the Senate hearings I’m holding that we can encourage more young entrepreneurs to follow in Chris’ footsteps.”

“As a young company trying to bring back jobs to Appalachian region, we are honored to be a part of this historic event,” states Chris Yura, CEO and Founder of SustainU. “We know how tight the job market is for young people, and it is important that the up-and-coming generation of entrepreneurs be in dialogue with our representatives and policy makers in Washington.”

“I applaud SustainU for its commitment to our state and continuing to invest in our talented work force,” U.S. Senator Joe Manchin said. “It is so important for us to engage our young people and encourage them to create jobs, and I am pleased that SustainU will provide a West Virginia voice to this upcoming conference for young entrepreneurs.”

SustainU is at the forefront of creating clothing from recycled materials. The fabric used in its apparel is produced from post-consumer plastic bottles, recycled cotton and pre-consumer textile waste. By using high quality recycled fabrics that are made in the USA, the company believes it can have a positive impact on the environment and contribute to the economic development of the textile manufacturing industry.

About SustainU
SustainU produces high quality apparel using fabrics made from 100% recycled materials that are manufactured in the USA to provide extraordinary comfort and wear, while reducing environmental waste, carbon emissions and water use. Our mission is to change the way clothes are made to improve the environment, reinvigorate America’s manufacturing sector, and educate the world about how clothing can positively impact people’s lives. For more information, please visit www.sustainUclothing.com