Lindbergh foundation and Orvis announce Partnership and Exclusive “Lindbergh” clothing line
July 30, 2008, Minneapolis - The Lindbergh line of clothing is the result of a newly established partnership between the Lindbergh Foundation and The Orvis Company, the premier catalog outdoor clothier since 1856.
July 30, 2008, Minneapolis – Wearing a flying suit and leather helmet, Charles Lindbergh prepared for the most important flight of his life. At 7:51 a.m. on May 20, 1927, “Lindbergh buckled his safety belt, stuffed each ear with a wad of cotton, strapped on his wool-lined helmet, and pulled his goggles down over his eyes,” wrote A. Scott Berg in his biography entitled “Lindbergh.”
Getting ready for a flight is a little different today, but now pilots can enjoy a little piece of Lindbergh history with a modern twist thanks to a new exclusive line of “Lindbergh” clothing based on the style and type worn by the famous aviator himself.
The Lindbergh line of clothing is the result of a newly established partnership between the Lindbergh Foundation and The Orvis Company, the premier catalog outdoor clothier since 1856. Under the program, The Orvis Company will contribute a percentage of sales from the Lindbergh line to support the operations and programs of the Lindbergh Foundation.
“We are extremely thrilled about this new partnership with Orvis,” said Foundation President Knox Bridges. “Orvis has 150 years of experience in the outdoor clothing and catalog business. They also have an impeccable reputation and commitment to environmental conservation. We couldn’t ask for a better partner in this endeavor. I’ve seen the product samples and they are fantastic. I’m sure this will be an extremely popular line benefiting both organizations.”
A few of the items from the Lindbergh Line include:
· The Spirit Leather Flight Jacket
· Transatlantic Zip-neck Sweater
· Lone Eagle Flight Shirts
· Mechanic’s Foul-Weather Sweater, and
· Spirit Aviator Watch
“The Orvis Company is very dedicated to environmental conservation, especially related to fish and wildlife habitat,” said Orvis Communications Manager James Hathaway. “When we discovered that Charles Lindbergh had a deep commitment to the environment as well, it was a natural step for us to develop a clothing line in his honor. Using the profits from the clothing line to support the Lindbergh Foundation, which puts his environmental beliefs into action, makes the program even more fulfilling.”
A limited selection of clothing will be available for sale in the August Orvis catalog. The full Lindbergh Line will be available in the Winter catalog, just in time for the holidays.