SOURCE: Respect Your Universe, Inc.

Respect Your Universe, Inc.

October 07, 2011 09:00 ET

Respect Your Universe Makes Runway Debut at Portland Fashion Week

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - Oct 7, 2011) - Today, Respect Your Universe, Inc. (RYU) (OTCBB: RYUN) is pleased to announce that they made their runway debut at Portland Fashion Week ( on Thursday night as one of the leading designers in athletic-wear to showcase their Spring 2012 Men's High Performance Line. With this Fall's Portland Fashion Week featuring an unprecedented array of high-caliber, high-powered shows, parties, and both industry and public buying and shopping events, it is one of the world's only comprehensive green and carbon-neutral productions of a fashion week.

"Portland Fashion Week was a tremendous opportunity for RYU to display our Spring 2012 Men's Premium High Performance apparel line to buyers and industry leaders," said Christopher Martens CEO of RYU. "The anticipation of RYU with our office headquarters in Portland is also in line with Portland's reputation as a hot bed of emerging talent and the location of one of the nation's leading cities in the athletic sportswear industry."

Developing a worldwide buzz amongst the top national fashion media, Portland Fashion Week has demonstrated its strength in delivering a compelling message using fashion's attractive billboard. Portland Fashion Week is helping facilitate commerce between designers and buyers and has created a program with a strong bridge for designers to develop relationships with buyers, boutiques and the followers of Portland Fashion Week.

"Built for Athletes, Suited for Style," RYU's debut Spring 2012 Men's Line of premium high performance product embodies the art of the sport and places emphasis on respect, strength, sustainability and honor as the foundation of their apparel and products. All of the apparel items and products have been produced from organic and/or recycled materials utilizing some of the best yarn and fabric suppliers in the world while achieving the performance attributes desired by Mixed Martial Arts fighters and the true everyday athlete.

For more information on RYU visit or call +1-888-455-6183 ext. 101.

About Respect Your Universe
Respect Your Universe, Inc. (OTCBB: RYUN) is a premium performance apparel and equipment company rooted in and inspired by Mixed Martial Arts. Focused on the needs of the athlete, RYU brings innovative design, development and production of premium authentic performance gear with style to mixed martial artists and athlete enthusiasts worldwide. The RYU brand is based on respect, honor and sustainability.

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