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FAYETTECHILL FEATURE EVENT: Arkansas Adventure Programming Conference

The Arkansas Adventure Programming Conference (or ARAP) is an annual nationwide outdoor leadership conference hosted every year on April 4th-6th. The conference itself is held at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch and focuses on bringing students and professionals from all over the country together to share ideas, teach workshops, and make connections to better develop themselves and the outdoor community. (Did we mention rock climb!?) What makes ARAP one-of-a kind in the outdoor industry is the fact that it is a student lead conference first and foremost. Students come from all over the country to teach workshops on anything under the sun (rock climbing, kayaking, video editing, yoga, mountain biking and fly fishing just to name a few). We here at Fayettechill have sponsored the event the last two of the three years because we believe it is important to invest into a community of students that values the outdoors. They are the tip of the spear when it comes to conserving, promoting, and sharing the outdoors that we all love. This year we brought the Chillstream out and enjoyed good food, good beer, and every night had a campfire community right outside. Our Media team (Smokehouse Collective) was there to capture it all so look forward to a video from them soon. Oh yeah and during the social night Devin O’Dea - Director of Marketing even graced us with his DJ skills and we had a dance party out in the woods. Can I say off the chain!? All in all it was a great time so look forward to it next year. Tickets are available for anyone and everyone. Check out some of these photos from the event as well as a link to this years brochure. If you have any questions or are looking to get involved yourselves contact me.  

- Team FC climber - George Bieker
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P.S. for more info on the event check the guide here -https://www.lyon.edu/sites/default/files/content/users/Darrell/AAPC.pdf
All shots provided by Fayettechill brand ambassador and photographer, Sam Matthews. 

Just finished up Fall Winter 2014 and wanted to share with you guys some of the products and updates with this line. You might of viewed our made in USA video and noticed that we are moving the bulk of our production here in the states. We couldn’t be more pleased with the quality of work from our  current factories and it made sense for us to move more items under their sewing needles. Some of the production highlights with our cotton dye house is that they use natural gas as its energy source and utilize ultra-low-NOx gas burners; it consumes half as much energy as an average dyehouse in the U.S. and 80 percent less than the average Asian dyehouse (measured as resources consumed per pound of fabric dyed). 

They expend half as much water as an average dyehouse in the U.S and again, 80 percent less than the average Asian dyehouse.  They also use no sulfur dyes, though these dyes are still legal in the United States, as well as low-impact finishes to avoid use of harsh or toxic chemicals. It does not use resins or formaldehydes to control shrinkage. The result: an 80% reduction in chemicals. They now use bluesign® technologies AG to screen its sources for dyestuffs and chemicals; all while they release no polluted water into the Los Angeles Basin.

Also, our USA manufacturers meet Fair Labor specifications. More info can be found here - 

http://www.fairlabor.org

We used three local designers for this line, Chad Maupin, Nate Karnes, & Joelle Storet. They knocked it out of the park with taking our ideas and making an end product. 

New Product Highlights:

T-Shirts - All made in USA

Zip Up Hoodies - This is cut and sew item and we designed it from scratch. It will have contrasting zipper and draw strings and will be a medium weight product. - Made in USA

Pullover Hoodies - Also, a cut and sew item thats made in the USA. We will be releasing two styles of these.

Mens Flannel Shirts and Jackets - These will be in a variety of colors and styles. 

Dry Bag Back Pack - This product really goes in line with two of our design philosophies - make products that are multifunctional and durable. We feel that when you buy a back pack, why not get utility out of being able to use it while in the city and on the trail?

- Mo

Fayettechill kayaker Jake Newcomb had a blast kayaking with some friends recently out on Richland Creek. While he was at it he field-tested our newest, “Mongrel,” board shorts and had great things to say about the shorts. The stormy Spring weather has made for some great flow on the rivers and some fantastic waterfalls. Now is the best time of the year to be out on any of the Ozarks’ countless rivers for a day of kayaking, canoeing, or straight floating with a cooler and a group of your friends. If you are looking for more information on how to get out on one of the Ozark rivers, please e-mail info@fayettechill.com. We’ll see you out there!

-Grant Holden

Beaver Watershed Alliance announces 2014 photography contest - Fayetteville Flyer

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Fayetteville Flyer

Beaver Watershed Alliance announces 2014 photography contest
Fayetteville Flyer
The Beaver Watershed Alliance is now accepting entries for the 2014 Watershed Photography Contest, organizers announced this week. Area photographers are invited to submit photographs taken around the Beaver Lake Watershed, which includes Hobbs …



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