PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Respect Your Universe, Inc. ("RYU") (TSX VENTURE: RYU) (OTCQB: RYUN) (http://shop.ryu.com/) is pleased to announce today that Cultural Influence Director, Alexander Ludwig, was prominently featured on the homepage of MensFitness.com (http://www.mensfitness.com/training/build-muscle/qa-lone-survivors-alexander-ludwig-talks-fitness) this month to talk about his love for RYU and new movie release for Lone Survivor.
Sharing more in the detailed Q&A with MenFitness.com about his workout routine, his partnership with apparel brand RYU, and what's next for his career, Ludwig had this to say about RYU:
"Basically, I fell in love with the product one day in Vancouver. I'd seen the product in one of the founder's stores and it just so happened that his kids were huge fans. So he went up to me to ask for autographs and a photo and was like "Do you like this product?" And I was like "I love it, I can't believe I haven't seen it everywhere, it's fantastic." So we ended up talking and we grew a bit of a friendship. The next thing you know, I was involved. I wanted to help this company grow. The way it's made is a lot more environmentally conscious. I love living actively, being adventurous, and also looking good while doing it. RYU is a great product and very durable. You can feel the quality when you wear it, Ludwig said."
Next, Alexander Ludwig and RYU will soon be features in Muscle & Fitness magazine both online and in print. For their April issue hitting newsstands mid-March, Ludwig will be Muscle & Fitness' Star Power! feature profile that will coincide with a RYU reader giveaway online with MuscleandFitness.com showcasing new product and apparel from the RYU Spring line.
Ludwig's new film Lone Survivor was released on January on 10th and has received critical acclaim including nomination for two Academy Awards. The Screen Actors Guild, Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards and many other industry organizations have praised the film for its outstanding portrayal of real events.
RYU is proud to partner with Alexander Ludwig and congratulates him on the success of his film.
"Alexander's support for our brand is uplifting and we appreciate his efforts to share his enthusiasm about RYU with his fans," stated Chief Executive Officer Dr. Craig Brod.
For more information about RYU, visit www.ryu.com.
About Respect Your Universe:
About RYU Respect Your Universe, Inc. is a performance apparel brand designed for athletes and active adults. Crafted from organic and/or earth-friendly materials, RYU apparel enhances movement, is extremely comfortable and healthy for the environment. Founded in 2008, RYU has incorporated the lessons learned from mixed martial arts into beautiful everyday performance wear. For more information, visit www.ryu.com.
On Behalf of the Board
RESPECT YOUR UNIVERSE, INC.
/s/ Craig Brod
CEO and Director
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