|[June 25, 2014]
Haute Hydration: Fashion Industry Joins Drink Up Initiative to Promote Drinking More Water More Often
WASHINGTON --(Business Wire)--
The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with the
private sector and PHA Honorary Chair First Lady Michelle Obama to make
healthier choices easier for busy parents and families, today announced
multiple leaders from the fashion industry have joined its Drink
Up initiative, an effort that encourages Americans across the
country to drink more water, more often.
Fashion supporters BCBG MAXAZRIA and HERVÉ LÉGER by Max Azria,
Bloomingdale's, Easy Spirit, HSN (Home Shopping Network),
J.Crew, Rebecca Minkoff and Skechers Performance Division have
joined the effort, which now includes approximately 50 supporters across
various water and retail industries that have come together to help
spread the message that drinking water is one of the healthiest choices
everyone can make, every day.
"I am thrilled that leaders from across the fashion industry are coming
together to help spread Drink Up's important message to drink more
water, more often," said First Lady Michelle Obama. "Helping our
children make healthy choices is an all-hands-on deck effort, and I
applaud the leadership shown by BCBG, Bloomingdale's, Easy Spirit, HSN,
J.Crew, Rebecca Minkoff and Skechers."
"Since its creation, Drink Up has focused on bringing unique
organizations together to encourage everyone to drink water more often,"
said PHA CEO Lawrence A. Soler. "By showing their support for Drink Up
today, the companies joining us continue their trendsetting traditions,
reminding us al that water is always in style."
The following contributions have been provided by Drink Up's Fashion
Co-branded water bottle displays in 34 retail locations nationwide
courtesy of BCBG MAXAZRIA and HERVÉ LÉGER by Max Azria
In-store activation and consumer shopping event courtesy of Bloomingdale's
Percentage of proceeds from the sale of select merchandise for a
limited time courtesy of Easy Spirit.com
Two-week on-air awareness campaign courtesy of HSN
Custom Drink Up "Crewcut" t-shirts courtesy of J.Crew. 100%
of the net proceeds from the sale of each crewcuts t-shirt will be
donated to PHA
Co-branded custom beach towel and percentage of proceeds courtesy of Rebecca
Co-branded gift with purchase and in-store window displays in 35
retail locations nationwide, courtesy of Skechers Performance
For additional information please visit: You
Are What you Drink.
Drink Up, a collaboration to encourage everyone to drink more
water, was formed in September 2013 among the Partnership for a
Healthier America - which works with the private sector and PHA Honorary
Chair First Lady Michelle Obama to make the healthy choice the easy
choice for busy parents and families - and stakeholders across the
public and private sectors who are dedicated to encouraging people to
drink more water more often. You are what you drink, and when you drink
water you drink up! For more information about Drink Up please visit You
Are What You Drink and follow Drink Up on Twitter (News - Alert) at @URH2O.
About The Partnership for a Healthier America
The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) is devoted to working with
the private sector to ensure the health of our nation's youth by solving
the childhood obesity crisis. In 2010, PHA was created in conjunction
with - but independent from - First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move!
effort. PHA is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that is led by some
of the nation's most respected health and childhood obesity experts. PHA
brings together public, private and nonprofit leaders to broker
meaningful commitments and develop strategies to end childhood obesity.
Most important, PHA ensures that commitments made are commitments kept
by working with unbiased third parties to monitor and publicly report on
the progress our partners are making. For more information about PHA,
please visit A
Healthier America and follow PHA on Twitter @PHAnews.
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