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Ducks Unlimited announces new licensee, Artisans, Inc.

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Clothing manufacturer helps support waterfowl habitat conservation

Memphis, Tenn., March 29, 2007 – Thanks to a new partnership, Ducks Unlimited’s name and logo will now be featured on sportswear apparel made by Artisans, Inc., a screen printing and embroidery company based in Glen Flora, Wisconsin.

“We are extremely pleased to have been selected as the official apparel licensee for sportswear,” said Gordie Dukerschein, Artisan’s founder and CEO. “DU is nationally known and respected as the leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation, and as a leading outdoor consumer brand. We are excited to be able to implement the DU lifestyle into our product lines and look forward to being a part of the DU family for many years to come.”

Artisans’ employees are skilled craftsmen and women who take pride in the innovative, high quality products they deliver on a daily basis. Artisans is able to respond to market trends and provide unique garments with one-of-a-kind embroidery and screen printing capabilities. They specialize in a variety of embroidery processes and full front designs that span a wide variety of wildlife subjects and styles

“Wearing DU branded apparel is one of the most popular ways that our members show their support for DU,” said DU Executive Vice President Don Young. “DU clothing gives outdoor enthusiasts from all walks of life a chance to wear a quality garment that shows their love for the outdoors and for habitat conservation.”

Artisans started in the 1960s and now is a state of the art 100,000-square-foot, screen-printing and embroidery facility. Dukerschein, is dedicated to the future of the business and says the addition of the DU sportswear program is a meaningful addition to the Artisans product line, allowing Artisans to have a product line that appeals to the general hunting community and the conservationists at heart.

Artisans Inc. Web site: http://www.artisansinc.com/

Contact: Laura Houseal
(901) 758-3764
lhouseal@ducks.org 

With more than a million supporters, Ducks Unlimited is the world’s largest and most effective wetland and waterfowl conservation organization with almost 12 million acres conserved. The United States alone has lost more than half of its original wetlands - nature’s most productive ecosystem - and continues to lose more than 80,000 wetland acres each year.

 

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