Industry Press Release



Boulder, CO (December 5, 2008) — N_ve Designs, creators of women’s and men’s fashion sweaters and accessories announced today it has partnered with the Breast Cancer Fund By offering a new signature sweater, the Andrea, named for the organization’s founder Andrea Ravinett Martin, who passed away in 2003 of cancer. Proceeds from the sale will help support the Breast Cancer Fund.

Breast Cancer Fund

In response to the public health crisis of breast cancer, The Breast Cancer Fund (BCF) identifies- and advocates for the elimination of- the environmental and other preventable causes of the disease. The Breast Cancer Fund has a long tradition of organizing challenging, inspiring events to support their work.

“The Breast Cancer Fund is thrilled to be partnering with N_ve Designs.” said Julie Homan, Senior Cause Marketing Coordinator for the Breast Cancer Fund. “sales from this sweater will help to raise important funding for breast cancer prevention and awareness of the environmental causes of the disease.”

“It is important for to us to make sure our non-profit donation dollars go as far as possible,” said Rhonda Swenson, N_ve Designs Founder and Partner, “and that our contribution is made to other like minded organizations, like the BCF, who take responsibility for the environment, healthy living, and community support.”

Information about the Breast Cancer Fund can be found at N_ve’s booth (#34165) at Outdoor Retailer, where N_ve will be hosting a drawing for the Andrea sweater.

About N_ve Designs

Established in 2002 by Rhonda Swenson, N_ve Designs was inspired by Rhonda’s lifelong passion for snow sports and fashion. Tom Irvine joined N_ve in 2005 with years of business development and strategic planning. Together they have developed N_ve as a specialty manufacturer of art-knit sweaters and accessories based in Boulder, Colorado.

At N_ve we embrace the resort and active lifestyle markets with fun, polished designs for both men and women. We meticulously craft every garment using natural fibers, notably ultra-fine Merino wool – a material N_ve has used since its inception in 2002. The 2009-10 Fall and Spring Collections offer lightweight, fine-gauge knitwear, available exclusively through specialty retailers and fine catalogs in the United States and Canada. For more information visit