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New NFL clothing goes ‘baby’

April 14th, 2011

In recent years, the term “going green” is a verb that has taken action in many aspects of life.

Now it includes eco-friendly athletic clothing for babies.

Fullback Ovie Mughelli of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons’ recently partnered with Origany, an organic clothing line that specializes in making clothes for babies and toddlers.

“The Ovie Mughelli Foundation is very excited about partnering with Origany,” said Mughelli.

Clothing Made Organic by Nature is Origany’s tagline that they live by, as the company believes in the importance of going green.

They specialize in 100 percent organic cotton grown in Peru for their infant and toddler lines.

By growing cotton organically, the company has eliminated the harsh chemicals that are normally produced by cotton.

To be considered organic, the cotton must be grown for three years on land that has never been chemically treated.

This idea is appealing to many, especially those with a softer side.

“I think that it is truly amazing that an NFL player is doing something as wonderful as an environmentally friendly clothing line,” said senior Duchess Adjei. “Major accolades should be in order [for Mughelli].”

Sophomore Spencer German agrees. “I think it is a good idea to continue spreading the idea of going green,” said German. “It is a product I think alot of people will buy and use and hopefully it will make a lot of money for its respected charities.”

Mughelli recently founded The Ovie Mughelli Foundation, which provides underprivileged children the opportunity to attend football camp.

His love of football and the environment have now contributed to his newly launched clothing line for Origany.

These outfits will consist of football, baseball, tennis, bicycling and the overall athletic themes.

The clothing line will sell hoodies, dresses, T-shirts, jackets, hats and more.

The website also shows photos of celebrities with the clothing.

For those parents like Mughelli, dressing their children in stylish clothes along with helping the environment is a win-win situation.

“We are very excited to announce our partnership with Ovie Mughelli and his Foundation,” said Origany CEO Raj Sardesh.

“Given his commitment to the environment and to youth, it was natural synergy and inspiration for our eco-athlete line,” Sardesh said. “That encourages all kids to be active and environmentally conscious.”

When the company begins selling this line of clothing, five percent of the proceeds will be donated to charities and 20 percent of the proceeds of the jersey style outfits will go to Ovie’s foundation.

“Origany’s successful track record of creating very beautiful, eco-conscious clothing is a great match with the Foundation’s mission to encouraging greener ways of living to kids,” Mughelli said.

“As tough as I am on the field as a power blocker, Origany reaches the more gentle side of me.”

“I’m confident that parents will find it loveable and perfect for their future all-stars.”

Those looking to purchase Mughelli’s items or to view other products that the company produces can visit Origany’s website at origany.com.