North Carolina Company Showcasing Local Artists in Wearable Art Clothing Line

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OBX Outfitters Beach Bunny - www.obxoutfitters.comAPEX & MANTEO, N.C.--North Carolina's OBX Outfitters (www.obxoutfitters.com) is partnering with the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce and the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau to promote shopping local during this year's holiday season. In supporting the "shop local" push by these two organizations, the casual apparel and activewear company is offering free shipping from now until December 31st on all merchandise purchased from its Amazon.com storefront , including its new lineup of Wearable Art featuring designs by local artists. "A big part of our mission as a company is to produce wearable art for consumers with positive messages serving as a reminder of vacations, events and overall goodness in their lives," Stacy Menzies, company president, said.

"The Outer Banks is a special place, and a big, big part of that is the people who live there, including a vibrant art community," she added.

The company's Wearable Art line is debuting with "Beach Bunny" by local artist E.M. Corsa, working out of Kill Devil Hills, and Josh Davis, a Raleigh-based artist who produced the original designs "Bluegrass At the Beach" and "Find Your Happy Place ORV" which all qualify for the free shipping discount.

Shoppers can redeem this offer by entering the code SHOPDROP at checkout.

In addition to working with local artists in designing apparel, OBX Outfitters is engaging with local vendors to produce it. The company is committed to selling clothing made in the USA, working with manufacturers in North Carolina and elsewhere to find material with the right quality and feel, and is using in-state screen printing companies like Flying Fish Ink in Kill Devil Hills.

"Our focus is local, and where we can choose North Carolina vendors, then that’s what we're going to do," Menzies explained.

OBX Outfitters unveiled its Wearable Art line at the First Annual Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival this past October in Manteo, generating a great deal of interest and sales from attendees traveling to the event from all across the country.

A link to the OBX Outfitters store on Amazon.com is available by visiting www.obxoutfitters.com. For more information, email thebeach@obxoutfitters.com.

About OBX Outfitters
OBX Outfitters (TM) is a woman-owned casual apparel and activewear company created to provide a way for people who love the Outer Banks to keep the beach within their reach. We are a North Carolina company selling quality clothing made in the USA, engaging with local vendors and artists to create wearable art for consumers with positive messages serving as a reminder of vacations, events and overall goodness in their lives. Every dollar a customer spends on one of our products stays here in the United States and will eventually find its way back to supporting the economic and environmental strength of the Outer Banks. Through this type of support, our customers can rest assured they are helping to preserve this special place for generations to come. For more information visit www.obxoutfitters.com.