As part of a continuing series that will be running every Thursday, we’re going to be featuring the backgrounds and services of our numerous sponsors and partners. Furthermore, we’re going to exhibit how their relationship with us is making an impact in the lives of youth and in the community. Today, our focus is on United State of Indiana: 

Company Overview: 

United State Of Indiana creates and curates locally designed and produced apparel to celebrate United State of Indianacreativity, entrepreneurship, artistry and hard work in the Hoosier state. We believe in collaboration over competition, personal over perfect, and better over bigger. We exist to remind Hoosiers that there is something here that you can’t find anywhere else.

Over the past few years, we’ve made these goals for USI:

Ride Indiana Tee

The ‘Ride Indiana’ t-shirt created by our friends at USI has been instrumental in our growth and has furthered our overall visibility among the biking community in Indianapolis.

1. Create high-quality products for people who love Indiana.
2. Support Indiana’s artists and entrepreneurs by promoting their products and finding ways for them to help create ours.
3. Foster a culture in Indiana that promotes local living, collaborative commerce, and the celebration of commonalities.

It’s not a small world. It’s a huge world. But when you’re committed to eating, drinking, working, talking, buying, writing, and singing close to where you live, you’re constantly surprised at how connected we all are.  And they’re all about connection. We hope you find something that gets you excited about where you’ve come from and where you’re going!

Relationship with Nine13sports: 

Our relationship with United State of Indiana origniated back in February of 2014. The inspiration to collaborate was natural for two organizations that started their stomping grounds at the same location (the Speak Easy) and have a mutual passion for improving Indianapolis in a way that is visible to everyone. Graham, and the rest of the team at USI, have been incredible to work with, a key component to our overall growth and success over the past year, and a passionate supporter of ours for the past 20 months. In addition to this, their passion for collaboration brought us together to create the super awesome, fashionable, and casual, ‘ Ride Indiana’ t-shirt. Beyond just being the coolest bike shirt around, we partnered with USI during the yearly Brackets for Good fundraising tournament to receive a portion of the proceeds from the ‘Ride Indiana’ shirt. Additionally, once Brackets for Good concludes every year, a portion of the proceeds from the shirt sale is allocated to us as long as it’s available. How cool is that?!

Words can’t express the gratitude and respect we have for United State of Indiana and the relationship that we have with them. The mutual devotion that they have for improving the city of Indianapolis, in addition to their commitment to collaboration and social entrepreneurship has made our affiliation a natural one and we’re looking forward to working with them on continuing to make a lasting, meaningful impact on the Indianapolis community for many years to come. We’re very thankful for everything you’ve done for Nine13sports and for being able to help get our brand in the community!

For more information on United State of Indiana, check out their website