ECO SWIM® by Aqua Green®, Belk and The LYCRA® BRAND Join Forces with United By Blue for Their Fourth Annual Beach Cleanup

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The event is open to the public- volunteers should register for the cleanup ahead of time on United By Blue’s website.

ECO SWIM® by Aqua Green® and Belk have joined forces, partnering with INVISTA, maker of LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fiber and United By Blue to host their fourth annual beach cleanup in Charleston, S.C. The event is open to the public and will take place on May 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in North Charleston at the Cooper River Marina. All volunteers will be provided with event t-shirts, breakfast, water, trash bags, gloves and sunscreen.

ECO SWIM and their partners hope to beat their record of 1,286 pounds from last year's Wrightsville Beach, N.C. cleanup.

Help these four eco-conscious companies strive to make a difference for future generations by keeping our oceans and waterways free of garbage and debris. To register for the event and to learn more, please visit: http://www.unitedbyblue.ticketleap.com/belkcleanup/.

About ECO SWIM® by Aqua Green®
ECO SWIM by Aqua Green is a sustainable minded swimwear collection made-in-America from recycled nylons and eco-friendly materials and technologies. ECO SWIM by Aqua Green features LYCRA® XTRA LIFE™ fiber in their swim collections to create long lasting, quality swimwear. ECO SWIM leads the way in sustainable, quality fashion that can make a difference. The collection is available in Belk stores and other leading specialty and better department stores nationwide.

About Belk, Inc.
Charlotte, N.C.-based Belk, Inc. (http://www.belk.com) is the nation's largest family owned and operated department store company with 297 Belk stores located in 16 Southern states and a growing digital presence. Its belk.com website offers a wide assortment of national brands and private label fashion apparel, shoes and accessories for the entire family along with top name cosmetics, a wedding registry and a large selection of quality merchandise for the home. Founded in 1888 by William Henry Belk in Monroe, N.C., the company is in the third generation of Belk family leadership and has been committed to community involvement since its inception. In the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015, the company and its associates, customers and vendors donated more than $21.5 million to communities within Belk market areas.
Belk offers many ways to connect via digital and social media, including Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, Google Plus and Belk Blog, and provides exclusive offers, fashion updates, sales notifications and coupons via email or mobile phone text messages. Customers can also download the latest Belk mobile apps for the iPad, iPhone or Android.

About INVISTA
With leading brands including LYCRA®, COOLMAX®, CORDURA®, STAINMASTER® and ANTRON®, INVISTA is one of the world’s largest producers of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibers. The company’s advantaged technologies for nylon, spandex and polyester are used to produce clothing, carpet, cars and countless other everyday products. Headquartered in the United States INVISTA operates in more than 20 countries and has 10,000 employees. For more information, visit http://www.INVISTA.COM, Facebook.com/INVISTAglobal and twitter.com/INVISTA.
More information on the LYCRA® fiber brand can be found http://www.LYCRA.com. You can also find the LYCRA® brand on social media at @LYCRABrand.

About United By Blue
United By Blue is an outdoor apparel brand focused on ocean and waterway conservation. Founded in 2010, the sustainable company is driven by the idea of associating the sale of each product with a concrete environmental action. For every product sold, United By Blue removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways
through company organized and hosted cleanups. UBB has organized and hosted over 100 cleanups working alongside more than 3,500 volunteers to remove 203,510 pounds of trash. http://www.unitedbyblue.com

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