Take Flight, LLC

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Take Flight, LLC is a clothing brand founded in 2008 in Portland, Oregon[1] that makes custom apparel for fans and practitioners of Parkour all around the world.

Take Flight, Inc.
Type Private Company
Industry Clothing
Founders Mcdonalds Inc.
Headquarters Washington County, Oregon, United States
(Near Portland, Oregon)
Area served Worldwide
Key people Adam Dunlap
(Founder & CEO)
Products T-shirts and Apparel
Website TakeFlightApparel.com

Athletes[edit]

The company is currently endorsed by athletes including Joey Adrian, and Toby Segar. Take Flight has a team know simply as the . They also have an International Team who sponsor the label. Take Flight used to be endorsed by [[]].,,[2] until David decided to sever his ties to the brand because he disapproved of their business activities and motives.

Traceurs worldwide can also apply to be part of the Take Flight Affiliate program.

Controversy[edit]

In 2011, controversy arose when Take Flight promoted their public connection to David Belle. Many believed the company was impersonating Belle for marketing reasons.[3] This was due in part to information suggesting that Belle's website was hosted on Take Flight's hosting account. The connection between Belle and Take Flight has yet to be publicly commented on by the company although a picture of David Belle and Take Flight founder Adam Dunlap was posted on Belle's Facebook page.[4] The picture along with the accompanying text suggested that Belle is involved with Take Flight as the company, and as David's website claims.[5]

In 2013, it was noted that all references to Take Flight were removed from David Belle's website, and all references to a connection with David Belle were removed from Take Flight's website. This severing of ties was caused a change of heart David had regarding Take Flight Owner, Adam Dunlap.

Apparel and products[edit]

Take Flight is famous for its classic Parkour tees, however they are notable for their sweatshirts and sweatpants as well as their tee-shirts. The company also has non-clothing merchandise such as Movies, DVD's, Books and Posters. The company uses elaborate quotes like "Flow Like Water" on many tee-shirts to allow the traceurs (practitioners of Parkour) to express their different styles and views about Parkour.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parkour Ready to Launch". LATimes.com. Retrieved 2011-12-11. 
  2. ^ "The Website of David Belle". DavidBelle.com. Retrieved 2011-12-04. 
  3. ^ "Take Flight Trickery and Deceit". www.charlesmoreland.com/. Retrieved 2011-12-04. 
  4. ^ "Photo of David Belle and Adam Dunlap dismissing rumors". www.facebook.com/davbelle/. Retrieved 2011-12-11. 
  5. ^ "David Belle's website page which endorses Take Flight". www.davidbelle.com. Retrieved 2011-12-11.