UN1TUS, a premium athletic wear manufacturer, has partnered with Akron City FC (ACFC) in an exclusive three-year agreement to custom produce the club’s uniforms. UN1TUS will also serve as the club’s merchandiser.
Akron City FC (ACFC) was announced as the newest expansion team in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) on September 16, 2021. Their addition fills a long-standing gap within the league’s footprint as well as in the Akron sports market. According to Dina Case, NPSL Director of Membership Development, “Akron is an exciting market, which we have earmarked for years as an ideal expansion location.” Locally based ACFC advisor and investor, Nick Turchan, fostered the arrangement with Un1tus. “Like so many others in town, I have worked closely with the Un1tus Team on the youth soccer front. We get to see firsthand the many instances of their creative development, as well as their innovative manufacturing process. Not only will Un1tus allow ACFC to produce custom uniforms, but they also run a first-class operation led by individuals who have the same passion as we do, to grow the sport of soccer in our region. What is most exciting, is that through this partnership, we will have the opportunity to create a kit that the soccer fans in Akron will love!”
This announcement also marks the official launch of Akron City FC’s online team store (link to store at end of story). UN1TUS collaborated with Jason Fisher, ACFC’s creative design and marketing consultant, on the initial product line. “We have a very sleek logo that is not only representative of Akron but will appeal to the masses. We feel the product line will be well received by those looking for apparel to wear to our games, but also to those that are looking for a shirt with a cool design to wear every day. Over time we will continue to roll out different products and designs and play on our branding and color themes. We have a few additional alternate logos we think the fans will really love.”
UN1TUS represents a rare manufacturing process in the industry today. All stages of the development and production are completed within the company’s single location in Westlake, Ohio. Tony Dore, UN1TUS’’ Owner, grew up playing soccer in the area, which included a professional stint indoors with the Cleveland Crunch. He knows how passionate the region is about soccer and is excited to be able to work with another high-profile team in the region.
“Congratulations to the ACFC ownership and leadership team as well as the city of Akron and surrounding communities. The rich soccer tradition from the Akron area continues and our organization is very excited to partner with Akron City FC for their inaugural season and beyond. Their leadership team and strong soccer background surely will produce a franchise that the region will rally behind and be proud of. Our UN1TUS brand aligns perfectly with ACFC. We feel their logo and branding will allow us an opportunity to design and manufacture one of the most attractive uniform kits and fan apparel in the league.”
ABOUT UN1TUS: UN1TUS™, located in Cleveland, OH, is a premium athletic wear manufacturer that designs, engineers, and produces customized Uniforms, Activewear, and Lifestyle Apparel. Our company mission is to keep manufacturing and jobs in America. This allows us to provide unmatched quality, advanced garment technology, shortened order lead times, and the ability to keep custom uniform styles available at all times. In addition, we are committed to the empowerment of the male and female athletes of all ages and levels by giving them what they need to excel. With that in mind, we consider our manufacturing facility as the athlete’s testing laboratory that strives to make the most advanced athletic wear in the market. American Made. Athlete Empowered. UN1TUS. …We Are One.
Visit Akron City FC at www.akroncityfc.com or follow on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @AkronCityFC
Akron City FC Online Team Store Link – https://un1tusaw.tuosystems.com/stores/akroncityfc