Delray Beach-based Caloosa Waterwear is the official T-shirt producers for Garlic Fest.
Caloosa’s products typically focus on resort-wear. Founded in 2015 by Rebecca Fordham, the company’s mission is to provide performance fabric that athletes use at an affordable price with a versatile use.
The clothing line is made of modern fabric technology that is comfortable and can be worn indoors and outdoors.
The products are sold online at shopcaloosa.com and caloosawaterwear.com.
Using the poster design “Big Garlic” created by tattoo artist Rebecca Loveless, who owns Tradition Tattoo of Delray Beach, Caloosa will produce the shirts for the event staff and those who want to remember the festival.
Big Garlic was inspired by the classic Allman Brother’s album cover, “Eat a Peach.”
Loveless was discovered as a fine art painter in the area when she joined the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. She was introduced to Nancy Stewart-Franczak, executive director and co-owner of the South Florida Garlic Fest, who asked her to produce the official art for this year’s event. hen asked about how she feels to be participating in Garlic Fest 2017, Loveless said she is “Super Exited!” to be participating in Garlic Fest 2017 because it “rejuvenated the artist in me and allows me to be seen as a painter rather than just a tattoo artist.”
“Not only is Rebecca [Loveless] an extremely talented artist, but this opportunity comes at a perfect time for Caloosa as we launch a new division of our company, Caloosa Custom Apparel,” Fordham said. “We recently moved our production facility to Delray Beach, allowing us to improve our quality and lead times as well as offer custom apparel and personalization to our customers.”
Shirts and other specially designed apparel and accessories are currently available for purchase online now at www.shopcaloosa.com .
The 18th Annual Garlic Fest, affectionately nicknamed “The Best Stinkin’ Party in South Florida” takes place February 10-12, 2017 at John Price Park in Lake Worth, Florida. Featured entertainment is KONGOS on Friday evening and Michael Franti & Spearhead taking the stage on Saturday. Participating as vendors, both Caloosa Waterwear and Rebecca Loveless will be selling their designs including art and apparel made especially for garlic lovers. Tickets to attend this year’s event can be purchased though the Garlic Fest website www.dbgarlicfest.com.