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Feb. 13, 2019
You can’t buy yoga pants made from recycled plastic water bottles with a South Dakota flag design just anywhere.
Those and other athleisure wear pieces are signature items at a new boutique in Brandon, though.
South Dakota Threads started with online sales and pop-up events in July and grew into a storefront at the beginning of February.
It’s an offshoot of Ambush LLC, which operates the youth sports academy Ambush Basketball and Ambush Apparel. That business makes team uniforms, spirit wear and all types of promotional items. The owners are Garrett Callahan of Brandon, a former SDSU basketball player, and Josh Mueller, a former USD player who lives in the Denver area. They’ve been running teams and putting on basketball camps and clinics across the Midwest since 2011.
They wanted to come up with a unique clothing line, so they started South Dakota Threads.
“A lot of people have a lot of pride in South Dakota, so we thought we’d go after it,” Callahan said.
In addition to the state flag, the yoga pant designs include the Black Hills, Mount Rushmore and an outline of South Dakota with a heart in it.
Thirty recycled 20-ounce water bottles are used in the fabric for each pant, Callahan said.
In addition to the design, “they’re unique in that way too. People wonder what they feel like, and they’re surprised because they’re so soft.” They’re made in Colorado.
The building at 1517 W. Holly Blvd. that houses the boutique includes the headquarters for Ambush LLC, the screen printing and embroidery equipment for Ambush Apparel and a multipurpose room that Callahan wants to use for individual workouts for basketball players and yoga classes for the community. He also hopes to do yoga events in local parks.
“I want to keep people active and involved.”
In addition to the signature yoga pants, South Dakota Threads carries another sustainable product: bags made from recycled billboard vinyl. It also has a commitment to sell other locally and regionally made products such as soaps and candles from Irish Twins Soap Co. and birch wood state necklaces from Lilac and Littles. Callahan said the boutique will sell spirit wear for Brandon Valley schools too.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
“A lot of people have a lot of pride in South Dakota, so we thought we’d go after it.” Check out the creative yoga pant designs of South Dakota Threads, which opened a boutique in Brandon this month.