Roosevelt USA - inspired by the past driven by the future
In late October 1929 a worldwide economic downturn started called The Great Depression. It had devastating effects in virtually every country, rich or poor. As a response to the devastation happening to this country, President Franklin D. Roosevelt formed the Civilian Conservation Corps. He recruited thousands of unemployed young men, and enrolled them in a peacetime army. He sent them into battle against destruction and erosion of our natural resources. These young men were taught forestry and outdoors skills in which they protected & maintained national parks, built firebreaks, roads and trails. Most importantly, it provided jobs and desperately needed income to destitute American families. These young men ages 17-25 were once in the depths of poverty, became honored stewards of their environment and community. The transformation of this motley, rag tag bunch, now nicknamed Roosevelt’s Tree Army revitalized the faith and hope of the nation through their service to their community and country.About Roosevelt Tree ArmyThe original Roosevelt Tree Army gave rebellious kids from the city an opportunity to go out into nature, be empowered and see life differently. Though the world seemed to be against them, they would persevere bringing hope to their families and become instruments of change.Roosevelt is a clothing company inspired by these and other trouble makers, the rebel, the American anti-hero. Our country's history has been shaped by people who have ignored the status quo. At our core, we make clothing for the misfit, the eccentric, the dissentient; That though the world stands against them, they are still crazy enough to think they can make a difference.