Minnesota United has teamed up with local streetwear brand Hybrid Nation to launch a limited-edition clothing collection at 10 a.m. today. The capsule collection – which showcases the team’s blue, gray, black and red hues – includes a bomber jacket, zip-up sweater, jogging pants and beanie, all sold on Hybrid Nation’s website and the Black and Blue Team Store at Allianz Field.
Hybrid National is a local and socially responsible streetwear brand launched in 2015 and led by Jeremy Sutherland, made famous by Sutherland’s brother Justin during his appearances on Iron Chef America, Top Chef and Fast Foodies. Sutherland collaborated with Minnesota United defenseman Michael Boxall on the collection – the beanie “Daddy’s Hat” features a loon feather design.
“Hybrid Nation is delighted to launch this capsule collection with Minnesota United,” Sutherland said in a press release. “It was an amazing experience developing the design with Michael Boxall and then launching the collection with him wearing it means that we are about to sell this limited edition collection very quickly.”
Minnesota United’s collaboration with Hybrid Nation is part of a larger Major League Soccer commitment to increase supplier diversity. It follows recent SU initiatives to work with brands owned by people of color in other markets.
“Jeremy [Sutherland] at Hybrid Nation has a lot of expertise and being a local Minnesotan it’s great to get involved with brands and small businesses like his, ”Minnesota United defenseman Michael Boxall said in a press release. “He’s great at what he does and for me seeing what goes on behind the scenes and having a little bit of input into the end product was pretty cool.”