The Story Behind Aventura Clothing
In 1965, Sportif USA began as a small business in Southern California, headed by John G. Kirsch. In true entrepreneurial style, Kirsch sold tennis shorts from the back of the family's station wagon, gradually building a reputation for quality and comfort. As this reputation grew, so did the market for high-quality outdoor clothing.
In the early 70’s, John moved with his wife and children to the beautiful Sierra Nevada, where his blossoming manufacturing business took root. For the next two decades, Sportif would continue to be an innovator in the outdoor clothing industry.
In a cruel twist of fate, John Kirsch’s twin-engine beechcraft plane crashed in the snow-covered San Bernardino mountains in March 1991. John Kirsch, Jr. boldly took the reigns as president, and with his siblings, decided to continue the dream his father had spent his life pursuing – to position Sportif as a leader in the outdoor apparel industry.
2005 marked the company’s 40th anniversary, an event celebrated with exciting new opportunities and adventures. Most notably, Sportif announced the launch of its new women’s line - Aventura Clothing. Aventura Clothing has the mission to “help the earth… one garment at a time.” We want to provide our customers with fashionable “eco-friendly” products that will lower our ecologic footprint on the planet. Over 80% of this casual lifestyle clothing for women is made from environmentally friendly fabrics so you can feel good about looking great!