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NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Leading activewear brand, tasc Performance is proud to announce that it has been named to Inc. 5000’s list of America’s fastest growing private companies, for a second year in a row. The announcement of the Inc. 5000’s list is perfectly timed with the anniversary of Katrina. The family-owned, New Orleans-based apparel company will celebrate its recent success and the city’s recovery with a local New Orleans-inspired Spring 2016 lookbook which captures the city’s colorful backdrop.

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tasc Performance has demonstrated remarkably consistent growth at time when small businesses have struggled to remain afloat – seeing an increase in revenue to over $9 million this year, up from just $2 million in 2011. The brand attributes its latest accolade to providing apparel that is unmatched in quality and comfort – featuring its unique proprietary bamboo finishing process (BamCo(R)), and developed right in the Gulf Coast.

When Al Andrews, founder of tasc Performance, set out to establish the activewear brand, he determined that he would reinvent the category with brand new technology and materials, in a way that had never been done. Established in 2009 and based on two years of research, tasc now uses an innovative blend of hand-mixed fibers (including viscose from Bamboo with organic cotton or merino wool) to create a chemical-free fabric that provides the highest level of comfort, performance and sustainability. Garments are lightweight, moisture-wicking, temperature regulating, anti-microbial, 4-way stretch, UPF 50+ and maximum breathability. Transitional “athleisure” wear pieces for both men and women also provide both style and versatility, leveraging the brand’s offerings amongst other apparel companies.

Deeply rooted in New Orleans, tasc’s continued success aligns perfectly with the incredible progress that’s been made in this city since Hurricane Katrina struck, just a decade ago. On August 29, 2005, both the state of Louisiana and the nation were rocked by the historic events that took place when a storm of immense power hit the Gulf Coast. Today, great strides have been made in the rebuilding of this city, and tasc Performance will honor these efforts by dedicating its Spring 2016 lookbook to the 10(th) Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Set against a series of New Orleans backdrops, the lookbook will showcase tasc’s latest collection of bamboo-based fitness apparel, while highlighting the vibrant colors, landscapes and historic landmarks of New Orleans.

“This is a bittersweet time for the tasc Performance team,” said Todd Andrews, President of tasc Performance. “We are both honored and humbled to be named one of INC 5000’s fastest growing companies, and looking forward to commemorating the 10(th) Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with our Spring 2016 lookbook. As business owners and residents of New Orleans, we witnessed the devastation caused by the storm first hand. We’ve also seen the city fight against all odds to become stronger than ever before. We are proud to share all of our successes with the city of New Orleans.”

tasc Performance will unveil its newest lookbook on August 29. As a sneak peek to the Spring 2016 collection, a downloadable copy will be available on

For additional information about tasc Performance, please visit

Also, to view tasc Performance on the Inc. 5000 list, visit

About Inc.

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit

About tasc Performance

tasc Performance offers high-quality bamboo performance wear that perfectly blends innovation, style and comfort for the 24/7 active lifestyles of health-conscious consumers. It has quickly become the brand of choice for a wide range of active consumers that live the performance lifestyle: runners, outdoor enthusiasts, tennis players, fitness professionals, serious athletes, and on-the-go parents.

EDITOR’S NOTE: For more information, product samples or interviews please contact Brooks Young at 504-731-2989 x 27 or

Media Contact: Brooks Young, tasc Performance, 5047312989,

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