Baltimore, MD – A budding clothing business founded by a pair of Calvert Hall College High School graduates has formed a partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation through which it will donate a portion of the proceeds of its sales to the foundation’s mission of restoring the bay.

Kevin Ames and Mathew Wilmer own Chesapeake Collection, which sells shirts for men, women and children that have a theme centered on the bay.

The company also sells belts, ties and hats, emblazoned with its signature blue crab logo. Though most of the company’s sales come through the Internet, its apparel is also for sale at Cohen’s Clothiers of Cockeysville.

The pair, who are now 22-year-old college seniors, announced the partnership this month.

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation aims to reduce pollution throughout the bay’s 64,000 square-mile watershed through education, advocacy, litigation and restoration efforts.

The pair said they pursued the partnership because they believe in taking care of the bay, calling the idea of making conservation a part of their brand “a natural fit.”

Both men grew up boating on the bay with their families.

“We really want to make the conservation a part of our brand,” Wilmer said.

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