Shopping: Trail Print

Leah LeMoineOctober 2019
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Nick Menninger isn’t from Arizona – his dad’s from Colorado, his mom’s from Fiji and he grew up in Southeast Asia. But when he moved to Flagstaff 18 years ago, he fell hard – both for the state and one of its native daughters. “I am in love with Arizona,” he says. “I even married a native Arizonan from Globe.” That love for the Grand Canyon State and its natural scenery – specifically hiking and mountain biking trails – inspired Trail Print, his line of T-shirts, tanks, mugs and more bearing Southwestern icons (saguaros, pines, mountain peaks) and the names of popular trails (South Mountain, Dreamy Draw, Hawes), many of which benefit organizations including Phoenix Children’s Hospital and American Conservation Experience. Menninger, who now lives in Chandler and runs media monitoring agency September One Media, designs a new campaign inspired by a mountain biker, trail advocacy group or nonprofit each month. “As cheesy as this sounds, my goal is to capture their essence and print it on a tee,” he says. “It takes a community. That’s the magic word that’s helped my business grow.”

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