Press_ Long Beach Apparel Brand Polymer_ Launches SS/19 Line and Art Show to Benefit Local Surf and Wildlife Charities


Long Beach Apparel Brand Polymer_ Launches SS/19 Line and Art Show to Benefit Local Surf and Wildlife Charities
Event brings Long Beach art and music communities together to celebrate new headquarters

LONG BEACH, CA (March 25, 2019) — Polymer_ splashed into Spring with their SS/19 launch party and art show on March 16. With more than 200 attendees spilling into the street, the label showed off their new 1,300-square-foot studio in the Wrigley neighborhood.

“I am blown away by the support of the creative community in Long Beach,” said Polymer_ Founder Eric Basangan. “I was happy so many people were able to make it out and it was exciting to see everyone together in one venue.”

As a Long Beach resident for more than two decades, Basangan’s passion to create a brand and platform for the creative community has been a long time coming. The original headquarters was a 1957 Franklin trailer, which doubled as a mobile shop, but soon it became clear there needed to be a permanent showroom.

Flanked by Managing Partners Ryan Russell Ward, Chris Velasco and Jonathan Blua, Basangan said they wanted the brand’s location to be an organic representation of the community, it’s lifestyle and the individual’s daily passions.
This collaborative mindset spilled into the event, featuring over 20 local Long Beach artists who used Polymer_’s Tyvek tote bags to create a unique piece of art. The bags are available for purchase with all proceeds to benefit both the Surfrider Foundation and Marine Mammal Care Center of Los Angeles. To learn more about donating to these charities or to purchase a bag, email .

Attendees also enjoyed signature beers by local brewer Ambitious Ales while rock band Spirit Mother performed between vinyl sets by Christine Mai Nguyen.
Click here for photos from the event.

About Polymer_
Polymer_ is a Long Beach, CA-based apparel brand that values creativity, forward thinking and collaborative efforts applied to everyday life. We interject feeling and concept into everything we produce. Our body of work spans all categories of creativity and strives to be an all inclusive representation of individuality. Visit

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