Over the past few years, Nine Line has captivated both Patriotic Americans and Coalition Nations by offering high quality apparel products. Founded by two Army officers and brothers, CPT Daniel & Tyler Merritt started this venture in a garage. Through constant deployments, Angela Merritt, Tyler’s wife, stepped in to organize and grow the operation. Nine Line Apparel currently employs nearly 40 veterans, military spouses, and patriotic Americans operating out of a warehouse in downtown Savannah, GA.
The name itself is iconic in nature, and easily recognizable by any service member, past present and future. In combat, a Nine Line is an emergency medevac request, and is often the difference between life and death for our most severely wounded. When deciding to create their own apparel line, the two founders desired to create a brand that advocates for military veterans. Tyler, a member of the Army’s elite 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, piloted missions in support of Special Forces. Ground forces, like his brother Daniel, trusted in these pilots to brave hostile fire in order to evacuate wounded from the battle field.
As a result, the apparel line promotes conversation explaining the importance of caring for our veterans, especially those severely wounded. In early 2013, after Tyler’s West Point classmate lost three limbs fighting in Afghanistan, the two brothers decided to create Nine Line Foundation and donate a portion of all apparel purchases to helping severely wounded veterans. The foundation’s current initiative is to build a wheelchair accessible home for SFC Mark Holbert, a Green Beret and true American Hero.
Nine Line’s success is due to the initiative, innovation, and exemplary customer service run by its amazing staff. In less than two years, Nine Line has grown from nothing to over 400,000 online followers, growing by the thousands on a daily basis. Ultimately Nine Line hopes to become a household brand, taking on the likes of Nike and Under Armour throughout the community. Until then, they will continue to gain and maintain the patronage of their amazing fans by producing outstanding products.
To learn more about this cause and how you can help, visit www.ninelinefoundation.org