Local Start-up Offers Students Crash Course in Sustainable Business

Atayne 2013 summer intern Tom Henshall ’15

Since moving his company, Atayne, from Virginia to his hometown of Brunswick a few years back, Jeremy Litchfield ’99 has hired a number of Bowdoin students as interns.

Because his business is small — it’s just Litchfield and his wife working out of their home — the interns are thrown immediately into the myriad day-to-day operations of the eco-friendly company. Atayne sells sportswear apparel made from #1 plastic, primarily from recycled plastic bottles.

Throughout the academic year, the company hires one to three Bowdoin interns. This summer, for the first time, Atayne has hired an intern who is financially supported by one of the grants from Bowdoin’s funded internship program.

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