Sweet Petites Apparel to Participate in the Gifting Suite at the 29th Annual Salute to Women in Sports, October 13, 2008

San Diego, CA, September 25, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Sweet Petites Apparel, the chic, comfortable and fashionable active and casual wear line specifically designed for the fitness-minded, petite woman under 5’4, will participate in the 29thAnnual Salute to Women in Sports Gifting Suite, a preliminary event to be held on Monday, October 13th, 2008 at the Waldorf Astoria located at 100 East 50th Street in New York City. The Gifting Suite will open at 2pm and run through 5pm catering solely to the celebrities who will be attending the 29th Annual Salute to Women in Sports scheduled for the following day, Tuesday, October 14th, 2008, also to be held at The Waldorf Astoria.

Sweet Petites Apparel, a fresh, innovative new company has brought to life, stylish, figure-flattering clothes that cater to the active, petite woman. Made in the USA, Sweet Petites active and casual wear collection is made of Dryflex material, a comfortable yet powerful, quick drying material that wicks away moisture from the skin, ideal for active and sports-minded woman. Additionally, Sweet Petites Apparel has recently unveiled their Eco-Chic Bamboo Casual Wear collection to rave reviews. The new casual wear line is made of 95% sustainable bamboo and 5% spandex. The bamboo fibers, made from the pulp of the bamboo grass, are derived from a self regenerating resource which allows for the sustainability of the bamboo forest. Its soft texture, durable, biodegradable and antibacterial properties makes this covetable line a perfect petite fit. It also wicks away odor and absorbs body moisture almost immediately. Both collections will have a presence at the Gifting Suite.

Elizabeth Dutra, owner and designer of Sweet Petites Apparel, a petite woman herself, is hoping this event will further present an opportunity to pay tribute and recognize the many superb women athletes that have dazzled fans globally, who have taken a small frame and turned it into a full on powerhouse of strength and athletic skill. She is thrilled to present her new collections to these highly achieved individuals and looks forward to them enjoying the comfort, style and practicality of her line.

The 29th Annual Salute to Women in Sports is a black-tie, star-studded event celebrating female champion athletes who have left a mark on sports history and who continue to prove that women of any race, height, body type, and even any economic background, can achieve the seemingly unachievable and who ultimately shine above the rest as they continue to test the boundaries of human athletic capabilities and serve as an inspiration to women and young girls, internationally.

During the Annual Salute to Women in Sports, some of the evening awards will be as follows: the Billie Jean King Contribution Award, presented to an individual who demonstrates a lasting commitment and dedication to the growth of sports, fitness or physical activity for women, The Wilma Rudolph Courage Award, presented to a female athlete who exhibits extraordinary courage in her performance, the ability to overcome adversity and who serves as an inspiration, and finally the Sportwoman of the year – one individual and one team sport athlete are honored for their outstanding performances.

Sweet Petites Apparel
Amalia Meliti