We are committed to making our products more sustainable and doing more to help reduce plastic pollution, so we are extremely proud of the fact our 100% recycled shirts are made from discarded water bottles and salvaged cotton.
We work only with vendors that share the same ideals and commitments to sustainabity that we do, and our shirt and sweatshirt vendor is based in the US, and has a unique method for creating sustainable garments:
Each shirt comes from 8 post-consumer plastic bottles, shredded into flakes, which is then melted into pellets. The pellets are then extruded into yarn that is knitted, cut and sewn into one super-soft tee. The printing process minimizes dyes, completely eliminates plastic packaging, and significantly reduces the use of chemicals, water, and energy.
From our vendor: “First, we collect and sort post-consumer plastic bottles, stripping them of all labels and caps. Next, we salvage cotton from discarded industry scraps, which are also sorted by color and blended with polyester. The reclaimed fiber is then spun into yarn and knit into fabric, which is ultimately cut and sewn into a garment. With our proprietary process, we’re able to make fibers that are “first quality,” which makes them look and feel great.”