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Sustainable Fabrics

Sustainability Our Company


Sustainability

Behind our Sustainable Products

Our sustainable products are constructed using a four-step textile process that turns recycled plastic bottles into functional, comfortable duds that do right by the people that make them and wear them (that's you). We like to call this process Trash. Shred. Spin. Wear. All of our yarn is made in the USA by our partners who use the most efficient, eco-friendly processes. From here, they are sent to our partner factory in Guatemala to be made into finished goods. By providing jobs and opportunities, our business is able to contribute a sustainable form of income for our Guatemalan workers.

Our Partnered Facilities

We make our products from the ground up, managing every aspect of design and production: from the fiber we use, to spinning, knitting and cut-n-sew, we touch it all. Earthspun® yarn is made in North Carolina in a solar powered factory, which limits the amount of energy used to create each item. All our facilities focus on minimizing waste, energy use, electricity, carbon emissions, and water.

 

Just 1 Kastlfel T-Shirt Saves:

 WASTERPet Clothing

each original bottle tee saves over 6 (20oz) plastic bottles from the landfill

 ENERGY Conserve Energy

717,000 BTU’s of energy that would be used to produce virgin polyester

ELECTRICITYSave Electricity

201,300 kilowatt hours of electricity; enough to run an average home in CO for 24 years

CARBON EMISSIONSEarthspun

the Earthspun® yarns we use are manufactured in a solar-powered facility.

WATERSave Water

when using Earthspun® yarn we save 4.5 gallons of water

 

The Process

The process starts with you! All of those plastic bottles you have been recycling are being reused and made into something better. Thank you for already committing to our movement and remember to keep recycling!

Trash. Shred. Spin. Wear. Our motto to the process. It starts with collecting recycled plastic bottles. These recyclables are stripped of their labels and washed, and then shredded into tiny pieces. The tiny pieces are then melted down and turned into recycled polyester fibers. These recycled polyester fibers are blended with cotton and spun into our ring-spun yarn.  


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Our Packaging

We try to limit our waste when we send you our goods so we moved beyond conventional packaging. We reduced the amount of material and all of our packaging is 100% recycled, recyclable & reusable. We also created our personal message out of seed paper and natural inks, so you can feel good about receiving our cards. Thanks to Bloomin Promotions, this paper is embedded with a handful of annual and perennial wildflower seeds. Soak the paper in water overnight. Cover with a thin layer of soil and keep moist until seedlings are established.

We also want to thank EcoEnclose for our 100% recycled packaging! You can check them out here.

EARTHSPUN®, the (e leaf logo shown), Water Bottle Blue®, Soda Pop Green®, Beer Bottle Brown®, X-Ray Grey®, Food Tray Black® and ReThink Pink® are registered trademarks of Patrick Yarn Mill, Inc. For more information on Earthspun® certified recycled yarns vist www.earthspunbrands.com