Sustainability is Fashionable
Fashion follows the trends, and the past few years have shown the trends leaning heavily towards sustainability. One study showed that internet searches for "sustainable fashion" tripled between 2016 and 2019. This trend is led strongly by Gen Z and Millennial consumers, who together represent $350 billion in spending power in the U.S. alone. Statistics show that nine in ten Gen Z consumers believe companies have an obligation and responsibility to address environmental issues.
So we wanted to share with our amazing customers some of the brands we have recently added to our lineup of high quality blank apparel, in our effort to keep sustainable fashion in mind as we move forward!
Shirts you can feel good about. Made in Haiti for a living wage - that keeps families together. Tri-blends made from sustainable natural fibers, U.S. organic cotton, and recycled bottles. Each shirt contains the equivalent of 6 plastic bottles!
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District's new "Re-Tee" is 100% recycled fabric and never re-dyed, made from reclaimed material that otherwise could end up in a landfill. Soft. Comfy. High-quality. Doing good for the planet feels as good on the inside as it doe son the outside.
BELLA + CANVAS
Bella + Canvas apparel is made USA strong with the highest quality combed and ring-spun Airlume cotton, and eco-friendly dyes. Currently, B+C uses approximately seven times less water on average than other clothing manufacturers. This adds up to more than 1.2 billion gallons of water saved per year.
"We love our planet & we're mindful of the impact we make on it & its people. By 2021, we pledge to replace all virgin polyester with 100% recycled polyester in future fabrics." Alternative garments are crafted with sustainable materials and processes - including organic and recycled materials, low-impact dyes and water-conserving washes.
Hanes Eco-Smart apparel line is made with 25% of the energy used that comes from renewable resources, and more that 100 million pounds of production materials are recycled each year. Super soft, ring-spun fabric is made with responsibly grown U.S. cotton and no harsh bleaches.
Any new plastic created today, including polyester, can be a plastic waste problem tomorrow. Since 2012, Adidas has innovated ways to tackle the problem of plastic waste in how we make our products. "By 2024, we'll be off virgin polyester completely."