Just in! The spring collection from United By Blue (UBB) has just arrived in our warehouse, and we’re excited to share with you some of the pieces and why we think it’s so good. In our quest to help you live more sustainably, we’re turning our attention to a necessity in life: our clothes. Just how earth-friendly are they? Usually, the answer turns out to be: not much. On top of that, "fast fashion" means most clothes made today are meant to end up in a landfill after just a few wears. Not cool!
UBB is here to change all that with its line of “responsible, durable goods.” Their manufacturing considers environmental impact right down to the buttons. Below, check out some the good stuff that goes into making their apparel.
Conventional cotton consumes 10% of the world's pesticides and 25% of the world's insecticides, despite the fact that cotton only uses 2.4% of total arable land.
Organic cotton does not use chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or insecticides, which means less of that stuff draining into our oceans and waterways. It's also so soft we never want to take it off. Win-win.
To be honest, we hadn't heard of tencel before this either! It's a biodegradable fiber made from eucalyptus trees. The eucalyptus tree is an extremely fast-growing resource that requires low water and virtually no pesticide to grow.
Tencel uses 100% renewable energy to minimize emissions and a "closed loop" manufacturing process with nontoxic solvents. Over 99% of the solvent is recycled and pushed back into the system instead of being flushed out as wastewater.
Also, tencel feels like you're wrapped in a cloud, and we're a big fan of that.
Non-recycled polyester is made from nonrenewable fossil fuels (oil) and requires a significant amount of energy to produce. For every ton of polyester, manufacturers emit over five tons of CO2.
UBB's recycled polyester is made from recycled plastic bottles, reducing toxic emissions from incinerators. It causes less air, water, and soil contamination compared to using non-recycled polyester.
Green your spring wardrobe by adding some pieces from United By Blue’s new spring collection today!
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