For the Planet
Our Sustainability Journey
As creators and earth-lovers, we want to curate a business with practices we’re proud of and be transparent about our journey towards sustainability. Here are some of the things we’re doing.
Every product purchased = one tree planted
We’re proud to be partnered with One Tree Planted, a non-profit dedicated to reforestation efforts.
As simple as it sounds, the act of planting one tree makes a tremendous impact. A tree is an amazing feat of biological genius and interdependence between species. Its intricate root system acts like a filter and an anchor, removing pollutants from water and preventing dangerous landslides. Their leaves purify our air, absorbing harmful pollutants and releasing clean oxygen for us to breathe. Food producing trees provide nourishment for both humans and animals alike. Sustainable tree farming and shade cropping provides means for farmers to sustain themselves without resorting to harmful farming practices. Humans aside, a single tree can be home to hundreds of species, insects, fungi, moss, mammals, and plants, all living in a biodiverse ecosystem with an abundance of complex interdependent relationships.
Our mailers are 100% compostable, breaking down into carbon dioxide, water and organic fertilizer in 90-180 days. Additionally, each order comes with a business card embedded with wildflower seeds. You can plant it in the ground and wildflowers will sprout!
We love giving new life to second-hand clothes, keeping material in use for longer and getting creative with what’s already in circulation. Clothes have a history and thrifting a beloved piece is like finding treasure.
We strongly believe in using brands we believe in to use as our canvases. All of our shirts are made by Royal Apparel or Bella + Canvas.
At Royal Apparel, all garments are made right here in the USA. Shirts are cut, sewn, picked & shipped by employees making a livable wage, in safe & comfortable working conditions. They use low impact dyes that require less water.
All of the shirts we purchase from them are 100% organic cotton. Organic cotton is grown without harmful chemicals, leaving the soil, air and water free from contaminates that cause harm. Organic cotton produces around 46% less CO2 compared to conventional cotton. It also uses far less water to grow since organic cotton growers typically utilize rain far more than irrigation. On top of all that, organic cotton growers use beneficial insects to control unwanted pests instead of relying on harmful chemicals, thus encouraging biodiversity.
Bella + Canvas uses water saving technology, solar energy, and produces virtually zero waste. They are WRAP Certified (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production), which means that they treat every one of their employees with dignity and respect, and are constantly aware of their environmental impact. A tough accreditation to receive, WRAP certifies its suppliers based on twelve principles which range from health and safety to environment to the prohibition of forced labor. They have received a platinum certification, the highest level possible.
Any damaged products (hand-printed shirts, it happens) are put to other use and made functional. We save every bit of scrap fabric and put them to new artistic or functional uses. (Stay tuned for some upcycled naturally dyed tapestries)
100% Cotton Products
Unlike blended products, 100% materials can be recycled into new products. All of our t-shirts and canvas bags are made of 100% cotton and can be recycled once their time in your closet is up. 100% cotton also means no polyester (aka plastic) microfibers being released in the washing machine and eventually entering the water cycle.