each season we continue our transition away from first use polyester. we are always working with our factories to find recycled and considered solutions in as many cases as possible.
in 2020, over 80% of our caps were using between 30% and 100% repreve recycled polyester from unifi. repreve is the world’s leading, branded recycled fiber. traceable, transparent and certifiably sustainable, repreve ensures high-quality fibers are made from 100% recycled materials, including post-consumer water bottles and pre-consumer waste. for every 1lb of repreve polyester yarn, 24,000 BTUs are conserved, equivalent to 0.2 gallons of gasoline.
for 2021 we’ve increased our use of high quality repreve fibres throughout the lineup. over 85% of the lineup will now be certified repreve, with at least 30% recycled content. for spring/summer 2021, we have significantly increased the amount of recycled product at 100%, with 60% of the lineup using only recycled fabric.
t-shirts and tanks
our NSB t-shirts and tank tops are made of 40% certified recycled polyester / 60% certified organic cotton.
our beanie collection has also transitioned to factory sourced recycled polyester yarns for the CR2Beanie as well as the XCBeanie.
behind the scenes
we continue to implement packing and shipping solutions that reduce waste. with thanks to our partners below we’re not stepping back from the responsibility.
grounded packaging provides sustainable packaging, bio-plastics and products made from recycled materials. in 2021 we are teaming up with them to produce our custom shipping mailing boxes, made from FSC certified post-consumer recycled paper products.
noissue was founded to provide makers, brands and businesses of all sizes access to custom, sustainable packaging. We are including their FSC certified tissue paper and stickers both printed with soy based inks in all our online orders