The current way of creating clothingis not sustainable.
Clothing manufacturing has significant impacts on the natural world. The harvesting of cotton and petroleum to produce fabric is decimating water reserves in many countries and increasing reliance on fossil fuels. Transporting clothing across massive distances unnecessarily increases the CO2 footprint of our apparel.
Using recycled cotton over conventional cotton saves around 712 gallons of water per shirt. In Asia, excessive abstractions of water from the Amur Darya and Syr Darya for cotton irrigation have resulted in the near-disappearance of the Aral Sea.
On average, using two pounds of recycled polyester yarn conserves the equivalent of a gallon of gasoline, which is enough to make almost two new shirts. 5 recycled plastic PET bottles can provide enough polyester fiber to make one new extra-large t-shirt.
The direct carbon footprint contribution of manufacturing plants from yarn to customer including spinning, knitting, dyeing, finishing, cutting and sewing, plus transportation to the distribution center could reach up to 12.5 kg of CO2 per kg of fabric.
Use innovative, recycled materialsand invest in local manufacturing.
SustainU is a conscious, thoughtful and values-driven company. We are advocates for those in need in our communities and around the world. We stay connected to global clothing and textile issues and do our best to raise awareness for social and environmental causes.
Developing and using only progressive, recycled fabrics, SustainU is on the leading edge of clothing and apparel technology. SustainU is leveraging generations of American textile ingenuity to reinvent the clothing industry.
SustainU believes that clothing should be genuine, straightforward, transparent, simple, and local. We create products that are real, and will never compromise our high standards for our materials or manufacturing processes. We hope our customers will appreciate our simplicity, honesty, and openness.
SustainU is risk-taking, adventurous apparel brand. Not content to sit still, we are reinvesting in American manufacturing after most have left and millions of textile jobs have been outsourced. Looking for the next adventure, we are on the leading edge in challenging the status quo. With strong ties to the outdoors and explorers everywhere, we will continue to move forward and traverse new vistas and horizons.