What does being “sustainable” mean? Well, imagine that every business and person on the planet was using the same amount of resources at the same rate…how long would it be before there is nothing left? That is the benchmark in determining if something is sustainable or not.
At Art Of Uniformity®, we understand that not every business or every person can operate or live in a perfectly sustainable way, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn't aspire to. It does make a difference, and here are the ways our brand is taking the initiative to be more sustainable:
- We use organic materials. Materials such as cotton and bamboo, which are grown without harmful chemicals, leaving the soil, air and water free from contaminates that cause harm.
- We don’t use chemical treatments such as antimicrobials, anti-wrinkle or anti-fading on our fabrics. Many of these chemicals are known carcinogens, and antimicrobials have not been tested enough to know what the long-term effects are on people or the environment. Read more about it here.
- We use upcycled garments. Upcycling means taking a product that already exists and transforming it into something new. All of our camo artwear styles are made using upcycled uniforms.
- We use recycled materials such as polyester made from ocean plastic. All the plastic that has been produced since plastic was invented still exists on our planet today—about 8.3 billion tons of it. It’s not going anywhere, so why not use what we have already and make it into something new?
- We don't produce large amounts of inventory. When brands produce too much inventory, often much more than they can sell through, the unsold garments have to be heavily marked down, liquidated and yes, most often sent to landfills. We avoid this waste by producing in small batches and offering preorder or made to order services.
- We produce and/or finish many of our garments domestically in Los Angeles, CA. Its important to consider the fossil fuel consumption involved when importing products from overseas. Not only does it reduce our carbon footprint to do things locally, it encourages growth in our own economy as well as ensuring fair labor practices.
If you have any questions regarding our sustainability efforts, please don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.