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December 23, 2016
Tree Tribe is all about the outdoors lifestyle and being environmentally friendly, so we're stoked to announce our super comfortable beanies made from organic cotton and recycled plastic!
We focus on using eco friendly materials for our products, and recycled materials are an important part of this movement. By including recycled fabrics, we're supporting the recycling industry, while preventing the creation of new plastics/polyester.
Our new beanies are made primarily from Recycled Plastic (RPET) and Organic Cotton. Polyester is a common material used in the clothing industry, and you can make polyester from recycled plastic bottles (PET is typically the kind of plastic for these single use bottles). RPET is recycled post-consumer PET that is converted into a textile that you can use to make things like hats and clothes.
In the US, only about 25% of plastic bottles get recycled, so by supporting recycled materials, we hope to contribute to increased recycling and reusing of materials, rather than creating new materials.
Organic cotton is a great combo because it's grown without the use of harmful pesticides and chemicals. Sure it's a little more expensive to produce, but we believe the health of the Earth is more important than saving a couple bucks.
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