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Earth Day is this Friday, April 22! On behalf of Mother Nature, I'd like to discuss the environmental impact of three of our major brands we carry at Cage-Free.
"We build it, wear it, and live it ourselves."
and PFC-free waterproof finishes. (LWG= Leather Working Group, a non-profit organization responsible for the world’s leading environmental certification for the leather manufacturing industry). Proudly, they do not use real fur or down in any of their products, and starting this Spring, they will be introducing vegan sneakers. As part of the Responsible Packaging Initiative, Sorel pledges to use no plastics in their packaging as well as only using 100% recycled material for their shoe boxes.
"From sourcing and design to manufacturing and shipping, we aim to preserve all of the Earth's precious resources." -Kut from the Kloth
The safekeeping of the environment is important to Kut from the Kloth, and for them, sustainable fashion isn't just a trend- it's a calling! Kut is on a simple but substantial mission- to grow their "clean, premium denim production." Recently, they have upgraded some of their styles to be Earth-friendly by using recycled materials like water bottles. By integrating this practice in, Kut is helping to improve air quality, clear landfills, conserve energy, and save water. Also, they utilize eflow technology, which uses air from the atmosphere thus reducing water, products and energy. They eliminate toxic design processes by working with advanced machinery and reproducing ozone gas conditions, giving their garments the classic, vintage look. These endeavors are just the beginning of their long-term plan of optimizing their ecological impact in all areas of business.
Gigi Pip Hats
"Creating 'ethically made' products are not only a goal of Gigi Pip, but a standard by which we believe all businesses should operate."
Is your outfit even complete without a hat? Gigi Pip hats are made to last a lifetime and classically stylish to go with everything! Gigi Pip is very transparent with the materials that are used in each hat as well as the hand-picked sources of the hat's origins. Their materials are obtained globally like wool from Australia and straw from South America, and provide jobs for people in and out of the US. Gigi Pip believes in fair labor in all aspects of production by regularly checking on each factory and ensuring top quality not only for their products, but for their employees too!