THE PROCESS BEHIND OUR TEES
At Rare Earth Co. we provide Eco-Conscious apparel and products that are ethically and consciously sourced. Our apparel is manufactured with almost zero waste - anything that can't be turned into a tee is either recycled or re-purposed. Ecologically safe dyes coupled with USA Airlume Ring-Spun Cotton fabric is what makes our tees soft and sustainable.
Ethical Production - Our shirt manufacturers believe in conducting business in a socially responsible and ethical manner, supporting human rights, and engaging, respecting and supporting the communities and cultures with which they work. As long-time supporters of ethical working conditions, their workplace standards exceed those required by both the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP).
Water Reduction - By using newer, more efficient dye machines, our shirts are made use 7x less water than the average clothing manufacturers, saving 24 million gallons a week. Any water that isn't used goes through a filtration system that allows it to be recycled.
Energy Reduction - Our shirts are made in an Eco-Conscious facility taking every opportunity possible to reduce co2 emissions. Motion-sensor LED lighting and skylights are used throughout each building, as well as electric car charging stations to encourage employees to go green.
Virtually Zero Waste - Our shirt manufacturer facilities and LA Headquarters produce almost no landfill because they recycle pretty much everything that can't be turned into a tee. They've optimized their cutting to reduce plastic use, and excess fabric is recycled into a number of things like baby bibs or stuffing for upholstery. Let nothing go to waste!
100% Eco-Friendly Inks - At Rare Earth Co. we print everything in-house using only the highest quality Eco Friendly water-based and plant-based inks to produce clean, bright images with superior washability on all of our garments.
OUR RECYCLED & ORGANIC COTTON T-SHIRT OPTIONS
At Rare Earth Co. we are committed to continuing to offer our customers sustainable and affordable garment choices that help to create a better human experience for all that contribute to the supply chain. We strive to always incorporate environmental consciousness into every aspect of our product sourcing and printing.
Making a better tri-blend shirt starts with ensuring only premium components are used. Our Organic, Recycled t-shirts are luxuriously soft, comfortable to wear and comprised of environmentally responsible components.
Made From Recycled Bottles - Each of our sustainable shirts has an average of 6 recycled water bottles in it! Certified by Unifi Repreve.
Organic Cotton - Our sustainable tri-blend shirts are constructed of organic, U.S. cotton. The cotton used in our recycled shirts is grown in Texas, then spun, knitted, dyed and finished in the Carolinas - funding American jobs and reducing shipping pollution.
Modal - Our sustainable tri-blend shirts are comprised of 25% Modal, a fiber from sustainably-farmed beech trees.
Ethical Production - Safe and comfortable working conditions are a fundamental right. Our sustainable shirts are manufactured with a dedication to a transparent supply chain and ethical production standards. The LIFE facility located on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti is BetterWork and WRAP certified and is open to visitors. Makers earn more than 3x the going rate for like jobs in the area, an amount carefully calculated to support living expenses of a Haitian household.