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Sustainability

Our products are manufactured using textiles with a strong focus on sustainability and low environmental impact versus traditional apparel fabrics. At Fascin8 Flow Wear, we help you reduce your carbon footprint, one T-shirt at a time.

All of our sustainable garment fabrics are made with Organic / Eco-Friendly yarns and finished with environmentally friendly dyes.

We only use low impact, fiber reactive dyes that are not harmful to the environment. This means our dyes do not contain any heavy metals or toxic substances. Recycled water is used in our partner dye facilities as well. We use the least amount of water when compared with all other dye processes available in the industry.

BAMBOO

Anyone who has ever planted bamboo in their yard is familiar with how prolific this plant is in virtually any environment. Bamboo grows rapidly and requires very little effort or resources. A member of the grass family, bamboo also benefits from regular harvesting which stimulates regrowth, making it an ideal textile source. Even more impressive, is bamboo’s propensity for recycling carbon dioxide into oxygen. A hectare (2.47 acres) of bamboo generates approximately 35% more oxygen than trees and sequesters almost 4 times more carbon dioxide than a young forest of equal size.

If that wasn’t enough, bamboo produces one of the softest, lightest, most comfortable fabrics in the world. Our lightweight bamboo garments are sure to become the favorites of your wardrobe!

  • Naturally hypo-allergenic, moisture wicking, and UV Repellent
  • Grows faster than any other plant making it the most sustainable
  • Stronger than many types of steel

ORGANIC COTTON

Let’s face it, cotton is the undisputed heavy-weight champ of the clothing industry. Used in virtually every type of garment for centuries, cotton isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. However, the cotton industry doesn’t exactly have a strong track record of responsible farming practices.

Industrialized cotton is typically cultivated with large amounts of pesticides, fertilizers, and water; all of which have a significant impact on local ecosystems and the environment as a whole. At Fascin8 Flow Wear, we think it’s about time to abandon these irresponsible and archaic practices in favor of more forward-thinking alternatives.

Whether it’s used as a stand alone material or incorporated into one of our blended fabrics, our cotton garments are manufactured using certified organic cotton.

  • Farmed without insecticides, pesticides, & chemical fertilizers
  • Ring spun cotton creates a yarn that is incredibly soft and stronger than regular cotton fabrics
  • Vist the Global Organic Textile Standard website to see more information regarding GOTS and organic certification.

HEMP

A member of the cannabis sativa species (though lacking the heady effects of its cousin), Hemp is prized for its versatility across numerous industries. Used in everything from rope and fabric to bio-degradable plastics, paints, and even food; Hemp is the sustainable jack of all trades in the plant world. Like bamboo, it is a prolific grower in virtually any environment and requires very little maintenance or manipulation to do its thing. In other words, it goes with the flow.

Hemp is one of the oldest textiles in the world. For the first 162 years of America’s existence, hemp was widely used. Thomas Jefferson and George Washington both grew up farming hemp, the first U.S Flag was made of hemp, and uniforms were made of hemp during World War 2. It was known as the classic American crop until it was banned to grow in the US after WW2.

Hemp fiber produces an extremely durable garment built to last, but don’t get the wrong impression. . . . this is no burlap sack. Our hemp garments are just as lightweight and soft as bamboo. Put that in your pipe and smoke it!

  • Uses 1/20th the amount of water as cotton to grow and process
  • Gets softer with age and use. It doesn’t wear out, it wears in!
  • Moisture absorbent, which requires less dye and increases color-fastness
  • Deep roots preserve topsoil and eliminate the need to rotate crops

RPET

RPET stands for Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate, or recycled PET (polyester). Our products that contain RPET yarn are made using recycled plastic bottles.

Did you know over 300 million tons of plastic are produced every year? And of that, it’s estimated that over 50% is used once and discarded only to make its way into landfills and the ocean. In fact, it’s estimated that over 8 million tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean each year contributing to a Texas-sized patch of garbage known as the Pacific Ocean Garbage Blob.

Globally, the use of plastics has grown into a gigantic problem, yet many fabric and apparel producers continue to incorporate virgin polyesters into their products. This seems unconscionable considering that billions of tons of available raw material literally pollute our environment.

The solution to the plastic problem is not an easy one. We can do our part by reducing the use of plastic, recycling the plastics we do use, and seeking out products made from recycled materials. Our RPET garments help break the cycle of single use plastics by putting waste material to good use!

  • Chemically identical to virgin polyester, RPET produces a surprisingly soft and luxurious fabric. Our RPET fabrics are typically blended with ring-spun organic cotton for increased comfort and durability
  • RPET – creating a soft fiber from otherwise discard plastics

For more information on how recycled plastic bottles are transformed into the polyester yarn we use in our RPET garments, check out these YouTube videos:

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