If you could choose to outfit your boys (and husband) in clothing that makes a difference to the environment and the economy, you would, wouldn’t you?
There are already a number of options for greener and more sustainable clothing on the market right now, but between some of them being made from virgin materials (even if those materials are more eco-friendly) or having a price tag that puts them out of your budget, it can be hard to find a line of clothing that is truly responsible.
Sure, you can shop for “pre-owned” clothing at thrift stores or yard sales, as we often do, but sometimes you just gotta buy new clothes, and a new contender promises to deliver 100% recycled content clothing, all of it made in the USA, right to your door.
Dirtball Fashion has a line of men and boys clothing made from just recycled materials (pre-consumer recycled cotton and polyester fiber made from recycled water bottles), from shorts to funny bowling t-shirts to hoodies, socks, and hats (jeans are coming soon). The line is reasonably priced, when compared to other new “sustainable” clothing choices, with t-shirts printed with groovy green graphics starting at $24.
“Recycling pre-consumer cotton, as Dirtball does, helps keep five billion pounds of waste from going into U.S. landfills and it doesn’t take the manual labor or land use that is required for conventionally grown cotton. For every 100,000 t-shirts Dirtball produces, they are saving approximately 916,000 gallons of fresh water.
If Dirtball can save three billion plastic bottles from the landfills, it will be equivalent to saving over half a million barrels of oil, and eliminating 400,000 tons of harmful air emissions which contribute to acid rain, global warming and smog.” – Dirtball
Some of the products from Dirtball are not only made from 100% recycled content, but they are also recyclable at the end of their life as well. For example, the company’s “Dirt Short” is made with material from 25 plastic water bottles, which has been turned into a high-quality polyester fiber, and once the shorts have been worn out from hours and hours of work and play, they can be returned to Dirtball to be recycled back into fiber again (and Dirtball will also send those customers a 20% off coupon for their next purchase).
Check out the full line of Dirtball clothing at their website.