Looking for Ethical and Sustainable Clothing? Here’s What You Need to Know
When you live and work as close to nature as the Mammoth Bound team does, it’s impossible to not care about the environment.
Whether you live next to beautiful mountains like we do here in Mammoth Lakes or live on the beach anywhere else in the world, our daily actions affect the environment that we all rely on for everything from recreation to food. That’s why the Mammoth Bound team is dedicated to operating as sustainably and ethically as we can, which is why we’ve shared what we know about environmentally friendly clothing below!
Check it out, and then see how great these products look first hand!
What WRAP Certified Means
Mammoth Bound works with WRAP certified clothing manufactures, but if you don’t know what that means then you don’t know why it matters!
Worldwide responsible accredited production (WRAP) certification is a program that ensures manufactures follow safe, ethical, and legal processes. While that may seem like a massive task, WRAP has narrowed their criteria down to 12 main principles that include prohibition of forced labor, prohibition of child labor, and prohibition of harassment to name a few.
The global supply chain is so large and complex that it’s nearly impossible to know that what you’re buying was produced in a way that matches your own ethical standards, but WRAP certification allows consumers to know that those who made their goods did so under fair and ethical conditions!
Higher Quality Means Longer Lifetime
Everyone wants clothes that feel amazing and function so well that you never want to buy anything else, and we don’t blame you. Fortunately, high quality clothing that last for years also helps the environment.
The less you consume, the less you leave behind in the form of trash or, in this case, clothes that can no longer be used. That’s why the longer your clothes last the more environmentally friendly they are. Mammoth Bound’s clothing provider lengthens the lifetime of our clothing by using a specialized production wash process that not only makes their clothes feel softer but also make them more durable.
Recycle Your Old Clothes!
When your clothes finally do wear out, the best thing you can do is recycle them either through donating them to those in need or to a manufacture.
For example, Patagonia is committed to offsetting their carbon output, and one of the ways they do that is by recycling their clothing so that less is taken out of the environment. They’re not the only ones though, as many companies are now offering to take old garments and recycle them into new clothes or other products.
Once your garments can’t be worn any longer, see if the original manufacture will recycle them or if another will take them and give them a new life!
Get Outside to Get Motivation
Lastly, the best way to motivate yourself to protect the environment through sustainable purchases is by getting out in it! Mammoth Bound helps people enjoy the best of the Eastern Sierra mountains, so start planning your trip to the mountains here!