Made in the U.SA., Eco-Friendly Apparel and Gear
Here at Dirtball Fashion we pride ourselves on 100% made in the U.S.A., 100% eco-friendly apparel and gear. From our inception, we have focused on made in America, recycled content clothing. We are not only an industry pioneer but an industry leader in eco-friendly, made in the U.S.A. apparel . We were the first to develop a made in U.S.A. jean from recycled water bottles and the first to develop a jacket and shorts made from 100% recycled content that are also recyclable. All items produced right here in the United States.
- Each Dirtball T-shirt contains 7 16oz. water bottles.
- Dirtball’s current short “The Dirt Short” – is made out of 25 16oz. bottles, which have been re-purposed to create a high-quality polyester fabric. The shorts are not only recycled, but recyclable. Once a pair is worn out it can be returned to Dirtball Fashion where it gets sent back to their North Carolina headquarters to be re-spun back into polyester fiber. To thank the customer for their environmental friendliness, the customer will receive 20% off a future on-line purchase!
- All shirts printed with water-based or thialate-free ink.
- For every 100K tees we make we save approx 916K gallons of fresh water.
- 2 million plastic bottles are used in the U.S. every 10 minutes.
- 1 billion plastic bottles go into U.S. landfills every year.
- 3 billion plastic bottles recycled is the equivalent of 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.
- Recycling pre-consumer cotton helps to keep 5 billion pounds of waste from going into U.S. landfills.
- By buying fabric made with recycled cotton, you are helping to reduce the effects of insecticides and other chemicals have on our soil, air and water tables.
- It takes 1/3 lb of agricultural chemicals to produce 1 cotton t-shirt.
- Cotton uses 25% of the world’s insecticides, even though it is grown on 2.4% of the world’s land. Cotton consumes 60% of the insecticides applied in the U.S.
- Cotton requires 22,000 liters of water to produce 1 kilogram of cotton lint making it the most fresh water intensive crop in the world.
- Recycled cotton doesn’t take the manual labor or land use that is required for conventionally grown cotton. It takes twice as much land usage to produce the same amount of organic cotton as conventionally grown cotton.
- The majority of the organic cotton is produced in Asia or India and shipped to the U.S. offsetting any environmental benefits due to the transportation resulting carbon footprint.
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