We care about the planet and we know you do too. That’s why we’re constantly working to create a more sustainable supply chain.
Recycle Your Mailer
All orders will ship in one of our two recyclable mailers. Our 100% recycled EcoX paper mailer is made with 11pt paperboard and contains 70% post-consumer waste, making it strong, water resistant, and a great alternative to poly (i.e. plastic) mailers. To recycle this mailer, simply sort it into a paper recycling bin with other paper materials.
Our 100% recycled poly mailers are made of #4 LDPE plastic. They are 100% recycled and made from 50% post-consumer waste (as compared to post-industrial, which is waste from manufacturing plants instead of the end consumer/day-to-day citizen). Currently, the post-consumer waste portion of the plastic is from milk jugs (which is an HDPE plastic). These mailers are recyclable in thin film bins, which you can find at most local grocery stores.
Recycling rules can vary by location, so you may need to do some additional research. Learn more about recycling here.
What We're Doing Now
Go There™ pants are designed to last.
The fashion industry accounts for 10% of global carbon emissions and people are now wearing each item they buy for half as long as they did just 20 years ago. That’s why we invest in durable fabrics and hardware so you can wear your pants for years instead of months.
Supply chains matter.
We make our fabric in the same city where we manufacture to reduce emissions from shipping. We also ship our pants using ocean freight instead of via air, which is slower but significantly better for the planet.
Manufacturing practices make a difference.
We work with partners who prioritize sustainable practices, such as the efficient use of fabric to minimize waste, at every step of the way. Our manufacturer and fabric supplier are both members of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, a non-profit alliance made up over 250 leading apparel, footwear and textile brands, retailers, suppliers, service providers, trade associations, non-profits, NGOs, and academic institutions working to reduce environmental impact and promote social justice throughout the global value chain.
The SheFly team works remotely and has our headquarters in a co-working space which helps us reduce our transportation costs and overall carbon footprint.
What We're Working On
We are working on sourcing a fabric that is tough enough to hold up for years of repeated use and can be made from recycled materials. We are balancing the environmental benefit of using recycled fibers with needing to use more fossil fuels to ship these fabrics further.
We are also researching sustainable alternatives to Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coatings. These coatings cause water to bead up on the surface of fabrics and are used by most high-quality outdoor brands. However, the chemical eventually washes out of fabrics and can cause harm in our waterways. We are using the less harmful short chain (C6) DWR but are working on alternatives.