Did you know it takes 20,000 liters of water to make a single t-shirt and pair of jeans? Or that a garbage truck’s worth of textiles is sent to the landfill or burned every second? We think that sucks. And while the ‘eco-friendly’ clothing movement is far from perfect, we’re doing our best to offer more sustainable alternatives for outdoor enthusiasts. All of our products are made from organic, recycled, upcycled, or lower-impact materials – including recycled & organic cotton, bamboo, merino wool, recycled polyester, and Tencel™ Lyocell. So how do you take care of your planet-friendly garments? Here we share are some tips from the Outreal team.
How many “Made in Canada” labels do you have in your closet? Ever wondered why that is? Once upon a time, Canada had a thriving garment industry with expertise in denim, knits, fur and leather. The shift to offshore manufacturing took over in the 90's, putting major pressure on the Canadian apparel sector. Nonetheless, with huge strides in innovative textile production, local brands are bringing Canadian-made back - and here's how and why.