At Custodians of the Sea we believe it’s really important that you know where your items are coming from and how they’re being made.
Custodians of the Sea is committed to ethical and sustainable manufacturing, that’s why we have carefully selected all of our partners and providers. This is neither the easiest nor the cheapest way to go for a business, but for us it is definitely the best way to do it.
We are also committed to conducting business in a socially responsible manner, where products are produced under lawful, humane and ethical conditions.
Our HEMP T-Shirts / Better for the Planet
Hemp is a hardy crop that can grow nearly anywhere, with a fraction of the water that cotton requires and none of the chemicals. It grows rapidly and needs only a small plot of land, making it a readily renewable resource that absorbs more carbon dioxide than trees. Furthermore, nothing is wasted in hemp’s production process: seeds are used to make oil and food supplements, while the stalks are transformed into a fiber. We take that fiber and mix it with other materials to create our signature SoftHemp™ yarn, a durable fabric that goes into our socks and other elevated basics.
Better for You.
Hemp has been used in textiles for centuries, and for good reason: it provides durability and breathability and biodegrades completely. Optimized to provide supreme comfort, our signature SoftHemp yarn has four times the durability of cotton without compromising the soft touch you want against your skin.
Our RECYCLED POLYESTER T-Shirts / Better for the Planet
Recycled polyester gives you the same technical performance you get in virgin polyester, with a vastly smaller footprint. What’s more, it can be recycled again and again, without significantly degrading in quality. It provides a valuable use for post-consumer and post-industrial plastic (which may otherwise end up floating endlessly in our oceans), and weakens our dependency on petroleum as the raw material for our apparel needs.
Better for You.
It takes somewhere around nine bottles to make a t-shirt. Those bottles are shredded into flakes, melted into pellets, spun into a yarn, and then knitted into apparel. The result is a t-shirt that contains all the benefits that makes polyester the fashion industry’s favorite material: it’s lightweight, versatile, water-repellant and durable.
The screen printing process
All of our screen printing is done locally. We have found our suppliers to be excellent partners and they are one of the best in the field always keeping nature and our impact in mind.
How about stickers?
Our stickers are made in the US and nearly 100% of them are produced with responsible papers and vegetable-based offset inks rather than the traditional, cheaper, petroleum base.
Fulfillment and shipping
Each and every order we receive is picked, packed and checked from our office in Temecula. We pay close attention to detail to make sure you get as excited when getting your products as we do when creating and packaging them.
100% of our packaging is environmentally friendly, meaning that it is made from recycled materials and that it can be easily recycled as well.
All this information was put together in response to those of you who care about our supply chain. We are all students learning about this important topic that’s going to make a positive impact to people, animals and the planet. Our goal is to keep growing along with you, ethically and responsibly, throughout this process.
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