Living a more sustainable lifestyle more in touch with the environment is something that I have really focused on in the past few months. I have tried to lessen my one use plastic usage and cut down on simple things like takeaway cups. Sometimes making changes like this can seem small, but if everyone takes those small steps – that leads to big change.
That is why when I saw that The North Face, a brand that I like buying accessories for hillwalking from, was launching a new recycled product range I was intrigued. I reached out to North Face to learn more and was impressed with what I learned.
The collection is sourced from cotton and recycled single-use bottles from various US national parks. They collected more than 160,000 lbs. of plastic bottles sourced from waste from Yosemite, Grand Teton, and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks. Then they created some beautiful apparel.
The Bottle Source Collection includes women’s and men’s t-shirts as well as a super cute tote bag. I like the variation that is available and I especially love the striking blue t-shirt above. What I loved about this is that it is not just for profit for North Face – for each product they are giving $1 back to the National Park Foundation to support sustainability projects in the US national parks. So not only are they making use of single-use plastics which are bad for the environment, they are also putting money back into the parks.
“Bottle Source is a fitting next step in our materials innovation,” said James Rogers, Director of Sustainability at The North Face. “This collection helps fund sustainability efforts in our national parks as more and more people enjoy these stunning places.”
You can read more about the Bottle Source Collection Here.
Images Courtesy: The North Face