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SUSTAINABILITY

SUSTAINABLE ACTIVEWEAR


Recycled fabric

Made with ECONYL® regenerated Nylon originated from old fishing nets and RPET bottles. Fishing nets are one of the ocean's biggest polluters, making up 46% of the ocean waste in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. As well as being a solution on waste, ECONYL® regenerated nylon is also better when it comes to climate change. It reduces the global warming impact of nylon by up to 90% compared with the material from oil. This nylon has the potential to be recycled infinitely, without ever losing its quality. 

Sustainable packaging

Our sustainable activewear ships in eco-conscious packaging including compostable poly-mailers, biodegradable individual item bags and recycled paper.

Small batch production

In an effort to be gentle on the Earth, our sustainable activewear is made with intention in small batches, avoiding overproduction of excess items that don’t get sold and end up in landfills or burned.

PRINTED APPAREL

Made to order, not to waste

At BUESPARK we only print a product when a customer places an order for it, creating items that already have a known buyer. This lets us avoid overproduction of excess items that don’t get sold and end up in landfills or burned.

We aim to make the printing itself as eco-friendly as possible by partnering with manufacturers that use solar energy, limit water use, and recycle waste by-products, lowering our carbon footprint.

Water based ink

The inks we use for printed apparel are water-based and free of harmful chemicals. We take care to dispose of any left-over ink according to our supplier guidelines, so we’re not harming the environment.

Printing Method

Our products are made with direct-to-garment (DTG) printing, more sustainable option than older apparel printing methods, such as screen printing. Not only does screen printing use a lot of water and plastisol inks that don’t biodegrade, but it’s also tended towards bulk orders which can lead to overproduction. In comparison, DTG printing is more eco-friendly because items get printed only when there’s already a customer for them.

Packaging

We are currently taking action to reduce the use of plastics and looking into ways to make our packaging materials more sustainable. We know that there’s still room for improvements, but meanwhile, we recommend recycling packages:

Plastic Film: No marking, or #2 or #4 symbol, or 'Plastic Bag/Film/Wrap' marking

Recycling: Do not put in Zero-Sort Recycling
Suitable for plastic-film recycling, same as plastic grocery bags
Find a recycling drop-off: www.plasticfilmrecycling.org