Why Does It Matter?
In order to stay on top of the world's trash issues, we are having to create more landfills that are taking over valuable forests, wetlands and hilly landscapes, as well as causing the destruction of vast animal habitats. During seasonal rains and monsoons, billions of pounds of trash ends up in our lakes, rivers and streams...but it doesn't stop there.
Its estimated that annually, over 14 billion pounds of that garbage finds its way into our oceans and 80 percent of that is plastic! Obsurd, right? It's polluting a once healthy, thriving ecosystem that our earth depends on for our survival, while choking out our barrier reefs and killing off marine life at an alarming rate—faster than any other time in human history.
- 14 BILLION POUNDS of plastic make it's way into our oceans each year
- 2.5 MILLION PER/HOUR Plastic bottles are trashed every hour in America alone
- It will take 200+ YEARS to decompose non-PET synthetic fibers
Since plastics are indestructible, it’s vital that we find ways to reuse them.
GIVING PLASTIC A NEW LIFE
Yep... Our shorts are made from recycled water bottles.
What do you mean plastic bottles?
Slunks incredibly soft, ultra-breathable and highly-flexible athletic fabrics are made from recycled water bottles.
How does it work?
We have partnered with one of the most advanced recycling facilities in the US where they sort plastic, wash it and chop it into clean flakes (recycled polyethylene terephthalate, or RPET). The flakes are treated and spun into special performance fibers that are then woven into fabrics.
Is the process certified?
Yes. Slunks manufacturing process' only use OEKO-Tex Certified Recycled P.E.T. (the highest quality recycled chip and flake available for spinning fiber), and adheres to guidelines that the OEKO-Tex Standard 100 certification requires for manufacturing. From thread to fabric to the shorts you wear—Slunks are made for the good of tomorrow!