With global warming on the forefront of our minds, we know it’s imperative to start global cooling. One convenient truth is that the small things make a big difference. Like a bag. Our bags are made with planet-friendly organic cotton, PVC-free materials, and recycled plastics. We’ve created eco-friendly bags minus the extra baggage of health and environmental risks.
WE USE AN ALTERNATIVE TO PVC
Instead of commonly used and chemical-emitting PVC, we've created bags made with REPREVE, a healthy alternative. The benefits of REPREVE include:
• Conserves petroleum-based resources by offsetting the need to produce virgin synthetic fibers.
• Reduces energy consumption and pollution.
• Fibers are traceable, transparent, and certifiably sustainable.
You may not know it, but most bags—from your luggage to your backpack—are loaded with toxins and chemicals. A common chemical coating in bags is PVC, an everyday plastic that is actually toxic in nature. PVC can have long-term health effects.
PVC's entire life cycle, from production through use and disposal, has a negative impact on human health and our environment. Worker’s health and safety issues have plagued the PVC industry for decades. Many industries are aware of PVC dangers yet they are doing nothing to stop the use and production of PVC. When PVC is burned it emits toxic hydrogen chloride gas, which turns into hydrochloric acid on contact with moisure within our lungs.
PVC production fuses vinyl chloride molecules with toxic metals such as lead and cadmium, which are added as plasticizers and stabilizers. Because of the chemical properties of chlorine, the by-products of PVC production tend to be far more toxic, more persistent in the environment, and more likely to build up in the food supply and the bodies of people than otherwise similar chlorine-free chemicals. Because PVC is the only major plastic that contains chlorine, its hazards are unique.
The dangers of PVC—Polyvinyl Chloride—include:
• Inclusion of toxic chemicals such as lead, cadmium and phthalates (which can leach into
• Release of chemical gases
• Byproducts include carcinogens such as dioxin
• When burned or heated, PVC creates hydrochloric acid
• When buried, toxic chemicals from PVC leak into the earth
REPREVE is a brand of recycled fiber that is made from recycled materials, including used plastic bottles. Because it offsets the need to use new resources, such as petroleum, and emits fewer greenhouse gases, REPREVE helps provide a reprieve for the planet. As a leader in transforming recycled bottles into a quality textile fiber, REPREVE is the ingredient that makes your favorite brands sustainable.
Companies and brands have proven their trust in the unique U Trust™ Verification system that ensures REPREVE fibers are made traceable, transparent and certifiably sustainable. Each and every fiber has a proprietary signature called Fiberprint™. Through U Trust™ and Fiberprint™, products can be verified to contain REPREVE, in the right amounts and certified.
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