Traditional apparel manufacturing is a filthy process. As one of the dirtiest industries in the world, it is tied with oil at being the worst offender in increasing climate change. Much of the pollution from apparel manufacturing is concentrated in India, Bangladesh, China, and Southeast Asian countries, where a vast portion of the world’s supply of apparel is dyed and made. The pollution associated with making apparel is ruining childhoods and changing lives, but not for better.
Living in our connected world, we have seen photos of the destruction that apparel manufacturing causes, some of the most striking images being rivers poisoned with dye and apparel factory wastewater. Children play in these waters and families use the water for cooking and cleaning, or at least they did until the rivers overran with pollution. Clothing production has doubled since 2000 and the world’s thirst for fast fashion is poisoning waters and ruining the lives of children across the globe – depriving already vulnerable children and families. This is our fault. We know and can do better; we have the responsibility to do the right thing.
Leading the change
LumberUnion is elevating and leading change in the apparel industry for the greater good. Our organic cotton is farmed primarily in the Northern California. Our apparel is milled and manufactured in Southern California and is made with plant-based, non-toxic dyes and crafted to last. We are an American clothing company that is doing the right thing for our customers and the environment. Join us and be the change.