02 Dec '11, 9pm

Making Clothes to Clean the Ocean: 80,000 Lbs Down, 14 Billion To Go | Care2 Causes

Making Clothes to Clean the Ocean: 80,000 Lbs Down, 14 Billion To Go | Care2 Causes

United By Blue is making headlines in the fashion industry as their trendy t-shirts, bags, and accessories reach more premiere retail locations across the country. What makes this company look so good, however, goes beyond the standard eco chic, organic and sweatshop-free manufacturing practices. It’s the heart of the company: for every item sold, United By Blue removes a pound of pollution from the ocean. (And that’s a lot of empty plastic bottles.) This certified B Corp believes strongly in cleaning our waterways and oceans. They organize clean-ups themselves, taking care of everything from logistics, supplies and tents to the actual waste removal. UBB teams up with local retailers to promote the cleanups and bring volunteers onboard, then they get to it. Last year UBB hosted over 60 cleanups across the country and removed over 80,000 lbs of trash in 15 states with the h...

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