Sustainable Clothing - A Simple Way To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
At Parcca, we see World Population Day as an opportunity to educate and inspire our community to live a more balanced life that brings them joy, while prolonging the life of our planet at the same time.
Perhaps the easiest environmentally-friendly choice you can make for yourself and your family is switching to sustainable clothing. Sustainability is more than a buzzword; it’s a conscious practice to ensure we leave our planet better than we found it. Fashion is an important area impacted by sustainability. Increasingly, environmental concerns are shifting how fashion brands and customers think about clothing.
While many manufacturers adopted eco-friendlier and cruelty-free production methods, the traditional textile economy continues to thrive. More than 20 million tons of plastic microfibers are projected to be released into the ocean by 2050, according to a report published by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
Here are some facts to help you realized the full impact of fashion on the environment:
- Stylish and cheap clothing lasts about 3 years. Fast fashion or low-priced but trendy clothes deteriorate fast, quickly end up in landfills.
- A single t-shirt takes more than 700 gallons of water to make. This includes the water used to grow, manufacture, transport, and wash cotton.
- Over 1 billion animals are sacrificed every year for their fur or pelts.
- In many garment factories, employees earn as little as 50 cents an hour. They work long hours in harsh conditions, sometimes without breaks.
- Some of the most commonly used synthetic fabrics (e.g., polyester, lycra, and nylon) take between 30 and 40 years to break down.
In the recent years, athletes and fitness enthusiasts have become passionate proponents of the sustainable fashion movement. Since then, more health-conscious individuals have started aligning their clothing choices with their food and lifestyle choices, driving demand for green apparel.
Better for You, Better for Planet
While these realities might seem daunting, Parcca and other sustainable clothing brands are committed to changing the cycle of destruction and pollution, one sustainable product at a time.
Made of recycled materials, our athletic recovery line is an eco-friendly alternative to the take-make-dispose model that is putting strain on both the planet and our wellbeing. The good news is that sustainability doesn’t require you to sacrifice style or comfort. Our products are fashionable as they are practical and ecological.
Take the SUTRO 250, a gorgeous windproof and waterproof jacket made from an outer material of 100% RPET (recycled plastic and recycled plastic bottles), as well as an inner lambswool sherpa fleece made from 100% recycled polyester.
Lightweight and modern, this product ensures optimal sports performance and comfort without spreading any of the harmful chemicals typically found in clothing. To reduce the climate impact of packaging, we also use recycled and recyclable kraft paper bags and biodegradable peel-off strips for returns.
Committing to Ethical and Sustainable Activewear
Join our community of athletes, coaches, and spectators committed to sustainability and see how small changes can lead to outstanding results.
At Parcca, we put sustainable thinking at the center of everything we do and our products speak volumes about our love for the environment. We’re excited to help you move effortlessly and stylishly with high-quality products that are a staple for daily wear, no matter the weather.
Our recovery coats offer superior protection against extreme cold conditions, while using ethical manufacturing standards and sustainably sourced materials.
More than a clothing brand, we are your teammates in building a better you and a better environment.
Browse our products and enjoy the benefits of sustainable clothing.