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We love Recover, launched in 2010, they have diverted 7.8 million plastic bottles from the landfill, saved 29.2 million KWH of energy, saved 11.8 million lbs of carbon emissions, and saved 2 billion gallons of water. Recover has raised more than $130,000 for relief efforts, and continues to work with other nonprofits and businesses to create positive impact.
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All Recover apparel is made from 100% recycled materials (post-consumer PET and post-industrial cotton)
100% recycled materials (post-consumer PET and post-industrial cotton)
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Since 2010, Recover has diverted 7.8 million plastic bottles from the landfill, saved 29.2 million KWH of energy, saved 11.8 million lbs of carbon emissions, and saved 2 billion gallons of water. Recover has raised more than $130,000 for relief efforts, and continues to work with other nonprofits and businesses to create positive impact.
Recover was created as a result of serendipity, innovation amid circumstance, and the shared love of the outdoors. The story starts in 2008 when Bill Johnston graduated from NC State “obsessed with sustainability” and the outdoors. At the same time, the economic crisis hit, obliterating employment opportunities for many throughout the US. Despite original aspirations of a conventional job in sustainability, Bill picked up work as an outdoor guide taking students on backpacking and mountaineering trips. It was in the mountains and backcountry around the world that he began to think outside the box about involvement in the sustainability field in a jobless market.In 2009, 23-year old Bill and 50-year-old family friend and veteran textile manufacturer, John Riddle, reconnected and brainstormed the possibilities of making apparel out of recycled plastic bottles and upcycled cotton, their mission to create the most environmentally-friendly and socially-responsible products possible.
In 2010, Bill and John founded Recover as a sustainable apparel company that would not only reduce plastic pollution in our rivers, oceans, landfills, and adventure playgrounds, but would also give people an easy choice to be part of a solution instead of part of a problem.
Recover has a 360° process - from design to manufacturing to fulfillment - sourcing recycled plastic bottles and upcycled cotton for materials; minimizes dyes; significantly reduces the use of chemicals, water, and energy; and completely eliminates plastic packaging.
Recover collect and sort post-consumer plastic bottles, stripping them of all labels and caps. Next, they salvage cotton from discarded industry scraps, the reclaimed fiber is then spun into yarn and knit into fabric, which is ultimately cut and sewn into a garment.
Recover uses its unique, proprietary process combining 100% recycled PET and upcycled cotton to make the lightweight, soft, durable, quality Recover Tee - that looks and feels great. The Recover process minimises dyes, completely eliminates plastic packaging, and significantly reduces the use of chemicals, water, and energy.
Rooted in the textile rich heritage of North Carolina, Recover aims to be a driver in supporting local jobs, education, and communities. Greatly reducing carbon emissions, Recover's Made-in-the-Carolinas line sources everything from within a 150 mile radius of their headquarters. From recycled plastic bottles, to upcycled cotton, to cut and sew, to distribution, Recover values growing and investing in Local.
The world of environmental and social responsibility goes beyond borders, which is why Recover partners with a work co-op in Haiti that creates sustainable jobs and living wages for hundreds of workers as well as a facility in Guatemala that’s powered by biomass from local forestry and coffee industry waste.
Through the Recover Co Brand program and Recover’s initiatives such as CAREolinas, RAD, Protect Our Parks, and Clean Water, they have worked to connect and support artists, communities, and the environment through partnerships with companies, events and nonprofit organisations.
Shipments are sent via USPS and will deliver in 1-10 days depending on your proximity to the Distribution Center in North Carolina.
If you are not 100% satisfied with your online purchase, you can return your order to Recover for a full refund or exchange within 30 days of your purchase date. Products must be in the condition in which you received them.
For exchanges, please include a copy of your printed receipt. Once the product you are exchanging is returned to Recover warehouse, they will ship you the new product that you are exchanging.
Before returning any products, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.