December 21, 2018

  • Tags: re-spun
  • December 21, 2018

  • Tags: re-spun
  • FAQs

    Can we send in old jeans, button-downs, or anything else that isn’t a tee?

    We’re just taking t-shirts this time around, but if they end up in our bin we’ll find a responsible use for them.

    Does it have to be a Marine Layer shirt?

    Nope. It can be any brand. Kirkland Signature, Chanel, or anything in between.

    Can we send in any fabric/material tees?

    We love almost all fabrics and materials. The only thing we ask you don’t send is activewear fabric. That stretchy spandex is tough to break down.

    Instead, cut it up and use it to dry dishes. That stuff is like magic.

    How many shirts can I send you?

    As many as you want. The more, the merrier. Also, the more credit for you.

    If I donate 100 shirts, do I get $500 credit?

    Nice try. You get $5 credit per tee -- up to $25. So:

    1 tee………………….$5
    2 tees……………... $10
    3 tees……………… $15
    4 tees…………..… $20
    5 tees…………...…$25
    6+ tees……………$25

    How long will you be collecting shirts?

    Forever. “10,000 tees” just the number we need to fill up our first shipping container.

    Can we bring them to stores or does it have to be online?

    Either. Both if you’d like. Every ML store has a drop-off mailbox.

    What’s the condition that they should be in? (Holes, stains, etc.)

    Everything’s washed and broken down to the fiber level, so it seriously doesn’t matter. Send us your tees with stains, holes, and rips. Any condition.

    If you get the full $25 credit, can you ever get credit again if you send more tees?

    Not with the same email. But force your friends to donate, and then steal their code. #friendship.

    If we bring 6 tees to the stores, can we receive our $25 and use it immediately?

    Yup. Or if you want to save the credit for later, one of the store associates will e-mail you a code.

    Bonus points for old ML shirts?

    Nah, but clearly you have great style.

    Are these made with any hazardous chemicals?

    The people up top double checked to make sure there’s no sketchy business. Recover yarns are certified with OEKO-TEX 100 to assure lack of hazardous chemicals, and the Global Recycling Standard to assure recycled content.

    Oh yeah, and Recover upcycled cotton yarns score THE BEST in Higg MSI.

    Higg MSI? Is this another Danish word you guys are using?

    Nope. Basically, every company gets a number out of 100 - a “sustainability performance” score. It ’s a great way to publicly compare and expose companies, so we can peer pressure them to not screw over the Earth.

    The lower the score, the better. Check this out:

    Doesn’t recycled yarn usually feel like a scratchy potato bag? How’d you get it so soft?

    We sueded it.

    Sueding is when the fabric is rubbed really hard against something scratchy to raise the surface of fibers. Basically, it’s like taking sandpaper and rubbing it against the cloth really fast. This reduces the friction between the fibers and makes it a whole lot softer.

    Imagine sanding down a surfboard. It beats down all the splinters and makes for a much smoother ride. That’s basically what we’re doing with our Re-Spun yarn.

    Why are people in Spain doing this and not the US?

    So Recover, the company we’re working with, has been doing this since the 1960s, so they’re experts in what they do. They started during WW2, when Europe was running out of textiles, people start researching how to re-use what already exists. And thus, Recover was born. America didn’t face that same trouble during WW2, so that’s kinda why.

    Do we have to pay to mail in our shirts?

    Nope, all our tee recycling kits come with prepaid mailers. Completely free for you.

    Are the prepaid mailers recyclable?

    Yup, they’re made from recycled materials and will be recycled again.

    Isn’t this really expensive for you guys to do?

    Yeah, but we really like Earth.



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