CIRCULAR SAVINGS PROGRAM.
HOW IT WORKS:
You pick your favorite, buy it, and it arrives on your doorstep.
Wear them how you want them, and wear them out. Science suggests people replace understuff every six months. That sounds about right, but we’re not the boss of you.
When you’ve worn your TBF out, scan the QR on your garment label or visit this page to create a free shipping label. Slide your clean (yeah, wash them once more), but retired, TBF products in a USPS paper mailer, affix the label, and drop them into the nearest USPS mailbox. If you’re in Philadelphia, PA like we are, use the form if you want the option to pick-up or drop-off.
When we receive it, we’ll confirm your Circular Savings. Think of it as a forever discount. Earn credit towards a future purchase, or donate your rewards to a good cause. Pima Cotton is the new Aluminum.
*Forever Discounts are listed on each individual product page.
5. THE REST
It’s on us. We sort the recaptured understuff, sanitize it, and partner with textile recyclers to shred it and turn it into new yarn.
We’ll email you with a pre-paid label or more information coordinating a pick-up / drop-off. Once you’re finished returning, we’ll confirm your earnings.
Why recycle? Short answer: because 11M pounds of undergarment textile waste enter U.S. landfills daily. You’re helping to reduce methane output, divert clothing waste from landfills, and make new yarn. Find out more about our process here.
SUSTAINABILITY GOALS BY 2023
Closed loop is the future. We’re here to make it a reality: a circular system to recycle your undergarments so they go everywhere but the trash.
miles of yarn recreated
Every t-shirt is made of almost one mile of yarn. And, yeah, yarn from your understuff can be cleaned and upcycled. In the right hands (ours), that means infinite possibilities.
pounds of waste diverted from landfills
Have you ever seen a Bob Ross paint a landfill? Didn’t think so. Because landscapes, not landfills.
metric tons of methane taken out of the atmosphere
Methane is 30x more potent than Carbon. Every time a t-shirt biodegrades, it produces methane - even in composting. That’s why it’s important to reduce your consumption, divert your clothes from landfills, and do your part to reduce your carbon footprint.
100% Organic Cotton
We take pride in our transparency of our process and vision. 100% Organic Pima is hard to find and, tbh, very expensive for us and for you. Our fabric supplier was on track to receive their Oeko-Tex Certification right before the pandemic, and the timeline was pushed. We are continuously on a mission to work with ethical partners who can help us reach our goals.
elastic waistbands on your understuff
We've already removed plastic and synthetic stretch from our fabrics. In our perfect world, elastic waistbands would be outlawed. Made of non-biodegradable synthetic polymers, elastics find their forever-home in landfills across the world. We want to replace the elastic in our products with a sustainable alternative, and are currently on the hunt.
We are continuously analyzing better ways to reduce our own carbon footprint. That means eco-optimizing everything AND the kitchen sink: development, production, packaging, operations, and shipping.
diversity, equity, and inclusion
People are part of this planet, too. Which is why we will constantly and consistently value and hire team members who reflect this great big, diverse world.
you're still here?
We are passionate about constant improvement. And, since you’re still reading this, we think you are too. If you think you have a sustainable solution for our process or our supply chain, we want to hear from you: firstname.lastname@example.org
Infinite yin to balance the yang