As a significant part of our ever expanding 2Sustain Initiative, we're proud to partner with brands who share our commitment to the environment, and share our drive to positively contribute to the global effort of eliminating needless damage to our surroundings.
We think it’s important that you guys know about the brands you are supporting when you become part of the Two Seasons community. Lots of our brands have important ethical credentials, such as etnies 'Buy a Shoe Plant a Tree' program and Saxx’s men's mental health activism. These are only possible because of you. Read on to find out about the range of sustainable technologies and charity work that Two Seasons brands are involved with.
Etnies footwear is a go to for any of our vegan customers. The Etnies Jameson 2 Eco, the Scout shoe and Barge Preserve are just a few of the shoes we stock that are 100% vegan and contain no animal traces. Look out for the ‘VEGAN’ in our product descriptions to be sure that no animals were involved in the making of your footwear!
BamBooBay Is exclusive to Two Seasons. It's an ethically conscious clothing company that offers a range of sustainable fabrics to chose from such as Bamboo, Organics Cotton and salvage Fabrics. Since the sustainable lifestyle brand was started in 2012, its pledge has been to provide high quality, environmentally conscious clothing and accessories at an affordable price and to build the community that embraces those same values. BamBooBay founders, Amy & Ludi are key members of the Two Seasons team and their concerns regarding the effects that mass produced fashion is having on the environment are rooted in the heart of our company.
About the Materials
BamBooBay first recognised the opportunity to utilise bamboo and produce affordable and quality produce environmentally conscious clothing which offers a soft, unique feel and next to skin breathability. Bamboo crops are one of the fastest growing on the planet. Fertilizer is not necessary for Bamboo cultivation and the root network continuously sprouts new shoots which means it does not need to be replanted. This also improves the condition of the soil and helps to prevent soil erosion. Some chemicals are needed in the process of converting natural fibres within Bamboos walls meaning that the products cannot claim to be chemical free, however this is still better than most traditional methods. Bamboo fabric is notably soft and comfortable. The Fabric offers UV protection and also helps to naturally regulate your body temperature – keeping you cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. The Fabric also has Antibacterial properties keeping your clothes fresher for longer and is also hypoallergenic meaning that it is far less likely to cause an allergic reaction or rash!
Organic cotton is more desirable than conventional cotton, for environmentally conscious brands and consumers alike. Hazardous synthetic pesticides are banned in organic farming, meaning that fewer toxic chemicals are being released into the environment, which simultaneously reduces farm workers exposure to toxic chemicals. Not only do the methods and materials involved in Organic Cotton production have less of an impact on the environment, but this process also actually helps to replenish and maintain soil fertility. Organic cotton is grown on soil that is healthier as farmers use techniques such as composting to enrich the soil. This soil then soaks up water (like a sponge) during floods and holds on to it for longer during droughts. Furthermore, organic cotton farmers rely on rain water to produce the cotton, which in turn relieves the demand for precious water supplies in local communities.
Overall, Organically grown cotton requires 88% less water, and uses around 60% less energy in production.
Not only is the material used for BambooBay products carefully selected, so are the printers. Shirtworks are accredited by organisations such as The Fair Trade Foundation, The Living wage Foundation, and Fair wear and these provide the eco-friendly inks. You can read more about how they are supplying Ethical, Fair Trade and Organic Cotton T Shirts here.
Picture is 100% committed to being sustainably driven. After recognising that crude oil extraction is commonly involved in the production of technical fabrics such as snow jackets, Picture have carefully crafted an eco friendly manufacturing process. Through utilising recycled bottles to produce thread, Bio-Sourcing to make plant-based fabrics and by Bio-Recycling, Picture fulfil their goal to provide a true alternative to conventional industrial production.
Picture's Goal: To provide a true, sustainable alternative to conventional industrial production.
Picture products are made from 100% recycled, organic or responsibly sourced materials.
Picture make use of the fabric 'wastes' that are generated along the manufacturing process. The wastes are salvaged and then utilised to provide material for Pictures performance jackets lining. Since the company was founded 2008, Picture have been using recycled polyester from plastic bottles as an alternative to traditional methods that involve Fossil Fuel. You can see how this is actioned below!
As the name suggests, Tentree will plant 10 Trees for each of their products that are purchased. Committed to providing genuine sustainable clothing that is still both affordable and quality, Tentree prove that actions speak louder than words.They have planted 53,391,685 Trees to date, with the goal of reaching 1 Billion trees planted by 2030.
Through their partnerships with Trees for the Future, Eden Reforestation, One Tree Planted and Plant With a Purpose, Tentree have now planted trees across the world, from Madagascar, to Indonesia, Senegal, Canada and Peru. Click Here to read more.
Not only do Tentree act to help reforest the planet, they also aim to identify and reduce their environmental impact of their water use, waste and carbon emissions generated during the production process. They tackle this through their commitment to sourcing environmentally friendly materials.
Organic cotton, Tencel wood and Recycled Polyester (formulated from plastic bottles), are just a few of the responsibly sourced materials utilised by Tentree to produce their goods. The brand has also recognised the utility of hemp, using the natural and sustainably sourced fibers to produce ethical clothing. Hemp also has other benefits as the fibres are naturally anti microbial and have UV resistance.
The fundamental core values driving Tentree reflect a commitment to protect and preserve our planet. Tentree's new season products will be dropping on our website very soon, in the mean time please shop our other sustainable products here.
We want to highlight the work that Saxx do to encourage positive discussions and provide support around topics such as mens mental health, body image and masculinity. After gaining a reputation for mens underwear due to their unique BallPark PouchTM, Saxx are determined to talk about the uncomfortable things - and this goes beyond underwear.
In November 2020, Saxx partnered With Movember.com, a Mens health charity, to organise 'The Undie run'.
The result? Hundreds of Men uniting to run 2km along the streets of New York and Los Angeles. The money was raised to support Movemeber's efforts tackling prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health issues.
Saxx have also been busy sending care packages to our key workers in hospitals and working on their #bringonthecurveballs Instagram series. Click here, to read all about Saxx and their work focused on opening a discussion and ending the stigma surrounding traditionally unspoken topics affecting men.
Brixton was founded in Southern California by a group of friends united by the desire to to bring people together. They have since expressed a commitment to sustainability and have outlined their year-on-year goals as part of the first steps of their journey to becoming more sustainable.
The crossover collection
Brixton launched their Crossover collection with sustainability in mind. The idea behind the collection was to explore the point where fashion and function intersect, utilising recycled fabrics to produce classic designs that will provide breathability, stretch and durability. The collection utilises recycled materials such as Bureo Fabric, which is constructed from discarded nylon fishing nets that wash up in coastal south american communities. Brixton's iconic Crest Crossover Tee is also made up of 100% recycled materials, with 5 recycled plastic bottles and 23 pounds of fabric scraps being reused to produce each shirt.
In fall 2020 Element introduced the Wolfeboro collection by Nigel Cabourn. 80% of the jackets in this collection are produced using Repreve Recycled Polyester Yarns. REPREVE® is at the forefront of the green textile movement and you may notice it being mentioned across a number of the brands we work with. The process works by taking recycled bottles and reformulating these into Repreve chip. This is then formulated into Repreve recycled fiber, which provides manufacturers with an environmentally friendly fabric that simultaneously reduces the amount of plastic that ends up in Landfill.
As part of their efforts to reduce their impact on the environment, Element have also expanded their use of organic cotton. This cotton has been grown without the harmful chemicals such as fertilizer or pesticide, which in turn prevents this toxic chemicals being released into the environment and minimises farmers exposure to such chemicals. Additional benefits of organic cotton include the improvement of soil quality, reduced water use and an overall healthier eco system. Any items produced with organic cotton can be found on our sustainable collection page.
Element have also collaborated with The National Geographic to produce a 'future' collection focused around the desire to help people understand our world and expand their knowledge. In line with this, a portion of the revenue produced from the collection is dedicated to support The National Geographic efforts in aid of science, exploration, conservation, and education. You can support their efforts by purchasing our ElementXNatGeo Manifesto T-Shirt here.
With a modern look at surf, skate and street apparel; Rhythm is an alternative surf swim and lifestyle brand with sustainable practices at the core of their values. Founded by surfers and creatives alike, Rhythm’s brand has a natural interest to protect our coastline and its surrounding environment.
Striving to take a more considered approach to their production process, Organic Cotton, Repreve®, and Econyl®(a material formed by fishing nets, fabric scraps and plastic waste collected from our oceans) are just a few of the features that you can look out for in Rhythm’s products.
Collaborating with a variety of artists, they offer a range of artworks placed purposefully on organic cotton t-shirts and in doing so, Rhythm, have curated a collection of signature printed tops whilst helping to protect our environment in the process.
Cotopaxi is a fresh, new, innovative brand who create sustainable products to fight extreme poverty, inspire adventure, and move people to do good. As a certified B Corporation, they see every part of their business as a way to make an impact.
Environmental impact starts with design. When creating products, Cotopaxi team goes the extra mile to source non-virgin and alternative fabrics that are better for the environment.
They are committed to making all of their clothing using recycled, repurposed, or otherwise responsible materials by 2025.
Cotopaxi tie their earnings to impact by allocating 1% of annual revenues to the Cotopaxi Foundation. Through the foundation, they award multi-year grants to outstanding non-profit partners like the International Rescue Committee (IRC), Mercy Corps, and Nothing But Nets organisations carefully selected for their track records at improving the human condition. They focus on health, education, and livelihood in areas that have the highest potential to address systemic poverty.