Be and Includer
Be and Includer
Shirts ethically and sustainably sourced from www.Jerico.ca
Here is their commitment to sustainability:
Being environmentally conscious is an inherent part of our business model and our eco-friendly practices support our company's efficiencies in operations. We have consolidated all aspects of our manufacturing processes within Toronto. This eliminates the unnecessary shipping of supplies across international borders, which reduces both our transport costs and carbon emissions. We use state-of-the-art knitting machines to reduce energy consumption, our dye houses only uses nontoxic materials and our cutting and sewing departments recycle upwards of 20% of our textile waste. Even our offices understand the correlation between environmental concern and financial savings - we reuse all the envelopes from our incoming mail and all our printing is done on old invoices. Anyone who's received an order from us will notice that our boxes don't say Jerico. That's not a mistake. We use second-hand boxes. It saves us money and it's good for the environment. It may not be the most glamorous way to do business, but we believe it's the right way.
In addition to scrupulous recycling and consolidation, we continue to expand our eco-friendly collection. Over 50% of our line is now made from bamboo. Bamboo does not require fertilizers or pesticides for cultivation and it grows rapidly without depleting the soil. Bamboo has a lower environmental impact than pesticide-laden conventional cotton and petroleum-derived nylon and polyester fabrics. Bamboo is also a superior fabric in terms of softness and functionality. Bamboo is inherently moisture wicking and anti-bacterial. This again, is an environmental choice that supports both superior product and our business philosophy.
Jerico is a green company - by design.