Saturday, February 22, 2014

Spotlight: United By Blue

Neutral canvas and leather for a classic look.

The world used to be a smaller place 100 years ago or even 50 years ago but with the dawn of the internet age, information and knowledge become readily available to almost anyone who has access to the web. Along with the technological advance of people, the consequence sometimes amount to pollution of the environment. What does all this have to do with United By Blue you might ask? Well they are an apparel and accessories company who take pride in their environmentalist efforts and ideals.

They have clothes as well!

United By Blue is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA and was established in 2010. The main focus of the company is to provide high quality goods with the environment in mind at all times. All materials used are organic, like for example, organic cotton canvas for their bags. While most production will be allocated to the US this coming Fall 2014, a few items like their wool socks (North Carolina) and the McKinley Coat (Tennessee) are produced in the USA.

The McKinley Coat is made in Tennessee, USA. Don't know if it's available in the store just yet

In addition to using organic materials in their products, they also will remove a pound of polluting waste from the coast in Philadelphia for every purchase of their product. This operation is done by the employees themselves, led by a team leader right from their offices. They will also work with any volunteers who are willing and they work with the municipality in Philadelphia to collect the waste. The company has collected over 100,000 pounds of waste from the seaside! If you are looking for the vintage-like look with neutral tones and leather accents, their bags are something you should really look into. Thanks for reading!

Bag detail.

Special thanks to Joanna at the (capsule) show for allowing us to take photos and speaking with us briefly about their company. The link to their website will be provided below.

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