One of our new year’s resolutions was to be more eco and sustainability conscious. These kinds of resolutions creep in to all parts of our life, even our pants! When we were looking for new underwear, undershirts and socks, instead of going to Target for a pack of Hanes, we looked for a company that was doing a little more to keep our Earth in the right orbit. PACT is out to make a positive change in the world.
Co-Founder Jeff Denby had been working in the manufacturing business for some time and was constantly questioning working conditions and environmental policies. When he started PACT (the name comes from wanting to make an im-PACT) he wanted to make sure the process was positive from ‘seed to shelf’.
The tees we bought consist of 60% organic cotton/40% recycled polyester. No pesticides, no fertilizer, no bleaches, no sweatshops were used in making this tee! That goes for the rest of the line as well.
The good doesn’t end there. PACT has different causes each season and the tags on our drawers came with information about Grow Urban Gardens, a project to build 100 urban gardens across America. Another cause they work with is Whole Planet Foundation which helps low-income entrepreneurs who want to start their own businesses.
For Spring/Summer 2014, PACT is going all the way back to the source – their farmers. In India, PACT organic cotton is produced by Chetna Organic, a cooperative of small family farms. PACT will be supporting a variety of social projects in cotton-growing villages to help build strong vibrant communities. All of their Spring/Summer 2014 prints are inspired by their farming communities and the grand outdoors, such as the butterfly print and the trail stripe.
So next time you need to re-up on on your skivvies, head to PACT and do your part to change the world, one sock at a time.
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