Born from Scraps, Worn with Pride: Introducing the District Re-Tee
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SanMar Rolls Out New T-Shirts Made from 100% Recycled Fabris to Help Reduce Waste
Issaquah, Wash. – Jan. 15, 2020 – SanMar Corporation, a leading supplier of apparel and accessories, is excited to introduce the District Re-Tee made from 100% recycled fabric. This new, affordable t-shirt is never re-dyed and is made from reclaimed material that may have otherwise ended up in a landfill. SanMar has taken what was previously considered waste and repurposed those resources to create something new.
The District Re-Tee is composed of 60% recycled cotton scraps and 40% recycled polyester known as rPET, which is derived from used items like plastic bottles. Each t-shirt’s color comes from its original, stringently-sorted, cotton scraps and is blended with recycled polyester yarn, so it never has to be re-dyed. This process makes for a soft, comfortable and high-quality t-shirt we can all be proud of..
“They are never re-dyed and that is what’s really special,” said Kara Johnson, Senior Merchandiser for SanMar. “This is such a significant step in changing how we think about our resources. This tee is impactful because it is sustainable and responsible. It’s a t-shirt that you can feel good about in so many ways. It can easily become your favorite, guilt-free, live-in tee.”
By eliminating the water-intensive dyeing process and the need to produce new raw materials, we save resources. We’re talking the equivalent of skipping six weeks of showers or taking 5.87 miles off of your daily commute.
“You can feel better about this purchase,” said Johnson. “We did our homework and can stand behind it. We’re proud to continue looking at new ways to make apparel that is in line with our sustainability goals.”
The District Re-Tee (DT8000) and District Women’s Re-Tee V-Neck (DT8001) come in eight colors including black, ruby red, maize yellow and five heathers. They have a tag-free label and range from XS to 4XL in both styles. .
Doing good things for the planet should feel as good on the outside as it does on the inside, which is why SanMar will not stop at the District Re-Tee. There are plans for additional fully-recycled clothing as the company continues to innovate apparel in the most ethical way possible.
SanMar® Corporation is a premier supplier of wholesale apparel, bags and caps including Nike, OGIO®, Eddie Bauer®, Alternative®, New Era®, The North Face®, Carhartt®, Rabbit Skins®, Red Kap®, Port Authority®, Champion®, Port & Company®, District®, Red House®, Sport-Tek® and CornerStone®. A family owned and operated business since 1971 SanMar® is based in Issaquah, Wash. with eight national distribution centers nationwide.