Bighorn

Rugged style, urban appeal

Who They Are

Drawing inspiration from their Denver, Colorado hometown, Bighorn owns the line between everyday urban style and the tough, mountain look. Their “up for anything” approach has created a versatile brand that’s appropriate for any type of situation. Bighorn aims to empower the consumer by using environmentally friendly materials that are produced in a responsible manner. They strive to find the connection between tough, sustainable, and stylish in their durable clothing line. The Bighorn team cherishes their backyard mountains, and wants nothing more than to keep their inspirational natural beauty as pristine and healthy as possible.


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Why We Like Them

Bighorn has made it their mission to promote sustainable fashion. Transparency is very important to the crew, and they want their customers to know exactly what goes into their products. From the geographical origin of the materials to what they’re made of, Bighorn shares it all. Bighorn is committed to partnering only with companies that believe in these same ecologically beneficial principles.

Bighorn is serious about socially responsible working conditions as well. They closely monitor all of the factories that manufacture their products, both in the United States and elsewhere. They denounce child labor, workforce discrimination, and any deviation from health and safety standards.

The materials that Bighorn uses have been carefully selected as sustainable choices that still provide high levels of comfort and durability. Their hemp shirts need less water than cotton to produce, and the strong material gets softer after every use. The organic cotton that they use is grown without pesticides and is non GMO. They also utilize recycled material in their products, including recycled PET and recycled cotton, which saves water, energy, and offers a new life for otherwise landfill-bound products.

  • No GMO
    No GMO
  • GOTS Certified
    GOTS Certified
  • Organic Cotton
    Organic Cotton
  • Recycled Cotton
    Recycled Cotton
  • Recycled PET Fabric
    Recycled PET Fabric
  • Hemp
    Hemp

This product is made without the use of Genetically Modified Organisms. The process of using GMO’s involves manipulating the DNA of plants, animals, and other organisms to produce benefits such as an ability to tolerate herbicides or produce their own pesticides. GMO’s have been deemed as unsafe by many developed nations.

The Global Organic Textile Standard is an international processing standard for organic fibers that covers everything from processing, packaging, and distributing organic fibers. GOTS certified products are labeled organic if they contain 95% or more certified organic fibers, and are labeled as “made with organic” if they contain at least 70% organic fibers. GOTS assures that textiles are produced with socially responsible labor and environmentally conscious manufacturing. Certified textiles must follow guidelines on chemical use, energy and water consumption, safety and living standards for employees, waste produced throughout the manufacture process, and more.

Organic cotton production uses zero chemical pesticides and fertilizers, promoting a healthier use of land and decreasing harmful agricultural runoff. By steering clear of toxic chemicals, workers experience less exposure to hazardous conditions, promoting social responsibility as well as environmental stewardship. Plus, farming methods for organic cotton have been shown to use up to 20% less water than nonorganic production methods. Choosing organic cotton eliminates the use of insecticides and other harmful chemicals, promotes efficient resource use, and results in a safer products and a cleaner planet!

Recycled cotton is created by salvaging post-industrial and post-consumer cotton scraps. The scraps are cleaned, sorted, stripped down, and separated into fibers before being respun into new yarn. This yarn can be utilized to make new textiles, while avoiding the energy and resources required to produce virgin fibers. Plus, it extends the valuable life cycle of the material instead of sending it to the landfill.

Recycled PET utilizes salvaged post-industrial PET scraps and post-consumer products such as water bottles and other plastic containers. These plastics are dried, crushed, and spun into yarn in order to create recycled PET fabric, or polyester. By providing a use for recycled plastics, companies encourage recycling programs worldwide, while adding new value to discarded items. Currently, over half of virgin PET production goes towards making textiles, so by utilizing recycled PET, post-consumer materials are both diverting waste while taking the place of raw materials. This helps to reduce the demand for the extraction of oil, as well as energy used to produce new synthetic fibers.

This high-yield crop grows quickly and usually doesn’t rely on harsh pesticides and fertilizers, making it a dependable renewable resource. The cannabis plant produces more fiber per acre than common textile crops like cotton and flax, and actually adds nutrients to the soil instead of depleting them! Hemp is strong, breathable, and moisture wicking, and it requires minimal dye during fabric production due to its high absorbency qualities.

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