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Who They AreHusband and wife team, Gypsy and Loic, started Gypsy & Lolo out of a desire to build a healthier future for their two children. With backgrounds in design and having made their own clothes in the past, the couple was inspired to build a clothing line using natural, sustainable materials. With their lines of adorable accessories from cool sun hats to warm winter mittens, their skills have been noticed. Gypsy & Lolo has evolved into an established brand, but they continue to stay committed to the values their company was founded on.
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Gypsy & Lolo uses eco-friendly materials to create unique, innovative products, but they take sustainability a step further through their numerous charitable partnerships. They empower people to promote sustainability and a positive future by working with organizations like Trees for the Future, Greenpeace Fund, Whole Planet Foundation and Vote Hemp (just to name a few).
Trees for the Future works to educate people on deforestation, and to restore and revitalize areas that have been harmed. Gypsy & Lolo takes part in their buy-one-item, plant-one-tree program, and so every purchase helps make a positive impact on the planet.
Gypsy & Lolo’s donations to Greenpeace Fund help environmental activists fight on the front line to protect wildlife, oceans, and other fragile eco-zones. Their contributions to the Whole Planet Foundation go towards helping entrepreneurial families all over the world by providing them with small grants. In 2014 alone, the Whole Planet Foundation sponsored 808,639 small entrepreneurs in 61 countries.
Gypsy & Lolo is a huge advocate for using hemp for clothing. This plant flourishes in poor soil and doesn’t need a lot of water or pesticides to grow. Hemp fabric is incredibly durable and versatile, and also has numerous comfort benefits. Because of this, Gypsy & Lolo supports Vote Hemp, an organization committed to making hemp a viable commercial crop in the United States.
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This product is made by a family-owned business. EarthHero loves to support and empower businesses built around strong family values.
The company that makes this product has a program to plant trees in proportion with their sales. Planting trees helps to combat deforestation, reduce atmospheric CO2, and preserve the health of ecosystems across the globe.
This company donates a portion of their time or profits to charitable efforts in their community or abroad.
This product was made in the United States. Buying locally made items helps to reduce harmful emissions that result from transportation during and after the production process. Purchasing products made in the United States also ensures that the items are produced in ways that meet strict safety and labor standards.
Upcycling is the process of taking an otherwise-discarded item or material and reusing it as-is (without further production or processing) in a way that creates a new product without compromising the integrity of the reused material. No energy or resources are needed to break the material down into its core form, so upcycling is a very effecient way to give old products new life. For example, a bag made from upcycled bicycle tire tubes would use the material as is, instead of melting and processing the rubber to form a new material. This product contains materials that are made from upcycled content.
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 elimiates the use of insecticides and other harmful chemicals, promotes efficient resource use, and results in a safer products and a cleaner planet!
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.
Recycled plastic utilizes salvaged post-industrial plastic scraps and post-consumer products such as water bottles and other plastic containers, and transforms them into new products. The containers are sorted, crushed, and then heated to form resins, which are liquid plastics that can harden into new shapes. These resins can be molded and used to create anything from carpet to outdoor furniture. Recycling plastic lowers the amount of petroleum extracted and the production of greenhouse gasses associated with first-time plastic production. Plus, by using these existing materials, we’re benefiting from the original energy and resources spent to create them in the first place, while diverting waste from the landfill.