Phunkshun Wear

Experience Winter, Not The Cold

Who They Are

Phunkshun Wear was founded in 2011 after Lanny Goldwasser, a snowboard instructor and outdoor enthusiast, noticed a gap in the winter face-protection market. Unable to source a neck tube that was breathable, stylish, and easy on the planet, he set out to make his own.

Born from the belief that a love for winter sports and the need to stay warm and protected from the elements shouldn't come at the cost of the environment, Phunkshun Wear leaves no sustainability box unchecked! Each neck tube utilizes at least 12 plastic water bottles that are collected, recycled, and spun into Repreve right here in the USA. All cutting, sewing, and printing take place at Phunkshun's home base of Denver, Colorado. Plus, as proud members of the mountain sports community, Phunkshun donates a portion of each sale to the High Fives Foundation. High Fives works to support the dreams of current mountain athletes as well as provide support for those who have suffered life-altering injuries in the pursuit of outdoor adventure.


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Why We Like Them

In addition to creating face masks that allow outdoor adventurists to experience the elements while staying protected, Phunkshun Wear breathes sustainability into everything they do. From the fabrics they employ and water-based inks comprising their wacky designs to the management of office waste, they’ve got it covered! Phunkshun employees are encouraged to and compensated for using public transportation, the entire facility is outfitted in energy-efficient LED lighting, and the state of Colorado has recognized their efforts and awarded them the certification of Colorado Environmental Leader.

  • Charitable
    Charitable
  • Made in the USA
    Made in the USA
  • Repreve
    Repreve
  • Recycled Content
    Recycled Content

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.

Repreve is a certified brand of 100% post-consumer recycled PET fabric. Recycled PET utilizes salvaged 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. Repreve has saved over 4 billion water bottles from entering the landfill since 2009.

Recycling is the process of taking an otherwise-discarded item or material and cleaning, sorting, and breaking it down into its basic form (such as fibers or pellets). This material is then used to produce new items. Recycling keeps useful materials from being discarded in landfills, prevents resource extraction due to the creation of new materials, and provides a new life for used items. Recycling can utilize both pre-consumer waste (materials left over from production) or post-consumer materials (used clothing, empty water bottles, etc). This product is made from recycled content.

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