Driven to do better
Recover was founded on the principle of doing the right thing. The founders, Bill and John, created this company because they felt that textiles could be made in a better way, and they constantly apply that criticism to their everyday practices. Not only does Recover create their t-shirts and other products in an innovative way, utilizing recycled materials and efficient processes, but they're always looking for new ways to make them even better.
Most of their t-shirts are made using a recycled PET and recycled cotton blend. They utilize post-consumer plastic bottles and cotton from industrial waste to create their soft, comfortable clothes. Compared to traditional manufacturers, Recover's processes generate 35% less greenhouse gas emissions, expend 66% less energy, and use 55% less water to create each shirt. Additionally, Recover places a strong emphasis on using very few dyes, reducing chemical use, and ultimately using as little water and energy as possible.
Recover also places a large emphasis on social responsibility. They employ Haitian and Guatemalan citizens who would otherwise have trouble finding employment. Their Guatemalan facility is powered using alternative energy sources, including wood chips from the local forestry industry and coffee extract! Plus, they've partnered with the Island School, an environmentally oriented education program in the Bahamas that focuses on maintaining biodiversity in reefs.