Now is not the time to think about how to be more sustainable, now is the time to act on it. Everyone can think of at least 5 things they could be doing to make our planet a better place, but are you actually doing those things? We are guilty of it too! So let's all take a good look inwards on this Earth Day and vow to do better this year.
At Irene Leigh we are always looking to source from brands that share our ideals and are producing their products as sustainably and humanely as possible. This past year we brought the brand Vuori into the shop, a company that is Climate Neutral Certified and truly thinks about their impact on mother earth with every decision they make. I am also proud to highlight the efforts our store manager Shelby has made when it comes to properly sorting and recycling all packing and shipping materials we encounter when inbounding new product into the store. That sounds like an easy no-brainer, but honestly its a big job and in my experience it's an effort that not all stores make, big or small. As a new initiative this year we are looking to utilize the company Retold to help dispose of any damaged or "old" garments that we ourselves have as well as opening it up to our community. Retold is a company that gathers all of your used clothing and with their partners either recycle, up-cycle, or resell the garments and guarantee that nothing we send them ends up in the landfill. All of our customers and community members are encouraged to drop off any of their used, damaged or expired activewear to us (even if you didn't buy it from us!) and we will send it away for you. This program starts with us today, with no expiration date.
It's a healthy conversation for us all to be having in our own homes and with each other. We welcome any new suggestions or ideas on how you think we can be more environmentally friendly and climate conscious. Please reach out any time, we love talking about it and are always open to learning more.
Read below to see how some of the brands we carry are making efforts to do more for our planet!
Vuori: Climate Neutral Certified Company, meaning that they have measured and offset their carbon emissions from making and delivering their products.