Third Eye Threads is raising the vibration of the planet.
Conscious designs and a commitment to the environment are part of our mission.
We have earth day every day at Third Eye Threads. It's part of our desire to raise the vibration of the planet with our energy whenever possible.
We used local materials to build our production facility, including recycled pallets in the foundation of our Eco-dome, and we use as much reclaimed wood and materials as we can.
Third Eye Threads is unique in owning our own printing technology. We wanted to invest in the most eco-friendly printing process on the planet. We have been using high quality, non-toxic, environmentally safe ink that creates zero waste. Typical screen print facilities have many screens to clean, which requires caustic chemicals. At Third Eye Threads our printing is done digitally. We recycle 100% of the paper used for printing.
We have been using local producers to make our activewear and our most popular shirt fabrics to reduce our carbon footprint.
Recycled water bottle yoga pants have become a staple of the activewear industry. We have expanded upon this idea by incorporating items such as recycled x-ray film, recycled five gallon water jugs and water bottles, upcycled cotton and soy/bamboo.
Customers are always amazed at how soft these fabrics are. They print amazingly well and look fantastic!
We have also eliminated sew-in tags.
Our hang tags are printed on paper made from 100% post-consumer recycled fiber, using a waterless printing technology.
In the past, we have planted vegetables around our production facility to feed our staff and community. We have used recycled billboards to make covers for our eco-friendly geodesic production facility.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
At Third Eye Threads, we love to upcycle material that was originally headed to a land fill. We do this by partnering with factories that can use technology and hard work to make amazingly soft fabric from recyled materials.
Since 2008 our packages have shipped in recycled boxes or a shipping envelope
incorporating recycled plastic. Thank you Starbucks and Subway for all the boxes!
Over the years we have recycled hundreds, if not thousands, of boxes. Roughly 40% of trash
created everyday in the United States is packaging. At Third Eye Threads we
recycle everything that we can. Less than 2% of the total waste stream in the United States is recycled.
Our printing process is called sublimation. We use heat to bind eco-friendly ink
to polyester fiber using a digital printing process. Whenever possible we use recycled polyester from water bottles. We take this
trash and turn it into fabulous fibers. We also use recycled cotton in some of
our garments. Some of our garments have no added dye.
Of the garbage Americans throw out, half could be recycled, which is enough to
fill a football stadium from top to bottom everyday.
One of the #1 ways you can reduce waste and your carbon footprint is to hang
dry your clothes. They will last longer, pill less, and you will be lowering your
carbon foot print. (Please go to our website for an easy drying rack solution.)
You will be reducing, reusing, and recycling all at once!
What is a Triple R?
• Before buying something new, look on Craigslist for the same item slightly used.
You save money and you reduce, reuse, and recycle.
• Try giving an item away for free on Craigslist in the free stuff section.
• Start composting. This is an awesome Triple R and it's great for your garden. (All you need to do is plant the seeds.)
Please share your Three R ideas on our Facebook page!
Here is a link to source information: http://students.arch.utah.edu/courses/Arch4011/Rec...