I TOO: History
The history of I TOO started in 2008 when they became garment suppliers to various brands. After 10 years of supplying to other businesses and seeing the pollution effects of production, they decided to pioneer sustainable fashion. Their mission is to spread awareness of the pollution problem that faces the fashion industry today.
I TOO hopes to encourage fashion brands to produce sustainable clothing. They hope that people might change their buying habits and support sustainable brands.
They are just as passionate about the people in their community as they are about the environment.
I TOO recently joined up with Siargao Environmental Awareness (S.E.A) Movement to host a beach clean up on Siargao Island in the Philippines. S.E.A Movement is a collaborative effort to help preserve the natural resources and beauty of the island. S.E.A Movement has a group of about 30 island kids that they call the ‘Waste Watchers’ who join in on beach cleanups.
The Waste Watchers are protective of their island and through S.E.A Movement, they are becoming more aware of plastic pollution and the impact it has on the environment. The minimum wage in the Philippines is $6 a day and most parents can’t afford to buy new toys or gifts for their kids. To thank the Waste Watchers for helping them with the beach clean up, they got new toys for all of them. The excitement that they showed when receiving the new toys warmed their hearts. I TOO aims to do more beach cleanups and partner up with more charities. By purchasing from I TOO, you can help them make a difference.
I TOO: Products
I TOO promotes sustainable fashion by using better quality materials. Recycled polyester is one of the sustainable fabrics they choose to use for their products. Polyester is a petroleum-based synthetic fiber. It is, therefore, a non-renewable or non-sustainable resource which during the extraction process, has damaging environmental repercussions.
Recycled polyester is a sustainable alternative to polyester. Simply put, recycled polyester is made from recycled products (like PET bottles) which get crushed into flakes, goes through the polymerization process, gets turned into PET chips and is spun into yarn before clothes are made out of it.
It also helps divert plastic form out of landfills. It uses fewer resources. Recycled polyester creates less air and water pollution. While textiles like linen, wool, and cotton become weaker after the recycling process, recycled polyester stays strong and keeps its quality.
Soybean Fabric is another sustainable fabric used by I TOO. Soybean fibers are magical fibers. It is a little more unknown, but it is one of their favorites because it is 100% biodegradable. The fabric is made from soybean hulls and because of its soft touch, it is often referred to as ‘vegetable cashmere’. The soybean’s oil is converted into a fiber by going through a gentle pharmaceutical process that also allows it to retain its nutritious proteins. It is breathable, resists wrinkles, and is antibacterial. Like cashmere, this ‘vegetable cashmere’ is really soft.
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