Broken Forest Collective

Our Story

 

Our Story

Since day one, it has been our mission to create high-quality casual wear that reflects a strong culture of environmental responsibility. By using all natural, as well as recycled materials, we are able to provide high-quality, small batch goods that have a minimal impact on the earth.

We are committed to reducing the impact that we have on the world around us. Careful consideration goes into everything we use as a company. Details like the materials used in our clothing, the lifespan of our packaging supplies, and where and who we source our manufacturing from are all hand-picked in order to ensure that we are doing our fair share in reducing our impact on the earth.

American Made. Ethically Sourced.

 
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Reforestation Efforts

Reforestation is a cause that is near and dear to our hearts. Because of that, we have partnered with the non-profit One Tree Planted. With their help there is a tree planted in Boulder, Colorado for every single Broken Forest product sold.

The Rocky Mountain region continues to be hit hard by wildfires. Planting in Colorado is necessary to reverse the insurmountable damage that these fires have done. Every tree planted helps protect local animals and people alike, and is vital to maintaining the beauty of the Colorado Rockies.


American Made

Broken Forest is committed to ethical manufacturing. We only work with partners that respect the people they employ and the environment we all enjoy. Every single one of our products is designed, printed, and manufactured in America. Committing to domestic manufacturing ensures that our manufacturing partners are not cutting corners at human rights and environmental costs.

We make sure that all steps of the manufacturing process from knitting, dying, cutting, printing, and sewing are all done domestically and responsibly.


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Sustainable Packaging

We are committed to using sustainable practices and materials for all of our packaging. This means using post-consumer recycled materials, materials that do not contain hazardous chemicals or carcinogens, and ensuring that packaging materials are biodegradable or recyclable.

All of our packaging, from the hang tag on our shirts to the poly mailers used to ship online orders, is made using recycled post-consumer materials and is fully recyclable or biodegradable. We implore you to redeposit our packaging back into the recycling stream .


Recycled Polyester (RPET)

RPET is an environmentally friendly fabric blend made from recycled polyester derived from plastic bottles. The RPET process takes recycled plastics and bottles that would have ended up sitting in a landfill somewhere and turns them into fabric. Using recycled polyester curbs the improper discarding of plastic bottles and reduces the amount of waste and toxic emissions from landfills. Recycled polyester also uses far less water during production than traditional polyester and helps take many of the millions of plastic bottles out of the waste stream.

All of our garments are made using recycled polyester (RPET) in place of traditional polyester. Every Broken Forest shirt that uses RPET contains the equivalent of 5 plastic water bottles on average!


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Organic & Recycled Cotton

Organic cotton is grown without the use of harmful chemicals, supports healthy ecosystems, improves the quality of soil, and uses far less water than traditionally grown cotton.

Recycled cotton helps us tackle one of our other main goals; limiting textile waste. We work with our manufacturing partners to gather unused fabric from the factories and upcyle the scraps into new yarn.

All of our garments are made using either organic or recycled cotton.


Ethically Sourced Merino Wool

Merino wool is a natural and sustainable resource because it is renewable and bio-degradable. Its natural proteins will completely break down with environmental exposure into organic carbon and return to the environment in years to come.

Merino wool is remarkably soft and temperature regulating, keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

We only use high quality and ethically sourced wool from farms that DO NOT practice mulesing.

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