Broken Forest Collective

Our Story

 

Our Story

Since day one, it has been our mission to create high-quality casual wear that reflects our 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

The materials and lifespan of our packaging supplies is incredibly important to us. We are committed to using recycled and biodegradable materials in all of our packaging supplies.

Just like us, our friends at EcoEnclose are maniacal about recycled content and it is at the heart of everything they do. With their help all of our packaging supplies are made from 100% post-consumer waste, are biodegradable, and fully recyclable. Let them naturally decompose or redeposit them 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.


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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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