“The earth has music for those who listen.” – William Shakespeare
Fashion by Five was built on the belief that we have the power to create a more sustainable and harmonious world. Each item we create has a positive impact – they’re not only better for you and the planet, but each gives back in a big way.
The Climate is Changing, and it’s our responsibility to do something – this is why we are committed to creating a positive impact for our community and the planet. Our goal is to give back to conservation efforts worldwide, while inspiring people to make the switch to more sustainable clothing easily and affordably. 10% of sale proceeds are donated to non-profits that help encourage the healing and spiritual growth of humanity, animals and our planet.
All of our products are ethically and consciously sourced. We consider everything - starting with raw materials used, down to the implications of the product's end life. Our apparel is manufactured with almost zero waste - anything that can't be turned into a tee is either recycled or re-purposed. Our garments are designed, dyed and cut in the USA and assembled in a WRAP certified, anti-sweatshop environment.
We combine positive messaging, inspired designs, vibrant colors and print using only the highest quality eco-friendly inks to produce clean, bright images with superior washability on all of our garments.
Your order is shipped in 100% recyclable and naturally biodegradable packaging. You’ll notice that your apparel did not come wrapped in plastic packaging – we decided to eliminate this step and use minimal packaging in order to further reduce unnecessary waste. We are then able to use the money saved on packaging and donate even more funds to conservation efforts all over the world.
We believe that the products we all use daily should not be harmful to you, the planet, or anyone that calls it home.
Our tees are made in the United States (thus creating thousands of American jobs each year), and they are dyed in California where more rigid environmental standards are enforced than in most other U.S. states. Currently, our t-shirt manufacturer uses approximately seven times less water on average than other clothing manufacturers. This adds up to more than 1.2 billion gallons of water saved per year.
What’s more, water is filtered to remove any leftover dyes and then recycled and used over and over. This means water is not wasted, nor is it returned to rivers or streams where it would cause chemical and thermal pollution.
Our t-shirt manufacture's facilities also adhere fully to the 12 principles of W.R.A.P. (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production), ensuring that both people and the environment are protected and respected.
Our tees are made from the highest quality combed and ring-spun cotton you can get. Clean cotton, long staple fibers, and our eco-friendly dying process is what makes our cotton different. Our tees have 2.5x more impurities removed than standard ring-spun cotton through our extensive combing process - so not only can you feel good about wearing our tees, but they feel good to wear.
ORGANIZATIONS WE CURRENTLY DONATE TO:
Pollinator Partnership's mission is to promote the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education and research.
“We work with a diverse set of partners including local, regional, and national governments; corporations; universities and others to protect pollinators and their habitat with projects all over North America and globally.”
Ocean Conservancy works to protect the ocean from today's greatest global challenges by creating science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it.
"What happens to the ocean impacts all of us. The ocean is our responsibility, but we can’t do it alone—we need to join forces with you and people around the world to keep our ocean and our coastal communities healthy and prosperous."
MERCY FOR ANIMALS
Mercy For Animals’ vision is a world where animals are respected, protected and free to pursue their own interests.
“We exist to end the greatest cause of suffering on the planet: the exploitation of animals for food. Mercy For Animals is dedicated to eradicating this cruel food system and replacing it with one that is not just kind to animals but essential for the future of our planet and all who share it.”
The Sierra Club is the most enduring and influential grassroots environmental organization in the U.S. We amplify the power of our 3.5+ million members and supporters to defend everyone's right to a healthy world.
"Today, there are serious challenges ahead: a warming climate, unprecedented levels of pollution, and powerful special interests undermining basic protections. There’s no time to waste in coming together for new solutions—which is why the Sierra Club is bringing people together to build the most powerful and effective environmental movement the world has ever seen.”