We don't think it makes sense to build our company and our culture on encouraging kids to get outside and enjoy nature, without taking appropriate steps to protect the very environment that we love so much.
We started to rewrite our story in 2019. We rolled out our first product made from recycled plastic in March 2019, and we switched all of our packaging to compostable 'bioplastic', made from sustainable materials such as corn starch.
We set a goal to use fabric made from recycled plastic across our entire product line by 2022. At the time of writing this, it is February 2020, and we have reached that goal already.
We are very proud to announce that ALL new Therm garments are now made primarily from 100% Recycled rPET Fabric.
This is created when used plastic products (such as water bottles) are crushed and melted, and then spun into new fibres to make fabric.
This process effectively reduces the amount of plastic waste in our environment and is much more energy efficient to produce than many types of materials - in fact it can take less energy to produce rPET fabric than wool.
Did you know it is standard market practice to package each garment inside a protective plastic bag, to keep it clean and dry on it's journey from the manufacturer? Even the ones that end up in shops - usually they have all, at some stage, been packed inside a single use plastic bag, which is then discarded as soon as it reaches the store.
We refuse to do this any longer.
In March 2019, we switched all of our garment packaging to Biodegradable and Compostable bioplastic bags, made from organic matter such as corn starch.
Throw the packaging in with your compost and food scraps at home, and it will break down within 90 days. Even if it does end up in the land fill, as it is made from plant based materials it will decompose just like any other organic matter. How cool is that!?
So how about courier bags? How many plastic courier bags do you think the world would go through in one day in this age of ecommerce?
In March 2019, we also switched all of our courier bags to 100% Biodegradable and Compostable bioplastic.
We may be small, but we are committed to making a difference.
You can find out more at about our garment polybags and our courier bags at https://www.betterpackaging.com/better-packaging-co/
By implementing these key practices, we are committed to changing the effect our company has on our planet, our children, and our future generations. We all need to do better, and as a company we are holding ourselves accountable.
Nature is our playground. Let's protect it.
Owner and Director @ Therm