SUSTAINABILITY

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.

THE OUTLOOK

At RSLVE, we view sustainability as the most aspirational way to run a business; placing equal emphasis on the communities we touch and the planet we share. As a for-profit business, we bring our personal values to work with a clear focus on doing “good” while doing “well.” Along the way, we seek to learn, educate, and build a community of like-minded collaborators.

THE PROBLEM

The branded apparel and products industry churns cheap and disposable products that devour natural resources: products with fleeting life cycles that move quickly (and permanently) to landfills and our oceans.

Of course, we recognize that people can’t scrap their careers to focus solely on altruistic outcomes. There are companies to run, bills to pay, and mouths to feed. Fortunately, consumer awareness is growing, leaders are emerging, and the wheel of change is gaining momentum.

OUR SOLUTION

We are committed to being an active participant in this change for good. We’ve embarked on a journey with one goal in mind; to run a company that is true to our identity. Along the way we’ve encountered exciting ideas and sobering realities. The truth is that there are no perfect solutions or completely circular processes (yet). Our journey is far from over and includes continuous problem solving. Here’s what we’re doing now…

THOUGHTFUL DESIGN
We design products (and programs) with a “retail feel” that are intended to be kept and worn beyond a single corporate event.
PRODUCTS + MATERIALS
Over 65% of our apparel is made with recycled, organic, plant-based materials or from lower-impact production.
DECORATING TECHNIQUES
The majority of our logos and graphics are applied using lower-impact materials and techniques.
PACKAGING & SHIPPING
We utilize recycled, recyclable and/or biodegradable packing and shipping materials.
TAKE BACK PROGRAM
RSLVE has partnered with Retrievr to keep used and unwanted apparel out of landfills.
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
RSLVE has developed a sustainability scorecard to assess the sustainability of all potential vendors and partners.
SUSTAINABILITY AT RSLVE
We operate a low impact business model and aspire to become a certified B Corp. We are committed to sustainability.
GIVING BACK
RSLVE participates in a range of volunteering activities that benefit local community members and ecosystems.

The journey continues and we will continue to evolve as our business grows and new technologies emerge. In the meantime, we invite you to join our community, to share your ideas, and to be a part of the solution. Learn more about our policies here.

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