Guy Harvey Sustainability
Guy is of his conservation efforts, the latest generation of Guy Harvey apparel is taking the focus on sustainability even further by ensuring that all Guy Harvey clothing is developed and produced using some of the most environmentally friendly processes available. The new Guy Harvey apparel manufacturing facility is on the cutting edge of sustainable industrial processes. From start to finish, the goal is to reduce the negative impacts on the environment as much as possible. The facility is powered through an array of more than 54,907 solar panels that harness the sun’s energy to power the machines inside. This renewable energy source prevents more than 12,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere each year. That’s the equivalent savings of consuming 1.35 million gallons of gas!
Made from 50% Upcycled Cotton and 50% Recycled Cotton, "The THREADCYCLED tee is the most environmentally friendly t-shirt we’ve developed thus far," said Dr. Guy Harvey. "It is made from a zero-waste process. Our factory takes the leftover scraps that would end up in a landfill and mechanically recycles them into fibers, blends the fibers with recycled polyester to create the THREADCYCLED yarns." The THREADCYCLED t-shirts are made using no water and no fabric dye. They also feature moisture wicking properties and are made from 50% upcycled cotton and 50% recycled polyester. As a bonus, the hangtags on the THREADCYCLED t-shirts are made from recycled paper.
38 billion plastic bottles are thrown away each year and plastic waste kills more than 1.1 million marine creatures annually. To combat these staggering numbers, we use Repreve in our apparel. Each men’s sun protection top is made from 10 recycled water bottles and each women’s sun protection top is made from 8 recycled plastic bottles. As the global leader in branded recycled performance fiber, Repreve has transformed more than 15 billion plastic bottles into some of the finest performance fiber used in apparel worldwide.