The concepts of Eco Fashion and Sustainable Fashion mean different things to different individuals.
Here is what it means to us: We take time and care to consider where and how things are made, who makes them and what they are made out of. We cannot be everything to everyone, but we keep the planet and people in mind in all that we do. We focus on soft fabrics and products that are ethically produced, jewelry and accessories that are locally made from recycled and natural materials, and we donate 1% of sales to our 1% For The Planet partner, in order to ensure that we are always giving back to environmental causes.
Established in 2010, EcoVibe Apparel is the collaboration of the combined visions of Leonard and Andrea Allen, aka "Len and Dre". Len is a Portland native and a veteran of the apparel and fashion industry, with over 30 years of experience in the field in roles ranging from buyer to runway model to personal stylist.
His soul mate and co-owner, Andrea, has a background in the natural health and wellness industry and brings her experience in sales and marketing, meticulous eye for aesthetics and commitment to sustainability to the business. EcoVibe Apparel is the culmination of their dream to blend their unique talents and passions.
The apparel industry has become the third most polluting industry on the planet. At EcoVibe, we are working to help offset some of the damage that the fashion industry has on the environment. Here are some of the ways that we are contributing to this cause:
1% For The Planet is a global organization, leading a network of businesses, nonprofits, and individuals working together for a healthy planet. The network consists of more than 1,200 member companies and thousands of approved nonprofit partners in more than 40 countries. Brands whose products and services feature the 1% For The Planet logo give 1% of sales annually to nonprofit organizations across the globe helping to save land, protect forests, rivers and oceans, make agricultural and energy production more sustainable, getting toxics out of the environment, plastics out of the oceans and more. Their members have given more than $150 million back to the planet since 2002.
Running Off Renewable Energy
EcoVibe Apparel is powered off 100% renewable energy, helping to reduce the harm done by traditional energy sources. Green-e Energy is the nation's leading voluntary certification program for renewable energy. For two decades, Green-e Energy has been certifying renewable energy that meets environmental and consumer protection standards that it developed in conjunction with leading environmental, energy and policy organizations.
Learn more about renewable energy by visiting green-e.org
Zero Waste Is Our Goal
For shipping of our online orders, we use 100% recycled and fully recyclable poly mailers and boxes. Our shipping labels, shopping bags, tissue paper and paper office materials are all made from 100% recycled content and fully recyclable, biodegradable and compostable. All of our packaging materials are supplied by EcoEnclose, a company committed to creating earth friendly products and reducing the environmental impact of shipping.