Jakprints is proud to offer a new brand that is leading by example with their dedication to eco-friendly manufacturing and devotion to humanitarian causes. Allmade practices what they preach by embodying the reduce, reuse, recycle mantra in their Tri-Blend Crewneck T-Shirt using a proprietary blend of 50% Repreve® Polyester / 25% Organic Ring-Spun Cotton / 25% TENCEL Modal.
The environmentally conscious process starts with sourcing plastic bottles from recycling centers throughout the United States. America alone disposes of 29 billion water bottles each year. The plastic in these bottles has the same chemical makeup as polyester, so they can be cleaned and processed into polyester yarn.
Each shirt contains 6 recycled plastic bottles, which equates to half of the fabric blend that makes up the #A2004T. The other half is made from organic cotton and a fiber that is manufactured from the renewable source of raw material beech wood. The cotton used is U.S. grown, and is cultivated and processed without the use of pesticides or other synthetic chemicals. Organic farming practices employed protect our groundwater, air, and food supply. The modal is made from plant cellulose extracted from sustainably harvested beech trees that are grown in carefully managed forests and processed using the tree waste as fuel. The three fibers are then blended and spun into yarn, knitted into fabric and dyed in South Carolina.
Besides supporting American agriculture and manufacturing jobs, when you purchase these tees you are advocating for ethical production outside of the USA too. Allmade was born out of a commitment made to breaking the cycle of poverty and helping abandoned children in Haiti when a group of founding members visited the country. They witnessed firsthand the economic and environmental impact due to the profit-first practices of the apparel industry there. They vowed to start a new business that would provide living wage jobs for local garment workers and produce an eco-friendly product for the sake of sustainability.
By partnering with the Global Orphan Project they were able to support the workforce with daily wages that are 65% higher than the sector minimum and offer additional bonuses up to 140% based on productivity. LIFE, the boutique apparel factory located in Port-au-Prince where Allmade shirts are cut and sewn, is among several ventures that the GO Project has developed to provide dignified work in the area. All of the profits from this facility are dedicated to programs that support Haitian orphans. Among these projects is the Transition Academy which provides housing and education to young adults in need, on their way to financial independence. There they learn important life skills and receive vocational training essential to meaningful employment.
Jakprints has made a donation to Trees For The Future for every order that we’ve received for the last 7+ years. To date, we’ve helped plant over 400,000 trees and that is something that we are immensely proud of!
Their hope is to plant 500 million trees by 2025. This lofty goal isn’t just to combat man’s contribution to climate change, it helps to improve the livelihoods of an impoverished population by revitalizing degraded and denuded farmlands. They are working with over 4,000 farming families across six countries in Sub-Saharan Africa transplanting Forest Gardens to provide families with sustainable food sources, livestock feed, products to sell, and fuel wood. Once implemented, it will change their lives forever by replacing short-sighted agricultural practices with a scalable, sustainable model and will increase their annual income by 400%.
To learn more watch their short documentary and check out their 2018 Impact Report. If you want to make a personal contribution, you can give a tax deductible donation here. Your gift will equip people with the seeds, tools and knowledge they need to plant their way out of extreme poverty…and that’s something we can all feel good about.