From sourcing to recycling - opportunities for a positive impact & giving back to charity
At TOMI OTEE we're set on pioneering the ecoresponsable movement inside the stores and help make the apparel purchase a zero impact process on the environment.
Sourcing: We focus on textiles that are sustainable. Sustainable means that their impact on nature is minimal. For some textiles, we use a number of chemicals, but we use them in a closed loop environment that allows the recycling and reuse of the chemicals. Our textiles are either biodegradable or recyclable. Biodegradable means that they will degrade over time and will not present harm to animals and vegetation. Recyclable means that they will can be reused to create other products at the end of their useful life. If you don't know how to recycle, send it to us and we will recycle it for you!
Cutting and Sewing: Starting in 2013 our cutting and sowing is done in the USA. While some products were made outside of the USA before, we have found strong local partners that we are proud of supporting to create new jobs in the USA. We want to offer our products to all of the world at the most competitive prices for high quality garment.
Selling: Every where we sell we will offer our partners the ability to work together and create a local program that benefits their net impact on the environment and the awareness within their community. As a golf company we have the amazing opportunity to serve a sports industry that has a dedicated supply chain. From time to time we have to accompany our retailers in evolving their thought process and understand the amazing benefits from the programs we offer. It's a long process but so worth it!
Working: Our work philosophy is ruled by the minimization of waste - we barely use printers and always print our documents, catalogs and business cards on recycled papers. Our current office uses 100% renewable energy and we encourage our outside partners (golf facilities, contractors) to take advantage of the benefits from sustainable living.
Recycling: Our recycling is both community driven and geared to recycling. We collect used and wearable clean textiles that depending on their quality we will donate to local thrift stores to help them in their mission to help the poor. We also collect textiles that are destined for recycling and will end up as new fibers and hopefully will start an entire new life in an ecoresponsable supply chain.
Charity: We focus on selling great products and creating jobs. So we give back all the profits from recycling to local charities. Check out more on our charity page.