Our mission is to save our oceans
By 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.
Our Partnership With Environmental Experts
CapTen Hats is about more than just baseball caps. We have assessed the pitiful state of our oceans and want to help solve this global issue. With this in mind, the CapTen Crew teamed up with Mission 1000 Tonnes, a non-profit based in the province of Quebec specialized in restoring the health of our waterways. For every CapTen hat sold, we help this non-profit organization remove waste from our waters.
What You Can do to Help Reduce Clothing Waste
1. Avoid fast fashion brands
2. Choose natural fabrics over synthetic materials
Synthetic, man-made materials such as nylon and polyester are produced from raw materials such as petroleum. In other words, petrochemicals are used to create these fibres in a pollution-heavy process.
Let’s not forget that every time a synthetic fabric is washed, the clothing releases tiny pieces of microplastic. These particles are too small to be filtered by our washing machines and drainage systems. This microscopic pollution eventually ends up in our waterways.
3. Thrift shop, swap clothes & donate
A great way to reduce consumption is simply to avoid it entirely. Whenever possible, we highly recommend to buy second-hand clothing from thrift stores. If you don’t feel like shopping, maybe a similar-sized friend could be interested in swapping clothes with you. It’s a great way to refresh your wardrobe without spending a penny.
Lastly, if your clothes is too worn out to sell or swap, consider donating them to a company or non-profit that will take these fabric scraps and give them a second life.
4. Repair instead of throwing away
This tip doesn’t need much explanation. Encourage a local tailor or seamstress, all while extending your clothing’s life.
5. Wash your clothes with cold water
Not only does it use less energy to maintain the water temperature, but cold water also reduces the quantity of microfibres that are released into the water. Opting for shorter cycles also helps.
6. Callout brands for greenwashing
Before you praise a brand for its eco-friendly efforts, dig deeper and verify if they’re actually making a difference. Nowadays, brands use green words as a marketing strategy to attract like-minded customers. In reality, they are responsible for tremendous amounts of waste and won’t stop until they are held accountable.