Carbon Off-Set Initiatives
It's not enough to operate as sustainably as possible, so we also invest in programs that offset the emissions we've created. To address our carbon footprint we've partnered with Climate Neutral. This means each year we measure our greenhouse gas emissions, purchase carbon credits to offset that footprint, and implement plans to reduce our emissions moving forward. In 2020 we worked to offset our footprint of 1,045 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.
This means your Wolvens are carbon-neutral (yay!). These carbon credits support a range of projects such as rainforest conversation and landfill methane-capture.
Rest assured that we're doing everything we can to deliver a product with the lowest possible impact.
Wolven is a community passionate about fighting for the planet, making the most of their time on it, and looking great while doing it. Are you in?
The fight for the planet isn’t up to one person, one brand, or one organization. Together, we can leave a smaller footprint. We’re a team of artists, activists, and designers, bringing our passion for protecting the planet and people into the world through activewear you’ll love. Every time you buy or wear your Wolvens, you’re giving back to environmental initiatives and promoting the power of choice. And choosing sustainability is sexy.
OEKO-Tex Certified Recycled P.E.T.
An innovative, versatile, vegan fabric created by breaking down discarded plastics and recycling them into textiles and apparel. Breathable, incredibly soft, and durable.
Why It’s Important
Multiple LCA's (life-cycle analysis) have found that producing recycled-PET generates substantially less carbon emissions than its virgin counterpart. Climate scientists agree that reducing carbon emissions is our single most important objective to reduce catastrophic climate change.
An estimated 14 billion pounds of garbage is dumped into the ocean annually, 80 percent of which is a form of plastic that is killing marine life and damaging delicate ecosystems. Since plastics are indestructible, it’s vital that we find ways to reuse them — so we’re giving that plastic bottle a second life while substantially reducing carbon emissions.
Carbon Neutral Modal Fabric
While all of our leggings, shorts, flares, active tops, and swim are made from rPET — we also have a selection of t-shirts made from a cellulose fiber derived from beechwood pulp that’s twice as soft as cotton (really, really soft). Our modal fabrics are produced from wood-pulp fibers that are sustainably harvested, and our modal garments are sewn in downtown Los Angeles.
Why It’s Important
Beech trees propagate and regenerate naturally, so no artificial irrigation or planting is required—making beechwood forests a completely natural and more sustainable source of raw material. These carbon-neutral fibers require no toxic pesticides, no clear-cut farm land to grow, and substantially less water than cotton. Win-win.
While there is no perfect solution to eco-friendly packaging, we keep our packaging as minimal and low-impact as we can. Our pieces are wrapped with a minimal piece of hemp twine and arrive to you in a reusable, 100% recycled poly mailer or bio-degradable paper box. We have considered choosing biodegradable poly mailers, but have made the choice to stick with recycled-poly, because the reality is that most biodegradable mailers made from bioplastic end up in the garbage and then a landfill, and may never have the opportunity to properly biodegrade.
Promoting Recycling — It’s important that we’re not only using recycled mailers, but that they are actually being recycled.
Email us a photo (email@example.com) of you recycling your old mailer at your local recycling center and recieve 15% off your next purchase.