When we say we want to Make Sustainability Sexy, we truly mean it. We are a team of artists and activists, working to erase the negative footprints on our earth. Our sustainability practices are rooted in mindfulness and the power of choice—from day-to-day decisions to major resolutions. We believe that a collective effort of sustainability has the ability to change the trajectory towards a healthier, more verdant planet. See? Sexy.
OEKO-Tex Certified Recycled P.E.T.
An innovative, versatile fabric created by breaking down plastics into fine yarns that can be woven into textiles and apparel. Breathable, incredibly soft, and durable.
Why It’s Important
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 off marine life and polluting a once healthy, thriving ecosystem. As landfills continue to reach capacity, more are created, taking over valuable forests and wetlands. Since plastics are indestructible, it’s vital that we find ways to reuse them—so we’re giving that plastic bottle a second life.
Carbon Neutral Modal Fabric
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 on their own, so no artificial irrigation or planting is required—making beechwood forests a completely natural and sustainable source of raw material. These carbon-neutral fibers also require less land per tonne and maintain a water consumption level that’s ten to twenty times less than cotton. Win-win.
Carbon Off-Set Initiatives
It's not enough just to manufacture sustainably, we also invest in programs that replace the resources we've spent, which is where offsets come in. To address our carbon footprint we've partnered with NativeEnergy to support a new clean water project. This project provides clean drinking water for 2,200 families. To offset our carbon footprint from operations this year (transportation, shipping, etc) we're helping provide Greenhouse Gas–Reducing Water Purification Filters to communities in Honduras. Each purchase with Wolven contributes to help create our vision of a more sustainable, carbon neutral world.
While there is no perfect solution to eco-friendly packaging, we keep our packaging as minimal as we can. Your Wolvens are wrapped with a minimal piece of hemp twine and arrive to you in a reusable, 100% recycled poly mailer or Lenzing paper box. We have considered choosing biodegradable mailers over poly, but have made the choice to stick with poly because the reality is that most biodegradable mailers made from bioplastic end up in the garbage, and will never have the opportunity to biodegrade. Our larger packages ship in a plastic-free, naturally biodegradable paper box.