Druthers' mission is to provide perfect fitting Mens basics and underwear made in New York City, Japan and Portugal using sustainable methods of production. We see the next decade as being one of responsible action in fashion and setting examples for the next generation.
From the dump to your rump
Our first line of Boxer Briefs and Trunks were created using Recover Yarn. A proprietary blend of yarn which comes from recycled cotton from thrown away clothing combined with polyester yarn derived from shredded PET1 plastic bottles. We also added Modal in our Black and White yarn which is sustainably sourced from the Beech Tree. This combined with Bluesign approved Swisstex dyeing process in California.
With each pair of Boxer Briefs or Trunks, we're saving approximately 300 gallons of water by not using virgin cotton and saving a few hundred bottles of plastic from hitting a dump or the ocean.
Found Fabric = Clean Conscience
All of our boxer shorts are numbered on the back. These numbers relay back to a total number of pieces produced and ultimately the balance of 100% organic cotton fabric rolls purchased through our suppliers in Japan. This means we're not creating new raw cotton fibers from scratch or going through a dying and printing process which can be toxic. We're simply finding beautiful, luxurious fabric in the market and putting it to good use until the fabric rolls have come to an end. Our goal is to use only organic cotton or recycled cotton by the end of 2016 across all categories.
Recycled Yarn, Certified Organic Cotton and Non-Mulesed Wool Socks
Our first line of recycled cotton and organic cotton socks shipped August, 2016. We toured each facility in Japan and were able to witness the process. Japan's knit manufacturing capabilities are second to none. To offset carbon over the long voyage we donated to several carbon neutral projects:
We've partnered with Eco Enclose to create all of our shipping supplies. The corrugated boxes and poly mailers used come from 100% post-consumer & post-industrial material. They're fully recyclable, compostable and are made in the USA. We also partnered with a packaging supplier to create 100% post consumer waste recycled packaging on our belly bands and boxes. Check out Eco-Enclose at www.ecoenclose.com
Stay tuned for more as we grow later this year.