To meet rigorous standards of the CarbonFree® Product Certification Program, Anvil assessed the carbon footprint of the recycled tee throughout its lifecycle, from raw materials sourcing, manufacturing and transportation to screen printing, consumer use and disposal. Anvil made the tee carbon-neutral by reducing emissions during the production process and by offsetting emissions.
“Even in these challenging economic times, the demand for environmentally-friendly products has never been stronger,” continued Anthony Corsano. “Certainly the AnvilRecycled™ tee is a reflection of who we are as a company, but there is an equally strong business reason for developing this t-shirt – our customers are asking for it and products like it.”
In honor of Earth Day, Anvil, in partnership with the Sierra Club and Carbonfund.org, has donated over 6,000 AnvilRecycled™ and approximately 1,500 AnvilOrganic® tees to schools, universities and environmental organizations to promote environmental awareness. The AnvilRecycled™ short sleeve tees are available in sizes XS to 4XL, and nine colors: recycled black, recycled green, recycled heather, recycled sand, recycled red, recycled brown, recycled navy, recycled blue and recycled charcoal. The AnvilRecycled™ tee is available from leading distributors of Anvil products, which can be found at anvilknitwear.com.
About Anvil Knitwear
Anvil Knitwear, Inc., a socially and environmentally responsible manufacturer of sportswear and accessories, is a leader in the sustainable apparel industry with its AnvilOrganic®, AnvilRecycled™ and AnvilSustainable™ brands. Anvil was recently ranked the world’s sixth-largest organic program and the largest domestic purchaser of U.S.-grown certified organic cotton. Anvil offers 15 affordable eco styles made from a variety of fibers such as certified organic cotton, transitional cotton, recycled cotton, and recycled PET bottles and blends in addition to its over 100 traditional styles. For more information, please visit http://www.anvilknitwear.com and http://www.anvilcsr.com.
Carbonfund.org is the country’s leading nonprofit carbon offset and climate solutions organization, making it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses and organizations to reduce their climate impact. Carbon offsets enable individuals and businesses to reduce carbon dioxide emissions they are responsible for in their everyday lives by supporting renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects where they are most cost effective. Carbonfund.org has over 400,000 individual supporters and works with over 1,000 corporate and nonprofit partners including Discovery, Staples, JetBlue, Motorola, Amtrak, and Orbitz. Visit http://www.carbonfund.org for more information.