For ten years, ONNO t-shirts have improved product sustainability by participating in the Carbonfree® Business Partnership program, neutralizing a portion of their product shipping and transportation emissions. Because ONNO t-shirt company moves raw materials and finished product all over the globe, producing carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels (from boats, trains, and trucks), the company has chosen to balance the environmental impact of those transportation emissions by supporting Carbonfund.org’s forest preservation, carbon emissions reduction and renewable energy projects around the world.
Producing environmentally-conscious clothing is a complicated process. Conventionally-grown cotton has been clearly identified as one of the world’s “dirtiest” crops, accounting for 16% of global insecticide releases – more than any other single crop, according to the nonprofit Environmental Justice Foundation. Synthetic fabrics are, well, just that – synthetics, made from petro-chemicals, releasing large quantities of nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide, and producing toxic waste water, in their manufacturing processes, and are not biodegradable.
ONNO t-shirt company produces its socially-responsible t-shirts using sustainable fibers from bamboo, hemp and organic cotton. Their website provides great information about the fabrics used to make their more sustainably produced shirts. And their long-term commitment to carbon emissions mitigation through investment in Carbonfund.org’s clean air projects makes the partnership between ONNO t-shirt company and Carbonfund.org a great example of true operational sustainability.