Sustainable Apparel & Waterway Clean Up: United By Blue

United By Blue is on a mission to show our oceans & waterways some love by removing trash all over the country. For each product sold, United By Blue removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways through organized community clean-ups.

United By Blue founder, Brian, grew up on the water and learned the importance of sea life at a young age. After starting a business in college, Brian felt inspired to create more universal goods that would give back to ocean conservation. This led to the launch of United By Blue, an apparel company which sells responsible, durable goods, such as sustainable clothing and accessories inspired by nature. For each item sold, United By Blue removes one pound of trash from oceans!

As a for-profit company dedicated to keeping oceans clean, United By Blue is conscious of how their apparel is made and what effects the creation of their clothes have on their environment. Certain lines of apparel are ethically made in the USA and other items are made in Europe and Asia through their partnering manufactures who maintain sustainable and fair trade practices. Along with their transparent supply chain, United By Blue uses sustainable materials such as organic cotton, hemp, pesticide free, and recycled polyester to minimize the environmental impact of their apparel.

So far, United By Blue has removed 1,087,119 pounds of trash from oceans and waterways! SO AWESOME! This is done through United By Blue’s cleanup and partnership events. The clean-ups foster a sense of community, while educating communities on the importance of keeping waterways clean. This summer United By Blue has planned a road trip which will allow them to complete a clean-up in each of the 50 states. Check out their upcoming clean-up schedule at the bottom of the post to see if there is an event near you!

I recently visited the Amalfi Coast which was absolutely gorgeous. Sad to think how much waste is destroying our beautiful waterways and the sea-life. It reminded me of how important it is to advocate for and educate people on environmental practices such as  keeping our oceans clean. That’s why I am particularly fond of United By Blue’s mission!

I took some United By Blue apparel on my trip with me! The Women's UBB x Lonely Whale Tee  was great for our casual day relaxing by the coast. Made of 50% Organic Cotton, 50% recycled polyester, I could feel confident wearing this sustainable tee! The Prim Shirtdress is perfect for the beach! I love the loose t-shirt style fit which makes this dress super comfortable. The collar gives this dress a bit of fun flare. I am particularly fond of the minimalistic pattern that compliments the blue. I am obsessed with the Beekeeper Button Down. This fun shirt is the perfect printed top for summer! Made of organic cotton, hemp, & yak, this is a comfy top with a loose boxy fit! So fun!

United By Blue is a wonderful company working hard to cleanup waterways! I encourage you to support them by participating in their upcoming cleanups or by purchasing sustainable clothing which allow them to further their mission!

Upcoming Clean ups

7/1/2018-Las Vegas, NV

7/11/2018 Boise, ID

7/14/2018 Jackson, WY

7/16/2018 Big Sky, MT

7/21/2018 Fargo, ND

7/23/2018 Sioux Falls, SD

7/26/2018 Omaha, NE

7/28/2018 Lawrence, KS

8/1/2018 Urbana, IL

8/3/2018 Bloomington, IN