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RECYCLED POLYESTER: A RADICALLY SUSTAINABLE FABRIC

RECYCLED POLYESTER: A RADICALLY SUSTAINABLE FABRIC

SOME BACKGROUND ON RECYCLED POLYESTER: PET (also abbreviated PETE) is short for polyethylene terephthalate, the chemical name for polyester. PET is a clear, strong, and lightweight plastic that is widely used for packaging foods and beverages, especially convenience-sized soft drinks, juices and water. Virtually all single-serving... Read more SOME BACKGROUND ON RECYCLED POLYESTER: PET (also abbreviated PETE) is short for polyethylene terephthalate, the chemical name for polyest... Read more
Recycled Nylon: Is It A Sustainable Fabric?

Recycled Nylon: Is It A Sustainable Fabric?

Introducing: Recycled Nylon Nylon was the first fabric produced entirely in a laboratory. As a synthetic material derived from petroleum, Nylon first became available during World War II for use with both military products and silk replacement for items like stockings. Today you're more likely... Read more Introducing: Recycled Nylon Nylon was the first fabric produced entirely in a laboratory. As a synthetic material derived from petroleum... Read more
Fathers Day Gifts: Giving More with Conservation Alliance

Fathers Day Gifts: Giving More with Conservation Alliance

Nau has a long history of striving to make our company more than just a clothing line. One way we can meet this goal is by supporting organizations that advocate for environmental protections. We can meet this goal by donating 2% of  purchases to Conservation Alliance. This... Read more Nau has a long history of striving to make our company more than just a clothing line. One way we can meet this goal is by supporting org... Read more
Hemp: An Exceptionally Sustainable Fabric

Hemp: An Exceptionally Sustainable Fabric

Hemp is quite possibly one of the most useful and sustainable plants and remains the strongest natural fiber on earth. Nau has been using hemp from the start because we believe that it’s the best material due to its low water impact, sustainable properties, and soft feel to the touch making it the best material for warm weather. Read more Hemp is quite possibly one of the most useful and sustainable plants and remains the strongest natural fiber on earth. Nau has been using hemp from the start because we believe that it’s the best material due to its low water impact, sustainable properties, and soft feel to the touch making it the best material for warm weather. Read more
Garment Dyeing: Sustainable Dyeing Innovation

Garment Dyeing: Sustainable Dyeing Innovation

Traditional dyeing methods involve a dye bath that requires a massive amount of water, much of it released as toxic wastewater that can damage the environment and be costly to treat. To reduce the impact of textile dyeing, our garment-dyeing process uses less water, less energy, and fewer... Read more Traditional dyeing methods involve a dye bath that requires a massive amount of water, much of it released as toxic wastewater that can d... Read more
Hyperspacer: Fall Transitional Wear

Hyperspacer: Fall Transitional Wear

Dressing for the first month of Autumn is tricky, it's still too early for our usual fall go-to's (think chunky sweaters) and you're not quite ready to put away your warm-weather wardrobe. Investing in a few transitional pieces that are lightweight enough to wear now will help... Read more Dressing for the first month of Autumn is tricky, it's still too early for our usual fall go-to's (think chunky sweaters) and you're not ... Read more

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