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NAU Local Artist Focus: Jerilyn Gallardo

NAU Local Artist Focus: Jerilyn Gallardo

Nothing brings more joy than seeing someone make something beautiful. Earlier this month local artist Jerilyn Gallardo was commissioned by NAU Portland to create a stunning window mural.     Teaming up with the NAU marketing department, Jerilyn was asked to represent our favorite sustainable material... Read more Nothing brings more joy than seeing someone make something beautiful. Earlier this month local artist Jerilyn Gallardo was commissioned b... Read more
Fall For Recycled Down

Fall For Recycled Down

Using recycled down from reclaimed post-consumer down duvets and pillows is a sustainable alternative to virgin down, that still offers the highest warmth-to-weight of any insulation. In 2015, Nau became the first apparel brand to introduce a down product line that features 100% recycled down. We use... Read more Using recycled down from reclaimed post-consumer down duvets and pillows is a sustainable alternative to virgin down, that still offers t... Read more
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

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