Slvr Maple Their Organic Cotton and Seacell Vest

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Sydney Hanning
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Slvr Maple takes transparency to a whole new level, advertising their environmental consciousness equally to their products themselves. With innovation at work from the manufacturing technologies to distribution, Slvr Maple redefines the circularity of clothing and provides hope that clothing can be produced sustainably in a world where it certainly hasn’t in the past. Slvr Maple’s Their Organic Cotton and Seacell Vest is comfortable and can be layered or worn alone, making it a diverse item in your wardrobe. This vest provides a classic look that can be styled up for a high street fashion style or down for a cozy athleisure look. If you can afford to shop for higher end sustainable fashion, this is a brand whose goals and execution prove it is deserving of your support. 

What it's made of:


Slvr Maple’s Their Organic Cotton and Seacell Vest is made from only two materials, being 80% cotton and 20% seacell. Their cotton is grown without the use of pesticides, insecticides, genetically modified crops, or mechanized farming practices. Seacell, a fiber derived from wood and seaweed, is also utilized as a sustainable alternative which allows organic material to be turned into clothing. Slvr Maple also uses reusable packaging made by Repack that has a return label built in, allowing for boxes to be used 30-40 times! Their reimagination of every aspect of a product's lifecycle allows this product to have a limited aggregate impact and challenges the status quo for clothing brands world wide.

How it's made:


Slvr Maple’s Their Organic Cotton and Seacell Vest prioritizes a myriad of different production methods to reduce the overall footprint of their products. Water management, the use of sustainable material, waste management, and energy management are just a couple of the practices at work in making this product as sustainable as possible. Their organic cotton uses 91% less water than traditional cotton used in clothing and reduces water pollution by 98% when compared to conventional cotton. This practice alone contributes towards 46% fewer greenhouse gas emissions. The use of Seacell also saves both water and material, making the product more sustainable than many competitors. More transparency regarding the manufacturing process is essential for better defining the carbon footprint and sharing the details of their energy management strategies. The company has yet to share their cumulative carbon footprint and the impact that their unique shipping program has had, but Slvr Maple has many strategies in action to reduce the overall total. 

Who makes it:


Slvr Maple is a company that challenges the status quo of clothing production by replacing fast fashion with quality clothing made from inventive manufacturing. Slvr Maple partners with a variety of different organizations that reflect their push for a greener future, including One Tree Planted which plants a tree for each item sold. Slvr Maple is also a part of the 1% for the Planer global network, which donates 1% of sales to environmental nonprofits. The impacts of shipping are also minimized by allowing customers to purchase carbon credits through 3 Degrees to make both shipping and returns net zero. Slvr Maple also demonstrates their value of inclusion through ensuring their products, marketing, and brands they work with are constantly striving to make all people feel represented. Slvr Maple also demonstrates gratitude for the people who make their clothes, reinvesting 10% of profits towards uplifting garment workers.  Slvr Maple’s philanthropic efforts provide the foundation for a circular business model in which companies assess their impact on the environment and find creative and effective ways to account for their harm. Although these efforts surpass those of most clothing companies, more transparency regarding the location of manufacturing factories and the wages of their workers is essential to assess the overall sustainability of the project.