Recently Pharrell Williams launched "RAW" for the Oceans at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC promoting sustainable fashion. Collaborating with clothing maker G-Star RAW and Bionic Yarn to help reclaim plastics from the ocean and recycle them into apparel.

Recycling, Reclamation and Organic interest has been building in many industries and is really gaining awareness in the apparel industry. Manufacturers are meeting the demand and coming up with pioneering natural fabrics, low impact dyes, innovative ways to reclaim materials and buying organically grown fibers.

Organic Apparel

To improve our global foot print and offer consumers Eco-conscious choices to some of our top selling styles we began offering 100% Certified Organic Cotton Style Options. Parents and grandparents really liked the organic cotton options for their little ones driving sales of our toddler and infant lines. We improved sustainability by using low impact dyes to help naturally break down dyes used in production.

Recycling / Reclamation

Everyone has probably heard the statistics regarding plastic water bottle usage and landfill consumption. Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate (RPET) or recycled plastic bottles in our case are reclaimed to polyester thread and blended with organic cotton to make comfortable RPET apparel that feels good to wear.

Alternative fibers

Bamboo, capable of growing 4 feet a day with no irrigation or fertilization has emerged as a serious contender in the sustainable fabrics market. Once refined Rayon made from Bamboo, provides a renewable material with low environmental impact. New this year, with consumer curiosity and demand for sustainable options increasing, our Bamboo shirts are selling well. A peak into what’s next is sustainably grown hemp fiber clothing. Why hemp? With less intensive requirements on soil, water and pest resistance, hemp fiber provides another earth friendly option. Hemp is lightweight, strong and long lasting fabric and versatile when blended with other fabrics.

Made in the USA Producing apparel in the Unites States opposed to overseas helps produce cleaner products as we have some of the best environmental protections and working environments in the worlds. “We began using certified organic fiber in 1995. Now we over 35 Eco-conscious styles that we carry in our stock inventory. With the latest being our Eco-Triblend which is 50% RPET, 37% Organic Cotton and 13% Rayon. We also make numerous other sustainable fabrics for our private label customers.” Moyeri Mayeri, Royal Apparel