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LOVE THE PLANET
LIVE SUSTAINABLY
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LIVE SUSTAINABLY

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WE ARE LOWERING OUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT BY USING:
WE ARE LOWERING OUR
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT BY USING:
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WE ARE LOWERING OUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT BY USING:
WE ARE LOWERING OUR
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT BY USING:
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org cotton
recycled polyester
e-flow jeanologia
eco
organic cotton
WHY WE ONLY USE
ORGANIC COTTON
lower environmental impact
HAS A LOWER
ENVIRONMENTAL
IMPACT
THAN
REGULAR COTTON
energy to produce
USES 62% LESS
ENERGY TO
PRODUCE
global warming potential
HAS 46% LESS
GLOBAL WARMING
POTENTIAL
freshwater produce
USES 91% LESS
FRESHWATER
TO
PRODUCE
cotton microfibers
COTTON MICROFIBERS
RELEASED DURING REGULAR
WASHING COMPLETELY
BIODEGRADE & ARE NOT
HARMFUL TO WATERWAYS
OR LIFE WITHIN
CONVENTIONAL COTTON VS ORGANIC COTTON
Cotton is one of the most popular fabrics on the planet, which is no surprise because it is so soft and comfortable next to your skin. But conventional cotton is not a planet friendly fiber - it is one of the least sustainable natural materials, after wool and silk.1 It uses vast amounts of water, pesticides and chemicals to grow, giving it the title of the world’s dirtiest crop. In fact, conventional cotton is the most chemically sprayed crop in the world. And these chemicals find their way into the cotton fibers, the surrounding soil, waterways and entire ecosystem.
WHY WE CHOOSE ORGANIC COTTON
In comparison, growing organic cotton uses considerably less water and energy, and absolutely no toxic pesticides or chemicals. In fact, by growing organic cotton crops in place of conventional, we can save 347 tons of chemical pesticides and 45,000 tons of chemical fertilizer from soaking into soil and waterways.2 And at the end of its life, when organic cotton biodegrades, it does so in a safe, sustainable way, and goes back into the earth. This is unlike conventional cotton, which releases all the toxic chemicals present in the fiber as it breaks down, which seep back into the soil and waterways.
GOTS ORGANIC COTTON
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We choose to use GOTS certified organic cotton because the GOTS certification gives us complete confidence that the cotton has been grown using the most sustainable and ethical practices possible.
1. HIGG Materials Sustainability Index
2. The Textile Exchange - "Quick Guide to Organic Cotton 2017"
WHY WE ARE PHASING OUT
RECYCLED POLYESTER
RECYCLED POLYESTER - THE NON-SUSTAINABLE CHOICE
Whilst recycled polyester is better for the environment than virgin polyester, it still causes devastating long term effects on our planet. Unlike natural fibers, such as organic cotton which naturally biodegrades to nothing in a matter of 1-5 months, synthetic fabrics such as recycled and virgin polyester take much longer to decompose, up to 200 years. And while organic cotton breaks down in a sustainable and non-toxic way, polyester will always leave behind some harmful residue.
MICROPLASTICS & WASHING YOUR CLOTHES
Studies have shown how microplastics in synthetic fabrics are released into waterways every time a garment is washed, and can find their way into the diets of marine life, and accumulate through the food chain. Recent studies have shown that approximately 35% of primary microplastics that enter the world’s oceans comes from washing synthetic clothes.1

This is why American Collegiate has stopped using recycled polyester in our new collections, and why we choose to only use natural fabrics that have a long term, low impact effect on our planet.
1. International Union for Conservation of Nature - Primary Microplastics in the Oceans: A Global Evaluation of Sources 2017
WHY WE ONLY USE
E-FLOW
BY JEANOLOGIA
WE USE E-FLOW
TECHNOLOGY TO
CREATE THE
INCREDIBLY SOFT &
COMFORTABLE FEEL

THAT ALL AC
GARMENTS POSSESS
WHAT IS
E-FLOW?
E-FLOW IS THE
SUSTAINABLE
WAY TO CREATE
FINISHING
EFFECTS, USING
LESS WATER &
CHEMICALS WITH
NO DISCHARGE
A SMALL AMOUNT
OF AIR, WATER AND
CHEMICAL FORM A
NANO-BUBBLE
WHICH IS
TRANSFERRED ONTO
THE FABRIC, WITH
ZERO DISCHARGE
USES 47% LESS
ENERGY
USES 98% LESS
WATER
ALL OUR PACKAGING IS
ECO
WE USE RECYCLED
PAPER & CARD
OUR BAGS ARE MADE
FROM BIO-BASED
POLYMER RESIN FROM
RENEWABLE SOURCES
180 DAYS
OUR BAGS
SEAMLESSLY
BIODEGRADE WITHIN
180 DAYS OR LESS
responsible manufacturing
our factories
eco-facts
our manufacturing impact
We only work with factories with impeccable social & environmental credentials.
OUR FACTORIES
SUPPORT THEIR
COMMUNITIES
We work with factories who share the same the philosophy as we do, and are committed to giving back to their local community and providing a better future for their employees. They provide a socially just and fair working environment and pay a living wage to all workers.
OUR FACTORIES’
ECO FACTS
We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and water usage, and are working towards a greener production. We work with our supply chain to ensure continuous improvements in their environmental performance and compliance with local international laws and regulations.
REDUCE WATER CONSUMPTION
Our supply chain is adopting new technologies
and processes to reduce the amount of water used
throughout the manufacturing process.
REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION
Our supply chain has implemented energy
efficiency initiatives to reduce their energy
consumption and use more eco-friendly processes.
RECOVER & REUSE WATER
Our supply chain recognizes the importance of
water recovery and reuse, and have
implemented procedures to achieve this.
LOWER GHG EMISSIONS
Our supply chain has undertaken numerous
initives to improve and lower their
greenhouse gas emissions and reduce their
carbon footprint.
OUR
MANUFACTURING
IMPACT
AMOUNT OF WATER NEEDED
TO MAKE AN AC T-SHIRT
WE USE LOW
IMPACT DYEING
OUR ORGANIC COTTON IS APPROVED BY THE BETTER COTTON INITIATIVE, WHO WORK TO REDUCE WATER USAGE. THEIR INITIATIVES SHOW A REDUCTION OF WATER USAGE BY
39%
VS
OUR
COMPETITORS
AMOUNT OF WATER NEEDED
TO MAKE A TYPICAL T-SHIRT
TEXTILE COMPANIES RELEASE
MILLIONS OF GALLONS OF
CHEMICALLY INFECTED
WATER INTO WATERWAYS
20%
OF ALL INDUSTRIAL WATER POLLUTION COMES FROM THE TREATMENT AND DYEING OF TEXTILES

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OUR CLOTHES FEEL AMAZING
Picture the softest, most comfortable college gear. We’re talking clothes that not only feel incredible to wear, but also look really good, with great designs and attention to detail. Now make it sustainable. Not just a single tee or sweat, but EVERYTHING in the collection. That’s American Collegiate.
LOVE IT!
"So comfortable!!"
-Charity
ADORABLE &
COMFORTABLE
"It’s super cozy
and also really
cute. The best
part is it"s
eco-friendly!!"
-Bella
GREAT HOODIE
"Top self design
and materials"
-Thomas
LOOKS GREAT!
Really comfy
sweatpants!
Heavy & warm!!"
-Jen
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Our beliefs are simple - to produce thoughtfully designed, high quality college clothing, made in a sustainable and socially responsible way.
Since our founding in 2019, we have been guided by our mission to protect the planet and its people, as it addresses the issues we care most about. We focus on what really matters - using sustainably sourced, great quality materials and products, fair labor that supports communities and eco technologies to positively impact our planet.
OUR CLOTHES FEEL AMAZING

Picture the softest, most comfortable college gear. We’re talking clothes that not only feel incredible to wear, but also look really good, with great designs and attention to detail. Now make it sustainable. Not just a single tee or sweat, but EVERYTHING in the collection. That’s American Collegiate.

ADORABLE & COMFORTABLE
"It’s super cozy and also really cute. The best part is it’s
eco-friendly!!"
- Bella
GREAT HOODIE
"Top shelf design and materials"
- Thomas
LOVE IT!
"So comfortable!!"
- Charity
LOOKS GREAT!
"Really comfy sweatpants! Heavy & warm!!"
- jen
COMMITTED TO BE BETTER
Our beliefs are simple - to produce thoughtfully designed, high quality college clothing, made in a sustainable and socially responsible way.
Since our founding in 2019, we have been guided by our mission to protect the planet and its people, as it addresses the issues we care most about. We focus on what really matters - using sustainably sourced, great quality materials and products, fair labor that supports communities and eco technologies to positively impact our planet.