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Local Eco-Apparel Company Cleans up Oceans

It’s certainly honorable for a fashion and apparel company to use sustainable and organic materials.  But a company that is highly active in the pursuit of a healthier environment is by far cooler…

Take United by Blue…

United by Blue is a Philly based brand and apparel company specializing in organic t-shirts, jewelry and bags.  UBB decided to go beyond selling green and take action to reduce ocean pollution. Why?

The company’s founder, Brian Linton, aspires to slowly help remove the trash that’s been building up for centuries in our oceans and waterways.  The cause is near to Brian as he grew up around the ocean, and has seen horrifying effects of debris in his travels around the globe.

How?

For every product United by Blue sells the company pledges to remove one pound of trash. UBB employees, interns and volunteers consistently execute cleanups in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Virginia, Washington D.C. , Maryland and Connecticut.

As of September 22 2010 United by Blue has collected 8,099 lbs of ocean and waterway garbage!

UBB is currently under way with their largest cleanup to date. Partnering with UPenn , they’re hosting a week-long cleanup. Check here for more information.

Go to United by Blue online to browse and buy their adorable apparel and jewelery collection.  In addition, consider getting in on the action. UBB is always looking for volunteers.

Are you a local retailer? UBB partners with companies interested in selling their merchandise and supporting the mission for cleaner oceans.

Posted by Beth

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Beth is a Health and Wellness expert who believes sustainability goes hand-in-hand with self care. She’s the girl whipping up kombucha cocktails at parties, and extolling the benefits of canning vegetables to anyone who will listen. View all posts by Beth Funari
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