A company that is environmentally friendly is awesome. And a company that is environmentally friendly and uses reclaimed material is even more cool. But a company that is environmentally friendly, uses recycled material, and makes an awesome product is completely rad. Ambassador Jennifer Hewitt shares her thoughts after she tested out Recover Brands t-shirts.

I’ve been environmentally friendly since before the phrase was coined in the mid-1980’s. I was raised to never litter, to turn lights off when leaving a room, to not let the water run unnecessarily, and to never take/use more than you need. And to up the ante even more, I was raised in Michigan where we were actually paid 10 cents for each bottle/can we returned to the store.

Never mind that money was built into the price you initially paid, it still always felt like free money and it encouraged recycling!

These days the more time I spend outdoors the more I understand the reason and the need for being environmentally conscious and continuously look for ways to do so. When I learned Recover Brands apparel was made out of recycled plastic bottles I was instantly intrigued.

A shirt made out of plastic bottles, you can do that?

I was impressed with the company’s mission to create the best, most environmentally friendly and socially responsible products possible; and to educate and inspire those around us to live and work for a sustainable tomorrow and environmental statistics. By using not only recycled plastic bottles but also salvaged cotton sorted by color to eliminate the need for dyes in their fabrics Recover Brands has been able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 35 percent; reduce energy consumption by 66 percent; and reduce water consumption by 55 percent.

Recover Brands offers men’s, women’s and youth tee and sport tees; men’s and women’s long sleeve shirts and hoodies; and men’s polo’s all in various designs along with an assortment of accessories from socks to drink ware. I chose the Protect Our Parks t-shirt because the proceeds, $5 of every shirt sold is donated to the National Park Foundation.

Double earth karma points in one purchase! And I like the design. I have a matching necklace.

Now, if you’re like me you’ve got to be thinking “but how soft is a shirt made out of plastic bottles?”

Softer than a regular t-shirt!

I’ve had my shirt for a couple of months now and I absolute love it! It fits great, I swear it gets softer with every wash, and I haven’t noticed any shrinking. I wash in cold water and dry in the dryer on regular heat.

I would absolutely recommend this brand.

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