Sustainability

We are not only committed to creating high quality clothing and home goods, but we also want to do it responsibly. We do everything we can to minimize the impact of our production and the footprint left by our company. Being a sustainable business isn't a marketing strategy. It's how we do business, and we are always looking to improve.
Here are just a few of the things that we do to make sure that we have some of the most sustainable, eco, and people friendly clothing on the market:

  • Our production facilities use harvested rainwater to flush toilets and skylights to keep energy use to a minimum.
  • Our fabrics are organic whenever possible.
  • Our fabrics are from other sustainable sources, such as Modal (sustainably harvested beech), or recycled Polyester whenever possible.
  • Our fabrics are milled in the USA whenever possible. Some yarns simply are not available domestically, but we're thrilled that now the vast majority of our fabrics are sourced domestically.
  • In addition, whenever it's available we source the yarns for our USA Made fabric grown organically in the US also. Depending on growing conditions, this isn't always possible, but we do extensive work to do this whenever possible.
  • Our inks are water-based, and/or soy based to have the least impact on water-processing facilities
  • Our inks pass the most stringent eco and safety compliance standards, including the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 (complies with CPSIA, and suitable for baby clothes in the EU and Japan) in addition to Nike RSL, and Adidas. Our inks are free from PVC, PHThalate, have A-AO less than0.03 Formaldehyde, no Oregano Tin, and no colorants based on cleavable MAK Amines.
  • We frequently 'rescue' material bound for the waste stream for limited-edition product runs
  • Our shipping packaging is made of environmentally conscious materials. The corrugated boxes are approved by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and are fully recyclable. The small mailing envelopes we use are made of 88% post-consumer fibers and our larger mailers are made of 100% biodegradable material.
  • We also do all of the little things of course, like recycling, using recycled paper and envelopes, plastic bags, try and reduce our production waste to near 0, and include minimizing waste and maximizing sustainability as a core consideration in nearly every decision we make.

Design and Manufacturing

Every piece of Make It Good Clothing is cut, sewn and screenprinted in our studio/micro-factory in Portland, Oregon and all printed artwork is original to our studio.  Our process not only gives us tremendous flexibility in the range of products we can create, but also seamless control over quality, as we are involved in every step of the design and production process. 

We strive to create products that are as sustainable as possible. However, all processes and materials present ecological tradeoffs. With each material we use, we go to extraordinary lengths to minimize our impact on the environment. Furthermore our products are screenprinted with the most environmentally and people friendly inks on the market.

We are proud to be a part of the movement towards sustainable, US manufacturered, quality products.