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Sustainable Materials & Manufacturing

At Ministry of Supply, science plays a huge role in our business - creating products that not only solve your day-to-day challenges, but do so using longer-lasting, lower-impact alternatives to the competition. Here are just a few ways we approach our materials and manufacturing processes, to minimize our footprint and preserve the planet we all share.

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1. Reduce:

Climate Neutral Certified

Since 2019, we've measured and offset our carbon footprint to achieve our Climate Neutral certification. However, offsetting alone doesn't get us to zero - to reach our targets, we've also needed to dramatically reduce our emissions. In the past year alone we've made huge strides through the optimization of our manufacturing, materials and supply chain.

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2. Innovate:

PFAS/PFOA/PFC-Free Water Repellents

Most of the water-repellent apparel in our industry uses PFAS/PFOA (Perfluorinated Carboxylic Acid)-based DWR. However, there is growing research that PFCs can affect our endocrine/hormonal system. In reaction to this, we immediately began transitioning away from these materials in 2019, and have completely elimintated them from our product line as of 2022.

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3. Harness:

Bio-Based Materials

Bio-based materials are derived from substances such as plants, trees or animal products. While we are committed to never using animal hides, we use several types of bio-based materials in our garments, including Merino wool and coffee beans, as well as new semi-natural/semi-synthetic variants of viscose and polyester. The resulting fabric blends offer natural benefits, such as moisture and odor management, without the use of harmful chemicals.

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4. Innovate:

Recycled Materials

As a producer of apparel, we've had the opportunity to take advantage of plastic recycling to dramatically reduce our global footprint. Recycled polyester paired with solar-powered fabric milling can reduce a garment's carbon emissions by over 50% compared to traditional methods.

Remaining emissions that we aren't able to eliminate are offset, so every product can achieve carbon-neutrality - and we regularly revisit our line to incorporate more and more recycled content into our business.

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5. Test:

Next-Level Durability

In many ways, the workweek is the ultimate test of your wardrobe: hybrid work, active commutes and business travel involve a lot of movement, sweat, wrinkles and (inevitably) wear and tear, with no time for pit stops in between.

With that in mind, we've employed a variety of official testing standards across our product line to measure stretch, washability, seam strength and more. The resulting pieces are guaranteed to outlast (and out-perform) everything else in your closet.

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6. Create:

Advanced (+ Ethical) Manufacturing

Our products have always represented a mix of invention and convention, combining time-honored knit and sewing techniques with innovative new methods to unlock products and precision beyond what was possible in the past.

This advanced craftsmanship would not be possible without our manufacturing partners, hand-selected for their skilled teams, advanced machinery and incredible technical know-how.

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7. Re-Use:

Infinity Resale Market

Where Ministry of Supply pieces are designed to look and make you feel good for a lifetime, Infinity Market is our initiative to give lesser-worn pieces a new lease on life.

On Infinity you can shop like-new pieces looking for their next chapter - or list the staples you're no longer wearing to someone who needs them most (you can earn Ministry of Supply store credit on every item you sell).

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PFAS, Microfibers and other Sustianability FAQs

Still have questions? Browse our sustainability FAQs below, or reach out to us directly at q@ministryofsupply.com.

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