The what, why, and how behind our sustainable products

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At Off the Wax we pledge our commitment to create a sustainable and responsible brand in all the possible ways, and ultimately reach the highest level of a sustainable brandโ€” only reselling items made by previous products, sold by Off the Wax (yes, recycling everything we ever sold to that point to reach the 100% circular business).

That is our ultimate mission, to start off we took the following approach:

Every product on our online store falls under some of the following sustainable categories:

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Organic Cotton

Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. The organic production systems replenish and maintain soil fertility, reduce the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers, and build biologically diverse agriculture.

Thirdยญ-party certification organizations verify that organic producers use only methods and materials allowed in organic production. Organic cotton is grown without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. In addition, federal regulations prohibit the use of genetically engineered seed for organic farming.

All cotton sold as organic in the United States must meet strict federal regulations covering how the cotton is grown.

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Fair Trade

The goal of Fair Trade is to reduce poverty for workers in developing countries. This means not just paying them more in the short term, but also helping them improve their skills, build up their communities, and protect the local environment so its resources will be there for future generations.

For Off the Wax a Fair Trade highlighted product means:

  1. Direct Trade
  2. Fair Price
  3. Decent Conditions
  4. Respectful Relationships
  5. Community Development
  6. Environmental Sustainability
  7. Respect for Local Culture

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Eco Friendly

Eco friendly means, at least for now, being able to reduce as much natural resources as possible to produce clothing apparel. It means using fibers not grown or produced with damaging chemicals, and fabrics not colored with harsh dyes and paints. Eco friendly for now means making:

  • Clothing made of fibers such as organic cotton and hemp;
  • Clothing that has been organically dyed with vegetables;
  • Fabrics that use small amounts of precious water to grow, such as hemp and bamboo.

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Sustainable Development

Sustainable fashion is the future. That’s why Off the Wax is taking steps to make sure we’re doing our part. We only produce items we get an order for, avoiding textile waste from overproduction. Our printing partner’s state-of-the-art printing tech creates almost no waste-waters and uses reduced amount of energy (see more).


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Responsible Manufacturing

Each product you see in our catalog is made on-demandโ€”once you place an order, we produce it specifically for you. This allows us to avoid overproduction and textile waste, and we pride ourselves on being part of the sustainable fashion movement.


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Recycled Fabrics

Our products that are marked as recycled are created by reusing materials already available in the world (nests, water bottles, other plastics).

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Ecological Dyes

Our clothing is printed with the direct-to-garment (DTG) printing method. The printing tech we use is made with sustainability in mind. Our DTG printers use almost zero wastewater and less energy than traditional clothing manufacturers, lowering our carbon footprint. The inks we use for printing are water-based and free of harmful chemicals. We take care to dispose of any left-over ink according to the ink supplier guidelines, so weโ€™re not harming the environment.



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