Meet Mendocino, our newest collection that helps to stop the cycle of polluting our oceans, made with yarn spun from ocean-bound recycled plastic provided by our partner Plastic Bank. The organization works with bottle collectors in local coastal communities to recover and recycle plastic bottles, then we repurpose them into bright and brilliant designs. The results are functional, timeless totes with big impact.
The process starts in Indonesia with Plastic Bank’s bottle collectors, who receive a premium fee for the materials they collect that further helps them provide basic family necessities such as groceries, school tuition and health insurance.
Once the plastic is collected, Plastic Bank reprocesses the materials for reintroduction into the supply chain. Bottles are chopped into flakes, which are then melted into chips and extruded into fiber.