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The Most Sustainable Outdoor Apparel
At Arms of Andes, we prevent chemical and plastic pollution by using natural biodegradable resources and components to create high-performance outdoor clothing.
It is our mission to let everyone know about what is happening in one of the most polluting industries int he world - the fashion industry. By leading by example, we aim to create a change and lead the industry away from plastic.
Our Carbon Footprint & Water Usage
Although we are not able to give you exact numbers, we can assure you that our carbon footprint is much lower than regular fashion brand's emissions.
What produces carbon emissions in our supply chain:
- Fiber Production
Peruvian Organic Pima Cotton production and processing is what contributes the most to our footprint.
Organic cotton produces 46% less CO2e than conventional cotton (Life Cycle Assessment), and according to the WWF, it takes 2,700 litres of water to produce the cotton needed for just one t-shirt, whereas organic cotton only uses 243 litres.
- Textile Making
Garment production in our Peruvian production studio requires electricity for the machines and light, and small amounts of water for textile dyes, finishing, and washing.
- Brand Management
We do not own any offices or other facilities, except for our production studio. All of our Marketing team and Management work 100% from home.