The Mountain are an eco-friendly apparel manufacturer that use environmentally friendly materials and manufacturing processes wherever possible to make their garments. Each T-Shirt begins as a white garment made from 100% Natural USA Cotton (this includes the threading to hold it all together)
How Are The Mountain T-Shirts Made?
Next, using fiber reactive organic dyes these are then coloured. The Mountain currently use over 800 colours over their range!
Once the dyeing process has finished, each t-shirt is then printed with environmentally friendly water-based inks (most screen printers currently use solvent based inks made of petroleum, a type of plastic).
When the dyeing and printing process is finished, the colour is then removed from the waste water that has been created, and oxygen is pumped in to this (this enriches the water).
The water is then sent to their local treatment plant where it works harmoniously with the micro-organisms used to recycle water.
The founders of the Mountain are deeply involved with Green Causes and take conversation seriously within their business. One being a longtime advocate of local to worldwide conversation has dedicated himself to preserving land so that ecosystems may remain for future generations. Another has his own personal land certified an organic, meaning that local farmers may then use this land to grow organic food.
Since the early 90's and the foundation of the business begin, the mountain have:
Recycled over 4,000,000 gallons of water (and counting) through innovative waste and water purification systems.
Installed filtered water refilling stations in our offices to reduce plastic bottle waste.
Switched to 100% recycled cardboard for shipping.
They have earned the Oekotex 100% certification, which means that their t-shirts and other apparel contain no harmful chemicals.
Eliminated thousands of pounds of plastic by converting to direct to screen printing.
Implemented an automatic screen washing system that recycles 50% of its process water.
And converted all of the lighting in our buildings to use energy efficient LED bulbs.