A big part of Allmade’s purpose is to help with orphan care and prevention. You see a lot of this as we talk about our partnership with The Global Orphan Project and how our shirts are cut and sewn in Haiti at the LIFE Facility. However, the United States is on our mind too. The majority of the production of Allmade t-shirts happens within the United States. It is our goal to keep the transportation and production of Allmade as tight-knit and environmentally friendly as possible. If you are curious about the specifics of where Allmade tri-blends start and finish, check out the blog below.
What Makes up Allmade T-Shirts:
Allmade tri-blends are a Prestigious Blend made up of organic cotton, recycled polyester, and TENCEL™ Modal. The organic cotton in our shirts is sourced and processed in the United States. No synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, or defoliants are used during its cultivation. The recycled polyester is made from post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. Each tri-blend shirt has six plastic water bottles in it. TENCEL™ Modal is a next-generation man-made cellulose fiber sourced from beech trees. It is twice as soft as cotton, but only has six percent of cotton's environmental impact.
The United States:
The majority of the sourcing of materials and production of Allmade happens within the United States. The organic cotton in the shirts is sourced just outside of Lubbock, Texas. The plastic bottles that make up the recycled polyester are collected from recycle centers all over the United States, and they are processed in Yadkinville, North Carolina. The yarn that the fabric is made up of is spun in Graniteville, South Carolina. It is then woven in Clover, South Carolina. After all of this is done it is dyed and finished in Gaffney, South Carolina. This is an extremely tight loop of production and transportation.
We source the TENCEL™ Modal for our Tri-blends from a company in Lenzing, Austria. This man-made next generation cellulose fiber is superior to the traditional Rayon. The processing of TENCEL™ Modal is environmentally friendly. The chemicals used to produce the TENCEL™ Modal are much less harsh than ones used in rayon production, and the pulp leftover from the making of the TENCEL™ Modal is used to power the plant where the product is made.
Allmade’s cut and sew facility is in Tabarre,Haiti, outside Port-Au-Prince, at the LIFE Facility. Our team at the LIFE facility receives industry leading team-member development, care, and compensation. Team members are paid a living wage, which is up to 3-4x the going rate for similar jobs. LIFE is a supported by and supports the Global Orphan Project. 100% of the profits at LIFE are donated to the Global Orphan Project and are dedicated to orhan care and orphan prevention.