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We’re Using Compostable Bags!

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We’re Using Compostable Bags!

Plastic, plastic, plastic… Americans discard 30 million tons a year. The world’s population throws away enough annually to surround the Earth x4. And in the States, we only recycle about 8% of the plastic we manufacture. Most of these products are made for a single use. (i.e. a straw or cup at a restaurant that’s used and thrown away.) Packaging is also major culprit.  How many times do we eat a bag of chips or a granola bar and toss the plastic wrapper in the trash? At Recover we’re always trying to limit the plastics we use in our operation. Last month...

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Soft Opening of Our New Charlotte Shop!

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Soft Opening of Our New Charlotte Shop!

Are you running in the US National Whitewater Center’s upcoming Color Me Green 5k? Well then stop by our new Charlotte location at 1518 Bryant St. next Friday, March 11, to pick up your race packet! We’ll have the musical gurus from Cream Puff Records on the 1s and 2s and ice cold craft beer flowing thanks to our friends at Catawba Brewing. Come grab up your race bib, check out our new space, and enjoy some free beverages and choice jams. And if you aren’t racing – no worries! Bring it on! Beers are on us! THE RUNDOWN WHAT: US National Whitewater Center Color...

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An Interview with Chris Maxey, Co-Founder of the Island School

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An Interview with Chris Maxey, Co-Founder of the Island School

Spend a little time at the Island School with co-founder Chris Maxey and you’ll quickly understand his passion for working with young people to make the world a better place. “All we’re doing is saying, look, here’s a 16 year old kid, they’re ready to kick ass,” Maxey told us in a recent conversation. “School is BS; the fact that they’re sitting in a building in a classroom, just consuming information, as opposed to getting out there and producing value-added opportunities for the community around them. That’s our driving mission and it’s been the core of our success.” Maxey and his wife,...

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Trip Report: Guatemala

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Trip Report: Guatemala

A few weeks ago, we went down to Guatemala to visit our manufacturing partner’s production plant. The trip allowed us to spend some time with all the folks there, check quality control on current production and working conditions, and initiate the development of some new products.  It was an action-packed week that left our team excited about a number of great things ahead.  For starters, our partners were very enthusiastic about advancements in our current product line. The technology of making a 100% recycled garment just keeps getting better, and we’re thrilled to see the style, comfort and durability of our products continually improving. It was...

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ART EXHI 2016

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ART EXHI 2016

Lauren Silvera is an inspiring up-and-coming artist in Kingston, Jamaica, with her eye on the environment. Lauren and her classmates in the Art Society at Saint Andrew High School for Girls are currently selling Recover drawstring backpacks to raise money for their upcoming art show, ART EXHI 2016, which also hopes to also draw attention to Jamaica’s problems with plastic pollution “In Jamaica there’s a major plastic issue and it stems from a poverty issue,” says Silvera, who we met last summer at the Island School when she served as the Jamaican Student Ambassador to the 5 Gyres Youth Action Summit. “All over...

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