Everybody.World Trash Tee
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Cleverly named the Trash Tee, Everybody.World offers tees made from 100% recycled cotton. “For the first time on planet Earth, we’ve figured out how to divert this major waste stream from the landfill back into wearable, lovable, useful T-shirts. This not only saves resources, it changes the way we look at what should be considered waste, and how we value raw materials.”

Interested in something other than a tee? Contact them for custom projects, as well as printing and Pantone-match dyes.

Qualities: Recycled
Manufactured: USA

Photo: Everybody.World

Apparel & Bags

Not only is cotton a thirsty crop, but significant environmental costs are associated with the production of cotton fabric. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up alternative options for tees, totes, and more with an emphasis on recycled and alternative fibers.


Totes & Pouches
Most of Baggu’s bags are made with either 40% recycled nylon or 65% recycled cotton canvas, and their iconic reusable bags are designed in such a way as to minimize waste (the carrying pouch is cut from the bag’s neck). Several of their bag styles can be custom printed or embroidered with low minimums.

Qualities: Recycled (partial)
Manufactured: China
Baggu sustainable totes


Totes, Lunch Sacks, Produce Bags & more
Eco-Bags have been making bags responsibly since 1989. They offer many organic and recycled cotton options as well as custom printing with low minimums.

Qualities: Organic (some), Recycled (some)
Manufactured: USA
Eco-Bags lunch sacks


Hemp Tees & Totes
If hemp is what you’re after, EnviroTextiles offers a selection of tees, totes, and hoodies available in an organic hemp + cotton blend. Some styles are available for custom printing.
Manufactured: Unknown


Totes, Pouches & Backpacks
Enviro-Tote offers an impressive array of bag styles and material options including recycled cotton, organic cotton, and a fiber made from 100% recycled PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic. They offer custom printing and have low minimums.

Qualities: Organic (some), Recycled (some)
Manufactured: USA
Enviro-Tote sustainable tote


Tees, Aprons & Backpacks
Oregon-based Looptworks transforms deadstock and excess materials into upcycled apparel and promotional products including tees, aprons, backpacks, and more. This certified B corp company also offers custom branding services with embroidery, screen printing, and debossing. Fully custom products are possible as well.

Qualities: Recycled
Manufactured: USA
Looptwork backpack made from deadstock and up cycled materials


Recover Brands:
Tees, Polos, Hoodies, Socks & more
Recover Brands offer a wide variety of apparel items, all made with 100% recycled content: post-consumer recycled PET (plastic) and upcycled cotton. They offer custom printing and embroidery and have low minimums.

Qualities: Recycled
Manufactured: USA, Haiti*, Guatemala* (* through
Recover Brands jacket made from 100% recycled content


Tees, Sweats, Shorts & Totes
Upcycle’s Recycled Collection features a variety of garment types in recycled cotton and polyester. Located in Los Angeles, all manufacturing is done within a 5-mile radius of their office. Order blanks and print locally.

Qualities: Recycled
Manufactured: USA
Upcycle recycled tee


There’s a desire to brand just about everything these days. So in the spirit of “reduce,” this collection of miscellaneous items focuses on just the basics, serving up environmentally conscious alternatives for the most common branded goods.


Banana Paper Journal
These journals are made with 100% PCW and agricultural waste, specifically from the discarded stocks of banana trees. Custom printing available.

Qualities: Non-tree Biomass, PCW, Recycled Manufactured: USA
EcoPaper banana paper journal


Design Your Wrap:
Tissue Paper
Design Your Wrap’s custom printed tissue paper is made with 100% recycled paper.

Qualities: Recycled
Manufactured: USA


Gift Cards
Switch to plastic-free gift cards thanks to Imagemax by Neenah. This 100% paper-based card is just as rigid as your standard gift card, made of 30% PCW, and can be printed on in ways that aren’t possible with plastic.

Qualities: FSC Certified, PCW (partial), Recyclable
Manufactured: Unknown
Neenah Imagemax paper gift card


Tissue Paper
Noissue’s custom printed tissue paper is made with 30% PCW fiber and is available in different weights and sizes.

Qualities: FSC Certified, Recycled (partial)
Manufactured: USA & Hong Kong
Noissue tissue paper made from 30% PCW