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Stories, news, press and all articles related to Osom Brand and OSOMTEX while pursuing our mission to keep landfills free of textiles and clothing.

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Reformation and Osomtex announce strategic partnership to upcycle Los Angeles factory fabrics scraps

Patricia Ermecheo

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May 23, 2019  | Osom Brand Media Center

Los Angeles — May 23, 2019 —Reformation and Osomtex announced last month a strategic partnership to upcycle fabric scraps at Reformation’s Los Angeles factory. The companies are further integrating circularity in the fashion industry by upcycling Reformation’s fabric scraps into new yarn and fabrics, instead of them going to landfills.

On current trends, the impact of the fashion industry is potentially catastrophic; with more than 26 billion pounds of textile waste being thrown in landfills each year in the US, the surge of fast fashion and garment usability rates in steep decline, are one of the main culprits. Reformation and Osomtex are working together to put a halt on the lack of circularity. Data shows that less than 1% of material used to produce clothing is recycled into new clothing, representing a loss of more than USD 100 billion worth of materials each year. What happens to the rest? It is actually being dumped into municipal landfills or being incinerated.

Carded Osomtex recycled fibers ready to be spun into upcycled yarns. (Photo Courtesy Osomtex)

Carded Osomtex recycled fibers ready to be spun into upcycled yarns. (Photo Courtesy Osomtex)

According to Reformation's Q1 Sustainability Report, the partnership’s impact so far has seen 12,513 lbs of fabric scraps upcycled. An equivalent to saving 284,796 lbs of CO2 and 1.2 million gallons of water. As both companies look into the future they are excited to continue creating a greater sustainable impact from their partnership.

More information can be found by visiting Reformation’s Q1 Sustainability Report

https://www.thereformation.com/pages/sustainability-report-q1


About Osomtex

OSOMTEX is a mission-driven, closed-loop textile waste company founded by Patricia Ermecheo. Since 2011, her pioneering and innovative work on circularity has led to important advances in turning post-consumer textile waste into high-quality upcycled yarns. Reducing the need for virgin materials and diverting millions of pounds of textile waste from landfill through a patent-pending process that uses no water, no dyes and no chemicals. For more information, please visit https://www.osombrand.com/osomtex.

About Reformation

Created in 2009 by founder and CEO Yael Aflalo, Reformation is a revolutionary lifestyle brand that proves fast fashion and sustainability can coexist. A pioneer in sustainable fashion, Reformation infuses green measures into every aspect of the business, from their sustainable factory in Los Angeles, to creating low-impact fabrics, and utilizing repurposed vintage pieces, deadstock fabrics, and eco-friendly packaging. Reformation comes to life through TheReformation.com and their 14 retail locations across the U.S.

A 100% carbon, waste and water neutral company, Reformation educates consumers about the powerful effect we can all have on the environment, like how to be more sustainable with your clothing and highlighting individual impact through RefScale (a tool that tracks the environmental savings of every Reformation purchase a customer makes). Reformation also releases a quarterly Sustainability Report to track their environmental progress and hold them accountable to goals.

Note to editors: Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication, but may have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact Osomtex’s Media team by writing a note at the contact form at  http://www.osombrand.com.

Osom Brand Joins 1% For The Planet

Patricia Ermecheo

Osom Brand Announces Membership with 1% for the Planet 

Portland, Oregon, 3/26/18 -- Osom Brand joined 1% for the Planet, pledging to donate 1% of annual sales to support nonprofit organizations focused on the environment.

Osom Brand  Announces Membership with 1% for the Planet  

Osom Brand  Announces Membership with 1% for the Planet 

"Our member companies have donated more than $175 million to our environmental nonprofit partners to date. Currently, only 3% of total philanthropy goes to the environment and, only 3% of that comes from businesses. The planet needs bigger support than this, and our growing network of member businesses is doing its valuable part to increase giving and support on the ground outcomes. Our members lead with purpose and commitment, characteristics that consumers support. We're excited to welcome Osom Brand to our global network," says Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet.

1% For The Planet makes it easy for companies and organizations to support what matters most: our communities and our planet. We are very excited to join this amazing network.” says Patricia Ermecheo, CEO & Founder of Osom Brand.

Members of 1% for the Planet contribute one percent of annual sales directly to any of the approved nonprofit environmental organizations in the network. Nonprofits are approved based on referrals, track record and environmental focus. Thousands of nonprofits worldwide are currently approved.

 About 1% for the Planet

1% for the Planet is a global organization that connects dollars and doers to accelerate smart environmental giving. We recognize that the current level of environmental giving - only 3% of total philanthropy - is not enough to solve the most pressing issues facing our planet.

Through our business and individual membership, 1% for the Planet inspires people to support environmental organizations through annual membership and everyday actions. We advise on giving strategies, we certify donations, and we amplify the impact of the network.

 

Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, our members have given more than $175 million to environmental nonprofits to date. Today, 1% for the Planet is a network of more than 1,200 member businesses, a new and expanding core with hundreds of individual members, and thousands of nonprofit partners in more than 60 countries. Look for our logo and visit www.onepercentfortheplanet.org to learn more.

About Osom Brand

Osom Brand’s mission is to upcycle as much textile waste as possible to keep them away from landfills. As designers and creators, we focus all of our energy on making premium products out of the most magnificent upcycled threads and fabrics ever created. We work with the best technologies available, a low impact method for upcycling-discarded clothing used in the making of Osom Brand goods. We use zero water, zero chemicals and ethical working conditions along the entire production chain.  Osom Brand’s affiliation to 1% For The Planet is to step forward to our efforts of giving back. It is our commitment to empower organizations of all trades that are making a difference in the community and environment preservation.