Imagine the Oceans Without Plastic Pollution
Plastic pollution is a direct result of human impact, and we all have a role to play in turning the tide. At FiveADRIFT, we dream big, imagining a world where bodies of water aren’t polluted by plastics. It may take a lifetime and beyond to achieve, but we are after no lesser goal. Every purchase with us is a vote for this cause: to do better, make better choices, and live lifestyles that leave the earth better than we found it.
Shop Beach and Bath Towels: 100% of Profits Go Toward Removing Plastic From the Oceans
The Lifecycle of Our Environmentally Friendly Products
We believe in full transparency in ourselves and our partners. You deserve to know the provenance of every product you purchase. Where were the materials sourced? Where was the product made? Who made it? How is it delivered? We make sure you know every detail of your towel's lifecycle.
How Eco-Friendly Beach Towels Start
We choose low water plants such as hemp and flax that require little to no pesticides or herbicides. We package our products in recycled cardboard instead of plastic. We also offset the CO2 from delivery.
See below for a detailed list of the materials used at every stage.
Why Not Use Recycled Plastic?
We don't use recycled plastic because synthetic fibers unleash micro plastics in washing machines that eventually end up in our oceans. In fact micro plastics are one of the biggest sources of ocean pollution and one of the most challenging to remove.
So what do we do with all the plastic removed from the ocean? We're exploring new partnerships with organizations that convert plastics into all kinds of things such as energy and concrete. Our research is ongoing to ensure we're not robbing Peter to pay Paul.
Learn more about our Story and Mission, and keep reading to learn how we operate FiveADRIFT and create our products.
Sustainable Products and Our Sustainability Initiatives
FiveADRIFT is committed to managing the full product lifecycle with integrity. We are uninterested in greenwashing, or simply making claims about the good we do without offering full transparency. Even with our best efforts, some production practices remain unsustainable, but we are working with tireless dedication toward improving what we do, and ensuring our partners do the same. The vision to remove plastic from the ocean isn’t a small one, but we are in it for the long haul.
Build to Last
We make products that stand up to your toughest adventures. Making things last ensures the highest quality products are produced and less are needed in the future.
We only partner with manufacturers who adhere to our high ethical code of conduct for labor and environmental standards.
Offset Carbon Emissions
This one's a no brainer - each year, we plant thousands of trees to offset our shipments. We also buy only wind and solar power, using clean energy every step of the way. What good is a towel if it's too hot to go to the beach?
Use Sustainable Packaging
We ordered samples from our major competitors and they all arrived in plastic bags with plastic tape. Our sustainable packaging is made from recycled and recyclable materials including the tape with water based adhesive.