Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Remove.
We're on a quest to live and work more thoughtfully by making the best possible products that also heal the planet. We use recycled natural materials when we can and partner with Mother Nature for the rest. Your FiveADRIFT purchase enables us to source and develop innovative natural fibers and materials that use less water, fewer pesticides, create less CO2, and keep plastics out of the ocean.
Our Product Lifecycle
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.
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 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. Read more below about how we operate FiveADRIFT and create our products.
Our Sustainability Initiatives
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. 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 packaging is made from recycled and recyclable materials including the tape with water based adhesive.