Sustainability at Flowe
At Flowe, we strive to navigate each aspect of our operations with a considered and environmentally conscious approach — from forgoing trends for timeless designs, to investing in partnerships that allow us to contribute to a more equitable future for all. While we acknowledge that there’s no current path to 100% sustainability, these are the steps we are currently taking as a company:
1% FOR THE PLANET
We take pride in being part of 1% for the planet and its ecosystem of like-minded institutions, which aim to drive positive change across various issues faced by the world today. As a member, we pledge a portion of our sales to causes and communities dear to us.
Our multi-purpose performance towels are crafted from Global Recycled Standard-certified plastic waste. Collecting plastic from several locations such as oceans and landfills, these items are then recycled and taken to a plastic processing facility, where they are broken down and spun into yarn that make up our fabrics. We are always innovating to source the most sustainable and low-impact textiles available for our products.
We are a women-led business that works with like-minded manufacturers and suppliers. Our products are lovingly created by our partners in China, another women-led company with whom we’ve built a close-knit relationship throughout our collaboration. We also avoid over-production and create in small quantities.
LONGEVITY AND TIMELESSNESS
Deviating from a trend-based approach, we design each towel with timelessness and longevity in mind. As such, you may find only limited but classic designs at a time. With a focus on durability and quality manufacturing, our pieces are made to be loved and used for a lifetime.
At our US warehouse, we ship with poly mailers made of 100% recycled content and 50% post-consumer content, which have a lower carbon footprint than paper and virgin plastic. It is readily recyclable and can be responsibly disposed of at your nearest recycling bin or drop-off.
At our Philippine warehouse, we ship with compostable mailers or paper bags where possible, mostly within Metro Manila. We are working on finding more environmentally friendly shipping options to provincial areas.
Throughout our operations, we strive to choose sea shipping where possible, to further minimize our air cargo carbon footprint.