The 30A Company’s line of recycled apparel is designed to decrease human impact on the environment, while celebrating the unique aspects of small-town beach life found along Florida’s gulf coast.
30A shirts are made from recycled plastic bottles that could otherwise end up in our oceans. Every 30A recycled shirt saves about eight plastic bottles from landfills.
And they’re blended with cotton so they’re incredibly soft (50% recycled plastic; 50% cotton). With many designs available in multiple styles and coastal colors, each 30A recycled t-shirt features a beach-inspired theme, including words, phrases and images associated with gulf coast lifestyle and culture, including the trademarked Beach Happy® line.
30A Dumpster Diver Shirts Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles
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Posted by 30A on Thursday, 13 September 2018
The recycled line is the most popular product line from The 30A Company, a beach lifestyle brand founded in 2007 by entrepreneur Mike Ragsdale in South Walton, Florida. The recycled line has already saved almost 3 million plastic bottles from ending up in landfills and waterways. 30A has also introduced a line of recycled fleece sweatshirts.
The eco-fleece is unbelievably soft, doesn’t pill, and from early reviews is a superior product to other recycled fleece on the market. Each recycled sweatshirt saves more than 16 plastic bottles from the oceans!
The company has built a loyal base of more than 1 million Facebook fans and has shipped over 147,000 orders of its 30A Gear to customers in all 50 states.
All 30A recycled products are produced using a ‘trash-shred-weave-wear’ manufacturing process in which discarded plastic waste is collected from landfills, shred, spun into yarn and woven with recycled cotton.
Each shirt saves the equivalent of approximately eight 16-ounce water bottles from landfills. Designs are printed at 30A’s facility in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida using water-based inks and a modern digital printing process, which is a much more environmentally friendly approach than traditional screen-printing.
“As a brand, we wanted to create a product that not only reflects our sincere love of the beach, but also demonstrates the responsibility we maintain to leave the lowest impact possible on the environment around us,” said Ragsdale.
30A®, Beach Happy® and Life Shines® are Registered Trademarks. EDITOR’S NOTE: When the 30A recycled line launched in 2016, it was called Dumpster Diver line to delineate the recycled line from our existing line of all-cotton shirts. Currently, 99 percent of 30A’s shirts are made from recycled plastic bottles and the Dumpster Diver name is being phased out.