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Where does Marc Skid organic Pima cotton come from?

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Where does Marc Skid organic Pima cotton come from?

Where does Marc Skid organic Pima cotton come from? Marc Skid prides itself on the quality of the underwear we produce. Every pair is made from organic Pima cotton - one of the rarest fibers in the world. Our partnership with Bergman/Rivera helps us consistently deliver high-quality, sustainable products that make a Marc on the world.   Why Bergman/Rivera? Bergman/Rivera is a textile company that has been a pioneer in organic cotton production in Peru since 1986. But organic cotton is more than just cotton raised without GMOs or chemical inputs. It really makes a difference. Bergman/Rivera believes that through organic...

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A better way to do better: Why Marc Skid's charity model works

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A better way to do better: Why Marc Skid's charity model works

A better way to do better: Why Marc Skid's charity model works There are tons of buy-one-give-one business models out there. Marc Skid is different.  Though we support giving back in any way you can, there are a few things you should keep in mind to make sure you're making maximum impact when shopping around.  Marc Skid is different than many other charitable business models in that you know exactly how much money your purchase generates for charity. When companies throw around percentages and loose terminology like "profit" (umm, paging your Econ professor: Gross or net??) it's hard to be sure...

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How one company is making water bottle waistbands (and more)

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How one company is making water bottle waistbands (and more)

How one company is making water bottle waistbands (and more) Repreve by Unifi is reducing waste by recycling water bottles into fiber for fabrics. Repreve, the world's leading recycled fiber, was founded in 2007 by its parent textile company, Unifi. The brand, which you have definitely come across before, has transformed more than 10 BILLION - yes, that's with a B - water bottles into recycled polyester - including in every waistband of Marc Skid underwear.  That's right. Repreve fabric feels no different than standard polyester and is used in everything from clothes, shoes and bags to car seats and home...

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Not just organic, organic Pima cotton! What is organic Pima cotton?

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Not just organic, organic Pima cotton! What is organic Pima cotton?

The difference between organic and organic Pima cotton Each pair of Marc Skid undies is made with the “cashmere of cotton”. Marc Skid undies are made with organic Pima cotton sourced from Peru, but what does that even mean? Cotton is pivotal to Peru’s history. Archaeological evidence suggests that people began harvesting cotton from wild plants in what is now Peru nearly 10,000 years ago. Cotton fabrics have even been found in ancient Peruvian tombs that predated the Incas. The Incas harvested cotton for practical and artistic endeavors. Their cotton weaving techniques and the quality of their textiles impressed the...

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Charity spotlight: Amazon Conservation Association

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Charity spotlight: Amazon Conservation Association

Charity spotlight: Amazon Conservation Association From providing support for Brazilian nut farmers to incentivize them to protect the forest to being the champions of 4 million acres of rainforest, Amazon Conservation Association has come a long way in the last 20 years. By uniting science, innovation and community, Amazon Conservation has established Peru's first conservation concession and worked to empower indigenous communities to develop forest-friendly practices and livelihoods.  Why the Amazon? Well, Jeff Bezos was onto something when he named his company after the forest. The piece of land where the Andes meet the rainforest is almost magical -- home to millions...

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