“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

- Anne Frank

Sustainability and luxury begin with Organic Pima Cotton, the top .0005% of the world’s cotton

Marc Skid underwear is made with our world and its people in mind: We start with the world’s finest cotton, Organic Pima Cotton, which is grown on family farms that strictly adhere to tried-and-true farming practices that exclude GMOs. This cotton is used in garments that are meticulously sewn for superior comfort, and one recycled plastic water bottle is used in every waistband, meaning one less bottle in a landfill.

Peru and Cotton

.0005% of all the world’s cotton is organic pima

Cotton is pivotal to Peru’s history. It is believed that people in what is now Peru began harvesting cotton from wild plants nearly 10,000 years ago. Cotton fabrics have even been found in ancient Peruvian tombs that predated the Incas.

Today, Peru is famed as the premier place for cotton cultivation. Grown on family farms, Marc Skid uses the the absolute best cotton the world has to offer: Organic Pima Cotton. Organic growing shuns toxic pesticides harmful to the environment in favor of techniques like crop rotation, intercropping (planting different crops together), hand or mechanical weeding, mulches and introducing beneficial predator insects to control harmful insects.

Pima is the generic term for the finest type of cotton — cotton with extra-long fibers. Pima, often called the “cashmere of cotton,” is widely considered the best cotton because its long fibers create cotton that combines soothing softness with dynamic durability. This prized Pima makes up roughly 2% of the world’s cotton; organically grown is even rarer. Marc Skid exclusively uses the organically grown Pima that represents the finest .0005% of the world’s cotton to cater to its wearers with the most luxurious and sustainable cotton. There is no better cotton!

Repreve: A Plastic Water Bottle in Every Waistband

40 billion plastic water bottles end up in US landfills each year

Out of the 50 billion plastic water bottles being bought each year in the US, 80% — or 40 billion plastic water bottles — end up in landfills. The problem is that it takes 700 years for a plastic water bottle to decompose. Now imagine each of those water bottles ¼ filled with petroleum: that’s how much petroleum it takes to manufacture and distribute each and every water bottle. Additionally, 3 bottles worth of water is used in making and getting 1 plastic water bottle to market.

That’s why, when given the opportunity to use Repreve, recycled polyester made from plastic water bottles, to make our waistbands — it was a no brainer. Sure, it costs more. But considering that each waistband keeps approximately one plastic water bottle from a landfill — how could we not do our part to Make our Marc?