Sustainability

Our Story

Our story starts with a young woman with visions of a beautiful earth and a conscious community of lovers that care for the land, our oceans, and each other. What manifested from this vision was Teeki.

Our number one goal is the health and happiness of the earth and its people. Teeki respects the land and strives to protect our environment by utilizing conscientious business and manufacturing processes. We carefully explore the Earth in order to source only the highest quality materials that are conflict free, environmentally friendly, safe for all living things, and made using only the best practices.

We’re evolving, growing, and innovating. We’re constantly coming up with new, better ways to make fun clothing that furthers our collective mission. Teeki is a community project, so if you have any suggestions, we would love to hear your thoughts.


Our number one goal is the health and happiness of the earth and its people.

What It Means To Be Sustainable:

Sustainability is based on a simple principle.

Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations. Sustainability is important to making sure that we have and will continue to have, the water, materials, and resources to protect human health and our environment.


Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony

Our Sustainable Process:

Turning recycled plastic bottles into pants.
Each pair of pants recycles approximately 25 bottles.

Here’s how we do it.

Step One: Plastic PET containers are picked up at community recycling centers, then sorted by type and color.
Step Two: The containers are stripped of their labels, caps, washed, crushed, then chopped into flakes.
Step Three: The flakes are melted and made into consistently shaped pellets.
Step Four: The pellets undergo a second melting process and are extruded to make fiber. The fiber is crimped, cut, drawn, stretched, then baled.
Step Five: The baled fiber can be processed into fabric for a variety of textile products and uses eco-friendly Printing


Each pair of pants recycles approximately 25 bottles.

Teeki’s printing process:

  • Is safe for the environment and the worker.
  • Produces Zero waste! Compared to screen printing where mass amounts of water is used to dye, our printing process does not result in polluted water waste or ground contamination.
  • Is the most environmentally friendly and sustainable process possible in the garment printing and production industry.

More than the planet

We love to support our land and where we come from. But we also love to support our people. We promote fair labor practices and safe working conditions in our factories, all of which are locally based in sunny California. Teeki is a tribe and we strive to protect the interests of our members. We abide by international human rights and labor laws. All of our products are produced under safe, fair, legal and humane working conditions throughout the supply chain and meet all local, state, and national laws for manufacturing.


Made With Love

Teeki’s intention is to make a difference in the world and the Earth by creating products and a business based on love and sustainability. We believe in the law of attraction meaning what you put in is what you get back. Our mantra is to celebrate the Earth and support her thriving in all the ways we can so that, in turn, humanity can love more, evolve, continue living, sustain, and thrive.


Our Care for Health and Safety

We do extensive testing to ensure our products are safe to wear.


Teeki’s printing process produces zero waste!

Confidence in Textiles logo

Confidence in Textiles: Oeko-Tex standard 100 certification

Our fabric is approved by EPA and meets the Oeko-Tex standard 100 certification. The “Confidence in Textiles” label is the world’s best known and most widely distributed independent quality indicator for textiles that come in close contact with skin. This third party verification ensures our products have been tested for harmful substances. The list of harmful substances we test for can be found here.

Green Mark

Our fabric is an eco-friendly polyester yarn approved by Intertek Recycled PET certification & Green Mark. Green Mark certifies our fabric meets major environmental performance characteristics. Our Green Mark white yarn is 100% post-consumer recycled polyester. Our Green Mark black yarn is made with 95% post-consumer recycled polyester.

bluesign

The bluesign® system is the solution for a sustainable textile production. It eliminates harmful substances right from the beginning of the manufacturing process and sets and controls standards for an environmentally friendly and safe production. This not only ensures that the final textile product meets very stringent consumer safety requirements worldwide but also provides confidence to the consumer to acquire a sustainable product.


Our Friends

We lead by example. We don’t just want to leave the Earth better, we want to encourage and motivate others to do so as well. That is why Teeki supports various non-profit organizations dedicated to ocean conservation, ending plastic pollution, and protecting marine life.

Check out our favorite sister non-profit, Save The Mermaids.


eco mailing bags

Biodegradable mail bags

Mailing bags are becoming the most popular option for sending items through the post, due to their lightness of weight. But what about all that plastic dumped in landfill? Now there is an alternative! These biodegradable bags are made and developed in the East Midlands. They contain an additive which, when subjected to heat and light, breaks down the plastic into carbon dioxide, water and humus. In addition, the grey bags are made from 90% recycled plastic – a win/win!
They can also be recycled at any carrier bag recycling point – often found at supermarkets.