Social Responsibilities

BOATHOUSE / BLACKWELL is commited to not only doing what we do today,  but also putting brands on the shelf that also are making moves to better  our planet. Together we can make a difference.

what tentree is doing...  Tentree makes Earth-First essentials using the most sustainable and comfortable materials in the world. Every time you purchase an item, they plant 10 trees. By planting trees for every purchase, Tentree is making big change accessible to everybody and showing the lasting impact that one small choice can have Everything Tentree does stems from how to do better by our planet—like planting trees. They plant trees because it's one of the best ways to create a more sustainable future. Over the years, Tentree realized that their journey doesn't start and end with planting trees. They're constantly looking at innovative ways to make apparel with the smallest possible footprint and create more circular supply chains. To give you some context, a tentree sweatshirt uses on average 75% less water to make than the other sweatshirts in your closet. 1 BILLION TREE BY 2030 Tentree until now has planted over 50 million trees with your help. Those trees have removed millions of tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere, lifted entire communities out of poverty, and reforested over 5,000 hectares of land (that's equal to 12,000 football fields). Let's keep planting. Tentree has partnered with several charitable organizations to help with their continous tree goal including; -The government of Canada - One Tree Planeted -Trees Future	- CLIMATE+ PACKAGES Tentree allows you to offset your carbon footprint where you can buy a package that reflects your impact. From buying a Christmas tree to replace the one you cut down for Christmas to a lifetime of smart phone impact. This allows you to giveback to the planet for a price that fits any budget. Neutral is not enough

what timberland is doing... Timberland recognizes the power of trees to improve the quality of our planet, as well as, individual well-being. That's why they've made a bold commitment to plant 50 million trees around the world over the next 5 years. To bring this commitment to life, Timberland teamed up with seven partners from all over the globe. They're helping to not only plant trees, but also clean our air, strengthen our communities, and create economic opportunities. Together we will Plant the Change Here are the partners who are helping them create this greener world for all. -	GREAT GREEN WALL -	SMALLHOLDER FARMERS ALLIANCE -	TREES FOE THE FUTURE -	GREEN NETWORK -	LAS LAGUNA ECONOMICAL PARK -	JUSTDIGGIT -	AMERICAN FORESTS -	TREEDOM

what billabong is doing... PRODUCTS Furnace Natural - the most sustainable wetsuit Billabong makes 100% neoprene free and infused with CiCLO® technology, helping to close the loop and reduce plastic pollution. Billabong's new Furnace Natural is designed to give the next generation a better chance at enjoying this beautiful planet we call home. Billabong's brilliant new range of wetsuits, all lined with the breakthrough (and Nobel-prize winning) material graphene, AND made with "Recycler" tech — meaning the graphene is infused with 100% P.E.T. recycled fibers. On every suit in the range, from the Furnace to the Revolution to the Absolute. Billabong's Ocean Currents Collection is an eco collection using ocean plastic and organic cotton. The nylon fabric of this garment is made from locally sourced discarded fishing buoys and pre-consumer recycled nylon. Billabong's recycler boardshorts are made from recycled P.E.T bottles. What you wear in the ocean now can now save the ocean.

what adidas is doing... Adidas is racing towards using 100% recycled polyester plastic by 2024. They are constantly working towards reducing their carbon footprint and by switching gears and focusing on recycled materials they are reaching beyond just sport but for our future too. PRODUCTS Primeblue is a high-performance recycled material made in part with Parley Ocean Plastic—upcycled plastic waste, intercepted on remote islands, beaches, coastal communities and shorelines, preventing it from polluting our ocean. Alternatively Primegreen is a material made from recycled products outside of ocean plastic. The Parley Collection adidas Parley is a unique collection of sporty footwear and apparel that is literally made from plastic trash recovered from the ocean. Help take small steps to fight for plastic-free oceans and look good while doing it.

what Volcom is doing... PRODUCTS Volcom has partnered with Repreve, helping "turn plastic bottles into cool stuff." Once just a staple in the boardshorts line, Repreve Recycled Fibers are finding their way into Volcom's Snow base layers, and more significantly, into their Frickin' chinos; one of Volcom's biggest volume products. Basic Fit tees are made with conventionally grown US & Mexico cotton that is spun into yarns in Mexico. They are then dyed in California with the most sustainable available fabric dyes. Modern Fit Tees are made of cotton, organically grown in India. Organic cotton has the environmental and social benefits of being grown without pesticides. It also reduces the use of water and water pollution. Volcom's E P&L [enviromental profit & loss] is placing a monetary value on the changes to society that their products have created and allows them to monitor their effect on our society. It then evaluates these impacts and In area's such as;	places them in one of the following Tiers: GHGs (greenhouse gas emissions)	Tier 4 — Raw Material Production Air Pollution	Tier 3 — Raw Material Processing Land Use	Tier 2 — Manufacturing Waste	Tier 1 — Product Assembly Water Use	Tier 0 — Stores, Warehouses, and Offices (Volcom) Water Pollution. With 3 years of reporting under their belts, that upwards of 75% of their impacts occur at the points of production furthest back in their supply chain: Raw materials sourcing and production. This continues to help drive the decision-making when it comes to sustainability initiatives in the company.

what champion is doing... As part of a global company, Champion is committed to reducing their environmental footprint. Champion is part of Hanesbrands who are well on their way to achieving their global environmental goals: -	Reduce water usage by 50%. -	Reduce carbon emissions by 40%. -	Reduce energy consumption by 40%. -	Go renewable for 40% of their energy needs. -	Divert 100% of company-owned supply chain waste from landfills. Hanesbrands has been recognized by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency winning 10 consecutive Energy Star Sustained Excellence/Partner of the Year awards for continued success in energy conservation, carbon emissions reduction and environmental sustainability. Champion is also commited to providing a safe workplace and one full of diversity just like our beautiful planet.

what nike is doing... One of Nike's biggest steps on their journey to zero carbon and zero waste is in choosing their materials because they account for more than 70% of any product's footprint. By reusing existing plastics, yarns and textiles, Nike can significantly reduce their emissions. Nike Flyknit is a lightweight fabric precision-engineered with an average of 60% less waste than in traditional footwear upper manufacturing. Each shoe upper made from Flyknit contains 6-7 plastic bottles. Flyleather looks, feels and smells like natural leather, made by binding at least 50% recycled leather fibres with synthetic fibres using a water-powered process. This creates less waste and a lower impact on climate change compared to full-grain leather. Since 2008, all Nike Air soles are composed of at least 50% recycled manufacturing waste. As of 2020, all of Nike's AirMI facilities in North America are powered by 100% renewable wind energy. Nike reuses more than 90% of the waste from materials used for their Air soles to make new, innovative cushioning systems. Nike's recycled polyester is made from plastic bottles which are cleaned, shredded into flakes, converted into pellets and then spun into a high-quality yarn. In addition to reducing waste, recycled poly lowers carbon emissions by up to 30% compared to virgin poly, and diverts an average of 1 billion plastic bottles annually from landfills and waterways. Nike's recycled nylon is transformed from a variety of materials, like carpet and used fish nets. The nylon is cleaned, sorted and converted into flakes, all before undergoing a chemical or mechanical recycling process. The new recycled nylon yarn reduces Nike's carbon emissions by up to 50% compared to virgin nylon.

what vans is doing... Vans Got Sole. Because Vans' roots in action sports, including surfing and snowboarding, depend on a healthy environment, vans' have a vested interest in protecting the planet and improving global communities for future generations. Committed to reducing the ecological footprint of their operations and products. As a leading global footwear, apparel and accessory brand, Vans' operational footprint of offices, distribution centers and retail stores continues to grow. Vans' Green Sole Operations initiative helps keep their team on track to reduce their environmental simultaneously. Green Sole Operations focuses on two key areas: Energy and Waste. The products vans create represent the largest portion of their environmental footprint. Vans recognize that the natural resources they use in products are becoming scarcer. Through the Green Sole Product initiative, Vans is challenging themselves to create products and packaging that incorporate recycled and other environmentally friendly materials.