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Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility

We are dedicated to manufacturing products in an environmentally sound way. Vapor Apparel believes that success should not come at the expense of the environment and the company strives to operate in a way that is mindful of long-term sustainability.

North American Headquarters

When Vapor Apparel was looking for a place to call home, the focus was on a space that would balance people and planet, foster creativity, and encourage a dynamic culture.

Our North American headquarters are located in the heart of a green, urban center - the Navy Yard at Noisette - in North Charleston, South Carolina. The offices, located on the banks of the cooper river, are LEED-Certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) as outlined by the US Green Building Council.

Manufacturing the Colombia Way

As a nation, Colombia generates a high percentage of its power from non-fossil fuels. Our manufacturing facility benefits by having access to hydro and geo-thermal electricity sources. Over 67.3% of our manufacturing facility's power was generated via hydro-electric from 2003 through 2006.*

Colombia has also maintained its ranking as one of the top 10 countries on Yale University's EPI Index (Environmental Performance Index). This index measures the efforts of 163 countries world wide.

Tomorrows Products Today

In partnership with UNIFI Inc. of Greensboro, North Carolina, Vapor Apparel has begun developing products from Eco-Friendly yarns.

The yarn, named Repreve, is made from 100% recycled materials, including post-consumer and post-industrial polyester fibers. In 2008 the company debuted their first garment utilizing these recycled materials named the "Vapor ECO".

*Source: Republic of Colombia, Ministry of Mines and Energy

 

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