Examining Toad & Co’s Eco-Friendly Fall Line
Updated: Oct 22, 2020
“When it comes to sustainability, buck naked is best. Unfortunately, Johnny Law (and Old Man Winter) feel otherwise. Yes we all need to wear clothes. But not all of those clothes are created equal. The issue: the apparel industry is the fourth largest polluter of air and water on Earth. Our solution: wear sustainable.” –Toad & Co.
At Toad & Co., they acknowledge that choosing sustainable options isn’t always the easiest route but they do believe it is the only route. They put the planet above all else and every single one of their products is made using a minimum of 89 percent sustainable fibers and/or fabrics that are third-party certified for responsible manufacturing.
Efforts in Sustainability
All scraps from their organic cotton Primo Tees are upcyled into new fabrics, saving 713 gallons of water per style. 100 percent of their sweaters are OEKO-TEX approved and are free of pesticides, carcinogenic colorants, and heavy metals. Their Eco Indigo Dye is bluesign approved and reduces water use by 90 percent, energy use by 25 percent, and carbon emissions by 305 when compared to conventional dyes. Additionally, their fifteen Re-Form Fabrics are made from 100 percent recycled fibers. In 2018, the company had five Re-Form Fabrics and recycled 12 tons of textile waste. This year, they tripled that number.
Taking their efforts one step further, all garments are mailed in a reusable Limeloop shipper. When you checkout, you simply select the ‘Reusable Limeloop Shipper’ and then return the shipper once you receive your goods. The shipper lasts up to 10 years and will be used again and again to cut down on paper and water waste.
The Fall Line
Like all of their lines, the fall line prioritizes sustainability and the pieces are designed to suit all your needs. Whether you’re spending a day on the water, hitting the trail, dining in town, or stuck in the office, the fall line has you covered. The cozy line features flannels, sweaters, jackets, hoodies, dresses, tees, comfy pants, and so much more. We had the chance to try out the Cruiser Cord Skinny Pants and the Cashmoore Retro Crew for a warm post-paddle outfit and couldn’t have been more pleased by the style, comfort, and quality of the pieces.
Available in four different colors, the Cruiser Cord Skinny Pants are soft, warm, and ultra comfortable. If you’re anything like me, changing out of workout clothes and into street clothes post-paddle is a dreaded activity—but these pants make me excited to do it. Made from 97 percent Organic Cotton and 3 percent Elastane, these pants run a little big, so you may want to order a size down for a better fit.
Also available in four colors, the Cashmoore Retro Crew is an ultra-soft and warm microfleece made from 100 percent polyester. The cut is flattering and the microfleece pairs nicely with the Cruiser Cords for the ultimate comfortable, warm, and trendy post-paddle outfit.