Look amazing and be sustainable in this innovative eco sweater
Most of us spend at least part of our day trying to make the world around us a little bit better. Even if you don't have kids, it's important to think of the planet you're leaving behind for future generations. But how much do you think about the clothing you wear having an impact on that?
Our clothing has a huge impact on the world around us. From fast fashion to animal cruelty, there’s a lot to think about. Unfortunately, a lot of the clothes we wear falls into one of those two categories. One of the solutions is only to buy higher-quality clothes that will last longer. But one of the materials higher-quality clothes is made of is wool. And wool farmers use a process called mulesing. For men, there’s a new option to ensure you’re purchasing environmentally friendly, cruelty-free clothing: Applied Zcience’s Eco Innovative Hoodie Sweater.
Men, if you’re ready to look good and feel good about what you’re wearing, this eco sweater should be the next purchase on your list.
What this eco sweater is made from
We don’t typically spend a lot of time thinking about what our clothes are made from and how they are made. Some of us look at the tags briefly just to see if it’s a material that might be itchy or might shrink when we wash the item. Some people won’t wear polyester because it irritates their skin. Some people don’t wear anything but cotton.
But overall, it’s not something we put a lot of thought into on a daily basis. Thankfully, Applied Zcience has put a lot of thought into the materials they use and the impact that usage has on the environment. And they’ve thought through the entire cycle. From how the materials are made, to how the materials are acquired. They use cruelty-free wool and an innovative yarn called Refibra™ Lyocell. You’re probably thinking, “Okay. Wool and yarn. Sounds pretty standard.” Except in this case, it’s anything but standard.
Only 10% of the wool on the marketplace is cruelty-free, certified non-mulesing. (You might not know what mulesing is, and we won’t get into that here. Suffice to say, it isn’t a great process. But we’ll leave you to do your own research on that.) Applied Zcience gets their wool from South Africa, and they use 19.5 micron extrafine merino wool.
Refibra™ Lyocell is an upcycled yarn made from cotton waste and wood pulp. They get the cotton and cutting waste from garment factories, and the wood pulp comes from sustainably managed forests.
Refibra™ Lyocell’s circular cycle
- Cotton waste from factories is turned into a pulp
- Wood chips from sustainable forests are turned into a pulp
- The pulps from the cotton and wood chip processes are combined
- They add solvents that are 99% reused in each closed-loop process
- Create and produce the staple fiber
- Spin the fiber into a yarn
- Knit the end garment
Why this eco sweater outranks others
This hoodie sweater offers a wide range of features other than the fantastic materials it’s made from. We’re pretty sure it’ll beat out any other sweater or hoodie currently hanging in your closet, guys.
- Price: starting at just $99
- Moisture control
- Great strength
- Natural breathability
- Quick dry
- Resistant to wrinkles
- Machine washable
- Odor control
- Gentle on skin
- UV protection
- Zippered pockets
- Two-way zipper
How this hoodie sweater was designed
Applied Zcience was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright when they designed this sweater. Which makes sense, since he was the father of sustainable architecture. And they’ve given this eco hoodie fantastic details, just like Frank would have.
- Semi-fitted cut for minimalism
- 12 gauge fine jersey knit for comfort
- 2 IDEAL antique brass zipped pockets
- Reinforced hem and cuffs for shape retention
- Fully fashioned raglan sleeve for a full range of motion
- An IDEAL antique brass two-way zipper
- Innovative openings in the pockets for earbud cords
- Two-piece hood
- Funnel neck
- Steel blue
- Charcoal grey
- Cool black
- Dark navy
- Burgundy – Coming soon once Applied Zcience reaches $5K on the Kickstarter. They’re so close!
Is wool hard to care for?
Not this wool. Many people avoid wool clothes because they think that the first time they wash their sweater, it’ll be half the size that it originally was. And let’s face it, we’ve all had that happen to us. We’ve washed it in the wrong temperature, or we’ve broken the cardinal rule: Never put wool in the dryer. But if you know how to care for your wool clothes, you won’t have a problem at all with a shrunken or misshapen sweater.
This eco sweater is extremely easy to care for. It also doesn’t need to be washed as much, since it resists odors.
How to care for your hoodie sweater
- Machine wash on the gentle cycle, at the cold max temp (30°)
- Don’t bleach it
- Lay it flat to dry
- Don’t tumble dry it
- Iron on medium if you want to iron it
- Don’t hang it on a hanger
- Wear it, look good, feel good
What we ❤️
First and foremost, we love that this sweater is made from sustainable, upcycled materials and cruelty-free wool. If for nothing else, that is the sole reason to buy this eco sweater if you’re looking for a new hoodie or sweater.
We also love that Applied Zcience offers a 30-day, money-back guarantee. And they offer free global shipping. That’s pretty awesome.
What we’d ❤️ to see
Applied Zcience has chosen three great base colors for this sweater, and they’ll look good on anyone. But we’d love to see more options down the road. Navy blue has just been unlocked, and maroon is next. Perhaps a hunter green would be a nice option.
Buy your eco sweater now
If you’re sold on this sweater (and you should be), head over to Applied Zcience’s Kickstarter to grab your innovative hoodie sweater right now. For $99, you’ll be hard-pressed to find another sweater this innovative. And, you’ll be able to but this sweater without any guilt (since you probably know what mulesing is now and won’t be able to look at wool the same way ever again).