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Bract Company designs and manufactures sustainable hemp apparel for outdoor use.
Bract Company designs and manufactures sustainable hemp apparel for outdoor use.
Bract Company designs and manufactures sustainable hemp apparel for outdoor use.
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A few years ago, our co-founders met as freshman in the dorms at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Jonah Heath, Joseph Sobrero, and Oliver Issa spent much of their free time on hikes and backpacking trips and bonded over a shared passion for the outdoors. In pursuit of a meaningful cause to channel their skills, they discovered that the clothing industry is the second largest polluter in the world. Looking to make a positive impact, they set out to create a brand promoting a sustainable alternative to traditional outerwear. Thus, Bract Company was born.

Bract Company creates sustainable hemp outerwear. Traditional outerwear is made from cotton and synthetic fabrics. This clothing benefits the wearer at the cost of harming the environment it was meant to be used in. We knew there must be an alternative fabric that could maintain a high level of quality, functionality, and affordability, without jeopardizing the world around us. After conducting extensive research, we found that hemp is the optimal solution. Hemp fabric provides a plethora of natural advantages, while remaining one of the worlds most sustainable fabrics.

 

Hemp’s natural properties make it the ideal fabric for creating durable outdoor clothing. 

 Along with its natural advantages, hemp fabric allows us to ensure our customers they are making the smallest impact on the environment possible.

 

 

 

Not only do we want to promote sustainability in the textile industry, we wish to act as a channel for our customers to give back to the landscapes they love most. We have established a great relationship with the National Forest Foundation to help restore landscapes in our homeland. For every product bought from us, we will plant two trees in a US National Forest. This is our 2 for 1 promise.

 

 

 

   

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

Despite efforts from farmers across the country, industrial hemp remains federally illegal in the United States of America. Our company’s donations will not only restore American forests, they will also support bringing hemp to the US so we can reap its many sustainable and economical benefits. Until this happens, we have turned to the world’s largest manufacturer and exporter of hemp textiles, China. We have established a strong relationship with a reputable manufacturer, who is involved in environmental protection programs and fair labor practice demonstrated by their position in the Fair Wear Foundation. Despite this factory’s outstanding track record, we hope to eventually manufacture our clothing on American soil. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources:

  • https://www.nationalforests.org/
  • https://www.sei-international.org/mediamanager/documents/Publications/SEI-Report-EcologicalFootprintAndWaterAnalysisOfCottonHempAndPolyester-2005.pdf
  • http://www.livestrong.com/article/1001371-much-worlds-clothing-made-cotton/
  • https://www.epa.gov/ghgemissions/overview-greenhouse-gases#nitrous-oxide
  • http://www.aph.gov.au/DocumentStore.ashx?id=ae6e9b56-1d34-4ed3-9851-2b3bf0b6eb4f
  • http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/about_freshwater/freshwater_problems/thirsty_crops/cotton/

Risks and challenges

We are extremely confident that we can get your products to you in a timely manner. One concern we have is the scaling of our packaging and shipping operations. We plan to handle this internally. However, if we receive too many orders, we may not have the resources to fulfill the orders in house. In this scenario, we will turn to a third party fulfillment service to make sure we are getting your products to you as fast as possible.

We strive to become a brand that you love by providing products and services that you love. We aim to spread information, awareness, and involvement on this issue of pollution in the clothing industry. By funding this Kickstarter, YOU are helping us do that! By wearing and representing our hemp based clothing, you can help spread awareness and help us make a difference.

Help us, help you, help nature. :)

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    Thank You!

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    2 Stickers / 1 Tree Planted

    For a pledge of 5 dollars, you will receive 2 Bract Company logo stickers as well as plant 1 tree in a National Forest.

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    • 1 Tree Planted
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    Token of Appreciation / 2 Trees Planted

    For a pledge of 10 dollars, you will receive a handmade Bract Company wooden token of appreciation and plant 2 trees in a National Forest.

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    • Bract Logo Sticker
    • Token of Appreciation
    • 2 for 1 Promise Sticker
    • 2 Trees Planted
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    Deep Blue Pioneer Raglan

    MSRP: $40. Made from 55% hemp 45% organic cotton. This shirt will keep you comfortable in any situation.

    For a pledge of $25, you will receive this shirt and a 2 for 1 promise sticker while also planting two trees in an American National Forest.

    Offered in S,M,L,XL. We will send you a survey after meeting our funding goal to determine your preferred size.

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    • 2 for 1 Promise Sticker
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    Natural White Pioneer Raglan

    MSRP: $40. Made from 55% hemp 45% organic cotton. This shirt will keep you comfortable in any situation.

    For a pledge of $25, you will receive this shirt and a 2 for 1 promise sticker while also planting two trees in an American National Forest.

    Offered in S,M,L,XL. We will send you a survey after meeting our funding goal to determine your preferred size.

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    • 2 for 1 Promise Sticker
    • 2 Trees Planted
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    Pitch Black Pioneer 5 Panel

    MSRP: $40. Made from 55% hemp 45% organic cotton. This hat will keep you comfortable in any situation.

    For a pledge of $28, you will receive this hat and a 2 for 1 promise sticker while also planting two trees in an American National Forest.

    One size fits all.

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    • Pitch Black Pioneer 5 Panel
    • 2 for 1 Promise Sticker
    • 2 Trees Planted
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    Granite Grey Pioneer 5 Panel

    MSRP: $40. Made from 55% hemp 45% organic cotton. This hat will keep you comfortable in any situation.

    For a pledge of $28, you will receive this hat and a 2 for 1 promise sticker while also planting two trees in an American National Forest.

    One size fits all.

    Includes:
    • 2 for 1 Promise Sticker
    • 2 Trees Planted
    • Granite Grey Pioneer 5 Panel
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    2 Product Combination

    Pick any 2 products of your choice and also plant 4 trees in a National Forest.

    We will send you a survey after meeting our funding goal to determine what products you want and your preferred size.

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    • 2 for 1 Promise Sticker
    • 4 Trees Planted
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    3 Product Combination

    Pick any 3 products of your choice and also plant 6 trees in a National Forest.

    We will send you a survey after meeting our funding goal to determine what products you want and your preferred size.

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    The Full Package

    FREE SHIPPING :)

    Pick any 4 products of your choice and also plant 8 trees in a National Forest.

    We will send you a survey after meeting our funding goal to determine what products you want and your preferred size.

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    Dinner On Us!

    Receive our full collection of products and schedule a dinner in San Luis Obispo with us whenever you're in town! We appreciate your huge contribution and would love to meet you and hear what you have to say about Bract.

    Dinner can be redeemed (on us!) any time, just schedule in advance!

    Includes:
    • Pitch Black Pioneer 5 Panel
    • Granite Grey Pioneer 5 Panel
    • Natural White Pioneer Raglan
    • Deep Blue Pioneer Raglan
    • 25 Trees Planted
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Funding period

- (35 days)