#BackToThreads with Loomstate

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When the folks at Loomstate told us their t-shirts “start at a cotton farm and end in a glass of milk”, we were intrigued. By the time we understood their story of community, soil and ecosystem health, we were in love. We’re proud to announce our partnership with Loomstate, makers of 100% organic, 100% traceable, grown and sewn in America clothes and bags. They’re super soft, and epically ethical! Be on the lookout this week for awesome items from Loomstate shared on yerdle, tagged #Loomstate and #backtothreads. It’s part of Back to Sharing month.

And now for our second week of Back To Sharing: Post fall clothes and shoes for a chance to earn up to 300 extra credits.

  1. Starting today 8/11 through Sunday 8/17 at 11:59PM PDT post fall clothing and shoes. 
  2. Include #backtothreads in your item description – we’ll use this hashtag to send your bonus credits* (up to 300 credits, 3 - item limit).

*Please allow 5 business days after the end of each weekly promotion for credits to be delivered. You will receive a confirmation email once they’ve been added to your bank.

Start collecting your gear and gadgets now, to earn up to 600 credits throughout the month of August. Here is a look ahead:

August 18 – 24: #backtogear, featuring Comet Skateboards August 25 – 31: #backtogadgets, featuring Native Union

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So you probably already know that here at yerdle we’re working to replace 25% of the things we all buy new with shared items instead. This keeps stuff out of the landfill, builds community through the kindness and generosity of strangers, and is just plain fun! But what about how those things were made in the first place? We’re helping you keep t-shirts out of the landfill and on your neighbor’s back instead, but Loomstate is working to build community through the way that t-shirt is made in the first place!

Most clothes these days get bounced around the world a bunch of times in the process of getting made. Loomstate's been leading the way to simplify this process and make it healthier. They build long-term relationships with Carolina farmers who grow organic cotton, use good old American millers nearby, enlist cool California designers to stitch their creations up, add (non toxic) color, and then print fun designs in their Brooklyn warehouse. Voila!

Oh, and if you’re still wondering about that glass of milk, we learned that half the weight of an organic cotton crop is actually the seed (only the fiber is used to make the fabric) and the Carolina farmers offer it to their organic dairy farmer neighbors to make healthy milk. Delicious!

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We can tell you their tees are super soft and just feel like quality, (I mean, I’m holding it in my hand right now and I just want to sleep with it like a silky cuddle blanket), but so are plenty of other tees out there, even the other organic ones. What makes them different is their focus on community. Community and a kind, thoughtful approach to the whole system. They say:

“It's about what you know about the shirt, your awareness of it's environmental impact, and the connection you have to the community that made this one garment happen.”

Loomstate, you folks are awesome!