AT RVCA, WE BELIEVE OUR PURPOSE IS TO CREATE A PLATFORM FOR PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES OF ART, MUSIC, FASHION AND LIFESTYLE BECAUSE AT THE INTERSECTION OF ALL THESE THINGS LIES THE POWER TO SHAPE HUMANITY, SHIFT PERSPECTIVES AND CHANGE HOW WE EXIST IN WORLD. IT’S A TALL ORDER BUT IT’S ONE WE’VE ALWAYS BEEN COMMITTED TO.

FROM TAKING STEPS OVER THE YEARS TO MITIGATE OUR OWN CONSUMPTION OF GOODS AND MATERIALS, TO DONATING FUNDS AND SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS WHO ARE HELPING TO DRIVE FORWARD THAT CHANGE. WHILE NOT EVERY PRODUCT USES SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS AT THIS TIME WE’RE SLOWLY BUT SURELY TAKING STEPS TO REFINE OUR PURPOSE AND APPLY OUR PLATFORM TO MORE IMPORTANT CAUSES. REDUCE. REUSE. RE:PURPOSE.

WHEN IT COMES TO BEING A MORE RESPONSIBLE COMPANY, WE RECOGNIZE WE HAVE A LONG ROAD AHEAD OF US. RVCA IS ON A LENGTHY PATH TO ACHIEVE GREATER SUSTAINABILITY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.

ORGANIC COTTON

ORGANIC COTTON IS GROWN IN ACCORDANCE WITH ORGANIC AGRICULTURAL STANDARDS, MEANING NO SYNTHETIC PESTICIDES, SYNTHETIC FERTILIZERS OR GMO SEEDS WERE USED. ORGANIC FARMING SUPPORTS THE OVERALL HEALTH OF SOIL, ECOSYSTEMS, AND PEOPLE, PUTTING OUR ENVIRONMENT FIRST AND PROMOTING A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE.

HEMP BLENDS

PRODUCTS MADE FROM HEMP FABRICS ARE STRONG DURABLE, AND NATURALLY BREATHABLE. WITH EACH WASH THE FABRIC WILL SOFTEN MORE AND MORE, GIVING YOU HIGH QUALITY CLOTHING THAT JUST GETS BETTER WITH TIME. ADDITIONALLY, HEMP PRESERVES THE TOP AND SUB-SOIL WHERE IT GROWS, PREVENTING SOIL EROSION AND PRESERVING SOIL NUTRIENT DENSITY.

RECOVER YARNS

RECOVER TURNS TEXTILE WASTE INTO NEW PREMIUM YARNS BY MECHANICALLY UPCYCLING COTTON FIBERS. RECOVER YARNS PRODUCE SOME OF THE LOWEST IMPACT TEXTILES BY DIVERTING WASTE FROM LANDFILLS AND MINIMIZING THE WATER USED IN GARMENT PRODUCTION. BECAUSE RECOVER YARNS UTILIZE ALREADY DYED FABRICS SCRAPS, NO ADDITIONAL WATER IS USED TO DYE THE YARD, REDUCING OVERALL CO2 EMISSIONS , WATER, & ENERGY USE.

POLYLANA ACRYLIC

THIS FIBER IS A LOWER-IMPACT ALTERNATIVE TO TRADITIONALLY PRODUCE ACRYLIC FIBER. POLYANA HAS A SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER CARBON FOOT PRINT THEN TRADITIONAL ACRYLIC AND IS 100% TRACEABLE. NOT ONLY DOES THIS FIBER USE LESS ENERGY & WATER THAN TRADITIONAL ACRYLIC, IT ALSO SHEDS SIGNIFICANTLY FEWER MICROPLASTICS THROUGHOUT ITS LIFETIME.

RECYCLED POLYESTER

OUR RECYCLED POLYESTER YARNS HELP DIVERT POST-CONSUMER OR INDUSTRIAL WASTE FROM LANDFILLS, GIVING NEW LIFE TO WHAT WOULD OTHERWISE BE TRASH. THEY ARE CERTIFIED ACCORDING TO THE GLOBAL RECYCLED STANDARD (GRS), THE LEADING INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION FOR RECYCLED CONTENT FABRICS.

FSC CERTIFIED RAYON & VICOSE

TRADITIONAL RAYON AND VISCOSE FABRICS ARE MADE FROM CELLULOSIC PULP THAT IS PREDOMINANTLY HARVESTED FORM TREES. OUR RAYON AND VISCOSE FABRICS ARE FSC CERTIFIED TO ENSURE THAT OUT WOOD PULP ONLY COMES FROM RESPONSIBLY MANAGED FOREST. THIS HELPS PROTECT GLOBAL ANCIENT AND ENDANGERED FORESTS, ENSURING THAT THEY WILL STILL BE STANDING FOR THE FUTURE GENERATIONS.