Make a better choice
Saint Barthélemy, West Indies
Every day we make choices – some so small that we don’t think of them at decisions at all. But at Paskho, we believe that every action has a reaction. That’s why we spend so much time researching the macro- and micro-decisions that are part of our process for making comfortable clothes that look, feel, and perform beautifully – yet still create the least amount of impact on the Earth.
Impact, by the numbers
We believe in full transparency, and acknowledge that we are part of a polluting industry.
The fashion industry accounts for 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions, greater than airline flights and maritime shipping combined.
Clothing is second only to agriculture in the amount of pollution it creates: More than two thousand chemicals – many known carcinogens – are used to finish fabrics.
Fashion ranks third – behind oil and paper – in sucking up 10% of water used by all types of industry. (That’s enough water to hydrate 110 million people for an entire year.)
More than 90% of textiles can be reused or recycled, but just 14% of clothes and footwear are. Diverting these textiles from landfills and into recycling programs would be equivalent to saving the carbon emissions from more than seven million cars!
We believe there’s a better way to make clothes, and we’re part of a movement to change the industry.
43% Reclaimed Fabric
Paskho was founded with the mission to use reclaimed fabrics first, keeping textiles in circulation as clothes, and out of landfills as trash – in 2019, 43% of our fabrics were reclaimed.
900 Toxic Chemicals Avoided
When we can’t upcycle, we’re committed to bluesign® approved textiles, which are certified to avoid the 900 potentially toxic chemicals used to make conventional fabrics.
57% bluesign® fabrics
Last year, 57% of Paskho designs were made from bluesign® fabrics, which require 50% less water and 30% less energy than conventional fabrics.
Eighty-five percent of Paskho garments are vegan, which means we don’t use any animal products or byproducts; our only non-vegan fabric is ethically-raised and humanely-sheared sheep’s wool.
Fair Labor Association
Paskho is fair. People, not machines, make our clothes. Our factory is a member of the Fair Labor Association, which has helped improve the lives of millions of workers since 1999.
8,000 kg of CO2 Saved
By refusing plastic polybags and using recycled paper shipping envelopes instead, we’ve saved eight thousand kilograms of CO2. We’re also part of the Blue Business Council to support laws in California – now the fifth largest global economy – that protect our ocean from plastic.
Caspian Sea, NASA
Buy less. That might sound strange, coming from a fashion company. But people now purchase five times the amount of clothes than we did 30 years ago, and trash them after three years. We think that’s too much. Paskho produces quality clothing that’s meticulously designed for work, home and play: One pair of our pants can take the place of five – ours last forever and fit each facet of your day and life.
Take care. We acknowledge that Paskho clothes are primarily made of synthetic materials, which we choose because of their high-performance qualities. The problem? When laundered, synthetic fabrics shed microplastics: Smaller than a single hair, these tiny plastic fibers are too fine to be captured by wastewater treatment and can enter our water systems, even showing up in our drinking water. To reduce shedding from your Paskho clothes, follow these steps: wash less, hand wash whenever possible, and (if you can) install a washing machine filter to catch plastic microfibers. Use “PASKHO10” at checkout to get 10% off on the Filtrol 160, which captures as much as 90%!
Donate. To keep clothes out of landfills, we want to make recycling easy: Simply fill your Paskho shipping envelope with your unwanted garments, and we’ll pay the shipping to donate them through our partnership with Wearable Collections, which kept 2.2 million pounds of clothes out of landfills in 2019. Together, we can make a difference with our choices – each and every day.