Our fabric choices are driven by our dedication to sustainability. All of our current fabrics consist of sustainable blends of modal and bamboo. We use these fabrics because they drape beautifully on your bump and body, are super-duper soft (the fabric feels like fluid on your skin) and are more resistant to pilling, wrinkling, fading and shrinking. As our range expands, we look forward to incorporating other sustainable fabrics including organic cottons, jersey blends and tencel.
We’re proudly made in the USA. And it’s not just our clothing that is made in the USA - we try to source locally made products in all facets of our business. Our garments are manufactured in Los Angeles, our product photography is taken in Florida and our shipping envelopes are made in Illinois. Sure, manufacturing on-shore isn’t the cheapest way to make a product. But we sleep better at night knowing we’re reducing our carbon footprint and doing our part to support the local economy.
We don’t offer minimal packaging options because there’s only one way to package our products, and that’s minimally. Our Bump & Blok envelopes are made from 100% recycled content and 50% minimum PCW (post-consumer waste). The adhesive on our envelopes is water based and non-toxic. Every part of the garment bag can biodegrade (including film, zipper and material) and has been tested to biodegrade 15% within 1 year. Our garment bags also have a reclosable zipper bag so it can be used again. Oh, and did we mention we save trees because our garments don’t have hang tags and our labels are printed on the garment.
We try and keep things as paperless as possible: we send our order confirmations, receipts and all communications electronically. Speaking of the online world, our website is hosted by GreenGeeks, which has been awarded the No. 1 green web hosting provider in the world because it puts back three times the wind energy it consumes.
It’s a small step, but Bump & Blok only uses cleaning products and a cleaning service that use eco-friendly, non-toxic cleaning products. We prefer Method cleaning products – we just love what those guys are doing in the world. We also used recycled paper for anything we do need to print and we’re also rigorous recyclers.