United By Blue® (UBB™) is an ocean-friendly apparel brand that, for every one product sold, removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways around the world through company organized cleanups. The company designs, manufacturers, and distributes sustainable apparel and accessories under the United By Blue® brand. UBB products can be found in stores throughout the United States and the Bahamas, including Urban Outfitters, Dillards, and Whole Foods. United By Blue accomplishes tangible environmental good while creating a brand that resonates with the growing number of people who are concerned about the environment.
UBB is able to accomplish its mission through company-organized beach cleanups, many of which are co-hosted with retail partners that carry the company product. In 2010, UBB hosted 25 cleanups across 12 US states and removed 12,000 pounds of trash from beaches and waterways. In 2011, UBB is on pace to remove 100,000 pounds of trash.
You can help United By Blue with upcoming cleanups they have scheduled:
- April 5th, 2011: United By Blue will be leading a field trip with the High School for Environmental Studies in NYC. Part of the day will be spent learning about oysters and water pollution, and the other will be dedicated to cleaning up a waterway.
- April 9th, 2011: Cleanup with different Universities in Philadelphia at Bartram Gardens along the Schuylkill River.
- June 11th, 2011: Baltimore City Cleanup. United By Blue will be hosting a cleanup in Baltimore, Maryland.
For more information about UBB cleanups, contact UBB’s Director of Cleanups, Mike Cangi, at Mike@unitedbyblue.com.
More information about the company can be found on unitedbyblue.com Contact Alexa Ahrem (PR) with any questions. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-779-0240.