outerknown clothing review

FIND OUT ABOUT OUTERKNOWN CLOTHING

Who Founded Outerknown?

John Moore and Kelly Slater

Where Is Outerknown Based?

CULVER CITY (CA), USA

Year Founded

2015

B-Corp?

No

outerknown clothing review

WHAT ABOUT OUTERKNOWN’S CLOTHING?

Where Is Outerknown’s Clothing Made?

Peru, China, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, California.

What Materials Are In Outerknown’s Clothing?

90% of materials are recycled (water bottles, ocean plastic); ECONYL® regenerated nylon; 100% organic cotton; or 100% Australian Merino wool. 

WHAT ABOUT OUTERKNOWN’S ETHICS?

Ethics, Pricing and Charity Work?

Is Outerknown Ethical?

Yes. Outerknown was co-created by Kelly Slater, one of the world’s best professional surfers, so needless to say it was ‘born’ out of a love for the ocean and a desire to protect it.

They were the first brand to pursue Fair Labor Association accreditation before ever shipping a product. 100% of their surf trunks are made with renewable or recycled fibres; their signature Blanket shirt uses buttons made from nuts; the buttons for their new S.E.A. LEGS trousers are supplied by ocean plastic manufacturer Oceanworks®. The plastic for each Oceanworks button is harvested from places like Haiti and Mexico, by locals who are paid a living wage for their efforts, thereby reducing plastic waste entering the ocean, and combatting poverty.

We particularly like how the material, year, and the coordinates where it was harvested, are printed right into the plastic itself. Outerknown use the IndiDye® process, which uses 98% less water and plant-based dyes. They have also partnered with Breitling to create a watch strap made fromECONYL®regenerated nylon. For every watch sold, they donated $1,000 to Ocean Conservancy.

Outerknown opened an online marketplace, partnering with other sustainable brands. They have clear and outlined plans for the future including for 100% of their products to be circular by 2030; and to launch a renewed category and platform, which will include resale, repair, and recycling that is brand-specific, and/or industry serving.

Is Outerknown Expensive?

Prices range from 14 USD for a pair of socks, to 328 USD for 100% natural wool Blazer. 

Is Outerknown Involved with Charities?

They have been involved with raising money for Ocean Conservancy, including partnering with them to launch the ‘It’s Not OK’ campaign and beach clean-ups to raise awareness about ocean pollution.

How Does Outerknown Measure Up?

ENVIRONMENT

Carbon Footprint Offset
Ethical Material Sourcing ✔
Sustainable Materials ✔
Eco-friendly Dyes ✔

PEOPLE

Human Rights ✔
Fairtrade (Equivalent) ✔
Transparent Supply Chain ✔
Inclusivity Promoted ✔

ECONOMIC

Fair Pay ✔
Fair Pricing ✔
Giving Back ✔

ANIMALS

Uses Animal Skins
Ethically Source Materials ✔
Vegan Certified ✗

CULTURE & FUTURE

Eco-positive Culture ✔
Know Their Limitations ✔
Eco-positive Plans ✔

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