HNYCOMB Eco-Apparel (pronounced 'Honeycomb') is a Tees for Bees success story from 2020.
"I have always wanted to create an affordable eco-friendly, USA-made clothing brand for our everyday wear like tees and sweaters. When I took over Tees for Bees in March, I saw this as the perfect place to launch my long-time idea 'HNYCOMB'."
Matt Hallowes - HNYCOMB Eco-Apparel Founder
HNYCOMB Eco-Apparel features USA-made eco-friendly clothing using sustainable fabrics like organic cotton, viscose hemp, and viscose bamboo.
HNYCOMB Eco-Apparel is Proudly Made in the USA
HNYCOMB Eco-Apparel is proudly made in the USA. Our manufacturer has factories in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Tennessee.
The company has been around for nearly 30 years with a strong ethos in providing a fair, safe, and clean working environment for its employees. At the same time, complying with United States Federal, State, and local labor laws and practices.
Why Does 'Made in the USA' Matter?
Most of our clothing comes from Asia, Central, and South America.
Many of these countries don't conform to US labor, environmental, and production standards. Additionally, this outsourcing negatively affects US textile workers. Many of which come from poor or minority communities.
Here are some key, environmentally friendly practices used when making HNYCOMB Eco-Apparel.
Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)
HNYCOMB Eco-Apparel is made only using Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified organic cotton.
GOTS guarantees no harmful chemicals or pesticides are used during farming or production. Only the good stuff, none of the bad!
Sustainable crops like bamboo and hemp are better for the soil and require less water. These crops also eliminate the use of polyester and other synthetic fabrics.
Low Impact, Chemical-Free Dyes
HNYCOMB Eco-Apparel is made with low impact dyes that do not contain any heavy metals or toxic substances.
These dyes have a higher fabric absorption rate reducing the amount of water and runoff. The water used during the dying process is also recycled to reduce water waste.