Proclaim is an inclusive nude lingerie line made in Los Angeles from recycled plastic water bottles. We are founded on the principles that fashion should represent all women and can be made in a way that does good for people and the planet. Proclaim is expanding the definition of nude, one ethically made bra at a time.
BRAS FROM BOTTLES
Plastic waste is a global epidemic. In the U.S. alone, 35 billion plastic bottles get thrown away in a year and can take up to 1,000 years to degrade.
In choosing fabric, we wanted to be a part of the solution for addressing plastic waste which is rapidly filling up our landfills and oceans. Proclaim’s ultra-soft fabric is not only manufactured in the USA but is also made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic water bottles.
SO HOW DOES A PLASTIC BOTTLE BECOME FABRIC?
We use plastic water bottles labeled with the #1 on the bottom. These bottles have the same chemistry make-up as polyester, which is called PET, or technically known as polyethylene terephthalate.
Plastic bottles are first sorted, washed and chopped into flakes. The clean flakes are blended, melted and turned into REPREVE® recycled chips. Finally, the chips enter an innovative extrusion and texturing process and get transformed into fibers.
REPREVE® is the only fiber with UTRUST, which certifies recycled content claims through traceable FiberPrint™ technology. The fibers we use are BPA-free. They are certified by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) for recycled content claims and have received the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification, ensuring that they are free of harmful levels of more than 100 restricted chemicals.
MADE IN LOS ANGELES
In 2018 we moved our headquarters from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
Our bras are cut and sewn at a facility that meets the strict labor standards of the City of Los Angeles and State of California. Our ethical production process is comprehensive—including paying the skilled women and men who make our bras fair hourly wages rather than per piece (a practice that often promotes quantity over quality and unsafe work conditions). By manufacturing in Los Angeles we are proud to contribute to the diverse and sustainable economy where we live.
PACKAGED WITH LOVE
We believe details matter and that when it comes to packaging, less is more. Our poly mailers, tissue paper and hang tags are all Made in USA out of 100% recycled materials and are 100% recyclable. The poly mailer is also designed to be reused with a dual adhesive strip for resealing.
Even the smallest detail, like our label fasteners, are thoughtfully sourced. They are made from natural hemp fibers instead of the plastic alternative that is most common in the garment industry.
We are conscious of the impact and responsibility we have with every decision we make. We believe it's the little things that add up to make a big difference.