Recover Brands

Story

 

2011: Recover uses its unique, proprietary process combining 100% recycled PET and upcycled cotton to make the lightweight, soft, durable Recover Tee. The Recover process minimizes dyes, completely eliminates plastic packaging, and significantly reduces the use of chemicals, water, and energy.


2012: Recover products grow in popularity and Recover launches a wholesale program with custom designs and prints, building capacity to grow positive impact. The company partners with a facility in Guatemala that’s powered by biomass from local forestry and coffee industry waste.


2013: Recover has customers in all 50 states and growing international customers. Increased demand provides opportunity to do more good, and Recover partners with cut and sew work co-ops in Haiti to produce our growing line of apparel.


2014: The Recover Co-Brand program gains traction, offering custom design and print services to businesses and organizations. The opportunity to boast an environmentally friendly and socially responsible product also increases education and inspiration for a sustainable tomorrow.


2015: Recover products expand to include new products such as the Sport line, polos, fleece, accessories and more. The Recover team grows and is defined by individuals that work hard and play hard, engage in community and in environment, and unite in the Recover mission.


2016: Recover opens a new headquarters in Charlotte, NC with distributions, offices, and retail space. The new headquarters hosts RAD concerts, community events, run clubs, and more. R&D creates a ready to launch Recover Local for 2017, which sources everything start to finish from within a 150 mile radius of our NC HQ.

 

2018: Recover makes impact by the numbers. Since 2010, Recover has diverted 7.8 million plastic bottles from the landfill, saved 29.2 million KWH of energy, saved 11.8 million lbs of carbon emissions, and saved 2 billion gallons of water. Alongside partners, in the 2 weeks directly following Hurricane Florence, Recover raises $130,000 for relief efforts, and continues to work with other nonprofits and businesses to create positive impact.


2019: Recover is not only committed to making the most environmentally friendly and socially responsible products possible, but also the best products possible. We are always working to further improve. In 2019, Recover launches new products with softer and more comfortable fabric and cuts, that, with every sale, contribute to clean water initiatives in Honduras.