Our Environmental Commitment - Caps and Gowns

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Making a Difference One Gown at a Time

Every year in America, 38 million plastic bottles end up in a landfill from bottled water, not including soda. It is estimated that 80% of plastic bottles are not recycled and can take up to 700 years to begin composting. Herff Jones wants to do our part in sustainability efforts and one way is to offer the most eco-friendly gown programs in the industry. We have the highest standard of sustainable fabrics with our rental gown option, EarthGrad™ and our keeper gown option, Renew.

EarthGrad™

  • The FIRST of its kind in the industry; one EarthGrad™ rental gown saves 74 bottles from the landfill
  • Every gown saves the energy equivalent of 1.25 gallons of gas
  • Consumes 5.4 liters less drinking water
  • Decreases the effects of global warming through 3.9 lbs. fewer CO2 emissions or greenhouse gas
  • Certified as being made from 100% recycled materials
  • Luxurious, soft, woven hand and is a matte finish material

Renew

  • The BEST in the industry; one Renew gown saves 29 bottles from the landfill
  • Every gown saves the energy equivalent of 0.5 gallon of gas
  • Consumes 2.1 liters less drinking water
  • Decreases the effects of global warming through 1.5 lbs. fewer CO2 emissions or greenhouse gas
  • Certified as being made from 100% recycled materials
  • Soft hand and is a lightweight polyester fabric

Schools That Have Used a Sustainable Program with Herff Jones