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    Making a Difference One Gown at a Time

    Every year in America, approximately 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’ EarthGrad and Renew graduation caps and gown are made from 100% recycled materials.

    EarthGrad™

    CustomRental is an Industry exclusive offering and is the optimal choice for sustainable cap, gowns, and academic attire for all universities and colleges.EarthGrad gowns are one of its kind to be fully sustainable and certified as being manufactured from 100% recycled materials. By choosing EarthGrad, you are positively impacting the environment by:

    • One EarthGrad™ CustomRental gown saves 74 bottles from the landfill
    • Every EarthGrad™ 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 3.9lbs fewer CO2 emissions or greenhouse gas
    • Certified as being made from 100% recycled materials
    • EarthGrad™ has a luxurious, soft, woven hand and is a matte finish material

    Renew

    is known for being the best keeper gown green offering in the industry. One Renew CustomKeeper gown saves 29 bottles from the landfill – the highest industry standard for green gowns. By choosing Renew, you are positively impacting the environment by:

    • One Renew gown saves 29 bottles from the landfill
    • Every Renew gown saves the energy equivalent of 1/2 gallon of gas
    • Consumes 2.1 liters less drinking water
    • Decreases the effects of global warming through 1.5lbs fewer CO2 emissions or greenhouse gas
    • Certified as being made from 100% recycled materials
    • Renew has a soft hand and is a lightweight polyester fabric

    Both Renew and EarthGrad™ fabric are certified as being manufactured from 100% post-consumer materials. By using these materials, your institution generates demand for recycled materials, creates jobs and reduces the amount of materials that go into landfills.

     

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