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Did United By Blue Just Make The Ultimate American Jacket

October 14, 2015

"In true celebration of American manufacturing and the American Bison, United By Blue has unveiled the Ultimate American Jacket, a premium waterproof insulated winter jacket sourced and built entirely within the United States and made with the ultimate American natural insulation — Bison fiber."

United By Blue Ultimate American Jacket, Bison Insulated, American Made

October 13, 2015

"United By Blue has just announced their new Ultimate American Jacket, an American-made jacket which features a removable fleece vest liner and uses bison fiber as insulation within its waterproof shell. Seems like a pretty awesome jacket, look for a review to follow."

United By Blue x Yards Brewing Co. Bike Beer Carrier

October 12, 2015

"Just because you ride your bike, doesn't mean you can't bring along your favorite beer. Conveniently carry a 6-pack right on your bike with the United by Blue X Yards Brewing Co. Bike Beer Carrier."

[The Best Women’s Après Gear of 2016] United By Blue Murray Plaid Dress

October 8, 2015

"We like flannel for its unbeatable next-to-skin feel, and we like dresses for their versatility. Combine the two and you have the ideal post-ski kit. Bonus: the Philadelphia-based brand uses a portion of its proceeds to organize water-cleanup efforts."

Working Toward a Cleaner Schuylkill

October 6, 2015

"The Philadelphia-based outdoor lifestyle company, United By Blue has just completed its 141st "cleanup." This evening members picked up trash at Bartram's Garden along the Schuylkill River. Since 2010 the company says it has removed more than 250 thousand pounds of trash from oceans and waterways in our area."

United By Blue Stillwater Boardshort

October 6, 2015

"United by Blue has a fantastic boardshort called Stillwater that features classic cuts paired with modern function. It is crafted from a blend of recycled polyester and spandex to have the stretch you need to stay comfortable all day long."

[The Best Après Jackets of 2016] United By Blue Drummond

October 1, 2015

"For most guys, vests are flair enough. Which is why we appreciate the simplicity of the Drummond. It’s got some solid technical bona fides, too: a wool and recycled-polyester shell insulated with 500-fill duck down keeps you toasty, while a snap-button flap over the chest zipper blocks snow. The chambray liner is soft enough to wear against bare skin (but please don’t)."

[Outdoor Retail Gear Trends: 2016 Socks] Bartrams Socks

October 1, 2015

"Taking a unique route, United By Blue designs the Bartrams Socks (MSRP $12) with recycled cotton, plus polyester and spandex. The recycled cotton is sourced from factory scraps and post-consumer cotton garments, which compliments the environmental benefits gained by sourcing organic cotton."

Recycle 101: A Dozen Home Hackts to Reduce Your Expenses & Save the Planet

October 1, 2015

"If recycling seems like a hassle, then consider shopping at United By Blue. Since launching 5-years ago, they’ve picked up nearly 250,000 pounds of trash removed from oceans and rivers on behalf of their pledge to remove 1 pound of trash for each product sold. The company — staffed entirely by 20-somethings — sells a wide collection of salvaged goods."

[Everything You Need for Shoulder Season] United By Blue Dominion Twill Pants

September 25, 2015

"United by Blue is all about sustainability. Case in point, these organic cotton twill pants, which are extremely comfortable thanks to a light stonewashing, but look pretty dang sharp, too."

United By Blue Celebrates 250,000 lbs of Trash

September 23, 2015

"United By Blue officially passed the 250,000 lbs. benchmark Saturday, September 19, at the company’s 140th cleanup effort at Brandywine Creek in Wilmington, Delaware with over 100 community members in attendance and over 1,800 lbs. of trash removed from the park."

United By Blue Celebrates 250,000 lbs of Trash

September 23, 2015

"Upholding a mission that inspired the company name, invigorates company work culture, and is imprinted upon every product sold, United By Blue couldn’t be more gratified to announce that over 250,000 pounds of trash have been removed from rivers, creeks, canals, and ocean-fronts since the company’s founding in 2010."

American Field Recap: 6 Brands to Watch

September 22, 2015

"Their beautiful products, which walk the line between fine apparel and technical gear, are as diverse as they are lovely — check out the Explorers Axe and the über technical Ultimate American Sock (made with bison wool). United by Blue’s flagship store in Philadelphia doubles as one of the city’s finest coffee shops and a DIY classroom. Road trip, anyone?"

Ultimate American Jacket Celebrates American Manufacturing & The American Bison

September 13, 2015

"In true celebration of American manufacturing and the American Bison, United By Blue is proud to unveil the Ultimate American Jacket™, a premium waterproof insulated winter jacket sourced and built entirely within the United States and made with the ultimate American natural insulation: Bison fiber."

Wedding Gifts That Give Back

September 2, 2015

"And if the couple’s interest lies in cleaning up the oceans, a gift from United by Blue of a pass to America’s national parks helps to clean up our waterways."

Help Save the Environment with United By Blue's Kato Vest

August 18, 2015

"In this video, we get a look at the new Kato Vest that the company is preparing to release in the spring. In keeping with UBB's environmental mission it features organic cotton fabrics and an insulation made from recycled materials. It just so happens to look good too."

United by Blue's Device Makes It Possible to Handle Bikes and Beer at Once

August 15, 2015

"This summer, eco-friendly clothing retailer United by Blue teamed up with the Philadelphia-based Yards Brewing Company to create products to enhance the enjoyment of both bikes and beer."

Yards Brewing Co. x United By Blue Beer Carriers

August 13, 2015

"The perfect accessories for the urban commuter who would rather ride their bike than battle the Parking Authority, United By Blue joined with a local craft brewery Yards Brewing Company to create a bike beer and hand carriers that are sturdy, durable, and reliable."

United By Blue Men’s Standard Zip Hoodie

August 8, 2015

"The Standard Zip is about as simple and as straightforward as a hoodie can get, and at $55 USD, it’s not at all a bad price if you’re looking for a sharp, thin, 100% organic cotton hoodie from a company that isn’t merely talking about responsibility and sustainability."

Expo Guests Leave Business Behind for Salt Lake Service Project

August 7, 2015

"Haffenberg was representing PIPs Rewards, a program aimed at incentivizing social good, when she joined the team of about 30 volunteers and headed to the park Thursday. Sponsored by sustainable outdoor clothing retailer United By Blue, the park cleanup has become an annual tradition for the group."

Outdoor Goods Go Not Just Green but Blue

August 5, 2015

"Counter to the single-use or “fast fashion” mentality, durability and sustainability drive everything in their product line, explains Linton. United By Blue focuses on styles and designs that are more timeless, sourcing sustainable fibers such as organic cotton and recycled poly—“all as low impact as possible.”"

United By Blue Arrives Early to ORSM to Clean Up Local River

August 3, 2015

"Every year, the annual Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake brings upwards of 30,000 people to the city over the course of a week. That kind of traffic certainly leaves its mark, which is why United By Blue has been coming to the show early for the last 4 years to help clean up local waterways. This year, United By Blue hosted a cleanup of the Jordan River on Saturday, August 1st, partnering with Subaru and Backcountry.com. The Clean up, drawing a crowd of over 40 local volunteers removed 531 pounds of trash from the Jordan River."

Volunteers Clean Up Jordan River Ahead of Outdoor Retailer Market

August 1, 2015

"United By Blue, an outdoor apparel company, organized a cleanup of the Jordan River at Jordan Park in Salt Lake City on Saturday ... Volunteers at the United by Blue cleanups have removed 641 pounds of trash from the Jordan River since 2012, the company said. Subaru and Backcountry.com also are official sponsors of this year's project."

National Outdoor Company to Remove Trash from Jordan River

July 27, 2015

"An exhibitor at the upcoming Outdoor Retailer Summer Market expo plans to continue its annual tradition of cleaning up the Jordan River and is inviting the public to help. Since beginning its mission of conservation, United By Blue has completed 130 cleanups across 21 states and Canada, removing a total of 250,000 pounds of trash from rivers, lakes and the ocean."

Subaru of America and United By Blue to Co-Host Six Waterway Cleanups Around the U.S. in 2015 - 2016

July 24, 2015

"The pollution of the world’s oceans and rivers is one of the most pressing environmental issues facing the planet. To date, UBB has conducted 130 cleanups across 21 U.S. states, removing over 243,843 pounds of trash from rivers, streams, creeks and beaches and will work alongside Subaru once again to bring together thousands of volunteers across the country to help address an ever-present threat to the environment."

Style Q+A: United By Blue

July 6, 2015

"During a stop at the outstanding Pop-Up Flea trade show and exhibition earlier this spring in NYC, I came across an eyecatching booth outfitted with rustic décor, durable chore coats and soft T-shirts. It quickly became apparent that United By Blue wasn’t any ordinary clothing company schilling at trade shows, though."

Gear Review: United By Blue Stillwater Boardshorts

June 23, 2015

"The coolest thing about the Stillwater isn’t aesthetic. To start, the shorts are made of 85 percent recycled material. Then United by Blue takes it to another level. For each product they sell, the company pledges to remove one pound of trash from a beach or shoreline ... if UBB can make that commitment to the environment, I can make a commitment to shop their website. In addition to supporting a great cause, I wear great clothes."

United By Blue Handmade Axes

June 22, 2015

"These handmade axes by United by Blue are true works of art. Partnering with designers and explorers, they’ve released a few of these very limited axes for the rest of us to enjoy. Granted, if you actually need an axe, you’ll have the coolest one in the woods. If you live in a loft in Brooklyn, these make a fine piece of wall art."

[Top 25 Father's Day Gifts] United By Blue Stillwater Boardshorts

June 20, 2015

"For the Classic Dad: The Stillwater shorts are made from recycled polyester and spandex to provide him all the comfort and stretch he'll need for spending summer days at the lake. Plus, they're almost good looking enough to make the transition to streetwear — after all, if anyone can pull it off, it's dad."

Father's Day Gift Guide

June 15, 2015

"[For The “Cool Dad”] An upgraded pair of swim trunks (like these striped board shorts from United By Blue) could also be a great buy."

Win $1,300 of Adventure Gear with the Take a Break Summer Giveaway

June 12, 2015

"The epic Take a Break Summer Giveaway may just provide the tools you need to rediscover your taste for adventure. United By Blue, one of our favorite brands, is contributing a set of camping mugs, two t-shirts, a hoodie, and matching backpack, duffle bag, and travel case. These alone are worth the few moments and clicks it takes to enter the giveaway."

[15 Must-Have Effects for the 2015 Great American Campout] Camp Stool

June 10, 2015

"Of, course, no proper campout, be it in the backyard or in a state park, is complete without the compulsory gear. While most of these items, many American-made, are geared slightly more toward backyard excursions, they’ll all still come in handy in when venturing out into less familiar outdoor settings. United By Blue Camp Stool."

United By Blue Stillwater Boardshort

June 10, 2015

"The Stillwater Boardshort features a four-way performance stretch fabric, a comfortable but not baggy 9″ inseam and two neat wave prints to choose from. Not a bad way to give back to the very water you’ll take a dip in. And given that June 8 was World Oceans Day, it’s just the right time to grab one."

Made in the USA: United By Blue Stillwater

June 1, 2015

"Many businesses and entrepreneurs are united by the almighty green. But Brian Linton, the 28-year-old founder and CEO of Philadelphia’s United By Blue (UBB), wanted to create a brand that was united and motivated by something else entirely: water; more precisely, clean water."

Feel Good Friday: Responsibly Made Bags From Issara and United By Blue

May 22, 2015

"United By Blue makes durable bags that come with lifetime guarantees. We were lucky enough to try out their Hudderton backpack, and we were very impressed with the craftsmanship. It’s made of 100% organic waxed canvas that can withstand any punishment from man or beast, plus genuine full grain leather and a hardy interior lined with cotton. If you purchase a Hudderton backpack now, your great grandchildren will likely wear it while scaling mountains on Mars."

United By Blue is Taking Trash Out of Our Waterways

May 18, 2015

"United by Blue isn’t just making clothes: they’re making a difference. The company promises to remove one pound of trash from waterways for every product purchased. Recently, the company hit a huge milestone by removing over 200,000 pounds of trash over the past five years. The company hosts independent cleanups, and employees organize community outreach and operations. Thus far, United by Blue has hosted over 118 cleanups in 21 states, which we think is pretty awesome."

United by Blue Opens Summer Outpost

May 15, 2015

"On May 1, 2015, United By Blue opened the doors of their newest store in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The ocean front space offers a unique, seasonal retail experience that also highlights United By Blue’s commitment to clean oceans and waterways. The opening of the Asbury Park location marks United By Blue’s third brand store and first located outside the company’s home state of Pennsylvania."

Bermuda In 72 Hours

May 6, 2015

"My must-have accessory: United By Blue Stillwater boardshorts. Bermuda's the kind of place where you'll be justifiably tempted to rock a pair of boardshorts from the time you get off the plane to the time you check out. UBB uses a blend of recycled polyester and spandex to give you a little stretch, ensuring they’re comfortable and quick-drying which is key if you want to go from rising out of the water on a flyboard to grabbing a burger at the nearby Woody’s Restaurant without having to change first."

New Beginnings: Eco Travel in Style

May 6, 2015

"Introduce a sorbet-colored pair of jeans in your denim rotation. Paired with a gray T-shirt, it’s a solid look. United By Blue Men’s Standard V-Neck T-shirt. Your canvas jacket need not be the same shade of blue or black you’ve had for years. Khaki is an equally approachable color that doesn’t look quite as heavy. United By Blue Foraker Canvas Coat, Shirt, Dominion Twill Pant."

Outdoor Gear Made from Unconventional Materials

May 5, 2015

"A bison's inner coat regulates the animal's body temperature by insulating and keeping wetness away from its skin. It's the reason the majestic creatures can thrive in climates as varied as those of Wyoming and Texas. In North Dakota, ranchers collect the precious "bison down" from naturally shed coats and sell the fiber to UNITED BY BLUE, which weaves it in with merino wool to craft the Ultimate American Sock. Put it on, and you've got a foot covering as warm and soft as cashmere."

Ramble On: Classic Day-Trip Gear

April 28, 2015

"United by Blue’s socks are made with bison wool—its downy fibers make it lighter than sheep’s wool. It also regulates temperature better."

United By Blue Voted "Best for Community"

April 27, 2015

"The Philadelphia based company United by Blue has been named "Best for Community" by the B lab, which means that it ranks within the top 10% of companies who are a benefit to the community, said a press release. "

For the Gentleman Lumberjack: The Explorers Axe from United By Blue

April 26, 2015

"Humanity owes a lot to the axe. For millennia, our ancestors used axes to fell and chop trees, break open stubborn fruit, and cut apart just about everything. The axe compounded our limited physical capabilities and helped us carve civilization out of wilderness. Now, United By Blue is helping men return to the wild with their Explorers Collection of axes."

16 Fashion Brands That Make the World a Better Place

April 22, 2015

"The brand's mission is to clean up water pollution. For every product sold, United by Blue will remove one pound of trash from oceans and waterways through company organized and hosted cleanups. Our pick: this easy, super-comfy color-block dress."

Prepare For Time Outdoors With This All Inclusive Camping Gear Guide

April 22, 2015

"If you’re ready to take a dip in the river, look no further than United by Blue. Their sturdy and well-cut boardshorts are a classic look, with just as much function as they have form. Crafted from a blend of recycled polyester and spandex, these boardshorts have the stretch you need to stay comfortable on the water."

Must See: Branded City Cleanups

April 21, 2015

"On top of producing eco-friendly fashion from recycled and repurposed materials, United by Blue makes another big commitment to the world—for each product that it sells, the brand removes a pound of trash from oceans and waterways through city cleanups. Since it launched in 2010, the brand has hosted and organized over 120 cleanups in 21 states, bringing together more than 4,000 volunteers to remove over 250,000 pounds of trash."

United By Blue Named "Best for Community"

April 15, 2015

"United By Blue’s commitment to environmental stewardship, centered around waterway cleanups, offers a prime example of how for-profit business can galvanize communities around cleaning up local rivers and oceans."

Clothes You Can Feel Good About Wearing

April 9, 2015

"We Like: the Ayres Chambray, a sharp indigo blue button-down shirt made from organic cotton. Also of interest is their Ultimate American Sock, made from bison down and quite possibly the warmest socks ever made."

The Explorers Ax Collection

April 7, 2015

"You don’t have to be a timber-hardened lumberjack to appreciate the satisfying heft of a well-balanced ax. For total campsite domination, get your keyboard-calloused hands on one of the chic choppers in the Explorers Collection from United By Blue."

Waterway Cleanup Reaches Major Milestone

April 6, 2015

"In its fifth year of business, United by Blue set the bar for responsible product. The little company that could recently hit a major milestone: over 200,000 pounds of trash from U.S. waterways… 200,000 POUNDS."

200,000 Pounds: Clothing Co. Hits Trash Cleanup Milestone

April 2, 2015

"Remove one pound of trash for every piece of clothing sold. That is United By Blue’s promise to its customers. So far, that promise has removed 203,510 pounds of garbage in 21 states over five years."

United by Blue Launches Board Shorts With A Mission

March 31, 2015

"This spring, UBB is launching a new line of board shorts that fit right in line with the company’s mission of waterway conservation. Combining classic styling and modern function, these trunks feature 85% recycled polyester, 4-way dimensional stretch, and non-velcro closures."

[Discoveries of the Week] The Explorers Axe

March 28, 2015

"Made in North Carolina, with five custom designed handles made of hickory wood topped by a two pound head, this is a gorgeous piece of outdoorsmanship that would either make you look badass on your next camping trip or hang nicely in a shed or above a fireplace."

[Eco-Accessories for Men] The Last Sock You’ll Ever Own

March 25, 2015

"Comfortable, durable, and softer than cashmere, these Kickstarter-funded socks are designed to keep your dogs warm and dry all through unpredictable spring weather."

The Explorers Axe Collection by United By Blue

March 24, 2015

"United by Blue, previously featured in our Crafted Made in USA Gift Guide 2014, has just released their new Explorers Axe collection, a series of handcrafted, hand-painted axes made in North Carolina."

[Spring Gear Roundup] United By Blue Wilderness Bottle

March 23, 2015

"The BPA-free bottle is made here in the States from recycled aluminum. The quarter-turn cap is easy to use and never leaks even a drip. Best of all, United by Blue pledges to remove one pound of trash for every product sold."

Whack Your Way Out of Winter with a Handcrafted Camp Axe

March 23, 2015

"Those on the market for a special new tool to perform these tasks should look no further than the Explorers Axe, a collection of heirloom-quality camp axes so handsome that you’ll want to display them in your home as outdoorsy objets d’art."

[This Week in Gear] Explorer Axe Collection & Stillwater Boardshort

March 21, 2015

"Explorers Axe: Beautiful and perfect for splitting wood, each axe purchase helps United By Blue’s effort to clean up our ocean and waterway. Stillwater Boardshorts: These earth-friendly shorts are decorated with a natural wave colorway and classically cut with a non-velcro closure. Given a durable water-repellent finish, these bottoms are ready for this summer’s waves."

The Handmade "Explorer" Axe Collection by Philadelphia's United By Blue

March 16, 2015

"There are a lot of “outdoor apparel” brands on the market, many of which claim to be lovers of the outdoors. However, few have built this appreciation for the natural world into their brand DNA like United By Blue. The axes, which are handcrafted in North Carolina, reflect this, and they succeed in placing functionality, aesthetic beauty and environmental preservation on a equal plane. "

United By Blue Explorer Collection

March 12, 2015

"These axes are more than just wall art. United By Blue’s The Explorers Axe was designed in collaboration with a storied tool manufacturer, a group of explorers, and a talented sign painter. The result is a collection of 5 beautiful, yet functional camp axes."

Gear Trends: 2015/16 Winter Socks

March 10, 2015

"New to the sock scene — United By Blue invents the Ultimate American Sock, a bison fiber blend in a lifestyle/hike sock that the brand prides itself on complete transparency."

Gear for Your Next Outdoor Adventure

March 9, 2015

"You’ve been wearing knit caps all winter long, but spring is the chance to let your ears breathe for the first time in months. This Woodland Cap will keep your head warm without screaming, “I LITERALLY CANNOT BELIEVE IT’S SNOWING AGAIN WHY GOD WHY, I AM SO OVER THIS WEATHER.”"

The Everyday Wool Jacket You Can Wear With Anything

Feb 27, 2015

"Every man has a go-to seasonal piece of clothing that he wants to wear every day. It’s his security blanket and part of his uniform, but for most guys, that jacket or sweater eventually has to be taken off and stored until next year. And then there’s the Woolfill Snapshirt Jacket from United By Blue and Duckworth."

Outdoor Retailer - Bison wool socks from United By Blue

Feb 12, 2015

"To utilize this warm and soft down, merino wool was combined to make the socks. The merino wool also comes from the United States, making the socks 100 percent American made."

Some of the latest outdoor gear to hit the market

Feb 7, 2015

"Bison do not wear socks, but they do produce something to make socks. United By Blue has produced socks combining merino wool and bison down."

MarketBasket: A copper mug for that retro cocktail

Feb 5, 2015

"Make it at home with a copper Mule Mug from Old City-based United by Blue."


Jan 30, 2015

"I’ve taken to wearing a uniform this winter. I admit I’m not the best at layering, but I’ve developed some sort of formula for when layers are necessary for survival. I start with a band mandarin-collar shirt under a round-neck sweater, relaxed dark trousers, woolly socks, chunky black shoes, sunglasses and gloves."

What’s the Best New Winter Gear for $30 or Less?

Jan 28, 2015

"United By Blue is not the world’s first Benefit Corporation, a certification given to companies committed to social and environmental change. But they do have one of the cooler business models we’ve seen...And not only do these socks help the environment, they’re also super warm and cozy thanks to a weave of American-raised merino wool."

United by Blue The Ultimate American Sock – Bison Down Socks – Gear Review

Jan 27, 2015

"We are all familiar with the synthetics and Merino Wool but Alpaca Wool and Bison Down are latest additions. The newest product to hit the shelves is made of Bison down. Yep! BISON! United By Blue has come out with the The Ultimate American Sock. These socks have been gaining popularity following after the completion of a successful Kickstarter Campaign."

This Versatile Jacket is Perfect For Urban and Outdoor Adventures

Jan 27, 2015

"This stylish, well-constructed and versatile jacket is brought to you as part of a limited-run UBB x Duckworth collaboration. This woolfill snapshirt jacket is rugged enough for any outdoor adventures but stylish and tailored enough for your day to day urban lifestyle."

We Put Together Five Head-Turning Styles For Guys

Jan 23, 2015

"Casual Friday: Layer Your Look. The end of the work week calls for a laidback outfit that’s still big on style. Bag: “Sutter’s Mill” tool bag by United By Blue."

[GIFTED] We Took to the Woods Candles

Jan 20, 2015

"We live in apartments and work in offices, so no one really spends anywhere near the amount of time outside that they want to. For those who want to infuse the fresh smell of the great outdoors without actually having to go out there, these We Took to the Woods Candles ($45, United By Blue) are perfect."

United By Blue Announces 2015 Product Line

Jan 16, 2015

"In the wake of an exceedingly successful crowd-funding campaign, the mission-driven urban outdoor clothing and accessory brand United By Blue is riding high into 2015 with an array of new styles and products. Debuting stylish, socially responsible, and innovative new apparel and accessories, United By Blue is proud to unveil the brand's Fall 2015 lineup at the Winter Outdoor Retailer Tradeshow"

Bison Down Socks

Jan 5, 2015

"The Ultimate American Sock is 100% crafted in the USA and combines two natural fibers grown in the American Rocky Mountains: Merino Wool and Bison Down. The product and packaging carry an authentic and natural feel with the kraft box and bison image right on the package."

Philly's eco-clothing king invents 'Ultimate American Sock'

Jan 5, 2015

""Because the Ultimate American Sock project was so different," he said, "and the price of the sock is so high, we felt the best way to go was to crowd-fund it on Kickstarter." To his pleasant surprise, Linton presold 5,000 pairs of the socks (discounted for investors) and raised $140,000 in 30 days. Come March, when the socks arrive here, Philly will be the bison-down capital of the civilized world."

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