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8 Great Ways to Celebrate the Earth this Summer

May 2, 2016

“Simply grab a trash bag and some gloves and head to your nearest lake, river, or steam to pick up trash yourself. Or you can join an organized water cleanup. Sustainable apparel company United By Blue is committed to removing one pound of trash from waterways for every one of its items sold, so it regularly organizes waterway cleanups.”

[GearJunkie/Huckberry 'Spring Stoke' Shop] Stillwater Boardshorts

April 27, 2016

“With summer around the corner, it’s best to have a solid pair of boardshorts handy. Bonus: Every pair of United By Blue boardshorts purchased removes a pound of trash from oceans and waterways around the world."

[The 5 Best Spring Bags for Your Everyday Carry] Mt. Drew Duffle

April 27, 2016

“If you want the durability and space of a weekender bag without the price point of some of the other options on this list, United By Blue has you set. The brand crafts its bags sustainably and also removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways when you purchase it — that’s enough of a story on its own, even if this piece wasn’t finished off with antique brass hardware and waxed canvas set to break in as you use it.”

[Perfect Pairings | Backpacks & Boardshorts] Stillwater Boardshorts

April 25, 2016

“Made of recycled polyester & spandex, these lightweight, durable boardshorts are made with 4-way stretch to ensure for max comfort.”

Small Businesses Can Benefit From Putting The Environment First

April 22, 2016

“In United By Blue’s case, they promise to remove one pound of trash from an ocean or river for every product they sell. The program has been extended to United By Blue’s retail partners. Linton organizes grassroots local water cleanup efforts using United By Blue staff resources to promote and execute projects. The response has been outstanding. Since its founding, United by Blue has attracted thousands of volunteers to their cleanups, and hauled hundreds of thousands of pounds of trash out of rivers and ocean fronts.”

Products with a Purpose: United By Blue Boardshorts

April 21, 2016

“This year for Earth Day, you can help clean up the planet by doing nothing more than taking a dip in the pool. United by Blue’s new Board Shorts come in a wide selection of styles, colors, and patterns, and all of them are made with 85 percent recycled polyester, which means that just by wearing them, you’re helping to keep disposable plastics out of landfills.”

Products With a Purpose: United By Blue Boardshorts

April 21, 2016

“This year for Earth Day, you can help clean up the planet by doing nothing more than taking a dip in the pool. United by Blue’s new Board Shorts come in a wide selection of styles, colors, and patterns, and all of them are made with 85 percent recycled polyester, which means that just by wearing them, you’re helping to keep disposable plastics out of landfills.”

[6 Clever Items to Simplify Your Life] Recycled Wool Cup Cozy

April 15, 2016

“These cute, reusable sleeves keep your coffee cup from burning your hands—and offer a soft, sustainable alternative to disposable paper sleeves. The tapered shape fits any standard-sized coffee cup.”

[16 Eco-Friendly Fashion Brands that Are (Stylishly) Saving the Planet] Hyde Stripe Swing Dress

April 5, 2016

“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. On top of that, each piece is made from recycled goods, like this dress.”

How United By Blue Amassed Legions of Fans Through Its #BlueMovement

April 4, 2016

“One look at United by Blue’s Instagram feed and it’s obvious that it’s more than just a series of photos: it’s a visual love letter to the environment, a tidy grid of wanderlust-inducing beaches, lakes, mountains and forests. The feed is an extension of the eco-conscious outdoor apparel brand who has made its mark on the local retail scene.”

[The 10 Best Swim Trunks for 2016] Clear Creek Boardshorts

April 2016

“It follows that when you’re hitting the water in style, you want to feel good about what you’re wearing — right? United by Blue has the perfect way for stylish guys everywhere to achieve that aim — its Clear Creek Boardshort looks great, combines unique colorblocking and is made sustainably and with great care.”

[11 Pieces of Beautiful, Retro-Inspired Gear] Hektor Vest

March 31, 2016

“There’s nothing special about this classic two-tone vest. And that’s why we like it. United By Blue’s version has a recycled polyester shell, organic cotton chambray lining, and PrimaLoft Eco Recycled Fiber Fill insulation that's made from recycled plastic bottles.”

[Outfitted & Equipped: Spring Getaway] Stillwater Boardshorts

March 30, 2016

“United by Blue’s Stillwater Boardshorts are another smart, technical option with their 4-way stretch comfort and DWR finish for all things water.”

[Editors' Pick: Our Favorite Spring Gear] Juno Fleece Vest

March 29, 2016

“Despite its solid tech resume (a buttery smooth poly liner and recycled fleece shell), the Juno has more than a touch of style, with a playful oversize chest pocket and burnt-orange color contrasts.”

[5 Accessories Every Modern Dad Needs] Padauck Duffle

March 28, 2016

“Perfect for a train ride into the city or a quick overnight jaunt out to the burbs to visit family, the Padauck Duffle should be in every dad’s closet. Crafted from waxed cotton canvas and constructed with heavy-duty brass hardware, this bag will stand the test of time – and sticky fingers.”

[Get the Lodge Look at Home] Adirondack Throw

March 28, 2016

“This lovely Adirondack throw offered from United By Blue is made from 100% recycled cotton yarns and cotton scrap from US based textile mills. The neutral colors remind us of the steel blue skies of Denali and a cozy morning in the Great Smoky Mountains. And, for every product sold, United By Blue removes one pound of trash from our world's oceans and waterways. That’s a mission we can all love.”

[Recycled Boardshort Collection] Longbow Boardshorts

March 22, 2016

“United by Blue and their Longbow boardshorts follows up with their own refined creation blending 51% Organic Cotton (chosen for its none polluting production), 43% recycled polyester and 6% spandex. Scallop cut, they have a wicked vintage feel that is soft to touch, lightweight, and durable as hell.”

[Spring Outdoor Gear Review] Derby Tier

March 13, 2016

“Made with waxed organic cotton canvas, leather, and sturdy brass hardware, the Derby Tier backpack is a classy throwback that reminds me of my formative ’70s-’80s camping experiences. In addition to its retro aesthetic pleasures, we love that United By Blue is a brand that gives back. For every product purchased, they remove one pound of trash from the world’s waterways!”

Why Bison Fiber? A Q&A with United By Blue

March 8, 2016

“In a landscape rife with B Corps and other good actors, their passion is as unique as it is admirable. So when United By Blue unveiled bison fiber socks and its Ultimate American Jacket, it was logical to wonder “why bison fiber?” For that and several other reasons, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing founder and president Brian Linton.”

[5 Days, 5 Ways: The Mac Jacket] Dominion Twill Pant

March 7, 2016

“Wear it well: On a colder day, opt for socks. Otherwise, double cuff the pants to show off these abbreviated chukkas.”

[What to Pack for Your Next Beach Vacation] United By Blue Westwater Boardshort

May 4, 2016

“College students aren't the only ones with spring break on the brain. March is a popular month for travel: Our first brush with warm weather has us wanting more. Meanwhile, our wanderlust has us yearning to spend time anywhere but the office. You probably haven't had much, if any, extended time off since New Year’s. So, we put together a list of beach-getaway essentials for you to shop before you jet off.”

[Spring Style Essentials] Standard V-Neck

March 2016

“Pairing up a crisp leather jacket (or even a sharp, slim blazer) with a V-neck tee is a modern style move that’ll suit you perfectly this spring. Luckily, the team at United By Blue offers up the perfect tee to finish off that ensemble. Made from organic cotton and recycled polyester, its Standard V-neck is anything but ordinary.”

United By Blue Clear Creek Boardshorts

March 2016

“As menswear and gear trends have shifted in the past decade or so, a lot’s changed in terms of silhouettes and styles — that even goes for your typical summer swimsuit. What was once an afterthought is now another chance to show off extra details, solid style and functionality. United By Blue takes a sustainable, durable approach to spring and summer gear, and its new boardshorts represent the best of slightly vintage style in a uniquely modern color.”

[Travel Essentials] Mt. Drew Duffle

March 2016

“United By Blue produces a stylish, classic duffle bag that is old-school tough. Constructed with military-grade, waxed, water-resistant cotton fabric, heavy duty zipper with large grip tab, brass hardware all around (including zippers), and finished off with ergonomic, rugged leather wrap-around handles. The base is fitted with five brass floor studs that will stand up to all manners of airport abuse: this is a bag that begs to be dragged around rough terrain.”

[8 Road Trip Essentials] Mt. Drew Duffle

March 2016

“This handsome-looking, organic waxed canvas weekender bag is every bit as durable as it is stylish. Rich brown leather handles and straps complement the unique moss exterior color (which should look just right alongside inky-blue denim). Added details like brass hardware ensure it can take a beating and keep on going.”

[12 Essentials Every Guy Needs for Spring] Lakeland Laptop Bag

February 23, 2016

“Now's a perfect time to replace your worn-down messenger bag or briefcase. Since spring is about lightening things up a bit, you may want to consider a canvas bag over leather. These options from Topo Designs and United By Blue are stylish and professional, and roomy enough to comfortably stow most 15" laptops.”

The Product Review: United By Blue Mt. Drew Duffle

February 22, 2016

“The United By Blue Mt. Drew Duffle that you see here has been more than up to the task of handling all of my style essentials . . . if you’re going to be lugging this around the country as I’ve been, durability is going to be crucial. Luckily, the 18oz. organic waxed canvas is a huge plus — the bag has so far stood up to being jammed in overhead compartments and carried around on the subway, and it hasn’t shown any signs of ripping or giving out.”

[Valentine's Day Gifts for Your Outdoorsy Someone] The Explorers Axe

February 8, 2016

“We’ve compiled a list of useful, lovely, and weird gifts for your adventurous other because nothing is more adventurous than telling someone you love them. First, this Explorers Axe. Because they are worth it.”

[6 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Adventure Dude] The Ultimate American Sock

February 8, 2016

“Ultimate American Bison Sock: We can’t guarantee when you go looking for United by Blue’s Ultimate American Sock that they won’t already be sold-out — these things sell out with the speed of, well, a heard of bison.”

[The 15 Best Waxed Canvas Bags for Men] Lakeland Laptop Bag

February 4, 2016

“United by Blue is an eco-conscious company dedicated to making high-quality goods while helping to preserve the ocean, and with this Lakeland Laptop Bag, they do exactly that. Crafted out of waxed canvas, the bag is available in a variety of colors (and all-business black), has leather straps and brass hardware, and a ton of pockets (both interior and exterior) to keep your stuff organized.”

[Style: Start With This] Dominion Twill Pant

February 1, 2016

“Give your jeans a rest. Mix it up with the United by Blue Dominion Twill Pant. Made with organic cotton, these slim fit pants have a worn-in feel, even brand new.”

Scene: Western Warmth

5280 [The Denver Magazine] February 2016 Issue

“There’s a reason the bison in classic American West paintings face into the wind, all stoic-looking and toasty. Their wool is one of the warmest natural insulators on the planet—even when it’s wet. That’s also why United By Blue decided to use bison down in its new Bison Snap Jacket.”

United By Blue: Turning Consumers into Volunteers to Keep Water Fresh

Mountain Magazine February 2016 Issue

“Business–and therefore the scale of restoration projects–is growing. United By Blue sells its wares through two Philadelphia flagship stores, its website, and 400 retailers, including Nordstrom. Each location serves as a recruiting venue for volunteers, who collected 250,000 pounds of gunk from waterways across 23 states and Canada from 2010 through 2015.”

The 50 Best Messenger Bags For Men

February 2016

“Known for its commitment to sustainability and the environment, the Lakeland Laptop Bag sticks to the company’s message by making use of organic (and sturdy) 18oz canvas. Refined full-grain leather detailing and a reinforced leather bottom add to this bag’s unique air of stylish versatility. The brass hardware and padded laptop sleeve give the Lakeland another dose of durability that’ll keep going and going.”

[Rodale 100] United By Blue: Clear Blue

January 22, 2016

“Founded in 2010 in Philadelphia by Brian Linton and Mike Cangi, United By Blue matches every purchase of its sustainable products to a tangible environmental action—like removing a pound of trash from oceans and waterways through cleanups organized and hosted directly by the company.”

The Best of Outdoor Retailer, Winter 2016

January 15, 2016

“There’s actually a whole section of the show called “Venture Out” that’s filled with brands like Snow Peak, Topo Designs and United by Blue, which are sort of the indie darlings of this set and of the show, generally, with beautifully designed apparel and accessories that appeal to design-conscious people.”

The Rise of the Shacket: United By Blue Bison Snap Jacket

January 14, 2016

“As the name implies, the Bison uses bison fiber as insulation, which, like wool, works well in a wide range of temperatures. Bucket hand pockets and earthy color options make this a perfect après-ski pick.”

[The Adventurists Blog: Exploring Indonesia by Pirate Ship] Classic Boardshorts

January 12, 2016

“When your ocean adventuring, you really only rely on one piece of clothing, your board shorts. United By Blue is an awesome brand that donates from each sale to cleaning up ocean communities around the world, but they also make a really nice pair of shorts. Super comfy fit, simple and stylish and really stretchy and comfy which makes them great for surfing as they wont tear as easy, these shorts are the short of shorts.”

[Outdoor Retailer Daily Magazine - Day 4] Green Giants?

January 10, 2016

“When Mike Cangi and Brian Linton started apparel company United By Blue in Philadelphia in 2010, they wanted to bake environmental sustainability into their business from the get-go. The young founders began with a line of organic t-shirts, promising to remove a pound of trash from oceans and waterways for every product sold. By 2015, they had delivered on this promise, cleaning up 250,000 pounds of trash.”

[Outdoor Retailer Daily Magazine - Day 2] Workhorse Warmers

January 8, 2016

“This season sees the rare re-introduction of natural insulation: bison wool. United By Blue worked with U.S. ranchers to harvest wool for its B100 Fill bison fiber insulation. The fill boasts a high Clo rating and down-like loft.”

Gear of the Show: The Best of Winter Outdoor Retailer 2016

January 8, 2016

“Philly-based United By Blue wants to swaddle you in a different natural fiber: bison wool. The company, which already makes socks out of the stuff, is using the material in its new, supremely toasty Ultimate American Jacket, slated to ship in March . . . the insulating power is undeniable.”

[Outdoor Retailer Daily Magazine - Day 0] New Directions

January 6, 2016

“The Ultimate American Jacket is a fully waterproof coat with a removable bison wool liner. No bison were killed or injured in the making of the jacket. The brand uses buffalo wool that is left after the animal is slaughtered by another company. They ensure that nothing goes to waste.”

Technical Outerwear Remains the Show Stopper

Winter Show Issue 2016

“For United By Blue, getting into bison wool was a journey to find better and more creative solution for sustainable outerwear.”

Future Gear: First Look At 2016 Outdoor Products

January 4, 2016

“United By Blue’s Ultimate American Jacket uses a proprietary insulation called B100 Fill, which is a sheet-style insulation made in part with bison wool. There’s also a sheep wool interior vest. The jacket is mega warm, waterproof, and 100% domestically sourced.”

[Bundle Up: 15 Best Wool Blankets for Winter] Wool Throw Blanket

January 4, 2016

“United by Blue is an eco-conscious company dedicated to making quality apparel while helping to preserve the ocean, which means you can feel good about buying this Wool Throw Blanket. Available in traditional buffalo plaid or green, white, and blue tartan, the blanket is made of 100% wool and is just as perfect for a picnic by the lake as it is for lounging on the couch.”

5 Easy Things You Can Do To Help You Have Your Best Year Ever

December 30, 2015

“Cleanse Your Closet: Keep the clothes that make you feel good, recycle the rest, and vow to look for organic clothing as a first choice for a new wardrobe. There are so many conscientious brands—Eileen Fisher, United By Blue, Kowtow—and when you buy from them, you make the world a better place.”

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