Hey we’re Nube, we make sustainable activewear. We care for our Mother Earth and the people on it and want to give humans more ways to shop with a conscience. All of our goods are manufactured in the US from recycled materials using the best practices in sourcing and production with an aim on reducing waste and environmental impact.
But fighting climate change is no small task, so we had to ask some friends to help. We partner with artists and designers around the world to create prints motivated by the environmental crisis that inspire connection and action. We are proud to be woman-owned. We are proud to be US made. And we believe clothing can be a platform that sparks mindful consumption.
We try to be as sustainable as possible and therefore are constantly adapting as the industry shifts and we learn more. As we learn, we strive to adopt and implement the best practices in production and sourcing of materials, with the goal of minimizing harm to the environment. By using recycled materials and designing products to last, we can reduce the environmental impact of our products.
We are also developing our take back program so we can use your loved Nubes to make new ones - stay tuned and reach out with any questions.
We believe in saving materials that would otherwise be wasted, that’s why we go recycled. Another key factor is working to be as local as possible with our sourcing. Initially all of our fabrics were custom knit in LA, but as we have grown, we have brought in some fabrics from overseas. We are working to find suppliers in the US who have the same quality goods we are looking for, as it's our goal to bring all of our sourcing back to the US.
rPET uses half the electricity than virgin poly. Our recycled polyester is 79% rPET and 21% spandex. It’s ultra thick with one side brushed to be super soft.
Recycled polyester compared to virgin:
- Reduces water consumption by nearly 20%
- Reduces energy consumption by over 45%
- Reduces greenhouse gas emissions by over 30%
*Statistics from the recycled poly supplier, Unifi
Our clothing is made in the Nube sewing studio in East Los Angeles and, when needed, we outsource to other West Coast studios. We are devoted to being fully US made, partially due to the international nature of the garment industry-- requiring an excess of transporting overseas. Local production also helps support our local economic environment, by building power for local economies as well as establishing genuine relationships with our makers. We ensure that all of our manufacturers comply to the highest garment standards of fair-wages and ethical working conditions.
All of our shipping materials are plastic-free, made in the usa, and 100% recycled and recyclable. The kraft mailers, order confirmation paper, postcards, and hang tags can be tossed in with your paper recycling and are all naturally biodegradable. No detail is too small- our office paper is made using wind power through credit purchasing!
DYES & FINISHES
All of our dyes are non toxic, low impact and lead free. The sublimation is all done in our Nube sewing studio and the solid dyes at a small dye house nearby who strives to reduce energy use and toxins at every point in the process.
Making clothing creates a lot of fabric waste. So, we are working with artists, fashion students, and rag traders (companies that buy scraps to make their products, like mops) as a way to turn our fabric scraps into something new! We are also prioritizing patterns and designs that create less waste. We are excited to share some new fabric scrap projects with you soon!
Taking care of your garments extends the life of your Nube pieces and reduces negative impacts on our planet. The dark cotton pieces may bleed the first couple washes, so be sure to wash cold with similar colors!
Wash cold, hang dry, wear often.
USA SHIPPING RATES
We are happy to offer flat-rate options for shipments within the U.S. Estimated delivery time is from when order has shipped. Most orders ship within two business days. Unfortunately at this time we do not ship internationally.
SHIPPING TYPE COST DELIVERY TIME
Standard Shipping Free 5-7 Business Days
Expedited $7 2-3 Business Days
RETURNS - USA ONLY
Need to return something to us? No problem. We accept returns on any of our products in like-new condition within 30 days from the purchase date. All returns are subject to a flat service fee of $5 that will be subtracted from your refund. Please follow the link below to generate your return label. Merchandise that has been heavily worn, dirtied, washed or altered will not be accepted.