our efforts to achieve

ETHICS & SUSTAINABILITY

Beyond Borders Collective makes all efforts to use eco-friendly fibers and materials whenever possible. We will continue to work hard with our manufacturers and artisans, searching for more environmentally friendly and sustainable practices. However, we still have a long journey ahead of us, but we feel confident that we have the right partnerships to help us achieve our goals of caring for the environment and providing above-average standards for their workers. 

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE PURSUE

  • Sustainable
  • Pursuing to be more Eco - Friendly
  • Ethically made AND SOURCED
  • social good
  • Woman Owned
  • Latino owned
  • Small Batch
  • Not sold on amazong
  • Hand Crafted
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Offset Your Order with ecocart!

Shop sustainably by offsetting your order's carbon footprint when you opt-in before checkout in your cart to contribute a calculated fee towards offsetting your order with us. Through collective action, we can make a real difference in protecting our planet. By offsetting your carbon footprint, you are taking a proactive step towards building a more sustainable future. 

Carbon offsetting is a necessity in any serious sustainability strategy because sustainability isn’t just about mitigation. Business operations have been emitting carbon into the atmosphere for centuries now, which means we need to be removing carbon from the atmosphere in addition to avoiding emitting any more. Carbon offsets enable you to have an immediate positive impact on the environment by funding projects like restoring and protecting forests, creating clean energy sources, and more.

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Where do the funds go and how does it bring impact?

Funding Global Forestry projects

The Global Forestry Projects is a variety of forestry-based carbon offset projects-from reforestation to protection and improved forest management. You can support multiple projects in countries and communities all over the world when you offset your order. These projects take place all over the global south. By supporting this project with Beyond Borders Collective, you’ll be funding projects like the Katingan Peatland Restoration and Conservation Project, the Mai Ndombe Project, the Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve, the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Envira Amazonia Project. 

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benefits

🌿 Reduces the amount of carbon in the atmosphere by providing protected trees and plants around the world that can absorb carbon from the atmosphere.

🌿 Provides safe and protected habitat to wildlife all over the world by practicing sustainable forest and timber management that reduce the destruction of wildlife habitats.

🌿 Protects the local water supplies by acting as a natural filter that provides clean water for the local communities.

🌿 Supports projects that provide jobs and education opportunities for locals.

How does EcoCart bring impact?

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EcoCart's Verification

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Founded in 2005, Verra is a global leader helping tackle the world’s most intractable environmental and social challenges by developing and managing standards that help the private sector, countries, and civil society achieve ambitious sustainable development and climate action goals. Verra’s global standards and frameworks serve as linchpins for channeling finance towards high-impact activities that tackle some of the most pressing environmental issues of our day.

Our partnership With better packaging co.

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TOGETHER WE'RE BRINGING

BETTER PACKAGING SOLUTIONS

As an important part of our sustainability journey, we are proud to announce that at the beginning of 2024 we started shipping our products using POLLAST!C mailers and inner packaging, made from recycled ocean-bound plastic! Here at Beyond Borders Collective we are deeply committed to making a positive impact on the planet and its people. As we all know plastic pollution is a real issue year after year, altering habitats, natural processes, ecosystems, and people’s livelihoods to mention a few.    

Our partners @betterpackagingco work with coastal communities throughout Southeast Asia to rescue abandoned plastic pollution and recycle it into the packaging we are now using. This initiative is creating a positive impact not only for the environment but the communities that benefit from it and today we get to be a part of it.  LEARN MORE

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Meet Becs, A Co-Founder Of Better Packaging Co.

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Recycled, Carbon Neutral, & Certified

Our new POLLAST!C mailers are made from certified Ocean Bound Plastic, carbon neutral and 100% recycled.

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Traceable

Check out the code on the back of the mailer. If you plug it into their website HERE it will tell you where the plastic pollution used to make it was rescued from.

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Impacting Environment & Communities

This initiative is creating a positive impact not only for the environment but the communities that benefit from it and today we get to be a part of it. 

Our partnership in Ecuador

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Story & Inspiration

We are proud to have a partnership that brings growth and empowerment through dignifying the hard work, care, and skills that our Ecuadorian artisans put into their creations. This is one of the many reasons why Beyond Borders Collective is privileged to be a part of their inspiration, influence, and impact. As artisans who began with limited resources and built their dream on their own, they manufacture high-quality textiles, crafted to be durable and easy to care for.  

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Factory

A local example and influence within their community in the highlands of Ecuador, empowerment is at the core of their success and production within a safe work environment. Every blanket they create begins with the inspiration behind nature and the richness of the Andean culture. The artisans put together color schemes and design their patterns to represent the uniqueness of their roots. Once that is perfected, they bring their inspiration to life! With some hands-on details to enhance their final product, they create a blanket that accents your life with its extraordinary design and value.

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Eco-Friendly Efforts

The yarn our artisans use to craft each blanket with its intricate designs and color schemes is 100% post-consumer recycled acrylic yarn from repurposed acrylic materials. Easy to care for and hypoallergenic, especially for those allergic to wool.

ECUADOR Adventure BLANKETS

Canoa Blanket - Mahogany Earth - Beyond Borders Collective
Canoa Blanket - Mahogany Earth - Beyond Borders Collective
Canoa Blanket - Mahogany Earth - Beyond Borders Collective
Canoa Blanket - Mahogany Earth - Beyond Borders Collective
Canoa Blanket - Mahogany Earth - Beyond Borders Collective
Canoa Blanket - Mahogany Earth - Beyond Borders Collective
Canoa Blanket - Mahogany Earth - Beyond Borders Collective
Canoa Blanket - Mahogany Earth - Beyond Borders Collective
Canoa Blanket - Mahogany Earth - Beyond Borders Collective
Canoa Blanket - Mahogany Earth - Beyond Borders Collective
Canoa Blanket - Mahogany Earth - Beyond Borders Collective
Canoa Blanket - Mahogany Earth - Beyond Borders Collective

Canoa Blanket - Mahogany Earth

$169.99
Quito Blanket - Mustard Yellow - Beyond Borders Collective
Quito Blanket - Mustard Yellow - Beyond Borders Collective
Quito Blanket - Mustard Yellow - Beyond Borders Collective
Quito Blanket - Mustard Yellow - Beyond Borders Collective
Quito Blanket - Mustard Yellow - Beyond Borders Collective
Quito Blanket - Mustard Yellow - Beyond Borders Collective

Quito Blanket - Mustard Yellow

$169.99
Quito Blanket - Rust Orange - Beyond Borders Collective
Quito Blanket - Rust Orange - Beyond Borders Collective
Quito Blanket - Rust Orange - Beyond Borders Collective
Quito Blanket - Rust Orange - Beyond Borders Collective
Quito Blanket - Rust Orange - Beyond Borders Collective
Quito Blanket - Rust Orange - Beyond Borders Collective
Quito Blanket - Rust Orange - Beyond Borders Collective
Quito Blanket - Rust Orange - Beyond Borders Collective
Quito Blanket - Rust Orange - Beyond Borders Collective
Quito Blanket - Rust Orange - Beyond Borders Collective
Quito Blanket - Rust Orange - Beyond Borders Collective
Quito Blanket - Rust Orange - Beyond Borders Collective
Quito Blanket - Rust Orange - Beyond Borders Collective
Quito Blanket - Rust Orange - Beyond Borders Collective
Quito Blanket - Rust Orange - Beyond Borders Collective
Quito Blanket - Rust Orange - Beyond Borders Collective

Quito Blanket - Rust Orange

$169.99
Loja Blanket - Dark Moss - Beyond Borders Collective
Loja Blanket - Dark Moss - Beyond Borders Collective
Loja Blanket - Dark Moss - Beyond Borders Collective
Loja Blanket - Dark Moss - Beyond Borders Collective
Loja Blanket - Dark Moss - Beyond Borders Collective
Loja Blanket - Dark Moss - Beyond Borders Collective
Loja Blanket - Dark Moss - Beyond Borders Collective
Loja Blanket - Dark Moss - Beyond Borders Collective
Loja Blanket - Dark Moss - Beyond Borders Collective
Loja Blanket - Dark Moss - Beyond Borders Collective

Loja Blanket - Dark Moss

$169.99

Our partnership in Peru

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Alpaca Conservation

Our partnership provides support for the sustainable development of alpaca raising. Our partners in South America work to sustain both the alpaca population and the local shepherds of Peru through special shearing and genetic selection techniques. These special techniques help ensure the alpaca conservation, providing better income and education to the shepherds who raise and care for them, and with our partnership, we provide support to sustain the development of alpaca raising.

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Factory

Our partnership's factories not only focus on high-quality materials, technology and manufacturing, but they are also cruelty-free specializing in taking care of their alpacas, shepherds, the environment, and contributing to Peru's local economy. In Peru, our partners also provide thousands of jobs in a guaranteed safe work environment with benefits such as insurance, scholarship programs, and more.

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Eco-Friendly EFFORTS

80% of pollution to the marine environment comes from the land, one of the sources being plastic. Since fashion is another contributing source of pollution it is vital to find ways to reuse natural fibers to create a conscious, circular, and sustainable fashion. Our partner in Peru have a highly specialized upcycle and recycle system developed to create high-end, durable, and unique garments from leftovers such as scraps, dead inventory, and wastage through. (see below for more info)

Making an impact by

Repurposing Materials

Taking advantage of the resilience and versatility found in alpaca fibers, since these offcuts without any re-process will most likely end up in the landfills. our partners in Peru produce 120,000 kilograms of Recycled and Upcycled yarn from alpaca, wool, and blends with nylon per year. Even though they do not recycle materials such as cotton and acrylic (synthetics in general), they do purchase 85% of offcuts from other companies, helping other companies in their recycling efforts to repurpose this material. This results in saving energy and water while reducing the consumption of raw materials. All the repurposed material is sorted by hand. 

WHAT IS RECYCLE?

Process where objects are transformed into new materials, our partners use selvage from woven fabrics, deadstock yarn and swatches, and recycled polyester.

WHAT IS UPCYCLE?

Also known as “creative recycling” it involves repurposing waste to create something new and useful. Our partners use noils, extremely short fibers, and scrap materials to create durable garments that would otherwise be waste and pollution.

Our Partner's Certifications from Peru

Campestre Alpaca Blend Throw - Grey / Blue - Beyond Borders Collective
Campestre Alpaca Blend Throw - Grey / Blue - Beyond Borders Collective
Campestre Alpaca Blend Throw - Grey / Blue - Beyond Borders Collective
Campestre Alpaca Blend Throw - Grey / Blue - Beyond Borders Collective
Campestre Alpaca Blend Throw - Grey / Blue - Beyond Borders Collective
Campestre Alpaca Blend Throw - Grey / Blue - Beyond Borders Collective
Campestre Alpaca Blend Throw - Grey / Blue - Beyond Borders Collective
Campestre Alpaca Blend Throw - Grey / Blue - Beyond Borders Collective
Campestre Alpaca Blend Throw - Grey / Blue - Beyond Borders Collective
Campestre Alpaca Blend Throw - Grey / Blue - Beyond Borders Collective
Campestre Alpaca Blend Throw - Grey / Blue - Beyond Borders Collective
Campestre Alpaca Blend Throw - Grey / Blue - Beyond Borders Collective

Campestre Alpaca Blend Throw - Grey / Blue

$189.99
Estancia ALPACA BLEND Throw - Grey / Mustard Yellow - Beyond Borders Collective
Estancia ALPACA BLEND Throw - Grey / Mustard Yellow - Beyond Borders Collective
Estancia ALPACA BLEND Throw - Grey / Mustard Yellow - Beyond Borders Collective
Estancia ALPACA BLEND Throw - Grey / Mustard Yellow - Beyond Borders Collective
Estancia ALPACA BLEND Throw - Grey / Mustard Yellow - Beyond Borders Collective
Estancia ALPACA BLEND Throw - Grey / Mustard Yellow - Beyond Borders Collective
Estancia ALPACA BLEND Throw - Grey / Mustard Yellow - Beyond Borders Collective
Estancia ALPACA BLEND Throw - Grey / Mustard Yellow - Beyond Borders Collective
Estancia ALPACA BLEND Throw - Grey / Mustard Yellow - Beyond Borders Collective
Estancia ALPACA BLEND Throw - Grey / Mustard Yellow - Beyond Borders Collective

Estancia ALPACA BLEND Throw - Grey / Mustard Yellow

$189.99
Estancia ALPACA BLEND Throw - Grey / Wine - Beyond Borders Collective
Estancia ALPACA BLEND Throw - Grey / Wine - Beyond Borders Collective
Estancia ALPACA BLEND Throw - Grey / Wine - Beyond Borders Collective
Estancia ALPACA BLEND Throw - Grey / Wine - Beyond Borders Collective
Estancia ALPACA BLEND Throw - Grey / Wine - Beyond Borders Collective
Estancia ALPACA BLEND Throw - Grey / Wine - Beyond Borders Collective
Estancia ALPACA BLEND Throw - Grey / Wine - Beyond Borders Collective
Estancia ALPACA BLEND Throw - Grey / Wine - Beyond Borders Collective
Estancia ALPACA BLEND Throw - Grey / Wine - Beyond Borders Collective
Estancia ALPACA BLEND Throw - Grey / Wine - Beyond Borders Collective
Estancia ALPACA BLEND Throw - Grey / Wine - Beyond Borders Collective
Estancia ALPACA BLEND Throw - Grey / Wine - Beyond Borders Collective

Estancia ALPACA BLEND Throw - Grey / Wine

$132.99
Descanso ALPACA BLEND Throw - Navy Heather - Beyond Borders Collective
Descanso ALPACA BLEND Throw - Navy Heather - Beyond Borders Collective
Descanso ALPACA BLEND Throw - Navy Heather - Beyond Borders Collective
Descanso ALPACA BLEND Throw - Navy Heather - Beyond Borders Collective
Descanso ALPACA BLEND Throw - Navy Heather - Beyond Borders Collective
Descanso ALPACA BLEND Throw - Navy Heather - Beyond Borders Collective
Descanso ALPACA BLEND Throw - Navy Heather - Beyond Borders Collective
Descanso ALPACA BLEND Throw - Navy Heather - Beyond Borders Collective
Descanso ALPACA BLEND Throw - Navy Heather - Beyond Borders Collective
Descanso ALPACA BLEND Throw - Navy Heather - Beyond Borders Collective
Descanso ALPACA BLEND Throw - Navy Heather - Beyond Borders Collective
Descanso ALPACA BLEND Throw - Navy Heather - Beyond Borders Collective

Descanso ALPACA BLEND Throw - Navy Heather

$271.99
Descanso ALPACA BLEND Throw - Dusty Red - Beyond Borders Collective
Descanso ALPACA BLEND Throw - Dusty Red - Beyond Borders Collective
Descanso ALPACA BLEND Throw - Dusty Red - Beyond Borders Collective
Descanso ALPACA BLEND Throw - Dusty Red - Beyond Borders Collective
Descanso ALPACA BLEND Throw - Dusty Red - Beyond Borders Collective
Descanso ALPACA BLEND Throw - Dusty Red - Beyond Borders Collective
Descanso ALPACA BLEND Throw - Dusty Red - Beyond Borders Collective
Descanso ALPACA BLEND Throw - Dusty Red - Beyond Borders Collective
Descanso ALPACA BLEND Throw - Dusty Red - Beyond Borders Collective
Descanso ALPACA BLEND Throw - Dusty Red - Beyond Borders Collective

Descanso ALPACA BLEND Throw - Dusty Red

$271.99

Our partnership in TURKEY

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Story & Inspiration

Crafted in their homes by local Turkish artisans in their homes, and generationally handed down, Our artisans weave together each Turkish throw/towel in their small ateliers located in Lycos Valley of Turkey. They began with 2 looms of their own and now have a team of skilled families that have joined them in their venture. Together they create their finest quality yarns that are dyed with the OEKO-TEX® certified dyes in their certified dye house. Every product created is created with a labor of love.

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Factory

Our artisans weave together each Turkish throw/towel in their small ateliers located in Lycos Valley of Turkey. They began with 2 looms of their own and now have a team of skilled families that have joined them in their venture. Together they create their finest quality yarns that are dyed with the OEKO-TEX® certified dyes in their certified dye house. Every product created is created with a labor of love.

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Eco-Friendly Efforts

Free from any harmful toxins or chemicals, while still maintaining their rich colors. These 100% Turkish cotton throws/towels are dyed with OEKO-TEX® certified dyes in their certified dye house. Keeping the environment in mind without also polluting the nature of cotton’s natural fiber.