JOOB was founded by John Ames, Jr and Nicha Sangiampornpanit, a husband-and-wife team of adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts. Inspired by the advent of sustainable clothing and fair trade initiatives, John and Nicha sought to develop a company that gives back to mother nature, to its employees, and to its partner ecosystem – at the same time as designing stylish yet functional clothes to be used across many activities.
For The Planet & Climate Neutral Certifed
We invest 1% of our revenues in local environmental initiatives through our partner Huron River Watershed Council – and a portion of our revenues in quantifiable carbon reducing projects managed by our partner Climate Neutral - so that JOOB will be Climate Neutral Certified. And with all of our clothes we make, we’ll let you know what type of fabric the clothes are made from, where the fabric mills are and what processes they use so that you know how your apparel is being made. Our end-to-end supply chain will be clear for you to see and understand. We won’t be perfect from day one in terms of having everything “green” but will be working on that as a key goal for our company.
We've been working to provide products that are sustainable and climate neutral, and now we also want our products to be zero waste. JOOB would like to lead in the area of sustainability and environmental responsibility. We are launching our Zero Waste initiative with the goal of having zero JOOB clothes going to landfill - through initiatives of re-use, repair, recycle, and re-purpose.
1. Continue Solar Use, Compostable Packaging, Ground Shipment to Customers
We are on our second full year of solar power for JOOB's HQ, which produced 2X the power required, enabling us to feed the power grid and store credits. We also shipped out all products in 2021 using our TIPA compostable packaging - meaning our packaging returns to dirt when put into home composts. We'll also continue to ship slow to customers. No one needs to have their product air-shipped.
2. Take out gas heating in JOOB HQ
This was a goal of ours in 2021 but with most contractors full out and not available for small jobs, we did not meet this goal in 2021. We are hoping to convert our old gas heater at our HQ to electric, in order to have a truly climate neutral HQ all tied to our solar power.
3. Find a recycled nylon source for Everywhere pants
As we learned about the difficulty in recycling nylon, we found a source that is providing brands with a possible recycled nylon option. We'll pursue this as an alternative to the virgin nylon/spandex found in our everywhere pants.
4. Find replacement for cotton tee
We're continuing on our quest to find a better material than cotton, which uses a lot of water and questionable labor to produce. Last year we focused on a tencel merino blend but it was itchy, so we are looking at some cellulosic options now. Stay tuned, slow fashion fans.
5. Continue to Develop Products Using Sustainable Fabrics and Fair Trade Partners
We have been searching for a partner to make waterproof slings out of recycled tires, perhaps our first prototype will get done this year. We've found a good potential partner in EU/India so stay tuned.
6. WFH 2-3 times per week, limit business travel to 1-2 trips for the year
The pandemic has proven that work from home can work, and we'll continue this as much as possible for the JOOB team in 2022. We'll also limit our business trips to only those on-site photo trips. Sorry Delta :(
Climate Neutral is an independent non-profit organization working to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon world by putting a price on carbon emissions. We are enlisting brands in the fight against climate change by showing them that measuring and paying for their carbon emissions is cheaper and easier than they think.
HRWC is working to rehabilitate the Huron River and the watershed that surrounds it. We invest 1% of our revenues in local environmental initiatives through our partner Huron River Watershed Council.
One Percent for the Planet is an international organization whose members contribute at least one percent of their annual sales to address the most pressing environmental issues facing our planet.
Store Hours Call or email us to visit our mini-store and Solar Powered HQ, hours by appt.
HQ/Solar Powered Warehouse:
5007 West Jackson, Suite A, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 734-277-2510 Hello@JoobWear.com
JOOB is a line of sustainable, stylish, and versatile activewear, developed in Ann Arbor, MI by an adventurous couple who loves to travel and get outside.
Call or email for an appt to see our gear at our Solar Powered HQ
HQ and Warehouse 5007 West Jackson Road Suite A Ann Arbor, MI 48103 734-277-2510