We’re always thrilled to work with companies and individuals who share our values, and certified B-Corp United By Blue is a stellar example. Their commitment to sustainability is a core part of the brand’s story with their promise to remove one pound of trash from waterways for each product sold through company-organized cleanups.
United By Blue launched in 2010 as a T-shirt line and a team of three, plus interns. From the start they knew they wanted their business to help protect the environment. Rather than donating profits, they decided to remove trash from waterways themselves, and did their first cleanup the same week they shipped the initial orders of shirts.
Since 2010 United By Blue has grown to a team of 45, three retail stores, and their products can now be found in stores nationwide. Their line has expanded too, and now includes a wide range of outdoor gear and accessories, including a handy trio of custom Scout Books. Says Bastianna Mene, who is on the product team:
We are always searching for like-minded companies to work with, and Scout Books is a perfect match. They also prioritize using sustainable materials (like 100% recycled paper) and share our graphics-forward point of view. We love that the notebooks are the perfect size to take on the hiking trail or carry in your pocket for everyday use. They've become a staple product in our line!
Their Adventure Bound notebook set was designed in-house, with the intention of embodying the spirit of outdoors and inspiring exploration, note-taking, and doodling! Bastianna added: “We were careful to select artwork that still allowed the kraft cover to peek through, since we love the look and feel of recycled craft paper. This was challenging from both a technical sense and design perspective and a delicate balance of what would work best for the overall design.”
You can pick up this set here, and rest easy knowing your doodles are helping support clean waterways!