Waaait for it…
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We aren’t your average lifestyle brand, and we’re okay with that.
While our voice is big, our team is small and we also really hate being wasteful. Online orders typically take 1-3 weeks to arrive at your door, and below are a few reasons why. But if you just can’t wait, come see us at BODEGA for premium, exclusive and locally printed goods from Because Marquette!
DON’T BE TRASHY
About 85% of goods from the fashion industry end up in landfills, making it a major contributor to environmental damage. On top of that, one in every five items produced by the fashion industry reaches a landfill without ever being worn.
This is why we proudly work with on-demand suppliers for the majority of our online products, only producing an item after receiving and approving the order. Not every design will be a hit, and that’s okay, but textile waste from overproduction isn’t. So give your order some extra thought and some extra space to breathe while we make it on-demand, just for you.
BE KIND TO EARTH
Our printing tech is made with sustainability in mind, and our printers use almost zero wastewater and less energy than standard industry printers, lowering our carbon footprint.
The inks we use are vegan, water-based, free of harmful chemicals and the left-over ink is always disposed of according to the ink supplier guidelines. We also proudly source the majority of our clothing and all of our classic tees from BELLA + CANVAS, here are some reasons why…
By using newer, more efficient dye machines, BELLA + CANVAS uses 7x less water than the average for clothing manufacturers, saving 24 million gallons a week. Any water that is not used goes through a filtration system that allows it to be recycled.
BELLA + CANVAS is a green company through and through – taking every opportunity to reduce co2 emissions. Headquarters uses solar energy to power the sewing and cutting facilities, motion-sensor LED lighting, skylights throughout each building, and electric car charging stations to encourage employees to go green.
VIRTUALLY ZERO WASTE
The BELLA + CANVAS manufacturing facilities and LA Headquarters produce almost no landfill because pretty much everything that can’t be turned into a tee is recycled. Let nothing go to waste!
We love sharing our art and passion for the U.P. across the world- but as people we demand that life also be filled with adventures outside, cold beer in the sun and moments with friends and family. On the other side of Because Marquette, we’re just local creatives sharing our love for Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula. We’re not a team of 24/7 customer service specialists, we’re sitting next to you at blackrocks telling you how kick ass you look in your Marquette beanie.
So while our communication might be slower than a chat bot and our fulfillment doesn’t come overnight by drone, know that we appreciate you and will always do our best to give you the best. We just think that hustle culture is a sham, business can be done better and humans should play outside more.
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Talk To A Human
If you don’t hear back from us right away, we’re probably off exploring the back 40. Rest assured that once we kick off our muddy boots and hang our packs to dry, we’ll get back at ya soon.