Not All Performance Tees Are Created Equal

Posted by Alexandra Ketterling on

Expert Brand proudly introduces EcoTek™, the only 100% recycled performance shirt for the active lifestyle, made entirely in the USA.
Harnessing three decades of PFAS-free performance knitting expertise and the innovative technology of REPREVE® yarn, this performance powerhouse is available in seven fashion-forward colors. 

Crafted for comfort, our EcoTek™ tees effectively wick away sweat and control odors. Plus, a durable mechanical stretch without spandex ensures they won't sag, pill, or fade like many fast-fashion alternatives on the market. For elevated and responsible brands looking to reflect and leverage their ESG commitments for the long run, this one’s for you.

Resident Radicals Redefining Reshoring

While recycled activewear has been on the market for years, imported options often come with a hidden carbon footprint due to extensive shipping and transportation. Additionally, many overseas recycled polyester supply chains lack transparency and environmental laws as progressive as those in the United States.

We made the conscious decision to defy convention by creating our EcoTek™ Tees with an ultra-reduced carbon footprint. Recycled REPREVE® yarn comes from our long-time partners at UNIFI® in Yadkinville, North Carolina. From there, it’s knit, dyed, cut, sewn, packed, and shipped by Expert Brand within a 20-mile radius of Los Angeles. Because every component is made in the USA, EcoTek™ is also Berry Amendment compliant–all DOD inquiries are welcome.

Being Peachy to the Planet Shouldn’t Plump the Budget

While most apparel businesses shop for fabrics, we're uniquely vertical, knitting our own. The result? As a USA-made manufacturer, we're proud to produce products where both quality and price are unparalleled. Each step in the supply chain is seamlessly harmonized for efficiency, ensuring no corners are compromised and middlemen are nowhere to be found.

Welcome to the best leap forward in accessible and more sustainable performance.