Dirt Squirrel Co. is committed to the well-being of the environment and customer. We do our best to keep our carbon footprint squirrel sized and offer products in materials that are easier on our earth and better for you. We primarily use bamboo fibre fabric for our underwear and bamboo ribbing for our fans due to it being eco-friendly and bamboo forests having the ability to regenerate in 30 days. We endeavour to use comfortable, premium fabrics such as bamboo fiber; a fabric that is not only soft, but also known for its eco-friendly, anti-bacterial, sweat absorbent and insulating qualities, as much as possible.
As of January 2020, Dirt Squirrel Co. has developed environmental policies and is committed to becoming a carbon neutral company. In addition, we have begun the process of eliminating all unnecessary and non-reusable plastics from our products and procedures where and when possible. We even chose our packaging tape with the environment in mind! All orders are shipped using recyclable materials, so please help the squirrels and recycle materials according to your cities recycling program!
Our goal, as we grow, is to continually better ourselves where we can, as we can and lessen the environmental impact we have as a company. We’re Vancouverites, after all. Organic, locally sourced, vegan friendly and athleisure is essentially our calling. We believe that together, we can continue to learn and strive to better our world for ourselves and one another.
As a small LGBTQ+ run company, we actively take part in our community to collaborate, raise money, raise awareness, have fun and promote equality. We are a non-discriminatory company who values the ethical and moral integrity of all people involved in our business. Our policies are not just “tolerating”, but “accepting” of individuals of all ethnicities, genders, abilities, ages and beyond.
In January of 2021, we launched our Rainbow Collection featuring sweaters, shirts and fans. Partial proceeds of each item are sent directly to a local charity called Rainbow Refugee. Rainbow Refugee is a Vancouver based community group that supports people seeking refugee protection in Canada because of persecution based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression (SOGIE) or HIV status. We love their mission and are one of many great groups we whole-heartedly support.