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Sustainability Commitment

The UMass Store is committed to providing quality, fair labor products to all of our customer. 
In our store, we have eliminated the use of plastic bags and provide our customers only 100% recyclable paper bags upon request.
As part of our commitment, we reaching out and increasing the number of sustainable products carried in our store from recycled newspaper pencils and bamboo calculators to organic cotton tee-shirts and recycled bottle apparel. We are developing a “Sustainability Section” within our store and have launched our first line of Sustainable UMass Apparel. Shop Sustainable UMass now at


Shop Better, Shop Sustainable


The UMass Store is the first collegiate campus store to develop a sustainability section. Come check out what we have to offer!

Sustainability Section

Know more, buy better. 

 Q: What makes the items in this section sustainable?

A: They are all made using post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. In fact, the  inside tag of all the apparel indicates the number of bottles that were repurposed into that particular garment.

Q: Where do the bottles come from?

A: 75% of the bottles used in Renew products are collected from the USA.

Q: Where are the products made?

A: They are made in factories with strict labor and environmental standards.

Q: What about humane treatment of employees?

A: All products licensed by the university are required to adhere to strict labor standards that ensure employees are treated respectfully and receive a fair wage.

Q: Why shop sustainable? 

A: The apparel industry is the 2nd most polluting industry in the world (after oil). Reducing post-consumer waste in landfills is a huge step in improving the industry and our environment.





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