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Sustainability Commitment

The UMass Store is committed to providing quality, fair labor products to all of our customers. 

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 are 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 have developed a “Sustainability Section” within our store and now carry apparel made from recycled bottles, organic cotton, and organic bamboo. 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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