The Story Behind Our Alternative Down

Plastic. One of the biggest polluters in the world’s oceans. It’s an almost unavoidable material at this point.  In 2012, over three million pieces of plastic were found by the International Coastal Cleanup, ranging from plastic bottles, straws, and single-use cutlery. With many environmentalists, activists, and scientists alike trying to find a way to clean up the ocean and find a better use for the plastic accumulating, Unifi began to make huge strides in turning plastic into a fiber. Although hard to imagine at first, plastic can be turned into...

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Seals and the 36th Chamber

Across many cultures in the world, government officials, important houses in royalty, and even humble merchants have an insignia or seal. Inspired by the seals belonging to the dynasties seen throughout China’s history, we created our own seal and placed it on our new line of accessories 36 Seal. Let’s jump into the history books to explain why we felt it was high time we had our own seal. The first recorded seal was in 221 BC after China’s first emperor Qin Shi Huang defeated the six Warring States and...

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Q&A With Children's Literacy Society

When Bobby (professionally known as RZA) and I created 36 Chambers, we wanted charity to be one of our core tenets. That means that even in our first collection—when we're still a ways away from being profitable—we wanted to give back to a cause we cared about. Our first charity that we're partnering with is the Children's Literacy Society; profits from the 12 white Quilted Denim Motorcycle Jackets will be going to the cause. The Quilted Denim Motorcycle Jacket is one of our most exclusive pieces ever with only a...

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What is Cordura?

Typically employed by the US military in their bags and heavy duty uniforms, Cordura has over forty five years of proven performance in many of the world’s toughest environments. I first came across Cordura fabric on the Ballistic Nylon Sk8-Hi Vans that released years back. The fact that these shoes held up to years and years of solid use, made me want to construct a product with this material some day. Designed for living and built to last, we use 300 Denier Lightweight Cordura in our Waterproof MA-1 Jacket and...

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