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  • Writer's pictureRichard M. Sessa

SanMar's Canvas For Good Program: How Their Sustainable Approach Is Making A Difference

SanMar is a leading supplier of wholesale apparel and accessories in the United States. The company has been in business for over 40 years, offering a wide range of quality products such as polo shirts, jackets, hats, and more. SanMar prides itself on providing the most comprehensive selection of fashion-forward styles, innovative fabrics, and market-leading colors. They maintain several eco-friendly program and collaborations such as Canvas For Good Program to promote sustainability in apparel. As one of All-County Apparel's largest apparel partners, SanMar offers immense value by providing a vast range of quality apparel options that customers can trust.

SanMar's Canvas For Good program is a sustainable initiative that aims to reduce the environmental footprint of their business while making a positive impact on their community. The program offers apparel made from upcycled cotton scraps, as well as the option to have garments custom decorated with a message of environmental goodwill. Let's take a closer look at how their sustainable approach is making a difference.

Preservation of Resources

SanMar's Canvas For Good program aims to reduce environmental waste in the fashion industry. By using pre-consumer upcycled cotton scraps from the production of T-shirts, SanMar reduces the amount of textile waste that ends up in landfills. They salvage 6 million pounds of cotton scraps that could have ended up as waste and they upcycle them into new fabrics that last long and look stylish.

Energy Conservation

The program also focuses on energy conservation, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and their carbon footprint. Using upcycled cotton scraps minimizes the need for petroleum-based materials required to produce conventional textiles. According to Sanmar, every pound of upcycled cotton yarn saves approximately 1,150 gallons of water and 3.8 pounds of CO2.

Collaborations for Social Good

SanMar's Canvas For Good program supports collaborations with nonprofit organizations doing good work for the planet. Collaborating organizations include the National Park Foundation and the National Forest Foundation who receive donations for every product sold. The canvas for Good program also gives customers the option to customize their orders with unique designs promoting environmental goodwill. This allows businesses to show their support for the environment by spreading an eco-conscious message far and wide.

Quality Products

By using upcycled cotton scraps, SanMar creates a durable fabric that is comfortable and lasts long. Their signature collection includes tote bags, backpacks, and even baseball hats that are long-lasting, stylish, versatile, and good for the planet.


SanMar's commitment to sustainability through their Canvas For Good program is truly inspiring. By reducing textile waste, energy consumption and supporting social and eco-friendly collaborations, SanMar has taken remarkable steps towards a better world. By buying upcycled cotton scraps, customers can enjoy quality apparel while supporting environmentally friendly practices. As the demand for more sustainable solutions continues to grow, it's inspiring to see companies like SanMar leading the way to a greener tomorrow.


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