When Shane Vitaly Foran began producing the first Vitaly accessories in 2012, he didn’t anticipate that the brand would ever grow large enough to have a significant environmental impact. But as the company continues to grow, it has become apparent that our manufacturing, packaging, and shipping choices can actually have an impact on the world. In light of this realization, Vitaly now operates using a strict mandate to consider the environment at every stage of product development. One of the most significant steps in this process has been producing Vitaly’s core clothing collection in Portugal, using sustainable manufacturing practices and working exclusively with internationally-certified dye-houses and fabric mills. In fact, all of our tees, sweaters and long sleeves are now dyed in a facility with such a strong commitment to environmental and social responsibility that they have built an enormous water filtration centre outside their factory. All water used on the premises is filtered and re- enters the local water supply cleaner than when it started.