Saving the planet one flannel at a time.

Chloe C, Diana M, Jocelyn R, Aleen K

We created a website about our eco-friendly clothing company using alternative/healthy material to substitute cotton, such as tencel fibers, to make plaid apparel for both women and men. We are also making sure our customers further inform themselves on how to conserve energy and water in their daily lives. We are attracting a larger audience by having customized college plaid shirts according to their school colors.

There are many clothing companies in the fashion industry that use techniques that can lead to many environmental issues such as textile waste, water waste, chemical pollution, and carbon emissions. Annually, 22.8 billion pounds of garments are thrown out, which is A LOT of waste. It negatively affects the environment, with factories making up the second largest polluter of water. Clothing companies use hazardous chemicals while manufacturing their clothing, releasing them into the water supply. It takes at least 700 gallons of water to make a single cotton shirt, which would be thrown out, adding to more waste.

We built a platform where we would ideally produce plaid shirts made out of tencel fiber, which is made from the pulp of eucalyptus trees. For every purchase made, we would plant a eucalyptus tree, giving back to the environment. Our user-friendly website allows clients to contact us, shop our sites, and keep their personal information private. We are attracting a large young audience through our college shirts, which will have the logo of the desired college and customizable colors.

Sending each other code for our project was the hardest technical difficulty we experienced. We overcame it through extensive online searching and communicating as a team. We were open to each others' opinions and worked hard to input all of them. Although it took time, we are happy with the end results and hope that our users enjoy our website as much as we do.

We are a group of girls from Los Angeles who have a passion in helping the environment and educating the world on what we can do to save our planet.

This project was made by Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program students at USC Marshall (LOS).