The Story Behind Storm Creek Clothing with WCCO

The Story Behind Storm Creek Clothing with WCCO

Storm Creek's Sustainable Clothing Story


April 20, 2023

Storm Creek CEO Teresa Fudenberg joins WCCO to share how and why we make quality eco-apparel out of recycled plastic water bottles.

 Key Takeaways:

  • The fashion industry is the world’s second-largest polluter. We’re in a “fast fashion” culture where some items are only worn a handful of times before ending up in a landfill.
  • Add to that the problem of 480 billion plastic water bottles used every year.
  • We use millions of those recycled plastic bottles to make our apparel. The bottles are broken down into plastic chips, then into smaller flakes, beads and finally spun into polyester yarn.
  • The key is to be sure these yarns perform well in our apparel, while at the same time being soft and cozy.
  • Our mission is to help consumers understand what sustainable fashion is all about and be able to live sustainably themselves.
  • Storm Creek has been around since 2006. We’re a unique business: woman-owned, a percentage of our profits goes to charity and we produce amazing eco-made products.

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Watch the full segment here.