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Q&A: Learn More About JANE & CLAY CO.'s Eco-Friendly Material

Q&A: Learn More About JANE & CLAY CO.'s Eco-Friendly Material

Did you know that JANE & CLAY CO. bags are made out of a Marine Grade high quality eco-friendly, cruelty-free material?

Why Is JANE & CLAY CO. Using Marine Grade Materials?

A: JANE & CLAY CO. only uses superior materials in the production of our bags. That's why we've opted to use a Marine Grade fabric, which is strong and highly durable, yet still has the soft and luxurious feel of real leather. In a way, our bags resemble the women we admire - strong and tough, but soft and feminine at the same time.

The material is also extremely lightweight, making it an ideal fabric for a travel bag, work bag, or everyday mom bag that you'll be carrying around with you all day. Moreover, our Marine Grade material is waterproof, making it easy to wipe clean, and able to outlast nature's elements.

Finally, the material is also eco-friendly and cruelty-free, so every time you wear your JANE & CLAY CO. backpack or belt bag, you can feel good about making an eco-conscious choice that's also fashion-forward.

What Is Marine Grade Material?

A: Marine Grade is Moisture and Stain Resistant. Because boats operate in high moisture environments they are highly susceptible to mold and mildew Marine fabric provides superior moisture resistance and enhances hygiene since it stops fungus and bacteria from growing on your watercraft.

What Does Marine Grade Mean?

A: According to our friends at Boogie, “Marine grade” refers to a type or “grade” of birch used for nautical applications, such as building boats. Marine grade birch is highly resistant to moisture, so it won't swell under adverse conditions.

Is Marine Vinyl Waterproof?

A: Marine fabric is completely waterproof and highly resistant to cuts, scratches, dirt, grime, UV and the elements.

What Are the Benefits of Marine Grade Material?

A: Marine grade, made of High-Density Polyethylene is one of the best options for marine furniture because it’s a durable material that’s 100% recyclable and made in the USA. 

Is Marine Grade Fabric Environmentally Friendly?

A: Marine Grade is a high-tech, widely recycled (in both its rigid form- containers and flexible form- bags). Like many other plastics, it often replaces heavier materials, in part because many companies are pursuing sustainability goals, such as reducing the amount of material used in packaging and products. “Lightweight and strong” can translate into “less impact on the environment.”

This high-density polyethylene is significant because it contains more than 30 percent recycled resin. It is also recyclable as Category 2 HDPE – High-Density Polyethylene. Additionally, the raw materials, equipment, and manufacturing processes emit no harmful gases or byproducts into the atmosphere, and all material waste is recycled back into the original product.


Is Marine Grade Material Tried and Tested?

A: Marine Grade material has been used for more than 20 years in the shipping industry as the preferred material for topsides of sailing and motor yachts. It’s used in the production of cars as HDPE fuel tanks are lighter and help increase fuel efficiency. The list of the different uses for HDPE goes from bottles and containers to bags and cereal box liners. It’s a versatile and popular material due to its flexibility and eco-friendliness.

Is Marine Grade Material Impact Resistant?

A: Because Marine Grade is a strong material, it is also impact resistant. This means that if your child starts banging the MG product (Backpack) with a utensil, the product (Backpack) won’t become damaged. MG has been used to manufacture children’s toys for the same reason; it won’t break or become damaged upon throwing it around. Additionally, MG won’t rot, crack or separate in any outdoor or indoor environment.

Is Marine Grade True Color?

A: Because MG is colored during the creation process, rather than coated with paint, the paint will last a long time in its original state. Also, scratches won’t show a different tonality underneath the surface and it won’t become discolored with the sun or from accidental indentations (if they do happen). We stand behind our MG product and guarantee everything we make for a full year of normal use. 

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