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Ungalli Clothing Co. + Local Collective

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When we started Ungalli in 2014, it was simply a pipe dream. We wanted to save the world by making clothing from recycled water bottles. We got some weird looks about our idea to say the least. 

Fast forward 5 years later: our pipe dream is our full time job, we've won awards for Ungalli's sustainable initiatives, we ship worldwide, and have recycled almost 500 000 water bottles into clothing!

The only reason our pipe dream came to life was because of the support we received from our community in Thunder Bay. For every nonbeliever we met along the way, there were 5 of you ready and waiting to support us. You know who you are, and we thank you for ALWAYS having our backs. It means the world. 

With great excitement we are proud to introduce the logo for our new Thunder Bay Retail Store, opening March 1st, 2019.

Inspired by the support we've received while starting Ungalli, our store has been designed with space for other local entrepreneurs + creatives to sell their products. A one stop shop for the best of Thunder Bay.

 

 

A growing list of the brands you'll find inside our Local Collective:

1. Ungalli Clothing Co. 

2. Wild Badger

3. Gold Sparrow 

4. Tuija Hansen Fibre Design

5. Northies Brand  

6. Chicks N' Hens Designs 

7. Bloom Forward `

We are still accepting vendor applications. Please get in touch if you are interested in part of our Local Collective.

 

 

We hope you'll join us, along with our fellow entrepreneurs at our grand opening on March 1, 2019.

Here's to chasing your pipe dream!

Thank you for growing with us Thunder Bay,

 

"Collaboration has no hierarchy. The Sun collaborates with soil to bring flowers on the earth." - Amit Ray

 

 

 

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New Year, New Location for Ungalli!

W have moved and expanded!

As of march 1st, 2019 you can find us at 16 Cumberland St South in downtown Port Arthur. The old Crocks, for those who knew the bar.
STORE HOURS:
Monday: 11am - 7pm
Tuesday:  11am - 7pm
Wednesday:  11am - 7pm
Thursday:  11am - 7pm
Friday:  11am - 7pm
Saturday: 12pm - 6pm
Sunday:  12pm - 5pm
Not only is our new location stocked with Ungalli, but we are also carrying products from other local creatives & entrepreneurs! Local clothing, jewellery, and other products.  We like to think of it as a local collective, a one stop shop for the best of Thunder Bay. 
Brands you'll find in our local collective:
  • Bloom Forward Furniture 
  • Epica Pictures (photography)
  • Chicks n’ Hens (furniture, jewelry, artwork)
  • Gold Sparrow Blog + Creative (jewelry, artwork)
  • Hippe Assemblage (baby accessories)
  • Northies Brand (clothing)
  • Red Fox Forge (metal work/welding)
  • Three Huggers Beeswax Food Wraps
  • Tuija Hansen Fibre Design (clothing)
  • Wild Badger (clothing)
  • The Family Stone (artwork)
  • Lost Art (jewelry, clothing)

This exciting new space will also include 3 more amazing local businesses. They Include: 

- Red Lion Smokehouse 
- La Luna Wellness Studio
- Big Lake Pasta  
We're very excited to see you at our new space! 
We hope you like dogs, you'll most likely run into our shop dog, Joey at the store!
Get in touch with any questions! info@ungalli.com or 807-622-8957.
Although we are quite full, If you are interested in being a part of the local collective please email info@ungalli.com for more info!
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Ungalli & The Staal Family Foundation

This year Ungalli had an amazing opportunity to work with the Staal Family to make charitable t-shirts for their very special foundation.
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Microfibres in Clothing: What they are, and what Ungalli is doing to help you stop them.

 

WE ARE EATING OUR CLOTHING

Here at Ungalli, our amazing + incredibly conscious customers have raised a lot of concerns about the microfibers that shed off almost all of our clothing when we wash them (all clothing, not just Ungalli). If you aren't aware of this issue yet, here's the gist:

 

Every time we do laundry, our clothes shed tiny, unseen microfibers (including plastic), which go down the drains of our washing machines and into our waterways. That’s not great for the animals living in those waters, or for us. Eventually they end up being eaten by ocean life, and then ultimately by us humans. Karma anyone??? 

 

 

 

 

The ultimate solution is to use only 100% natural fibers for clothing. Sadly, there is way TOO MUCH garbage on this planet to not re-use it and turn it into clothing. 

 

 

We've been hunting down solutions for our customers for the past year, and here's what our team came up with:

 

 

1. As of November 2018 we are introducing 100% Organic Cotton Clothing for our customers who want to keep it 100% natural. (Versus our 50% organic cotton/50% recycled poly blend).

 

 

2. For our customers who want to keep trash out of the landfill and turn it into clothing instead, we introduce to you - the Cora Ball. The first microfiber collecting laundry ball. This amazing company is based out of Vermont, and we are incredibly grateful for their genius! 

Buy your Cora Ball here! 

 

HUMAN-SCALE SOLUTION TO THE MICROFIBRE PROBLEM

The Cora Ball is a new kind of laundry ball. Inspired by the way coral filters the ocean, the Cora Ball collects our microfibers into fuzz we can see, so we can dispose of microfibers in the right way. Together, we keep these microfibers out of our waterways and our ocean. Yes! Just toss the Cora Ball into your washer. It's a simple step that has a big impact wash after wash. 

 

HOW THE CORA BALL WORKS

Most washing machines do not have filters. The ones that do are only good to keep keys and coins from clogging your pipes. A standard filter cannot do what needs to be done: catch fibers too small for the human eye to see AND allow water flow.

So, we turned to nature. Coral does exactly what we need; it catches tiny things from flowing water. Using those same principles in the design of the Cora Ball, you can now just drop, or throw it into your washing machine and do your wash as usual. It is easy to use and easy to clean.

Cora swooshes around in the laundry and just like coral, allows water to flow, while picking up those little pieces of microfiber and catching them in her stalks.

Buy your Cora Ball here! 

 

Huge thanks to the countless amount of concerned Ungalli customers who have emailed, called, and messaged us with your concerns. You are the reason we were so determined to find a solution.

For a cleaner Ocean, and a cleaner planet <3

 

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Going Back to School Sustainably!

Did you know that in the United States alone, approximately 11,600 cedar trees are cut down to create the 2 billion pencils made each year? That's a lot of trees!

When you're heading back to school this year keep these simple, but effective tips in mind.

  • Buy a reusable lunch bag/box. No more lunches in plastic bags please.

  • Inventory your school supplies before buying more. This is a big one! Do you really need another new ruler? Do you have unused notebooks from last year? Only buy what you need. Make a list and stick to it! 
  • Encourage school cafeterias to buy local. Whether it's your universities pub, or your kid's cafeteria. Every little bit counts!

 

  • Buy Used Textbooks (no brainer!)
  • Parents - please don't idle your car infront of your kid's school.
  • Choose sustainable school supplies. Look for school supplies wrapped in limited packaging and seek out greener supplies when possible. Choose recycled or mechanical pencils, refillable pens, and paper clips made from recycled steel.

 

  • Choose non toxic school supplies. PVC, also known as vinyl, contains chemical additives including phthalates that are linked to asthma, learning disabilities, diabetes and other chronic health problems. Vinyl is commonly used to make lunch boxes, backpacks and three-ring binders. Choose backpacks made from recycled PET or natural canvas. Avoid the shiny, plastic models that often contain PVC.
  • Choose a sustainable + ethical wardrobe. Check out thrift stores for second hand clothing, and buy new clothes from brands that are committed to sustainable + ethical practices, like Ungalli ;). 

 

Happy back to school everyone! Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen! 

 

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