All of our orders are shipped 100% carbon neutral for free! So you'll have confidence/peace of mind that when a THE SUBTROPIC package arrives at your door, you’ll get something you love, and you’ll be proud of the fact that you’re taking a small step towards making a big change in the world/actively reducing your carbon footprint.

Our Carbon Neutral Delivery project in Champasak Province, Laos helps provide ceramic water purifiers that remove microorganisms from water by gravity filtration through porous ceramics, with a typical flow rate of up to 55 litres per day.

In Laos, a study found that 86.3% of people had e. coli in their household drinking water, indicating a risk of diarrhoea and other waterborne diseases.

Although a significant portion of the population treats water by boiling using wood or charcoal to make it safe for drinking, many families cannot afford the time to gather firewood or purchase charcoal and are forced to continue drinking unsafe water.

In summary this project supports:

• Reduces illness, child and adult morbidity, and mortality.

• Increases productivity through reducing the amount of time & money spent on gathering firewood & purchasing charcoal.

• Provides access to safe drinking water to over 300,000 people through the manufacture and distribution of more than 70,000 purifiers.

All orders with @thesubtropic directly support this cause 💜🌴🌎️

Water Purification


At THE SUBTROPIC, we are committed to slowing the effects of climate change, one order at a time.

Carbon offsets are a starting point—an immediate way to reduce our impact. Even though this is a moment to celebrate, we think that it’d be even better if we didn’t emit any carbon in the first place. To achieve this, we’re working to develop projects in our own supply chain that will reduce our emissions directly.

What do you mean carbon neutral? 

When we say your orders will be “carbon neutral” (“net zero” is another term you’ll hear), that means that we will eliminate, capture, or otherwise mitigate all of the carbon emissions created from making THE SUBTROPIC apparel and shipping them to your door. 

Find out more about our Carbon Neutral project below:

100% Carbon Neutral OrdersCertified Sustainable Ecocart