We don’t want our solar installers soaking up as much sun as your panels, so we outfit them with UV-protective shirts. Instead of searching for the cheapest UV shirt on the market (probably made overseas and out of toxic materials), we looked for a company with shared values. And we found one! Our UV shirts come from Vapor Apparel, a South Carolina company with a big focus on sustainable manufacturing. That’s the like-minded do-good kind of company that we support.
When our solar installers come to your place, you’ll notice their shirts have the SunCommon logo on it. We’re proud of that cheerful logo and how it represents building our solar community. Our choice of printer for that logo was intentional, too: we’re happy to work with New Duds, a screen printing shop and Community Solar Member in Colchester, not far from our Vermont headquarters. And just down the interstate from there is Select in Burlington. Select does our embroidery work and a few other specialty apparel items, and they operate out of a sustainably restored building with rooftop solar.
Something as basic as buying a T-shirt contributes to a system that benefits our customers, our employees, our communities, and the environment. And so the circle of good continues.