Equal Pay Day
It's 2018 and women still pay more for clothing and personal care items than their male counterparts.
Women's products are on average 8% more expensive than the male versions of the same item. Women spend 8% more on clothing and 42% more on essential items such as deodorants and razors. That's $1300 a year more than men.
What is rPET?
Hi Meer lovers!
We can't thank you all enough for the amazing support we've been receiving. Seriously, you ladies are the best!
So good in fact that we can't keep up! We've been sold out of multiple sizes and styles and no matter how many we get in stock, they're mostly gone before we get more.
February changes all of that. We are working around the clock to expand our production capacity and introduce new cuts and styles. By the end of February the days of "sold out" will be old news! Expect new cuts, new styles, and all of the great Meer comfort you've come to love :)
Whether you're a returning shopper or here for the first time, shoot us an email with the size and style you want. Our team is happy to send you a personal notification when we get your bra in stock. Really, we want to hear from you and make sure you can get one of our bras.
rPET is an amazing material, and the main fabric we use in our bras.
PET is short for polyethylene terephthalate (AKA polyester). The "r" is short for "recycled," meaning that our bras are not only stylish and functional, but also environmentally responsible.
Typical water bottles are made from PET (look for a 1 in the recycling logo). Every year, billions of water bottles end up in landfills. If recycled, these water bottles could be spun into billions of yards of rPET fabric, or more than 10 billion Meer bras.
While rPET is more expensive than its virgin counterpart, production of rPET uses 90% less water and 85% less energy than virgin PET. rPET production creates 65% less greenhouse gases and reduces carbon footprint by 75% as compared to virgin PET. rPET fabric production creates clean jobs and drives down our reliance on crude oil.
Meet the eco Superstar of fabrics
Did you know that it takes over 5,000 gallons of water to make a simple cotton t-shirt and pair of jeans? Let me say that again - five thousand gallons for one shirt and one pair of jeans! That's crazy!
That's enough water to keep 9,100 square feet of crops alive and healthy for a full week. Or enough water to keep over 90,000 people hydrated for a day. Or enough water to run a dishwasher for 700 cycles. Or enough water to flush a toilet 3,150 times. Or enough water for 280 showers. Or enough water to run a washing machine 175 times.
That's a lot of water! And the crazy part is that only 2.5% of Earth's water is freshwater with only 0.3% accessible to humans. That 0.3% accessible water has a lot of responsibilities, and way too much of it is being used up by our clothes.
Meet the Meer Tote
Harvested from Eucalyptus trees, Tencel is #TheSuperstar of fabrics. Eucalyptus trees are typically grown on low-grade land and don't waste valuable resources - they only consume a fraction of the water, fertilizer, and equipment needed to produce other fabrics like cotton. Up to five times more efficient than cotton, with insane draping ability, and great strength, using Tencel in the Meer bra was a no brainer!
It's all about fit
The Meer Tote is finally here.
Make a statement with a reusable, durable canvas tote bag. Great for the following: Grocery shopping, going to the beach, weekend trips, sneaking small pets into your office, snacks, books, laundry, all the things.
Taking it to the NextLevel
Why accept fashion industry norms that provide form without function? Why accept pain caused by poorly fitting clothing and bad posture? Why allow industry stagnation to compromise your life? It is time for a change.
Get your FREE Meer Bra!
We had a great time discussing the Meer Bra with a friend and doctor of ours, Dr. Steven Renlie from NextLevel Chiropractic. We met Dr. Renlie last year when we were in search of effective soft tissue treatment for our own nagging aches and injuries. He's been our soft tissue guru ever since.
We had an opportunity to catch up with Dr. Renlie and get his input on the Meer bra.
Find your #BetterNeutral
Hi there! Thanks for stopping by. We're glad to have you.
We set out to design a new bra to conquer all other bras! Our mission was simple - create a cute, functional bra which can be worn all-day, everyday, for any occasion. What we ended up with is even better than expected! Sign up now to win your posture enhancing, ache preventing, booby lifting, fully customizable, only bra needed for work and play!
Winning your FREE Meer bra is super simple.
Just sign up below to join our growing community. After signing up, you will receive a unique code that can be shared with friends on social media. Share once, twice, or as many times as you want. The more friends that successfully sign up with your unique code, the higher on the leaderboard you move. The top 25 on the leaderboard get a free Meer bra. It's that simple.
Check your place on the leaderboard.
Check our site anytime to see your active place on the leaderboard. Click "I'm already on this list, I want to check my place" at the bottom of any of our pages. Enter the email you used to sign up and hit submit to get up to date information on your place on the leaderboard. Get to the top 25 by our launch date and win a free Meer bra.
Beyond the gym
It's no surprise that 80% of Americans experience back pain considering that we spend an average of half our waking hours sitting behind desks, in traffic, eating, and relaxing. It is estimated that back pain is second only to the common cold as the reason patients cite for seeking medical care in the US.
And while 31,000,000 people in America are actively suffering from back pain right now, the truly horrifying statistic is for those that aren't experiencing any pain. Medical reports show that 64 percent of those without any back pain suffer from a vertebral bulge, protrusion, or extrusion which can be seen on an MRI!
Time for better posture, ya'll!
We recently got our hands on an awesome scientific study conducted by a leading research group this year about the activewear market worldwide and its future growth expectations...
Patterns Patterns Patterns
With our second prototype complete, testing and final validation are critical. Final adjustments now save us all a headache down the road.
Take a sneak peak of the first three patterns we will be making available during our upcoming Pre-Order release!
It's all about comfort
Launch day is inching closer! Fabrics are sourced, initial design templates complete, and our Mark II prototype is in hand and being inspected and tested in anticipation of a planned (potentially final) round of updates.
Perfecting the little things allows one to achieve greatness. The journey to create revolutionary change requires focused strategy and dedicated execution, drive and passion, and attention to even the smallest details.