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MULCH California, a local clothing company that prides itself on being a brand that stands for the core values of social responsibility, will host a pop-up shop this weekend on Mariposa near El Camino Real.

This past weekend, MULCH had hosted the first part of its pop-up series, which gathered premier athletes such as three-time NBA champion Klay Thompson, pro skateboarder Ryan Sheckler and pro tennis player Taylor Fritz.

Founded in 2015 with a vision to make responsible clothes that mattered, MULCH supports local communities and environmental preservation by minimizing its carbon footprint.

“We make garments that are designed to be worn time and time again, never going out of style,” cofounder Philippe Zarif said in a press release. “Our ultimate goal at MULCH is to create products with minimum to zero waste.”

Zarif notes that MULCH is not a surf brand, but rather an independent fashion house.

“Our goal is to help educate people to make better decisions about what they wear, and encourage them to buy less and choose well,” Zarif said in the release. “One easy tip is always read the label, know where your garment is made and what fibers content it has. Avoid polyesters and try to buy natural fibers like cotton and wool.”

According to Zarif, MULCH works closely and collaboratively with California and other independent farmers to grow its “Supima” cotton, as well as the people who sew its garments. The company also builds close relationships with its customers and educates them on how to take care of their clothes.

“Our product has a lifetime warranty, and we encourage our clients to hold us accountable to repair their product, giving it a second chance,” Zarif said in the release, adding: “We take pride in responsibly sourced and locally produced garments that will last a lifetime and be handed down to the next generation with pride.”

MULCH’s pop-up shop will be located at 100 West Mariposa, San Clemente on Friday, Dec. 20, and Saturday, Dec. 21, from 4-9 p.m., and on Sunday, Dec. 22, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

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