Hydro the Water Saving Rat

Hydro the Water Saving Rat

Hydro the Water Saving Rat is making a push to alert people of their carbon footprint and the value of secondhand clothes. Every time you shop at Pac-Rat, you’re not only helping Hydro, you’re helping the planet!

The Original King Rat

When Pac-Rat opened its doors in 1983, we needed someone to rule over the great deals we were offering. It was then that our throne was occupied by King Rat who kept a watchful eye for 36 years over the providing the best possible value for our customers by making our consigning and shopping experiences meaningful and enjoyable.

As times changed and we learned more about the negative ecological impact that producing new clothes and home goods has, our King thought it was time for him to change as well. Educating people and helping them change their ways is no small task, we needed a true SuperHero for this mission. Inspired to make this change King Rat was reborn into a Water Saving Super Rat. One thing was missing though, a name.

Hydro the Water Saving Rat
Hydro the Water Saving Rat

As times changed and we learned more about the negative ecological impact that producing new clothes and home goods has, our King thought it was time for him to change as well. Educating people and helping them change their ways is no small task, we needed a true SuperHero for this mission. Inspired to make this change King Rat was reborn into a Water Saving Super Rat. One thing was missing though, a name.

Facebook announcement of the rat naming winner.

In the summer of 2019 a contest was held on Facebook for our customers to give our new SuperHero a fitting name. Many great names were submitted and the choice was hard, but on July 15 a winner was chosen and Hydro the Water Saving Super Rat was born. As he pulled on his mask, he knew his mission to educate and change people’s ways was ready to begin.

Hydro has made it his mission through the website, social media, email and instore signs to let customers know important facts about what their new clothes and homegoods do to the environment and why it is crucial for them to recycle their clothes and shop used. He enjoys sharing facts such as it can take as much as 700 gallons of water to make one single shirt or that about 3% of carbon dioxide from global production is from clothing, per year.

Hydro Question and Answer
Hydro Question and Answer

Hydro has made it his mission through the website, social media, email and instore signs to let customers know important facts about what their new clothes and homegoods do to the environment and why it is crucial for them to recycle their clothes and shop used. He enjoys sharing facts such as it can take as much as 700 gallons of water to make one single shirt or that about 3% of carbon dioxide from global production is from clothing, per year.

Group of Earths

Hydro hopes that you will join his cause to educate and change the habits of consumers everywhere. You can read more about the impact that new clothes and home goods has on our environment compared to use under the impact tab or sign up for our newsletter to get more great tips in your inbox.

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