Our t-shirts and tote bags are produced by Continental Clothing Co - a leading company in the field of sustainable and responsible clothing.
We put a lot of effort into the process of choosing the right supplier. We wanted our products to cause an as little impact as possible, taking into account the whole product lifecycle from manufacturing to packaging and transportation. You can watch a video of our manufacturer here.
How our products make a difference?
Our T-shirts are made of GOTS certified organic cotton. Unlike conventional cotton, the production of organic cotton doesn’t include the use of pesticides, insecticides, herbicides and Genetically Modified Organisms that are harmful to the soil, water, animals, cotton farmers, factory workers, as well as to us as consumers. Organic cotton is also super soft on the skin, it’s an irritation -free and naturally prevents the growth of bacteria.
Our tote bags are made of 100% recycled materials - 60% comes from recycled organic cotton and 40% from recycled polyester made from plastic bottles. The material is certified under the Global Recycle Standard (GRS) and the Organic Content Standard (OCS) by the Control Union Certifications. Recycling and reusing already existing materials is a vital step towards more sustainable, Circular Economy. Watch a video about the manufacturing process of the textile here.
We are proud that all our T-shirts and Tote bags are vegan & cruelty-free certified by PETA. We use plant-based fabrics, not only because they are great for your skin, but also because it is important for us that no animals are being hurt in the process of making our products. Our screen print is also vegan- it is 100% water-based, eco-friendly and cruelty-free.
Our T-shirt packaging is made from 75% recycled cardboard and is fully compostable and recyclable. The screen print is made with eco-friendly, vegan and water-based ink with no PVC, phthalates nor solvents. We try hard to avoid the use of plastic in the packaging and that is why we have eliminated the use of additional wrapping and stickers. At the moment we are in the works of developing new and non-traditional ways of packaging and freight.
Our supplier has adopted a robust policy regarding corporate social responsibility. They have committed to the following criteria:
- No use of child labour
- No use of forced labour
- Providing safe and healthy working conditions
- Legal labour contracts
- Payment of living wage
- Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining
- No discrimination against employees
- No excessive hours of work
Our supplier’s production facility is powered by a nearby wind farm, thus utilizing renewable sources of power and energy.
Our T-shirts are made in a controlled environment where wastewater is thoroughly treated. The production is located in an area where enough water occurs naturally through the monsoon rain, supplying up to 95% of the water used in the production.
Our supplier was the first company in the world to calculate the carbon footprint and place the Carbon Reduction Label on textile products. Through a combination of innovative product design, low impact organic agriculture, efficiency in manufacturing, and by using renewable wind power, the overall carbon footprint has been successfully reduced by 90%. In addition, our supplier has a "no airfreight" policy so therefore all goods are shipped by the sea, which is a more ecological option.
Overall, it has been calculated that producing our T-shirt saves around 7 kilograms of CO2e if compared to a conventional t-shirt.