“Fair Trade” isn’t just for coffee beans.
Our shirts are manufactured in a union-shop in Hauppauge, New York out of yarn that is 70% organic viscose bamboo & 30% organic cotton which makes them compliant with “Fair Trade” recommendations of business conduct. We see USA made as a necessity for our shirts in order to both boycott the exploitative practices of fast fashion and support American jobs. Plus for every shirt sold, we donate money to have a tree planted!
One shirt = One tree
Cotton uses more pesticides and insecticides than any other crop in the world which is bad for both workers on the farm as well as surrounding eco-systems but organic cotton makes up less than 1% of the market. Bamboo on the other hand is naturally insect-resistant, has low resource dependency, and functions as a carbon sink for our atmosphere.
As a bonus, bamboo is a viscose fiber and has been proven to possess antimicrobial properties that keeps the shirt clean longer!