Did you know that Apparel is the second highest polluting industry in the world after oil?
How about child labor schemes in the apparel industry or forced labor to farm cotton?
We couldn't stand the thought promoting shirts from sweatshops so we drove up and down the East Coast till we found some Radical Apparel Artisans that make shirts the right way.
“Fair Trade” isn’t just for coffee beans.
Our shirts are manufactured in a union-shop in Hauppauge, New York out of yarns that are 70% organic viscose bamboo & 30% organic cotton which makes them compliant with “Fair Trade” recommendations of business conduct. We like American made because it's easier for us to stay informed on our suppliers and we like to support American jobs.
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 ecosystems 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.
Additionally, viscose bamboo fiber has been proven to possess antimicrobial properties that keeps the shirt clean longer!