Tops and Vests / EJF Bee Vest
‘A consensus is growing that certain pesticides used in food production across the globe are a key piece in the complex puzzle of dramatic declines in honeybee and other pollinator populations - and as plants can’t reproduce without pollinators, declining bee populations are a critical issue that threatens not just our environment, but our economy and way of life.
The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) is a UK- based non-profit organisation working internationally to protect the environment and defend human rights. We’ve teamed up with them to create a limited edition print to raise awareness of the campaign to protect bees, change the way that we use pesticides and change our environment for the better. Every Bee T-Shirt sold donates £5 to EJF to help them reach these goals.
Made in a wind powered, ethically accredited factory and is printed on 100% Organic Cotton. It was transported by ship, not air. Printed with phthalate-free inks and hand-finished in the UK. Screen Printed in England on a Certified 100% Organic Cotton t-shirt (155g/m2) / Made in a Fair Wear Foundation member factory / Low Carbon / GM Free / Hand Printed & Finished in the UK / Printed with Phthalate-Free inks / Cool Wash, Hang Dry.
Social and Environmental Certification (applies to plain garment only, print may not apply):
Printed on a GOTS & Soil Association Certified Organic Cotton product
Ethically Manufactured by a member of FairWear Foundation
Made in a Wind Powered factory
Hand Finished in the U.K.
Pioneering Lifecycle Footprinting Research (PAS2050)
About our EJF Bee Vest
This traceability map shows the supply chain of our organic cotton jersey and fleece products, which make up the majority of our sales.
The Organic cotton is plucked in Ahmedebad, North-Western India - and transported to a local ginning factory by a camel. The ginned cotton is taken by truck then cut and sewn in Coimbatore in the South. Both factories are members of Fair Wear Foundation and powered by vestas wind turbines. The products are shipped from Tuticorin to Felixstowe, and then trucked to Plymouth where they are printed using phtalate free inks, and hand finished with trims, using labels made locally. The finished product is shipped to, and dispatched from, Rapanui HQ on the Isle of Wight.
It is impossible to make an ethical choice if you don’t know where clothing comes from and how it is made. Very few people do these days, even high-street stores themselves. At Rapanui you can investigate the whole supply chain and find out the details about where this item was made, who made it, and how it got here, from Seed to shop. It is called traceability.
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