Tops and Vests / Whale Top
There's a lot of admiration this end for the Sea Shepherd crew who have taken whale conservation to a totally new level. Whether you agree with their activism or not, the results speak for themselves.
We can't do what they do (we don't have a boat for starters) but we do have a bit of whale love we'd like to share. That's where this print comes in. Check the detail for a close up look at this sweet print, on our softest bamboo jersey.
Screen Printed in England on a 70% Bamboo Viscose, 30% Organic Cotton Jersey t-shirt (150g/m2) / Made in a Fair Wear Foundation Audited factory / Low Carbon / Hand Printed & Finished in the UK / Printed with Phthalate-Free inks / Cool Wash, Hang Dry
Social and Environmental Certification (Applies to t-shirt only):
Natural Organic Textiles
Ethically Manufactured by a member of FairWear Foundation
Hand Finished in the U.K.
Pioneering Lifecycle Footprinting Research (PAS2050)
About our Whale Top
Our Bamboo products are made from a blend of 70% Bamboo viscouse, 30% Organic cotton. The bamboo is grown and processed in China, then shipped to the factory in Izmir, Turkey. The Organic cotton is grown in the Aegean - the area around Izmir - and transported to a local ginning factory by truck. The ginned cotton is then blended and spun into jersey fabric with the bamboo viscouse, then cut and sewn. This factory is owned by a member of Fair Wear Foundation and gets a share of its energy from a Photovoltaic solar array on the roof.
Garments are shipped from Izmir to Trieste, then trucked by high capacity lorry to London. They are then trucked to Plymouth where the design is applied and hand finished with trims, and 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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