where do our t shirts come from?
our main t shirt producers
We use a variety of sources for our clothes, which are then sent to our production partners for printing and shipping. We can name Stanley/Stella, SOL’S, Cotton Heritage, and Gildan, although this list may vary.
For now, our main t shirt comes from the producer Gildan, which produces high-quality, environmentally friendly and ethical clothing, which is produced with respect to sustainable fashion’s morals in Bangladesh, Honduras, Haiti, Mexico, and Nicaragua.
Gildan does not, however, use 100% organic cotton and 100% ecological materials for their t shirts. They produce sustainable clothing within the limits of its affordable prices. You can learn more about Gildan’s ethical production in their site Genuine Responsibility.
Stanley/Stella comes second on our list and is responsible for the production of our 100% ecological shirts and some of the eco hoodies we offer. They focus on sustainability a lot, their products mainly come from Bangladesh, obviously produced in respect with human dignity, decent working conditions, and decent salary.
They produce clothing that is 100% made from organic or recycled sustainable materials. This exclusive use of sustainable materials makes the item more costly but better for the environment. Here you can check the eco-friendly certificates of Stanley/Stella.
Our third producer is Cotton Heritage, which produces one of our hoodies. The negative part is that it doesn’t use very sustainable materials, it even uses some polyester, but out of all the available options for hoodies, this is the most sustainable one.
Cotton Heritage produces its items in Pakistan, like all of the above, it does so ethically and all of their products are WRAP certificated.
The last one of our producers is SOL’S, they produce our sweatshirts with 100% organic or recycled materials. So this is another producer that not only focuses on sustainability and ethical production but also on ecological materials.
Their clothes are produced in Bangladesh (I don’t need to say it again, but they are using ethical work) and here you can confirm SOL’S eco-friendly certificates.
Stanley Stella’s GOTS and GRS certificates (PDF):
are clothes from third world countries ethical?
It depends. As well as there are unethical production factories that use modern slavery-like work from third world countries, this can also happen in first world countries. Also, factories can and are using ethical work from developing countries treating them in a human way and paying them a decent job, respecting their needs.
Just because an item of clothing is produced in third-world countries does not mean it uses unethical work. This is something you need to research on your own about the producer of the item, which many times is not the same as the brand that is selling the product, like in our case.
The producer can be found on the tag along with the size and other details of the item of clothing. After that you should do your own research about that brand and decide if it’s trustworthy, we have made it easier for you by presenting with the producers that make our clothes and all the certificates you need to verify their veracity.
Responding to the earlier question, yes, clothes from third world countries can be sustainable and ethical, many times even more than those from first world countries, as ethical apparel from developing countries help them develop economically and take them from poverty. This is what happened in Singapur and South Korea in the 60s and now they are some of the richest and most developed countries in the world.
how to trust sustainable fashion stores
Sustainable fashion is crucial for our society and fast fashion is a growing problem that needs to be resolved to prevent horrible consequences for humanity and the planet. Every person that is in the slow fashion movement helping how they can are literally the superheroes of the planet, and they do this just because they have a kind heart and will not let a problem as big as this one destroy our world.
Having said this not many people even think about faking a sustainable fashion store, because this is something so horrible and greedy satan would be scared of the person who did this. But in this world, there are people for everything, and statistically, there are going to be stores that are faking being sustainable for one reason or another.
With this in mind, you should be able to determine whether a store is truly sustainable or is lying. This can be achieved in a variety of ways. First, research about the origin of their products, do they disclose where the clothes come from? If so, are they telling the truth?
You should also read there about page or other pages of their website or social media. You can tell if they really know what they are talking about if they are interested in the topic or are just here for the money of the fame. Fake stores usually have a vague description of their mission and what is the importance of what they’re doing.
There are many other ways to tell but you should be the one to decide if a store is truly sustainable or if they are lying. Remember to only buy from trusted stores that really produce all their clothing in a sustainable way that aligns with the ethics of slow fashion.
We hope you have learned a lot today, We’re thrilled to teach people around the world :). By the way, do you know about fast fashion and its terrible consequences for the environment, the people, and the economy? Do you know what Slow Fashion or the Sustainable Fashion movement is? You have to read these articles about this unknown but urgent subject, click here to read „Can Fashion Ever Be Sustainable?”, knowledge is power, ignorance is doom.
We also have a big surprise just for you! We have prepared a carefully dedicated About Us page where we will tell you who we are, what we do, our mission, our team, and many more! Do not miss out on this opportunity and click here to check it out. Also, you can visit our Pinterest, where we will pin sustainable fashion-related content and clothing designs that you will surely love.