Come grow in the field...
These guys make simple, cool, sustainable clothing essentials.
Sweatshirts made of regenerated cotton, t-shirts made of viscose fibre found in trees and sports t-shirts made from recycled polyester bottles.
On average, one sweatshirt saves 220g of cotton and uses 19 plastic bottles. 3.2kWh of energy is saved and 200g of pesticides and fertilizers.
Yes, they are produced overseas, but from certified, regulated producers, that, yes, pay and look after their workforce.
They offer very reasonable shipping and if you bundle options, it's even cheaper.
Double thumbs up from me.
So,..... recycled clothing.
Having worn my current gear till it's completely threadbare. Having patched and repaired it all till there is more repair than actual outfit, I have finally admitted that I cannot escape having to purchase something new.
(Dramatic, scary movie-music in the background).
In an attempt to quiet the little voice in my head that keeps shouting about the planet, I have turned my attention, therefore, towards companies that make responsible choices, use recycled materials and organic fibres.
Happy to find, there are many, and unlike some years ago where nobody on a budget could afford it anyway, there are fabulous people out there that are actually more concerned with our planet than earning an extra buck - respect!
I have found the following, that I can honestly say are well worth checking out.
The mastermind behind Bamboo Clothing started this business from his garage after he realised he needed to start an environmentally friendly and sustainable business.
A little more upmarket, but still not super-expensive. Mainly workout gear, as being an amazing athlete himself, he knows what to look for.... most of the products are therefore perfect for class.