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We get a lot of request for the “best eco-friendly” and “organic” T-shirt options available that doesn’t cost an arm-and-a-leg. Below is a portion of an email which we recently sent to a client who was asking for pricing. These are some of our favorite “low cost” options (compared to cheap Gildan), even though the clear winner is Lur Apparel for their ethical values in action.
Bamboo is one of the most beloved plants of all time. Its been used for thousands of years to create everything, from mega buildings in Asia, clothing, cooking utensils, bicycles in Alabama, musical instruments, a source of food, and much more. Bamboo is one of the fasting sources of renewable biofuel, and is an incredible resource for health and beauty products…BUT, is it a “safe choice” (eco-friendly, environmentally safe, and sustainable) for clothing?
Factory workers, farmers, and tradesmen at the end of the supply chain, are not making a living wage. They’re being forced further into poverty, creating a messy global economic environment. Fairtrade works to reverse the negative trajectory, and challenge the the current “fast fashion” business model. Because of this effort, lives are being transformed at every level.
Wearing colorful printed and dyed clothing has been a tradition of nearly every culture from the beginning of modern history. Near the start of the 20th century, the techniques and inks used in customizing garments began to take a questionable turn. Today, you can customize your clothing with anything that shimmers, puffs, and glows, but one thing continues to trouble us….the use of plastic and plastic solvents in the Screen Printing industry.