Comfy yet stylish naturally dyed colorblock top. Made with organic cotton fabric, thread and labels and dyed with natural dyes. 100% natural, down to the thread.
Unlike conventional and other organic clothing, which is dyed with petroleum-based dyes, this organic shirt is dyed with natural dyes from lac.
Lac dye has been used as a natural dye since as early as 250 AD. Lac is extracted from insects and has been used for its ability to make strong and beautiful pinks, purples and burgundies.
This shirt is made with GOTS certified organic cotton fabric and thread. Certification under GOTS requires every company involved in the supply chain to meet specific labor standards for socially responsible textile production.
The fabric is sourced from rural China and then manufactured into shirts and naturally garment-dyed in the U.S. by ethical companies that provide their employees fair wages and safe working conditions.
This shirt is garment-dyed with natural dyes. Not only does garment-dyeing use less dye, but natural dyes are the most sustainable type of dye known. Natural dyes do not produce toxic run-off like conventional (and some organic dyes) and natural dyes remove carbon from the air during the plants' growth. (Both plant dyes and insect dyes require the growth of plants, in the case of insects, as a source of food.) In fact, the plants grown for natural dyeing actually remove more carbon from the atmosphere during their growth than is released during the dyeing process, meaning natural dyes have a negative carbon footprint, helping to reverse the cause of global climate change.
In addition, this shirt is made with GOTS certified organic cotton fabric and thread. GOTS stands for the Global Organic Textile Standard. It's the highest international standard of organic a textile can attain. To be certified under GOTS, every single step in the creation of the cotton product, from the growing of the cotton, to the processing of the cotton into fabric, is reviewed and has to meet strict environmental standards.
Care Instructions: Machine wash on the gentle cycle using a mild detergent and without fabric softeners. Tumble dry on low.