Clothing and textiles have a huge impact on marine life mainly from the large amount of microplastics that are found in our waterways due to polyester fabrics. Cotton also uses a huge amount of water – did you know it can take up to 10,000 litres of water to produce just 1kg of cotton? This is equivalent to six typical t-shirts. (Waterfootprint.org)
For our first collection, we have used 100% Linen fabric. We have also used organic cotton for our labels as opposed to standard cotton. For our new collection, which will be released this year, we are also using 100% linen fabric and we will be having our clothing printed using digital printing.
Digital printing also uses less water than screen printing.
Photo: Our Organic Cotton labels