T-shirt by Alternative Apparel
Cap Sleeve Organic Cotton T-Shirt – $24 (on sale)
This super soft 100% organic cotton t-shirt is a flattering scoop neck style with capped sleeves. It may be little pricier than you're used to, but we'd rather buy just one of these beauties and love it to bits than several lower quality sweatshop produced equivalents. We especially appreciate the extra length at the back of this style – you’ll never have to worry about bending over again! Seriously, this is the stuff that t-shirt dreams are made from, and if you don't believe us, you'll just have to try one on for size.
Alternative Apparel make their clothing from sustainable fabrics (currently 65% of the fabrics they use are eco-friendly, although they are working to increase this figure), with a transparent supply chain in officially audited factories. All of their eco fabrics, like this t-shirt, use non-toxic, low impact dyes as well as some natural dyes. They don’t ship internationally at the moment but they work with some international retailers – you can email them to find out if they are stocked in a shop near you.
Alternative is a certified Los Angeles Green Business. All their products are made with non-toxic, low impact dyes on all eco fabrics, as well as natural dyes. The company also use a G2 Eco-Wash to finish garments which uses 60% less water and no chemicals.
Alternative Apparel is committed to safe working practices for all employees. Their factories are in accordance with the Fair Labor Association (FLA) Workplace Code of Conduct. Additionally, many of the factories they work with are certified by Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), an independent, non-profit team of global social compliance experts. You can use the interactive map on their website to see the location of the factories and what happens at each stage of production.