All of our shirts are produced at Work+Shelter, an ecoconscious production center in India that follows fair-trade labor practices. Like all clothing brands, we're a work in progress, constantly researching sustainable fabric and trim options and taking into account feedback from our customers so that we can evolve and improve.

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FAIR LABOR PRACTICES

Traditionally the people who cut and sew your clothes are the lowest on the power structure ladder, and as such are easy targets for economic and social abuses. (If you haven't watched "The True Cost" yet, what are you waiting for?)

 

Social enterprises like Work+Shelter are helping change the landscape of the garment industry by offering paid training, fair and consistent wages, and decent work facilities. Employees receive support for health care and education, and have the opportunity to earn raises and promotions. Women are treated as equals to their male coworkers.

SUSTAINABLE FABRICS & TRIMS

Our denim shirts are made from eco-friendly fabric from KG Denim, an OEKOTEX-certified supplier that tracks its wastewater, energy, and chemicals management.

Some of our styles are made in handloomed fabrics from organizations like Eco Tasar and the Khamir Kala Cotton initiative. Handloomed fabrics use little to no electricity to make, and their use supports small producers and keeps traditional loom arts alive and well.

We changed from plastic buttons to bidodegradable coconut buttons in fall 2020. 

Full disclosure: a lot of our shirts are still produced in conventional fabrics with no eco-qualifiers. It's challenging to source eco-goods in small quantities, but we're working on getting better.

PACKAGING

For protection, your shirt will be mailed in a moisture-resistant, 100% recycled plastic bag (made of #4 recycled polyethylene). This bag can be recycled via grocery store drop-off bins (with plastic grocery bags). This and all our packaging comes from EcoEnclose, and you can check their site for more details.

Our shipping envelopes are made of 100% recycled, 97% post consumer waste paperboard. It is recyclable via any paper recycling program and is naturally biodegradable.

Our shipping labels are made of 100% post-consumer waste and uses a recycle-compatible adhesive.

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SHIPPING AND RETURNS

All U.S. orders ship for free via USPS First-Class Mail.

Return unworn merchandise with tags still attached within 30 days of purchase for full refund. Buyer pays return postage. Contact us for shipping address.

You've worn it, and you're not happy? Get in touch and we'll make it right.​

GET IN TOUCH

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Wholesale inquires welcome!

 

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