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|DESCRIPTION||A sweatshirt that features short and wide sleeves. Its back is longer and wider than its front.
This garment was made with a natural non-dyed, non-bleached fabric. As such, it may contain small cotton shells, associated with the ginning process.
|DETAILS||- 45 % organic cotton / 55 % hemp
- mangas raglan
- crew neckline
|CARE INSTRUCTIONS||- machine-wash, cold water
- do not tumble-dry
- do not bleach
- washing may cause a slight shrinkage; however, it will readjust with use.
The hemp in this textile was grown in northern China, and the organic cotton in India. The fabric was woven in China in a factory associated with the Fair Wear Foundation, it complies with European standards regarding dyes and chemicals used during the production process
Organic cotton uses no transgenic seeds nor synthetic pesticides. Organic cotton production eliminates the use of toxic chemicals (agents) and genetincally modified organisms, therefore impoving the health of soil, people, animals and insects. In comparison to conventional cotton, organic cotton energy consumption is 63 % lower, has 46 % less global warming potential. A peer-reviewed analysis by Textile Exchange and Life Cycle Analysis concluded that an average-sized T-shirt saves 1982 gallons of water when compared to one made with chemically grown cotton. Additionally, organic cotton is handpicked, which reduces energy use and enhances product quality.
Hemp grows fast and strong from rainfall irrigation alone, needs no synthetic herbicides nor pesticides, and can be cultivated for a very long time without damaging the soil.
Hemp is a biodegradable, fresh, fresco, breathable material that can absorb up to 20 % of its weight in water and it releases humidity quickly. It is also extremely resistant to salt water, mold, and dew, which made it very popular during the 19th century as a material for marine apparel.