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This silk sweatshirt is presented by Leeds-based upcycling maestros Antiform, constructed with a pure silk body and sporty ribbed trims. Every jumper is unique, made in Antiform’s studio with 100% reclaimed materials sourced from local factories, so the one you receive will be slightly different from the picture.
This sweater was hand made in Antiform’s Yorkshire studio by the designer herself and a team of close friends.
The use of reclaimed materials reduces the need for virgin resources to be consumed and saves useful items from ending up in landfill.
Fabric Cravat silk woven in UK, UK knitted ribbing & cotton sweatshirting
Care Hand Wash Cool
Made in England 100% Reclaimed fabric
This organic cotton tee is fruit of the Environmental Justice Foundation's recent collaboration with designer Katharine Hamnett. Hamnett's iconic and much-imitated slogan t-shirts have caused quite a stir over the years, and still pack a punch. All proceeds from this product will go to the EJF, which fights for environmental issues around the world.
-This t-shirt was cut and sewn in manufacturing facilities audited by the Fair Wear Foundation. The supplier’s vision centres around adding value socially and environmentally.
-Organic cotton, planted and harvested by hand, in a region where cotton farming is predominantly rain fed. The factory where the t-shirt is cut and sewn is powered entirely by renewable energy (most of the energy comes from 30 massive wind turbines). The t-shirts are transported without the use of air freight.
-This T-shirt was printed in the UK by a Soil Association certified printer.
Areas for development
The cotton is Global Organic Textile Standard certified which is recognised as the world's leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. The GOTS social criteria apply to all textile processing and manufacturing stages but does not currently measure working conditions of cotton farmers.
As soon as applicable minimum social criteria is introduced to recognised organic farming standards, GOTS are committed to applying their social criteria to farm level. In the meantime the fact that the farms are inspected for environmental purposes gives the pickers some measure of security. Additionally and crucially in the case of cotton farming, the organic status of the cotton means workers are not exposed to many harmful chemicals associated with conventional cotton production.
Organic cotton yields are low compared to fibres such as hemp or bamboo. Global food prices are dependant to a large extent on the amount of land available for food production.
This classic raglan sweatshirt is made from recycled plastic bottles blended with recycled organic cotton.
Soft fleecy inner and rib-knit crew neck, cuffs and hem.
-This sweater was cut and sewn in manufacturing facilities audited by the Fair Wear Foundation. Our supplier’s vision centres around adding value socially and environmentally.
- The label was sewn by a local East End seamstress who is a friend of Brothers We Stand.
This sweater is made from 100% recycled materials. Waste cuttings from organic cotton textile production are shredded and turned back into soft cotton fibres. These are spun with fibres made from recycled plastic bottles to make a cotton and polyester blend.
This yarn is used to produce knitted and woven fabrics which are cut and sewed with care to make a high quality sweater.
Areas for development
Our label supplier is Soil Association accredited but they cannot currently vouch for the provenance of the thread used to make the labels.
60% Recycled Organic Cotton
40% Recycled Polyester - created with chips from plastic bottles
Brushed 2-ply 280 g / 8.3 oz.
Dimensions in cm: Length 36 Height 40 Width 18
Straps Length: 81cm
This large full leather backpack is constructed of thick soft leather within a rigid frame to combine comfort with durability. It features one main compartment with a soft cotton inner lining. A zip pocket on the back panel is perfect for valuables.
Beara Beara work with small family based workshops in La Paz, Bolivia. Founder Jake and his Bolivian colleague Ines visit these workshops at least twice a year and know staff by name. The employment their business provides is a big source of motivation for Jake and Ines and they enjoy seeing new faces appear in the workshops on each visit.
Beara Beara’s bags and satchels are highly durable and built to last.
Areas for development
- Beara Beara’s bags are made from leather and cows emit a lot of methane, which contributes to global warming. However the brands leather is locally sourced and is a bi-product of the meat industry in the central low lying areas of Santa Cruz.
- The dye used to colour the hides is petrol based due to its colour and water resistance.
Lining: 100% Cotton
Dimensions in cm: Length 33 Height 30 Width 8
Strap length 136cm.