Knowledge Cotton Apparel

Casual Fit Tencel Shirt

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  • 51% Tencel, 49% Organic Cotton

  • Casual Regular Fit
    Chest pocket
    Button Down Collar

  • Made in India
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  • Premium Quality

  • UK: Free delivery 3-5 working days from dispatch
    Europe: £8 delivery 5-8 working days from dispatch
    Rest of world: £18 delivery 8-20 working days from dispatch

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Brothers Notes: In a blend of Tencel and Organic Cotton, Knowledge Cotton Apparel's casual fit shirt is both stylish and sustainable. With a button down collar, chest pocket and curved hem, this classic design is built for timeless style in years to come.

Danish menswear brand KCA use cutting edge technologies to create organic garments that never compromise comfort nor quality!


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Knowledge Cotton Apparel Casual Fit Tencel Shirt
strong points
  • Use of sustainable materials
  • Suppliers are long term partners
  • Made to last
areas for development

GOTS living wage policy currently only requires that national legal standards are met. We’d love to see KCA collaborate with an organisation like the Fair Wear Foundation to advance the complex topic of a real living wage for garment workers.

suppliers

Tencel: Lenzing Lyocell Tencel 

Organic cotton: India (GOTS certified)

Shirt: Cut and sewn in India by Dibella Ltd (GOTS, SA8000 certified factory)

worker conditions

Owned by Sreeranga Rajan, Dibella’s mission is to improve the livelihoods of small-scale, marginalised cotton farmers and textile workers. The factory is GOTS, Fairtrade and BSCI compliant. Dibella employs 420 workers, 97% of whom are women. It is a place they can feel safe and form good friendships with one another.

Dibella Ltd runs a number of social projects called ‘sustainable development pillars’, these have a particular focus on women and children. One pillar invests in education; this is done through providing desks, chairs, computers, laboratory equipment, teachers, toilets and sinks to the local schools. Another pillar focuses on hygiene; by providing medical care, check ups and training on personal hygiene, particularly for girls and women. This pillar is very important to Dibella and hygiene procedures have been upgraded due to Covid-19. Another one of Dibella’s pillars gives training in farming techniques and educates farmers on how to do agriculture sustainably. And one more of Dibella’s other pillars looks at female empowerment. This is done through providing training opportunities to the women who work in the factory, many of whom came from poor living conditions before they received work at Dibella. The women are trained in a variety of tasks from food processing to life skills.

environmental impact

- TENCEL® is a branded lyocell fiber made by dissolving the pulp of trees in a non-toxic organic solvent. The solution is extruded through fine holes to produce fiber and the solvent is recycled in a closed-loop process – more than 99% of the solvent is recovered and reused. 
The TENCEL® manufacturing process was given the “European Award for the Environment” by the EU due to its very low emissions during production. Other benefits of TENCEL include the traceable and sustainable origin of the wood pulp. These factors make TENCEL a more sustainable choice than other regenerated cellulose fibers such as viscose rayon.

Organic cotton protects the environment and also farmers who may suffer ill health when coming into contact with the intensive fertilisers and pesticides used in conventional cotton production.

This shirt is made to last! Making a product that will stand the test of time is a hugely important aspect of sustainable design.

 

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