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Made from the ecologically sound and durable hemp the Brookwood shirt brings a sustainable twist to the classic relaxed fit shirt.
The Brookwood shirt is made in China and Braintree founder John Snare is proud that his suppliers are showing that it is possible to produce in China ethically. Braintree are committed to building relationships with their suppliers and do not switch factories from season to season. For the last 8 years they have worked with just five suppliers and built a strong relationship with them.
All suppliers are required to work to ensure that workers are safe, that they are paid a living wage and that they can work free from harassment. The factory making this shirt is visited 2-3 times a year by Braintree’s own staff and founder John Snare’s next visit will be in December.
Hemp has very impressive environmental credentials – it requires much less water than cotton and naturally outcompetes weeds so doesn’t require pesticides. Additionally hemp grows very quickly and yields are high, an important consideration given that 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.