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Idioma Musa x Paradisiaca Grey Sweatshirt

    • Ethically made in Bangladesh
    • Limited edition
    • Printed with water based inks

    Fit: Regular-fit 
    Musa Paradisiaca is the scientific name for one of the most widely cultivated and consumed bananas in the world. Native to South East Asia the name Musa Paradisiaca roughly translates to ‘Muse of Paradise’ in English.

    In tribute to the plants origin Idioma focused on the languages of South East Asia and this t-shirt includes a pattern of and the names for Seed, Plant, Flower, Fruit ( the cycle of a fruit plant) in Thai, Filipino, Burmese, Latin and English.

  • Strong points 

    Social

    This sweatshirt was made in a newly built factory in Bangladesh. The factory was constructed in the Autumn of 2012 to the highest design specifications and is a single storey building in an open rural location. The factory has received a Social and Environmental Excellence Award for the best factory in health & safety from the Bangladeshi authorities.

     
    The senior management at the factory are committed to creating a safe and positive place to work and the facilities are independently audited by the Fair Wear Foundation. As a member of the Fair Wear Foundation the factory is committed to meeting FWF’s Code of Labour Practices which includes provisions on working hours, freedom of association and other crucial standards.

     

    Areas for development

    Environmental

     

    - This sweatshirt is made from conventionally produced cotton. Harmful pesticides used in conventional cotton farming can cause sickness amongst cotton farmers as controls are often not in place to ensure safe use.  Idioma are keen to find an alternative to conventional cotton but have not yet found a supplier who can meet their sweatshirt specifications.

    - This sweatshirt was screen printed using plastisol inks. Most commercial screen printers use plastisol inks, which are easy to use and last well. However, plastisol inks contain PVC and phthalates that are harmful to the environment.

    Idioma strive to use water based inks where possible but have found that for dark coloured products with a light print they do not provide the required effect.

  • 80% Combed Cotton 20% Polyester

    Brushed 3-ply 9oz / 320g





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