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Idioma Organic Cotton Paper Planes Lagoon Blue T-shirt

    • 100% organic cotton 
    • Minimal paper aeroplane print

    Fit: Medium fit  

    Idioma’s SS16 collection has a fantastic fit and the t-shirts are made with 100% organic super soft ring-spun combed cotton.

    This t-shirt features one of the simplest toys and forms or origami, the paper aeroplane. In a parallel to Burberry and Aquascutum’s competing claims to have invented the trench coat, the Chinese and Japanese both lay claims to have developed the first paper aeroplanes. In honour of both nations Idioma have printed “Kami Hikoki”, which is how we would pronounce the Japanese word for “paper aeroplane” and beneath it the word is written in Kanji, the adopted logographic Chinese characters (hànzì) that are used in the modern Japanese writing system.

  • Strong points

    Social

    - Idioma have partnered with a sourcing agent who help emerging designers source sustainably and ethically. The Paper Plans t-shirt was cut and sewn by one of four factories the agent works closely with in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The agent has its own team on the ground in Dhaka who visits the factories daily to monitor working conditions and ensure that nothing is subcontracted out to un-regulated factories.

    In addition to these policies each of the factories is independently audited by the Fair Wear Foundation and GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard).


    A bright future for the Bangladeshi garment industry - Flags flying outside one of the sourcing agencies Bangla partners. 

    - Use of organic cotton means that pickers aren’t exposed to harmful chemicals.


    Environmental

    - Organic cotton. The GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certificate means that all stages of production from growing to knitting and sewing of the t-shirt meet organic standards and don’t use any harmful chemicals. 

    - Idioma’s sourcing partner encourage factories to employ strict waste control and use energy efficient machines

    Areas for development

    - As the sourcing agent do not own the factories and the factories also produce for other clients they do not have the power to determine worker pay. However the sourcing agency practices ‘open book’ accounting with suppliers to ensure that it pays enough for all workers to receive a living wage and educates factory management about the benefits of doing so (higher staff retention, less absenteeism, fewer quality issues, higher worker satisfaction, enhanced productivity).

    -  This t-shirt 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 can be 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.

  • 100% Organic Cotton 
    • Fits true to size. Take your normal size
    • Medium fit with a cut that edges toward fitted without being too much so.   

    Product Measurements
     
    Compare these product measurements to a similar garment you already own. (Take measurements from the outside, with the garment lying flat.) 

     Size S M L XL
    Half Chest 2,5cm below armhole (cm) 48 51 54 57
    Body length (cm) 69.5 71.5 73.5 75.5
    Sleeve Length (cm) 19.5 20.5 21.5 22.5




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