Fairtrade
Knowledge Cotton Apparel

Boxed Fit Short Sleeved Checkered Light Shirt

£80.00

Stand out in this stylish checkered print shirt with a boxy fit

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Material

100% Organic Cotton

Fit
Specifications

Unique check design 

Camp collar

Button down closure

Lightweight cotton

Clothing Care

30° normal wash, Do not bleach, do not tumble dry, iron at low temperature, do not dryclean

See our tips for caring for your clothes here

Group 21
Delivery

UK: Free delivery 5-10 working days from dispatch 

Dispatched from the designer in Denmark - no customs fees should be charged. Since Brexit, parcels can take longer to go through UK Customs and so express delivery is not available on this item

Description

Add this casual short-sleeved shirt to your summer wardrobe. The shirt is made from soft and lightweight 100% organic cotton. Designed in a boxy fit with an all-over stylish checkered print and finished with a camp collar and button-down closure. Nature loving Danish designers Knowledge Cotton Apparel make low impact clothing for both the hike and the bar after.

SIZING

  • Fits true to size. Take your normal size
     
  • Regular Fit

 

Knowledge Cotton Apparel Men's Tops 

Based on body measurements in CM

SIZEXS/46S/48M/50L/52XL/54XXL/56XXXL/58
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WAIST7581879399105111
HIP869298104110116122

 

Please email orders@brotherswestand.com if you have further questions on size or fit. 

 

Product Footprint

Product Footprint

Strong Points

Fairly traded organic cotton 

Fair factory

Local supply chain

Knowledge Cotton Apparel Boxed Fit Short Sleeved Checkered Light Shirt footprint

People

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.

Planet

Organic cotton helps farmers escape the health risks and financial burden of toxic chemicals involved in conventional cotton production. It also helps wider communities by maintaining (rather than draining) the local water supply and keeping it clean.

Knowledge Cotton Apparel's second and third tier suppliers (fabrics and raw materials) are based in the same geographical region as products are cut and sewn. The reduces the carbon footprint of their products compared to other fashion supply chains where it is common for inputs to cross back and forth around the world. 

Country of origin

Suppliers

Organic cotton: Chetna (GOTS, Fair Trade), India

Shirt: Dibella Ltd (GOTS, Fairtrade, SA8000 certified factory), India

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.

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