Knowledge Cotton Apparel

Organic Checked Linen SS Shirt

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  • 100% Organic Linen

  • Casual loose fit
    Seasonal colours

  • Made in India
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  • Vegan

  • 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: Effortless style and timeless quality, this short sleeve shirt from Knowledge Cotton Apparel is made from organic linen. The subtle check and seasonal colours make for the perfect spring look.

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


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Knowledge Cotton Apparel Organic Checked Linen SS Shirt
strong points
  • Use of organic linen
  • Longstanding supplier relationships
  • Made to last
areas for development

The Linen for this shirt is grown in China. Brothers We Stand would like to see more transparent information about this supplier and how social conditions can be assured. 

suppliers

Linen: China

Shirt: Cut and sewn in India (GOTS 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

Compared to cotton, flax (from which linen fibres are derived) can be grown with less input, without the use of pesticides and on smaller areas of land. Flax production also replenishes the soil with vital nutrients that are depleted by cotton.

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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