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Knowledge Cotton Apparel

Regular Checked Linen Shirt

£105.00

All organic linen and cotton blend shirt that feels super soft

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Material

70% organic cotton / 30% organic linen

Fit
Specifications

Classic collar 

Button down closure 

Clothing Care

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

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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

Choose a classic and timeless shirt that never goes out of style and you will want to wear it again and again. KCA's long-sleeved shirt is made from an all-organic blend of cotton and linen that feels incredibly soft, has a checkered dye, and is the perfect addition to a comfortable and conscious wardrobe. Designed in a custom fit with a button-down collar and finished with 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

All sizes are approximate and may vary slightly within KCA's range! 

 Size

 

A- 1/2 Chest (cm) 

 

B - Length Centre Back (cm)

C - Sleeve Length (cm)
XS516922
S54
 
7023
 
M57
 
71

 

24
 

L60
 
7225
 
XL63
 
7426
 
XXL66
 
7627
 
XXXL697828

 

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

 

Product Footprint

Product Footprint

Strong Points

Water saving organic linen 

Fair factory

Longstanding supplier relationship

Knowledge Cotton Apparel Regular Checked Linen 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.

Flax (from which linen fibres are derived) is resilient and can grow in poor soil, using far less water in its cultivation than cotton. According to the European Confederation of Linen and Hemp, “Across its lifecycle, a linen shirt uses 6.4 litres of water” compared to 2,700 litres for a cotton shirt. (Good On You) Flax production also replenishes the soil with vital nutrients that are depleted by cotton. 

Country of origin

Suppliers

Shirt: Cut and sewn in India (GOTS certified factory)

Organic Cotton: India (GOTS

Organic Linen: China (GOTS)

Areas For Development

GOTS living wage policy currently only requires that national legal standards are met. KCA could 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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