Blossoms T-shirt by Earth Creations
Brand: Earth Creations
Description: This tubular straight cut T-shirt with no side seams, has a print of a flower surrounded by dragonflies.
This ladies tee is made from organic cotton dyed with clay, and comes in three different sizes.
Earth Creations is a US eco fashion clothing brand that combines clay dyeing with organic and sustainable fibers.
Earth Creations’s products are distributed by BGO Online Shop. You can buy from their online store.
The product is awarded a Green Rating of 4 stars based on 8 points in the following 5 criteria (updated on 11 June 2012):
2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?
The company embraces sustainability through the use of sustainably grown hemp and organic cotton, and using natural clay and eco-friendly dyes.
Energy and Climate Change
11. Has the company taken steps towards reducing its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?
To lower its carbon footprint, the company produces most of its clothing in rural Alabama, and the clothes do not need to be transported long distances out of the US.
Materials and Waste
16. Is the product grown in a sustainable manner?
The material used for this shirt is organic cotton, which is grown without using pesticides. The company also requires certification from their suppliers to ensure that the fabrics are sustainably grown. Please find details here.
Chemicals and Health
23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?
The product uses organic cotton for its fabric, and natural clay for its coloured dye. The eco-friendly dyeing process uses only natural and biodegradable materials.
25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?
Besides using organic cotton and natural clay dyes, the company also uses low-impact, eco-friendly dyes in agreement with organic standards for other colours.
Social and Ethical
27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?
The company embraces social responsibility through the use of sustainably grown hemp and organic cotton, using natural clay and eco-friendly dyes, and strongly supporting fair trade and sweatshop-free practices.
In addition, the company donates their irregular and overstock garments to organisations that help the needy in the US and around the world, and also donates clothes to organisations helping to protect the environment.
29. Does the company have a no child labour or non-discrimination policy?
The company strongly supports fair trade and sweatshop-free practices. In addition, for the company’s basic T-shirt styles, they work with a plant that is World Wide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) certified. The WRAP certification requires the plant to follow requirements such as prohibiting child labour and discrimination.
30. Are the company employees involved in community activities or volunteering their time to help the community or the environment?
The employees are involved in community activities, such as donating shirts to raise funds or sponsor an event, and helping out with craft and clay dying workshops.
“The first time I wore this T-shirt, I thought the texture was a bit rough compared to most of my cotton shirts. But besides that, it was still a comfortable shirt for me to wear. I liked the print on the T-shirt too, which I thought was colourful and fitting for the piece’s light orange colour.”
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