Roll sleeve classics
Mantis World’s Men’s Organic Roll Sleeve Tee (M80) and Women’s Organic Roll Sleeve Tee (M81) are contemporary classics that offer the ideal canvas for print, and can also stand alone without decoration as a desirable fashion staple. These 100% organic cotton fashion tees are made from a supersoft, 150 gsm single jersey and, as their name suggests, include bar tack-finish roll sleeves for a design-conscious edge, plus tear-off labels for easy rebranding.
Low carbon, organic cotton T-shirts
The Men’s Garment Dyed T-Shirt (EP30) gives a unique coloured effect, says EarthPositive, adding that the tee offers a “90% reduction in CO2 when compared to a similar product.” The EP30 is made from a 150 gsm, 100% combed organic cotton, GOTS- and Soil Association-certified, fine jersey fabric, and comes in a choice of dyed light grey, dyed dusky red, dyed army green, dyed black, dyed denim and dyed white colours. It is available in sizes S-2XL.
Blue Max Banner
A blazer made from bottles
Blue Max Banner reveals that its first ever eco-blazer, the E-Warrior, has been getting top marks from customers since its launch last year. The blazer is made from up to 35 non-biodegradable plastic bottles, which are broken down and made into an Octalobal yarn. This is used to manufacture the garment’s fabric and lining materials and gives the E-Warrior a stylish matt finish.
The blazer includes two buttons, three patch pockets and an internal zip pocket, which is ideal for valuables. The boy’s version also features a back vent. It comes in navy or black and in chest sizes 28” to 52”.
Organic bags, tees and polos
Ralawise offers a range of organic and fairtrade garments to enable its customers to remain at the forefront of sustainable fashion.
This year Ralawise became full-line stockists of the B&C Collection, which includes the Biosfair range of T-shirts and polos for men and women, made from 100% organic and fairtrade combed cotton.
The company also stocks the AnvilOrganic Fashion Tee (AV163) in top quality 100% organic, combed, ring-spun cotton. This styles features a tear-away label and is certified by the Oeko-Tex Standard 100.
The WN185 Organic Festival Backpack from Westford Mill is on-trend and comes in three classic colours. The perfect accessory for festival goers, the bag’s features include adjustable straps for comfort and a large surface area for printing on.
According to PenCarrie, the organic cotton market is booming and has a growth rate of more than 50% per year. “Whilst there are many features and benefits that can be attributed to ‘going organic’, there is also a clear and positive marketing message when making this choice,” points out the company.
PenCarrie highlights Okarma as a brand that offers the promotional market some great ethical alternatives. These include the Ladies Organic Premium Fitted T-Shirt (OK11), which is made from 160 gsm 100% GOTS-certified (Global Organic Textile Standard) and Control Union combed organic cotton.
The AnvilOrganic Fashion Basic T-Shirt (AV163) is also made from 100% certified organic (ring-spun) combed cotton and comes in 12 colours. For those seeking a cotton-blend, the AnvilSustainable Crew Neck T-Shirt (AV161) is made from 50% organic cotton/50% recycled PET polyester, and comes in 11 colours.