Whether you prefer plain or vegan message t-shirts, there are plenty of sustainable brands around, made with Fair Trade organic cotton or hemp. Here are a few. They cost a little more, but because the fibres have not been damaged by chemicals, they tend to last longer. And not just for the planet, but choosing organic is also better for wildlife and the farmers who grow the cotton.
Rapanui Clothing (Isle of Wight) makes lovely plain organic cotton t-shirts for men and women, made with clean energy and sent in sustainable packaging.
Goose Studios not only makes lovely organic cotton t-shirts but ensures they are as affordable as any other brand of non-organic clothing.
Invisible Friend offers a nice line of beautifully made men’s organic t-shirts, in various designs and colours. Described as ‘mini modern works of art’, they have many celebrity fans, but the philosophy remains the same – to say a little of your passion in an interesting way, and save the planet too.
If you have synthetic fibre clothing (and that includes recycled polyester or plastic bottles), launder in a Guppyfriend which can capture some of the microplastics that break off (however it does not catch them all, and even when binned, they could cause harm if it rains at landfill). So best to spend a few pounds extra when replacing, on natural biodegradable fabrics.
Organic T-shirts to Help Elephants!
Jolly Elephant T-shirts are not only made from organic cotton, but profits help wildlife charities. Buy a t-shirt, save an elephant friend!