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Monday, October 23, 2006

Ethically Printed T-Shirts. Suggested Reading.

COY shirts are printed alongside Katherine Hamnetts' using the same t-shirts and UK printers.
Her new online store features some very interesting articles concerning cotton farming and pollution caused by the clothing industry...

"The clothing, shoe and textile industry is one of the largest in the world. It is responsible for enormous pollution and environmental destruction. The industry uses more water than any other, apart from agriculture. It discharges massive quantities of toxic chemicals into the environment including huge amounts of dioxins (the world´s number one pathogen), from bleach, lycra, PVC and heavy metals in dyes and leather tanning. It uses huge amounts of energy in the form oil and electricity - used in manufacturing and the production of synthetics - and in shipping and air travel. It is responsible for enormous CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions and must be considered a significant contributor to climate change..."

Continue reading. Go to 'Katherine Hamnett' in 'LINKS' section.