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Posts tagged: cotton

"Cotton" - a film by Zhou Hao

The cotton in Arthur & Henry shirts comes from smallholder farmers in India.  Further east, in the Chinese province of Xinjiang, fields are much, much larger, but life is still tough for farmers. We were privileged this week to see the film Cotton by acclaimed Chinese documentary maker Zhou Hao.  He...

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Deadly Cotton Farming

One reason why our cotton is organic... Sources: EJF (2007) The Deadly Chemicals in Cotton Williamson, S (2003) The Dependency Syndrome: Pesticide use by African smallholders. PAN UK: London.     

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Take a Step in 2013

Fairtrade Fortnight is here upon us and there's lots to celebrate: sales of Fairtrade products topped £1.57 billion last year - an increase of 19% from 2011.  Definitely bucking the economic trend.   And to celebrate we're offering a recession beating, economic crunch overcoming, 20% off our fair trade cotton Chislet shirts....

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Sustainable Textiles Conference

  We were at the Sustainable Textiles Conference in Hong Kong back in October [this post has been a while coming] and what struck us was the presence of so many mainstream brands. Large brands with large impact. So far sustainability in fashion has largely focused on raw material selection...

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