Crafted with a recycled & organic cotton blend, this oversized hoodie with trendy print design adds a little extra style for adventure days. A wardrobe staple for days spent in the outdoors and kicking back indoors.
We know our customers like to know exactly what they're buying; we're not going to sugar coat it, but we are going to explain it. We've divided up all of the sustainable features we've identified across our product ranges and grouped them into three so you know how your purchase is making an impact: Think Nature, Think Welfare, Think People.
The Passenger Women's Rinca Hoodie - Dark Denim has the following sustainability attributes...
Products using natural fibres can range from cotton to wool to hemp and silk - but by being naturally made, they will also naturally biodegrade at their end of lifecycle. Even if you have a natural fibre product, it can probably still be recycled or repurposed before being disposed of. However, if it truly has reached the end of its use, natural fibres need air to biodegrade so please don't dispose of them in landfill.
While conventionally grown cotton is a natural fibre and will biodegrade at the end of its life cycle, it takes an incredible amount of water to produce in the first place and requires a lot of synthetic chemicals. There is a shift in the fashion industry towards use of organic cotton because it is grown with non-fossil-fuel based fertilisers, no pesticides and it allows for crop rotation. Through these less impactful farming practices, organic cotton uses less energy and helps improve soil quality which draws CO2 from the atmosphere thereby directly combating the climate crisis. It's worth noting that not all organically grown cotton is third party certified, nor does an organic cotton fibre mean that the dyeing and processing of the garment is environmentally friendly or that a living wage is paid to farmers.
In clothing, PVC (polyvinyl chloride) and the additive phthalate, are most used for printing ink on t-shirts. Both have been shown to leach out of an items surface over time, and some phthalates have been shown to be hazardous to human health. Some brands are now requiring screen-printing inks to be PVC and Phthalate free.
By recycling fabrics, we are not only stopping extra waste heading to landfill but also reducing the need for virgin fabrics to be created. Recycled fabrics can be anything from recycled polyester to recycled cotton and where recycled cotton is used, it's often offcuts from factory floors that would otherwise end up in landfill. It would be a shame to waste as in its production, a single pound of cotton uses 173 gallons of water.
Your purchase of this product plants trees. A single 10 year old tree can absorb as much as 22kg of carbon each year which we all know is key for tackling climate change, but they also produce oxygen, lower temperatures by creating shade, improve soil quality and provide a habitat for wildlife.
For a product to be vegan friendly, it must not contain any animal products, not be tested on animals nor contain any animal-derived GMOs.
Not all of our vegan-friendly products will be Vegan Certified. Find out more about Vegan Certification here: https://vegan.org/certification/.
This brand ensures that the factories they use have been third party audited but are not specifically partnered with a Non-Profit Organisation. This will be either BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) or SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit), which are social auditing methologies and reports but are not an accreditation. This means the brand has sourced factories who have passed an audit, so their worker rights, environmental impact and social compliance is up to scratch.
|Passenger Women's Size Guide|
|UK Size||Bust (in.)||Waist (in.)||Hips (in.)||Inside Leg (in.)|
|XS / 8||32/33||26/27||35/36||30|
|S / 10||34/35||27/28||37/38||30.5|
|M / 12||36/37||29/30||39/40||31|
|L / 14||38/39||30/31||41/42||31.5|
|XL / 16||40/41||31/32||43-44||32|