Ideal for long summer days and warmer evenings, our Sikeka short sleeve shirt is a transitional masterpiece. The top is made from a light blend of organic cotton, hemp and Yak yarn, a fabric that’s not only soft to the touch but also efficiently pulls moisture away from the body to provide long-lasting freshness. Incredibly stylish, it’s designed with a forward set shoulder seam for complete freedom of movement together with a button-down front and a clean chest pocket for a loose fit and pristine comfort. Add a touch of identity and sophistication to your adventure with this Nepalese inspired jacquard Neelo Blue patterned shirt.
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 Sherpa Adventure Men's Sikeka SS Shirt - Blue 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.