Made with 100% sustainably sourced materials, this isn't just your average tee. Made from a lightweight material and featuring a cute floral design, it'll be your go to piece during the summer months.
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 Tentree Women's Wildfields Ten T-Shirt - Ocean Heather has the following sustainability attributes...
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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.
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.
You may have heard of TENCEL, lyocell, REFIBRA and Lenzing thrown about all together, but what does it all mean?
Lenzing is the parent group who use wood from sustainable, renewable forests to produce ‘viscose’ fibre. Lenzing produces four types of fabric: LENZING, TENCEL, VEOCEL and ECOVERO. The difference is their application and use: LENZING is used more in workwear and packaging, TENCEL is used for predominantly for activewear, underwear and footwear, VEOCEL for face, cleaning and baby wipes, and ECOVERO for even more sustainable fabrics for fashion.
TENCEL is the most common Lenzing fabric you’ll see used in the outdoor industry. TENCEL is a brand name for lyocell fabric. REFIBRA technology takes cotton scraps from used clothes and factory floors and mixes it with TENCEL to give second life to waste. The production of TENCEL is a closed loop process - while it uses chemicals, 99% is recycled and continually used.
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.
Please note: these are body measurements, not dimensions of the garment. All measurements are in inches.