The Men's Tech SS Crewe provides the breathability, odor-resistance and quick-drying performance you need, with a premium fit for go-anywhere comfort.
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 Icebreaker Men's Tech SS Crewe Queenstown - Black has the following sustainability attributes...
Getting colour into fabrics isn't as simple as you might think. Traditionally, fabrics are batch-dyed, but more brands are becoming aware of the water and carbon saving ability of solution dyeing. That's a 90% reduction in water usage and 96% reduction in CO2 emissions - certainly not to be dismissed. This technique adds pigment to the fibre while the plastic is still molten - so, yes, it is only applicable to plastic based yarns.
A secondary eco dyeing technique is the use of natural pigments. Plant based dyes are sourced from sustainable crops and applied in a cold-water process, which can use 65% less water than traditional methods.
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.
This brand partners with Better Work. Better Work has the same objectives as Fair Wear Foundation and works within the clothing industry, though Better Work is run by the UN’s International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the International Finance Corporation. There is emphasis on working with the factories to improve labour practices, reducing excessive overtime and closing the gender pay gap. They aim to bring factories in line with ILO core labour standards and collaborate with governments to change national legislation on labour standards.
Find out more about Better Work here: https://betterwork.org/.