Sustainability is one of our biggest concerns here at Charity Farm. We are always looking for ways we can be better. That’s why we were ecstatic when White Stuff announced their ‘Sustainably Sourced Cotton Commitment’.
“At White Stuff, we are committed to sourcing cotton ethically and sustainably. Our commitment is to only use sustainably sourced cotton by 2024. By working closely with our suppliers, we are delighted to offer organic cotton and Fairtrade Sourced Cotton products.”
We are dedicated to expanding our range of organic, fair trade and sustainable fabrics in our clothing department.
Seasalt have a Sustainability Team who we are working with to increase our organic Seasalt selection. They are focusing their efforts on every part of their business. Most of their inspiration comes from nature, the sea and seaside towns, so it makes a lot of sense for Seasalt to be environmentally conscious.
More and more of Seasalt’s cotton garments are becoming organic cotton. They have also created more environmentally friendly packaging.
They pride themselves on creating excellent quality pieces. Some of their winter coats even come with a life time guarantee!
Thought is the main sustainable brand that we carry. You may find that this means a slightly higher price tag compared to other brands, however, I find that their commitment to lasting pieces made from sustainable materials sourced responsibly is worth a little extra, as long as you take care of it, after all their motto is “wear me, love me, mend me, pass me on”.
While not fair trade they do follow a strict code of conduct ensuring fair working conditions for everyone they employ and are supplied by which is checked on regularly.
You will find that 100% of their cotton is organic, they also use bamboo, hemp, wool, tencel (once wood, now silky and wrinkle resistant), recycled polyester and rayon (recycled tree pulp).
Thought’s slow pace doesn’t end here, many of the prints you see are hand painted by their small knit team.
“Creating Thoughtful Clothing alone isn’t enough. We value doing the right thing and want to feel good about everything we touch. That means we work ethically. From the fabrics we use, to how we design and make and deliver our garments. We think about every impact our business has. And it’s with the greater aim of minimising our environmental footprint.”
If you would like to know more about the sustainable fibres we carry, as well as our other environmental efforts, stay tuned for more posts like this.