Socialfabrik designs are printed in Manchester, England on 100% cotton EarthPositive® T-shirts manufactured by Continental Clothing.
What is Earth Positive?
EarthPositive® is a green revolution in apparel: Climate Neutral T-shirts. Organic and ethically made, but crucially, manufactured solely using sustainable energy generated from wind and solar power.
EarthPositive® is a practical and immediate solution for business and fashion to face their biggest challenge and take immediate action to combat climate change.
Low impact farming
Continental Clothing have specifically chosen to work in regions where organic cotton is planted and harvested by hand, without mechanization, and because organic farming does not use petroleum based chemical fertilizer, pesticide or herbicide, it is less reliant on fossil fuels.
EarthPositive® apparel is made in carbon neutral manufacturing facilities in India, from ‘low impact’ organic cotton, and is distributed through carbon neutral warehouses and offices in London that use only renewable green electricity.
EarthPositive® is a 100% organic product, produced under the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and certified by The Control Union and The Soil Association. EarthPositive® is GM free.
Fair Trade Practices
Under the organic standard, farmers and agricultural workers are protected by stringent social criteria (see appendix 1b), total traceability across the entire supply chain, but also by the ban on the use of poisonous pesticides and defoliants which can severely damage the health of farmers and families. These standards also free poor farmers tied into third world debt to chemical companies on the ‘pesticide treadmill’.
EarthPositive® apparel is made to demonstrate the highest possible environmental, social and ethical standards, in one of the world’s most environmentally damaging industries, and to provide the music, fashion and promotional garment industries with a familiar product with which to promote awareness and take action on climate change. Now, the humble T- shirt, the most basic canvas for communicating a brand name, corporate identity, or political slogan has become the environmental product.
The primary energy source for EarthPositive® apparel is thirty massive wind turbines that generate a continuous source of renewable electricity.
Continental Clothing can guarantee that they do not use cotton from Uzbekistan while the use of forced child labour is endemic. This follows the recommendations of the Environmental Justice Foundation ‘Clean Cotton Campaign’. The complete traceability of certified organic cotton allows us to make this guarantee.
Justice for Workers
To help tackle the social injustice often seen in manufacturing, commonly known as sweatshop labour, the EarthPositive® manufacturing supply chain is made transparent, through an independent audit by the Fair Wear Foundation. The FWF exists to promote fair labour conditions in the clothing industry.