The Patagonia Responsibili-Tee®
Patagonia has made another move away from chemically treated cotton with the new Responsibili-Tee®. The shirts are made from 100% recycled fabric. 4.8 plastic bottles and .26 pounds of fabric scrap are used to make the shirts.
Production of the Responsibili-Tee uses 96% less water compared to conventional cotton t-shirts and produces 45% less CO2. And the screen print inks are PVC- and phthalate-free.
The fabric for the shirt is bluesign® approved, which means that it is independently verified as being produced at a standard that is safe and sustainable for people and the environment.
The Responsibili-Tee is also Fair Trade Certified™ sewn. Patagonia’s Footprint Chronicles® will show you where the shirts are actually made. The Vertical Knits factory in the Yucatan sources organic and recycled materials, uses bluesign® approved fabrics, leverages solar energy and has ambitious water consumption reduction goals.
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