Rapanui eco clothing from the Isle of Wight, UK is green right from the top of its head to the tip of its toes.
What makes it green?
The majority of our range comes from India, and we use quite a famous factory there which is powered by Vestas wind turbines via a wholesale power purchase agreement at the factory. The factories are all fair wear foundation audited, and that means everyone in the factory and in the fields gets a fair wage and clean working conditions. Down the road is the organic cotton plantation, the fields are hand worked, then the cotton is put on a camel and goes up to the factory, there it is spun and turned into a jersey. Then it is embroidered and put into a container on a truck. We never air freight stock so we ship it to London.
What about the dyeing of the fabrics?
The factory we use is OEKO-TEX 100 standard certified, which means there are no harmful inks, dyes or chemicals resident in the fibre of the garment. A three-phase (reverse-osmosis) water filtration system cleans the water and means that 90% of the water used in the dyeing stages can be reused. This system is closed-loop. (This helps prevent harmful inks or dyes escape the factory circuit into local waterways.) This also is true of the 100% organic products – these systems meet the Global Organic Textile standard and Soil Association Certification criteria set out for these products.
You’ll find men and women’s t-shirts, underwear, jeans, jackets and more at the Rapanui website. All organic and made in an environmentally responsible fashion.
Giveaway… Rapanui is giving one reader a pair of spotty organic bamboo socks
To enter, please leave a comment below.
For a 2nd entry, tweet about this giveaway and leave a separate comment.
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A winner will be chosen at random on Wednesday the 16th June 2010.
**This giveaway is now closed.**
And the winner is Stephanie.
I’ll be emailing you Stephanie.