Info on GOTS certification
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) was developed by leading standard setters to define world-wide recognised requirements for organic textiles (source: Global-Standard.Org).
You can read more about GOTS certification and UN Sustainable Development Goals here.
Why are they made in Bangladesh? It's actually really hard to find plain Australian made Tee’s that are affordable for printing. When we were looking for a brand that provided what we were after and for us to be able to put our designs on, we were impressed with how AS colour tick all our boxes of ethically and sustainably making these organic tees.
Much of the garment industry is in China and Bangladesh and sadly, they are not all run equally. However AS colour is transparent and you can read all the details here of how they are running their factories and growing their crops of cotton (Read more about AS colour) and also their ethical production guide goes through all aspects of manufacturing- from growing crops to manufacture, treatment of staff and the effects on the environment. You can read more about that here.
The True Cost Film
This is a story about clothing. It's about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. Tell me if it doesn't mess you up, like it does me!
You can watch The True cost documentary trailer.