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DMM Organic Hoodies and T Shirts
UKC Gear, Nov 2009
© DMM DMM has just taken delivery of our latest 'Climb Now Work Later' t-shirts and hoodies in a wide variety of modern colours - classic t's for men and fitted ones for women. An important difference is that in an effort to reduce our impact on the environment we are using Soil Association certified organic printed garments. A no-brainer when you look at the damaging effects of conventional cotton growing.
Every input to garment production, from seed to high street, is traceable in a process governed by the Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS). The Soil Association's criteria for what you are not allowed to use in textile printing is very strict, no aromatic solvents (white spirit), no formaldehyde, no PVC, no phthalates, no apeo's or heavy metals.
All waste has to be carefully monitored. The water effluent is filtered on site and then tested and monitored by the water authority and all materials are recycled where possible. To achieve zero liquid effluent discharge, salt & water recycling plants are used. They recover 92% of the salt and 95% of water (760,000 litres/day) used.
A typical conventional cotton t-shirt uses about 150 grams of acutely toxic pesticides and insecticides; that's the size of a cup of sugar. Then it is likely to be dyed using more harmful chemicals and to prevent it from creasing, finished with formaldehyde. Would you want that next to your skin?
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