Did you know it takes around 2700L of water to produce just one cotton t-shirt? Considering we’re currently living amidst a global water shortage crisis with many people struggling to access clean water, this stat isn’t just mind-boggling, it’s terrifying…
Enter: Australian fashion label, The Common Good Company.
The Common Good Company has finally (after much pandemic-related delay!) have launched their new unisex sweaters and hoodies. They’re made ethically in a Fair Trade-certified factory from their signature blend of 100% recycled materials – 60% recycled cotton saved from the cutting room floor and 40% recycled polyester from single use plastic water bottles. Available in black or grey, they’re a boxy, oversized fit. Perfect for those cooler mornings Melbourne keeps throwing at us. You can share with your partner if they let you. Cute.
These uber cool sweaters are a cosy follow up to their T-shirts and beanies released earlier this year. TCGCo’s tees are available in two of the brand’s longstanding bestselling styles: ‘Grace Jones’ for women, and ‘Dean James’ for men, along with the newly launched unisex ‘Joe Blow’ long sleeve tee. Joe Blow is also available in plain black and white.
On a mission to close the fashion loop one t-shirt at a time, TCGCo founders Tessa Carroll and Ben Heenan spent 18 months developing a new 100% recycled material with a Fairtrade-certified factory in India. This innovative fabric is crafted from 60% recycled pre-consumer cotton and 40% recycled polyester.
“It’s thought that designers can influence a huge 80 to 90 percent of the environmental and economic cost of a product. With that in mind, it’s imperative that those of us with this power be responsible and understand the earth’s resources are not endless,” says Carroll. “Using 2,700 litres of fresh water to produce just one single cotton t-shirt is absolutely not sustainable.”
And, the brand’s commitment to improving the health of our earth doesn’t end with its ground-breaking production processes. For every t-shirt sold, TCGCo will plant 1 mangrove on your behalf in partnership with SeaTrees, a sea-roots movement dedicated to positive climate change.
While you’re shopping grab one of TCGCo’s cult-favourite Repreve beanies in beige, mustard, navy, green, black or red.
Get yourself some sustainable stylish threads here