Building Block Tall Tee stripe
100 % Organic Cotton Jersey
Made in India
About Kowtow's processes:
All of the cotton they use is organically farmed and free from genetically modified seeds to benefit the soil, cotton and farmers. Crops are rain-fed and hand-picked. Organic farming is achieved through companion planting, crop rotation and on-site green waste composting to curb the use of chemicals harmful to farmers and their families.
Fair trade empowers farmers to negotiate with buyers to secure better prices for their cotton. Every season, certified farmer groups receive a premium to be spent on community projects such as medical costs, irrigation schemes to conserve rainwater, books and clothes for school children, farmer education, training and upgrades.
Kowtow works with sustainably recognised accredited suppliers. This is not only for our cotton but also for the trims, labels, tags, packaging, paper and shipping, all the way down to the coffee we drink in the workroom.
Printing & Dyeing
All the prints and fabrics are dyed using Global Organic Textiles Standard (GOTS) approved water based ink, which is free of chlorine bleach, toxic heavy metals, formaldehyde and aromatic solvents. GOTS ensures sustainable use and treatment of water used in the dyeing process.
Kowtow garments are made at SA8000 accredited factories in India. Social Accountability Accreditation Services (SAAS) is an independent audit which ensures workers receive the following benefits: guaranteed minimum wage, social security fund, pension fund, paid holiday leave, sick pay, medical insurance, subsidised lunches, overtime pay, workplace unions and free transport to their workplace.
Cotton: Cold machine wash, like colours together, do not bleach, line dry in shade, low tumble dry, medium iron on reverse, drycleanable.