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Birdsong

Unisex No Borders Organic Cotton Tee

£36.00

Inspired by the incredible refugee and migrant women Birdsong work with every day, and the work of the no borders movement.

Please note that these tee are unisex so come up a little large. They’d recommend going a size down from your usual if you want a less loose fit. 

 

FREE DELIVERY ON UK ORDERS OVER £75

Fabric

Base tees manufactured in Tamil Nadu, Southern India by Continental. EarthPositive Tees are 100% organic Indian cotton with 90% reduced C02, and Fair Wear certified for fair labour practices.

The carbon footprint was calculated in accordance with BSI PAS2050 methodology, and certified by the Carbon Trust Certifications. The 90% reduction has been achieved by a combination of low-impact organic farming, efficiency in manufacturing and transportation, and the use of renewable energy instead of the fossil fuel based grid electricity.

It has been calculated that a single EarthPositive T-shirt saves around 7 kilograms of CO2, whereas a hooded sweatshirt saves up to 28 kgs of greenhouse gases. These are actual reductions achieved in the manufacturing, without any carbon offsetting.

Fit

These T-shirts are unisex. Mursal is wearing a size XS, is a UK size 10 and is 5’5″ tall.

 

Makers

Designed in house by Birdsong. Embroidered by talented women paid a fair wage in East London.

These organic cotton t-shirts are made at a vertically integrated garment factory in Tamil Nadu, Southern India, at the primary manufacturing facility of Continental Clothing Co. 

Join Birdsong’s fight for a fairer, more ethical and inclusive fashion industry. 

They make sustainable clothing for women who dress in protest against fast fashion and its endless cycle of trends as well as the systematic abuse of garment workers. 

Birdsong refuses to work with factories who don’t pay or treat workers fairly. In fact, all the sewing, cutting and embroidery for their garments is done by local London charities and women’s groups paid a London Living Wage – from a knit and natter group in Enfield to seamstresses from a Tower Hamlets community project. 

By enlisting the services and talents of these groups, they help female artists, printmakers, seamstresses, painters and other makers who face barriers to employment find dignified and rewarding work. 

Among the Birdsong collection you’ll find everyday staples like sweatshirts, t-shirts and face masks in eye-catching colours and arty prints. Everything is made using sustainable materials like organic cotton, Tencel and scrap fabrics.

Orders from Birdsong are also thoughtfully packaged and not just because they use recycled packaging. They’re posted by Mail Out, an organisation that helps people with learning disabilities support with their wellbeing and apprenticeships in warehousing.