Materials and Manufacturing
It would be an understatement to say that we care about what materials and labor go into these shirts. Knowing what we know now about the standard cotton industry, it is heartbreaking to think of the many cotton shirts that we’ve purchased over the years.
Location: all shirts used for Lion’s Share Industries are manufactured in the USA, most in the heart of the Carolinas, (where the textile trade began generations ago), and some in the heart of Los Angeles county.
100% Certified Organic Cotton
Conventional cotton production accounts for more than 10 percent of pesticide used and nearly 23 percent of agricultural insecticide sales. Organic cotton is grown without synthetic fertilizers, harsh chemicals, and pesticides. The fabric in our t-shirts are treated with low impact fiber reactive dye, approved by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). They are knitted with 30/1 Ring- Spun Combed Jersey.
- Organic cotton farming is not subsidized by the government and needs our support to stay alive.
- Organic cotton does not use any of the myriad synthetic fertilizers or pesticides offered today from chemical companies.
- Growing the cotton crop organically leaves a light footprint on the soil, environment, and human health.
- Organic cotton farming does not poison farm workers or their families.
- Organic certification organizations do not allow genetically modified (GMO) fiber to be labeled organic, therefore, our organic cotton products are certified GMO-free.
- Buying organic will aid in the reduction of “blue baby syndrome” among infants.
65% Recycled Cotton 35% Polyester
Our recycled feathered fabric is made of 65% regenerated cotton and 35% recycled PET polyester. The cotton fibers are recycled from cotton fabric scraps made of ring spun yarn only. The polyester is created from recycled beverage containers.
A few advantages of recycled polyester: save gallons of water, eliminates chemicals and emission of carbon dioxide, and avoids the release of waste. Since the cotton scraps have been piece dyed, dye is not necessary. However, if dye is needed a low-impact dye is used.