TS Designs has released one of the most sustainable t-shirts available, made from 100% North-Carolina-grown certified organic cotton. Customizable shirts are available now for purchase from the limited first run.
Eric Henry, President of TS Designs and Green America board member spoke about the innovation, “Being pure organic cotton from a local supply chain, these shirts truly support the mission of your organization or company, and in doing so, support jobs right here in the US.”
Features of the new t-shirt include cotton produced and harvested in North Carolina without any harmful pesticides. The cotton will travel only 900 miles from dirt to shirt and each shirt can be transparently tracked online from the farm to the printer and every supplier along the way.
The local suppliers employ over 700 workers in North Carolina and the printing is done in the leading sustainable printing process.
There will be a limited run of 5,000 t-shirts, with orders first-come, first-served.
“The journey of growing organic cotton in North Carolina began about five years ago when we were told it couldn’t be done,” said Henry. “We started by making T-shirts from cotton grown in the state with a line called Cotton of the Carolinas, knowing that eventually we could do the same thing with certified organic cotton grown here.”
TS Designs and their partner Mortex Apparel built the Cotton of the Carolinas brand through supporting local jobs and creating an entirely transparent supply chain, all while overcoming many challenges to make local organic cotton a reality.
“Conventional textile wisdom says you can’t create an apparel line from one farm, but we did it,” said Brian Morrell, President of Mortex Apparel. “This organic cotton harvest is the next milestone and represents significant opportunity in bringing a positive impact to both jobs and the environment in our state.”
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