From AW21 all Parlez T-shirts and hoods will be GOTS certified organic cotton and manufactured in Bangladesh. Our T-shirts are 100% organic cotton and our hoods will be 65% Organic cotton and 35% Recycled Polyester. The benefit of organic cotton over regular cotton is that no harmful pesticides or chemicals are used in the process and it is often grown using rain water resulting in lower water consumption.
From SS22 our heavier Jersey garments (Sweatshirts, Quarters, Hoods) are being manufactured from 54% organic Loopback cotton and 46% Recycled Cotton. Lines such as our Rival Shorts are already being manufactured in Recycled Nylon made from waste PET and we are looking at ways we can offer more recycled options going forward.
When we introduce new fabrics into our collections we send them to an independent testing facility to ensure there is no harmful chemicals or dyes within the fabric. We will also be sending our garments off to be tested for shedding microfibres that can be released from the washing machine and end up in the ocean as microplastics.