Howies and ecological stewardship

Stumbled across these guys (thanks JB). They are two designer who, inspired by Howies, have set up their own t-shirt company producing some great designs on a nice range of eco-friendly cotton t-shirts. Here is what they have to say about eco-friendly t-shirts and why they are important…

‘It might amaze you to know that most ‘100%’ cotton t-shirts are only 73% cotton with the rest made up of chemicals (and their residue e.g. pesticides and formaldehyde). It takes approximately 17 teaspoons of pesticides alone to grow enough cotton to make one T-shirt.

Most of the chemicals used to grow and manufacture a normal cotton T-shirt are on the World Health Organisation’s ‘moderately hazardous’ list and two are known to be on their ‘highly hazardous’ list, due to them being carcinogenic, but they are still used!’

Its great to see that the ethical entrepreneurial spirit is still alive and well, one day I hope moot will have a great range of eco-friendly hoodies and t’s – maybe we should partner up?! In the meantime I think I might fancy one of their t’s for christmas…


POSTED 28.09.05 BY: paulabbott | Comments (1)

One Response to “Howies and ecological stewardship”

  1. On October 1st, 2005 at 6:01 pm Spider Girl said:

    Wow, I had no idea about the chemical composition of this T-shirt I’m wearing. That’s rather startling. I’m going to have to read more about this…

    Y’know, i learn more about the world reading random blogs over my morning cup of tea than in two years of college. 🙂

    Dear me.