Bamboo T-Shirts [4 colours]

£15.50

Super soft bamboo fabric

Delivery from £2.70, FREE returns

This mix of 70% bamboo and 30% organic cotton gives these t-shirts an ultra soft feel – if you’ve never tried one, we highly recommend it.

As well as black and white, these t-shirts are available in Atlantic Blue and Atlantic Grey – we think these colours reflect well the hues you can see in those deep atlantic waters.

These t-shirts are not only soft, the bamboo has some other great characteristics – the fibres are strong and they have anti-bacterial properties – see the Fabrics section below for other bamboo bonuses.

Size Guide

Bamboo T-Shirt size chart

Caring for your T-Shirt

A big chunk of the environmental impact a garment has occurs once it’s in your hands. These guidelines not only ensure that your garment will last, but also help to keep the planet cool.

  • Only wash when it really needs it – bamboo is naturally anti-bacterial and resistant to odours. This saves energy, water, your time and extends its life.
  • When it’s ready for a wash, turn it inside out. This reduces the abrasion on the outside of the garment, and helps it to keep looking crisp for longer.
  • Wash at 30 degrees. Yep, I know, we wash colours at 40 right? Well, there’s no need – it’ll look and smell just great when washed at 30deg (as will most of your clothes!). It’ll also help to cut your electricity bill too – winner!
  • Line dry after washing. Hot washing and tumble drying can effect the dimensional stability and can cause fading of the colours.

Environmental

The clothes industry is a particularly dirty industry – we’re trying to do things in a better way!

None of our clothes contain polyester, nylon, or any other unsustainable man-made fibres, ensuring that micro plastics don’t end up in the sea. But that’s just the start. Below is a list of credentials that this product adheres to:

 

Organic Content Standard

The “Organic Content Standard – Blended” (OCS) certifies that part of the material used in this fabric is organic. In this case 30% of the fabric is cotton and is certified as organic. But what about the 70% bamboo? Bamboo natually doesn’t require pesticides or other polluting chemicals – if you’ve ever grown it in your garden, you’ll know that it grows like a weed! It should be noted, however, that bamboo viscose does use a lot of chemicals to process it into fibres, which is why we only use bamboo fabric that has been certified by the OEKO-TEX 100 standard (see below).

Click the OCS logo to find out more about their certification process.

Organic Cotton Standard - Blended certification logo

Fair Wear Standard

The Fair Wear Foundation is a non-profit organisation with the mission to “see a world where the garment industry supports workers in realising their rights to safe, dignified, properly paid employment”. The manufacturer of this product is certified to the Fair Wear standard. Click on the Fair Wear logo below for more detailed information.

Fair Wear Logo

OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100

The Standard 100 certification ensures that every part of the garment has been tested for substances that may be harmful to human health. Garments are tested by independent institutes against an extensive criteria catalog, taking into account both regulated and non-regulated substances. Further details can be found by clicking on the OEKO-TEX logo below.

OEKO-TEX 100 Logo

Fabric

This super soft t-shirt is made with 70% bamboo and 30% organic cotton.

Bamboo is not only an incredibly soft fabric, its fibres are stronger than cotton. It is naturally anti-bacterial, resistent to odours and excellent at wicking moisture away from the body. The insulative properties of the fibre also mean that it keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Fabric weight: 150 grams per square meter

Shipping & Returns

Our standard shipping costs are: £3.40 – Standard delivery, tracked, 3-4 working days £4.50 – Express delivery, tracked, 1-2 working days

We can, however, just sneak a single t-shirt out as a large letter, so we have a cheaper rate for those orders only: £2.70 – Standard delivery,   3-4 working days £3.30 – Express delivery, 1-2 working days

Returns You can send any unwanted items back to us, FREE, within 21 days. We understand that this might not be long enough when purchasing gifts for Christmas, so for any December orders we ask that you contact us by the 8th January or within 21 days of the purchase, whichever is the longer. Please ensure that the items are unworn and have any labels still attached. To make a return, please let us know via the returns contact form and we’ll email you a postage label. If you don’t have a printer, we can post the return label to you – just make a note of it when you contact us. We normally expect to process your return and issue your refund within 7 days from receipt of the item, although this may be a little longer during busy periods. Please make sure that you get a receipt of postage just in case the item goes missing in the post!

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Organic Content Standard

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The Organic Content Standard (OCS) is a standard that was created by the textile exchange, an organisation that is committed to organic agriculture.

 

The OCS has two standards, one that certifies that 100% of the fabric content is organic and one which will certify that a percentage of the fabric is organic – the latter is called the OCS Blended Standard. Details of the certification process can be found at the Textile Exchange.

 

The OCS Blended Standard is often used where the certified fabric is made of a blend of materials. At Of The Oceans, we sell a number of garments that are a blend of cotton and hemp. In this case, the cotton in the blend is certified as organic. The Hemp is not certified as organic. Hemp doesn’t require any pesticides or insecticides to grow – from this perspective, the time consuming and costly process of certification is deemed not to be necessary by the manufacturer, as the crop is grown naturally.

 

This is what our manufacturer says: “Due to the fact that hemp grows like a weed without needing pesticides or other harmful chemicals, we do not believe it is necessary to certify our hemp material. Moreover, our hemp comes from numerous small farmers including many terraced farms – certifying all of these small farms would result in high costs”

 

If you are interested in learning more about how hemp may be key to a more sustainable future, not just in the clothing industry, you may be interested in Amy Ansel’s TED talk:

 

The Fair Wear Foundation

The Fair Wear Foundation wants clothes to be made in a better way. They ensure that a code of labour practices are implemented and monitor compliance through audits, producing an annual report on their accredited members.

 

OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100

The OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is an independent testing and certification system for textile raw materials, intermediate and end products at all stages of production.

The testing for harmful substances always focuses on the actual use of the textile. The more intensive the skin contact of a product, the stricter the human ecological requirements to be met. The Continental Clothing certificate meets Class I criteria for textile items for babies and toddlers up to 3 years, the highest of the four classes of certification.

The requirement for certification of textile products according to OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is that all components of an item have to comply with the required criteria without exception – that means in addition to the outer material also sewing threads, linings, prints etc. as well as non-textile accessories such as buttons, zip fasteners, rivets etc.

Continental Clothing Co. products have been tested and certified under OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 Class I by Shirley Technologies in England under certificate number 11-20489 since 2004.