Misty White Organic Cotton Zipped Hoodie

£37.80

We love this soft and warm hoodie. With a sumptuous fleece style lining, ribbed cuffs and bottom hem, and double thick hood with draw string, it’s perfect for keeping you warm on those chilly days and nights.

But we also love it’s environmental credentials:

  • Made with 100% organic cotton (certified to GOTS)
  • No polyester in the mix means no micro-plastics will find their way into the ocean when it’s washed.
  • The making of this hoodie produces 90% less Carbon Dioxide emissions than the standard equivalent (certified to the Carbon Trust Standard)
  • The factories that made this product are certified to the Fair Wear standard, ensuring the fair treatment of workers

[See the Environment section below for details and certifications]

Size Guide

This is a regular fit hoodie. If you’re towards the top end of your size, consider the next size up for a looser fit.

Size chart image for zipped hoodie

Caring for your Hoodie

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

  • Only wash when it really needs it. This saves energy, water, your time and extends the life of the hoodie.
  • When it’s ready for a wash, turn it inside out. This reduces the abrasion on the outside of the hoodie, and helps it 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:

GOTS certified 100% Organic Cotton

Our organic cotton is certified by the Global Organic Textiles Standard (GOTS). This ensures that all of the cotton in the product is organic, but it also sets strict standards for the entire processing chain protecting both the end user and the environment. Check out our blog post on organic cotton for more information on why this is a better choice for the environment, or click the GOTS logo below to find out more about their certification.

Global Organic Textiles Standard 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

Earth Positive

This product is part of the manufacturer’s Earth Positive apparel. This line of clothes creates 90% less CO2 during manufacture and shipping to the UK than a typical equivalent… and these are real-world reductions, without using any carbon offsetting. With the global clothing industry producing over 300 million tons of CO2 every year, this is important. The carbon footprint was calculated in accordance with BSI PAS2050. Click on the Climate Neutral logo below for more information from our manufacturer.

Dyes

Dyed with GOTS approved chemicals, using low-water and controlled waste discharge processes, certified to OekoTex 100 Class I standard and conforming to REACH.

The fabrics are dyed in a zero-discharge dyehouse, where all the water is recycled in a closed-loop system.

Fabric

The fabric in this hoodie is 100% brushed organic cotton.

Fabric weight: 320 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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Global Organic Textile Standard

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.

The aim of the standard is to define world-wide recognised requirements that ensure organic status of textiles, from harvesting of the raw materials, through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing up to labelling in order to provide a credible assurance to the end consumer.

Detailed information about the standard can be found on the GOTS website

Continental Clothing Co. is licensed by the Soil Association and the Control Union to supply fully certified organic products in accordance with the Global Organic Textile Standard. Licence number DK19090.

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.

 

Earth Positive

This is what our manufacturer has to say about their Earth Positive clothes line:

Climate Neutral

EarthPositive Apparel is 100% organic with 90% Reduced CO2

 

The carbon footprint was calculated in accordance with BSI PAS2050 methodology, and certified by the Carbon Trust Certifications.

 

The 90% reduction has been achieved by a combination of low-impact organic farming, efficiency in manufacturing and transportation, and the use of renewable energy instead of the fossil fuel based grid electricity.

 

It has been calculated that a single EarthPositive T-shirt saves around 7 kilograms of CO2, whereas a hooded sweatshirt saves up to 28 kgs of greenhouse gases. These are actual reductions achieved in the manufacturing, without any carbon offsetting.

 

Carbon Footprinting

The Carbon Footprint of a product is the total the amount of CO2 and other greenhouse gases emitted as part of a product’s manufacture, distribution, use and disposal. Greenhouse gases (GHGs) are so called because they trap heat in the Earth’s atmosphere and keep the planet warm. The main gases are carbon dioxide (CO2), methane and nitrous oxide.

 

In January 2008, Continental Clothing Co. became the first brand in the world to calculate the carbon footprint and place the Carbon Reduction Label on textile products.

 

As a Business-to-Business supplier of ready-to-print apparel, we have calculated the carbon footprint of all the products in the EarthPositive range from the cotton field, through processing, manufacturing, transport, up to the point of our distribution warehouses.

 

The Carbon Reduction Label

In March 2009 Continental Clothing Co. launched the world’s first Carbon Reduction Label in retail fashion. The EarthPositive footprint labelled clothes went on sale through ethical retailer Ascension decorated with organic print designs. This was the culmination of two years of work with the Carbon Trust to develop a methodology for assessing the carbon footprint of a cotton product from the field through manufacturing, screen-printing, retail distribution, consumer use to the disposal of the garment at the end of its useful life.

 

Lord Hunt, Minister for Sustainable Development and Energy Innovation and Deputy Leader of the House of Lords said:

“Continental Clothing’s Carbon Footprint label is an innovative idea as part of the Defra-coordinated Sustainable Clothing Action Plan. The label is a great way to give consumers clear information about the environmental impact of their clothes throughout their lifecycle – from manufacturing right through to washing and disposal – so they can be confident in the sustainability of their clothing choices.”

 

UK Department of the Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), Sustainable Consumption and Production Programme; Sustainable Clothing Roadmap Case Study: Continental Clothing Co. (Jan 2011):

“When Continental Clothing Company set out to create the ‘perfect t-shirt’ the aim was to consider all the impacts on the workforce, local economy, environment and climate change, whilst delivering a commercially viable and desirable product offering on a mass scale. The guiding principles were the complete traceability and transparency of the supply chain, and best practice at every stage.”

 

Continental Clothing became a pilot partner with the Carbon Trust’s product footprinting and labelling programme, working towards the development of the footprinting methodology for textile products. The company then extended the calculations to include screen-printing, mail-order retailing, consumer use and disposal, thus completing the first full life cycle analysis using the PAS2050 Carbon Footprint methodology.

 

The footprinting study and analysis pinpointed the GHG hotspots throughout the manufacturing process, from choice of fibres, fabric and garment construction, through to the wet processing, accessorising, screen printing, to packaging and transportation /distribution. The study provided vital information to the designers, logistics managers and marketers, in order to effectively control and reduce the impact on climate change.

 

The process achieved a 90% reduction in carbon footprint compared to an identical product manufactured using conventional energy sources – the T-shirt carbon footprint was reduced from 7kg CO2e down to700g CO2e.”