When we started n+one, we made sure that our base garments originated from a manufacturer who was making efforts to improve working conditions in the textile industry.
We chose one who is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation, an independent, non-profit organisation and an initiative set-up by trade organisations in the textile sector, trade unions and NGO's. They are a little more expensive but it means you can be sure your n+one T-Shirt didn't originate in a sweat-shop in a developing country...
Now we're pleased to be minimising our impact on the environment with the introduction of recyclable and biodegradable packaging for all n+one T-Shirts!
Starting in April 2018, our T-Shirts will be wrapped in clear, poly-bags that are biodegradable (and manufactured in the UK!) If this bag does end up in the ground, it will naturally biodegrade within 6 to 24-months.
In addition, we're replacing the grey mailing bags that we use for shipping with an alternative (yet equally dull) bag made from 100% recycled material.
None of these changes will change our shipping costs. Bonus!