Organic Matters : Two Birds Apparel
Cotton is one of the most used crops in the clothing industry, comprising of 50% of the worlds fibre needs. It is versatile, comfortable and durable - "the fabric of our lives" if you may. But a dark eye seems to be cast over the toxic measures used to grow commercial cotton. 3% of the Earth's farmland is dedicated to growing conventional cotton. That same 3% takes up 25% of the Earth's insecticide and more than 10% of the world's pesticides - a toxic ratio. Organic cotton is grown without the use of pesticides and harmful fertilizers. Asides from greatly benefitting the environment, supporting organic cotton also supports the small farmers who choose to grow their crops this way; a small, but growing, minority. We've recently teamed up with Vancouver owned and operated apparel brand Two Birds Apparel - an organic, eco-luxury brand who chooses to use only sustainable fibres, organic cottons and 100% Canadian made fabrics. Their entire collection is knit, dyed and manufactured in Canada within a 100km radius using environmentally preferable materials and methods. The result? High-quality casual wear for men that is classic, well fitted and trend-free. Kudos.
Find their products here or check them out @twobirdsapparel
We'll also be showcasing their products at the Chinatown Exp. on 434 Columbia St, Vancouver, BC from Dec. 19-23rd. Be sure to stop by, support local and support organic.