Was macht ein nachhaltiges T-Shirt aus?

What makes a sustainable t-shirt?

A sustainable t-shirt should have less negative impact on the environment than traditional t-shirts.

Why is conventional T-shirt production so bad for the environment?

According to calculations by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the production of a polyester T-shirt produces 5.5 kg of CO2 equivalents.

In comparison, a cotton T-shirt "only" has 2.1 kg of CO2 equivalents. Even less with organic cotton. This shows that the choice of material has a significant impact on the environmental impact of clothing production. It's important to look for more eco-friendly materials like cotton when choosing clothes to reduce your carbon footprint.

Furthermore, the danger of microplastics in the sea is also a major environmental burden.

microplastics floating in the sea caused by t-shirt production

A sustainable T-shirt should meet these criteria:

There are several factors that contribute to a t-shirt being considered sustainable. Some of these factors are:

  1. The type of materials used: Sustainable t-shirts are often made from biodegradable materials such as organic cotton, linen, hemp or bamboo.

  2. The way of production: Ecological t-shirts are often produced under fair working conditions and avoid the use of harmful chemicals or toxic waste during production.

  3. The lifespan of the t-shirt: Eco-friendly t-shirt should be durable and last a long time to reduce the amount of garbage that ends up in landfills.

  4. Recyclability: Sustainable t-shirts should be easily recyclable to save resources and reduce waste.

At Ruptown, we have made it our mission to follow these criteria as best we can in order to protect the environment as much as possible. eg: Ruptown uses organic cotton for its oversized t-shirts .

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