Polo Shirt
Polo Shirt
Collection: Ethical Essentials

Polo Shirt

Regular price $33.96 $0.00 Unit price per
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Our take on this classic, slim-fitting shirt is made from sustainably-sourced, ultra soft, light-weight jersey. The 100% cotton striped fabric was diverted from the landfill and comes from one of our Carolina Textile District partner factories. Overdyed for a broken-in, casual look. It’s proper with an edge.

Care: Machine wash cold, hang to dry.

Transparency

Supply

  • Sewn in worker-owned factory at Opportunity Threads in Morganton, NC
  • Overdyed at TS Designs in Burlington, NC
  • Pattern developed at Sew Co. in Hendersonville, NC
  • Pattern digitized and graded at Apparel Pattern and Design Solutions in Pelzer, SC

Cost

  • Labor = $14.70
  • Fabric = $5.20
  • Buttons = $1.00
  • Labels = $1.00
  • Garment Dying = $2.25
  • Shipping of Materials = $1.25 
  • Packaging = $3.10
  • Business Expenses* = $5.66

Retail = $33.96

*We're committed to running a US-made brand with an ethical production line—but it takes a lot of work! "Business Expenses" include office rent, utilities, insurance, taxes, design, production and customer service salaries, research and development costs, etc - all true costs of running an effective business.  This is your investment in environmental sustainability, worker voice, and economic revitalization. 

Meet our models

Karalyn is a sewer and product developer at Sew Co., one of our partner mills. Karalyn is also an instructor with the Carolina Textile District's industrial sewing program, and she enjoys screen printing and natural dying items through her side project Needlebone. 

Karalyn is wearing a women's size S.

Angel is a recent high school grad now working for our circular economy partner Material Return. In his spare time, he enjoys playing with his dogs and fixing up cars.

Angel is wearing a men's size S.

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