Our garments are made from organic cotton, meaning their seeds are not genetically modified (non-GMO). This means that our garments have no nasty pesticides or fertilisers inside, so this is not only better for the planet, but also your skin.
Organic cotton farming uses natural farming methods, such as crop rotation. This is great for fauna, soil, the environment, biodiversity, as well as promoting good health and quality of life for farmers and their communities.
The list of benefits of organic cotton versus regular farmed cotton is endless! To name a few, organic cotton create 26% less potential for soil erosion, 46% less impact on global warming, 70% less acidification of land and water, and 91% less surface and groundwater use.
Our windbreakers, sweatshirts and bags are made from recycled cotton obtained from recycled plastic PET bottles, instead of virgin virgin polyester. This not only helps fight the fight against plastic pollution, but also saves between 33-53% energy in the manufacturing process.
Post-consumer PET plastic bottles are cleaned, melted down and then purified. The liquid is then blow into yarn to create recycled polyester fabric to make garments. Recycled polyester helps make our clothing and accessories soft, durable and breathable - perfect qualities for clothing that can take you from day to night, from the street to the rave!
* Did you know it takes 20 PET plastic bottles to make our BACKTOBACK windbreakers!
FAIR WEAR FOUNDATION CERTIFIED
We are proud to support independent organisation, Fair Wear with our garments. Fair fashion is about fundamental rights, It's simple really!
When you shop with BACKTOBACK, you can be assured that our garment workers are cared for in many ways. The Fair Wear Foundation has 8 labour standards based on the conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.
1. Employment is freely chosen
2. No exploitation of child labour
3. No discrimination in employment
4. A legally binding employment relationship
5. Payment of a living wage
6. Reasonable hours of work
7. Safe and healthy working conditions
8. Freedom of association