Dress in Protest
Women have always found creative ways to make a statement with what they wear. From the berets of the black panthers in the Sixties to the quiet resolution to only wear clothes made in the UK, fashion is an important ally in times of change.
Birdsong began life as a feminist brand making slogan tees. A commitment to ethical and sustainable fashion is still at our core, but today we’ve grown to create a collection of original wardrobe staples to totally transform your (out)look. It’s about thoughtful clothes in bright colours, edgy silhouettes and art-inspired prints made from natural fabrics.
Inspired and informed by the Antonio Gramsci quote, ‘Pessimism of intellect, optimism of will’, our organic cotton tee, embroidered by migrant women, encourages just that.
Please note that these tee are Unisex so come up a little large, we'd recommend going a size down from your usual if you want a less loose fit.
Base tees manufactured in Tamil Nadu, Southern India by Continental. EarthPositive Tees are 100% organic Indian cotton with 90% reduced C02, and Fair Wear certified for fair labour practices.
The carbon footprint was calculated in accordance with BSI PAS2050 methodology, and certified by the Carbon Trust Certifications. The 90% reduction has been achieved by a combination of low-impact organic farming, efficiency in manufacturing and transportation, and the use of renewable energy instead of the fossil fuel based grid electricity.
It has been calculated that a single EarthPositive T-shirt saves around 7 kilograms of CO2, whereas a hooded sweatshirt saves up to 28 kgs of greenhouse gases. These are actual reductions achieved in the manufacturing, without any carbon offsetting.
These T-shirts are Unisex. Dani is wearing a size M, is a UK size 14 and is 5'9" tall.
Designed in house by Birdsong. Embroidered by talented women paid a fair wage in East London.
Our organic cotton t-shirts are made at a vertically integrated garment factory in Tamil Nadu, Southern India, at the primary manufacturing facility of Continental Clothing Co.
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Unisex Optimist Organic Cotton Tee