The V-neck is a closet staple, giving the t-shirt a more feminine shape. We created our v-neck from 100% organic cotton grown without pesticides in Texas. The cotton is spun and dyed in a low impact process in North Carolina and knit into fabric in South Carolina. In an employee-owned factory in North Carolina the shirts are sewn with the defining neckline with just the right amount of drop and a slightly curved hemline for effortless style. Care for the environment, respect for the farmers and craftsmen, and considered design make this shirt far from basic.Discover our process
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- 100% Organic cotton grown in Texas
- Spun and dyed in North Carolina
- Knit in South Carolina
- Sewn in North Carolina
- Machine wash cold, tumble dry low heat
- Model is 5'11 and is wearing a size small
Made in the U.S.A.
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Harvest & Ginning | Lubbock, Texas
For summer staples, there was no better place to begin than with cotton. It’s natural, breathable and lightweight. But not all cotton is equal. Conventional cotton is grown with chemical cocktail of pesticides and insecticides that is not only making the farm laborers sick, it’s destroying the earth’s soil, and water systems. We work with a cooperative in Texas that plants certified organic cotton under the United States Department of Agriculture National Organic Program (USDA-NOP).
Sporting the USDA organic certification means that their non-genetically modified cotton is grown without the use of chemical pesticides, defoliants, or fertilizers. In place of which, natural fertilizers in the form of compost, naturally-derived mineral fertilizers, and rotational crop practices enhances biological cycles. This is how our organic cotton keeps chemical pollutants out of our air, our waters, and our t-shirt.
In the ginning process, organized by the coop’s members, the cotton fibers are separated from their seeds in a ginning machine. The result is a clean cotton lint that is compacted into a bale and sent to the next step of our processing.
Spinning | Thomasville, North Carolina
Our baled cotton travels to North Carolina where the cotton is fluffed and re-fluffed to make sure every last piece of pesky organic matter is removed from the soft white cotton fiber. We make sure we get only the softest cotton by going through a process called combing, this makes sure that only the best, softest fibers end up in our shirts. From combing we go to twisting to get all those fibers into a yarn, and then it’s ready for spinning. We use only ring-spun cotton, which leads to the most durable and soft fabric. Built to last, our ring-spun process translates into a reliable product ready for years of use.
Dyeing | Lincolnton, North Carolina
At South Fork Industries our shirts are yarn dyed, so they have been dyed before knit into the fabric which helps to perfectly saturate the color throughout the finished piece. They are dyed using fiber reactive low-impact reactive dyes. This means that there are no dangerous chemicals on your shirt or in the local water.
Knitting | Clover, South Carolina
Our knitting facility is a multi-generational company. In accordance to our specifications for weight, the cotton is made into a durable, lightweight fabric.
Cut & Sew | Morganton, North Carolina
The finished fabric is sent to Morganton, North Carolina, where it is cut and sewn to our design specifications. We chose to work with our factory because of its company values in providing fair wages and a successful worker-ownership structure. To make the perfect shirt requires eight different cutting and sewing steps.
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