Our stripy organic Fair Trade cotton tops come in three colours: blue/natural, wine/natural, and dove grey/natural and in two sizes: S/M to fit 10 – 14, and L/XL to fit 14 – 18. We’ve cut the hips slightly bigger than the chest for a more comfortable, feminine fit. We’ve designed them to be comfortable so they’re loose fit, a good length and the cotton feels gorgeous.These are a great standard so a wonderful wardrobe staple. We use 100% cotton, 180 gsm so a good weight, will be long lasting, comfortable and team with pretty much everything.
Our vest tops are also from Assisi Organics and are classic styles: V-neck and scoop neck – again in Fair Trade organic cotton.
We buy from Assisi Organics in Tamil Nadu, a registered WFTO group, and they source the cotton direct from the farmer. It’s rather a lengthy process to gain FLO status and have a licensee number. This process is not particularly cost effective for small importers. We asked Assisi if buying Fairtrade cotton really makes a difference to the farmers as well as it being organic – they said yes – so we’ve decided to buy Fairtrade cotton anyway even though we can’t label it as such because we don’t have a licensee number. So, in the label it says ‘Fair Trade cotton’.
Assisi have supplied Marks and Spencer and Tesco with Fairtrade cotton though the stitching for their tops is not done in Assisi’s workshops.
Happily though, Assisi have also stitched our tops, printed the labels and done the packaging, thus helping their wonderful social projects through making sure most of the work is done in-house.