Innovation News: Allmade shirt

Kevin Xiao reporting the class progress about the week Feb27 - Mar3. 

           ---- Kevin Xiao, From Beijing China a junior in Northwood School, Lake Placid NY.  

T-shirts made from recycled plastic and organic cotton, sewn in Haiti for a living wage, with proceeds going to orphan prevention and care...

● Each shirt contains the equivalent of 3 plastic bottles

● Organic cotton grown, spun, knitted, dyed, and finished in the US

● Sewn in a modern facility in Haiti for 5x the going wage

● Minimal shipping reduces ocean pollution

● Proceeds benefit the Global Orphan Project

2 billion t-shirts are produced every year, using fibers like industrial cotton, which is often grown in regions with minimal regulations—directly exposing workers and the environment to deadly pesticides and herbicides that are outlawed in the U.S. 

However this shirt is: 

Made from sustainable natural fibers & recycled bottles.

 

The recycled plastic is the main material of the shirt. 

The recycled plastic is the main material of the shirt. 

tri-blend shirts are constructed of organic, U.S. cotton; polyester produced from recycled plastic bottles (3 bottles per tri-blend shirt that never make it to a landfill); and modal, a fiber from sustainably-farmed beech trees. Our cotton is grown in Texas, and spun, knitted, dyed and finished in the Carolinas, funding American jobs and reducing shipping pollution.

Idea of the shirt

Idea of the shirt

 

With this kinds of shirt, I believe that the clothing problem of refugees and poor people can be solved. Also it is a great idea to save the environment since it is recycling plastic bottles. 

 

Question:

- Is this shirt going to be comfortable?

- How will this shirt be distributed in from factory to individual?

- How can people wash it? 

 

Work Cites: 

- https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/allmade-shirts-you-can-feel-good-about-environment-recycling--3#/