Cosmos Studio says its Button-Up Poplin Shirt is “the most sustainable shirt in the world.”
Cosmos Studio is a sustainable fashion brand based in Hong Kong and claims its Button-Up Poplin Shirt is “the most sustainable shirt in the world.”
The company uses cotton colored with GiDelave™ Color Diffusion™ technology which uses far less water than traditional coloring techniques and creates no wastewater during the manufacturing process.
According to the GiDelave website:
Color Diffusion™ is a continuous yarn coloration technology where a color base is transferred from a unique diffusion reactor to the yarn structure without the use of traditional textile processing equipment and chemicals, high volumes of water, or large amounts of energy.
The Color Diffusion™ has the following positive environmental impact when comparing the process to traditional cellulosic yarn dyeing (Fiber Reactive Dyeing).
+98% Water Savings
Zero Wastewater Discharge
+75% Reduction in Chemicals
+66% Reduction in CO2 Emissions
+50% Energy Savings
Cosmos Studios manufactures these shirts in a factory located in Shandong, China. According to Cosmos, this manufacturing facility is a member of the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) and provides a safe, fair, and ethical environment for the production of these garments.
The company carefully selects its fabrics, utilizing programs like the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) to ensure the safety and fair treatment of farmers, as well as the environment. Our order was shipped to us in this brown paper envelope.
If you’re looking for a sustainably made button-up poplar shirt, this Cosmos Studio shirt will surely not disappoint. My closet contains both a navy and a charcoal version of this shirt and both remain as my favorite all-around casual button-up shirts.
Interested in products made from natural materials? Check out our review on the new Allbirds’ new Tree Dashers. Allbirds is one of the first casual shoe manufacturers to deliver an athletic running shoe made from natural products to the mainstream market. The company says the carbon footprint of these shoes is as much a 30% less than competing products, and they’re made with natural materials, unusual for most running shoes.