For Tata shirts are hand crafted by the shirt makers of Camiceria Benzon. A family driven studio located in Northern Italy, who throughout two generations has been making shirts from their studio in the town of Silea. Here shirt making is a communal act where the family members participates in the production together with the seamstresses. Unlike industrial assembly lines, each shirt is sewn by one individual leaving the shirt with a mark of the hands which has created it.
A For Tata shirt is the effort of many - from the farmers who harvests the organic cotton to the people at Johan Mueller who turns wood pulp into sewing thread. The result of their work is the materials that makes up a For Tata shirt. The organic cotton fabrics, sewing threads, corozo buttons, and organic cotton labels are all of high quality and made by people who are dedicated to transform the way we produce clothing throughout the entire production cycle. A For Tata shirt could not exists were it not for the effort of these people – they are literally speaking essential parts of For Tata.
G.O.T.S organic cotton fabrics from Canclini
“Canclini is convinced that protection of the natural environment is fundamental: that commitment becomes a value while deciding which technical process has to be used in production.
That’s the reason why we wanted to introduce in our line of fabrics our “Bio-Fabrics”, fabrics made with certified organic cottons, certified by G.O.T.S. (Global Organic Textile Standard), cultivated with methods that have “low-impact” to the natural environment,without pesticides or fertilizers and with guaranteed traceability, from raw materials to the final spinning steps.”
Martina Lurati, Canclini
GOTS LICENCE NO : GOTS 2016-015
Tencel sewing thread from johann müller
“Sustainable clothing has become very important to many people on this planet. But clothing is not only fabrics, it needs also accessories like buttons, zippers, tags - and sewing threads. Our goal was to develop a 100% biodegradable sewing thread which has almost the same performace as conventional polyester or polyester/cotton sewing threads. By choosing Tencel®, we found a cellulosic, biodegradable fiber which is very strong. Dyeing and finishing it with Cradle-to-Cradle dyestuffs and auxiliaries, makes it the perfect sustainable sewing thread. We are proud to contribute our little share to better products for this planet and society.”
Markus Müller, Johann Müller AG
Craddle to Craddle gold certification no: 3946
corozo buttons by corozo
“Corozo is a fantastic alternative for many reasons. First and foremost it is a natural material of plant origin and that in itself carries many advantages over synthetic materials such as plastic. They are much cleaner to produce and are biodegradable whereas plastic production has a long lasting impact on the environment and requires the use of harsh chemicals. There are of course other natural materials that are comparable to corozo such as horn or bone, but those are not only more costly, but also often are dubiously sourced. It’s very difficult to know whether they were ethically harvested or not. Corozo on the other hand is harvested only after it has fallen from the tree as harvesting it earlier makes it impossible for use for button production. As a result trees are never harmed and they are able to produce fruit time and time again.We don’t use any toxic chemicals and our dyes are all organic, plant-based dyes so our process is also sustainable. Last but not least, corozo is a truly beautiful and noble material. It is heavier than plastics and feels high quality to the touch; you know almost immediately that it is something special and it feels as durable as it actually is.”
Raul F. Calderon, Corozo Buttons
G.O.t.s organic cotton labels by Britannia Garment Packaging
“Our GOTs certified organic cotton labels are produced at our site in India – the whole supply chain from where the cotton is grown, to the weaving and printing of the material has been certified as being organic as well as socially and ecologically responsible.”
Tom Lavin, Britannia Garment Packaging