It is impossible to make an ethical choice if you don’t know where clothing comes from and how it is made. Very few people do these days, even high-street stores themselves. At Rapanui you can investigate the whole supply chain and find out the details about where this item was made, who made it, and how it got here, from Seed to shop. It is called traceability.
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Our EJF Bee Vest Top has an average rating of 5.0 out of 5
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I love this top, looks great and helps to get the message across. Thanks for the handwritten thank you message on my receipt too, made me smile! I will definitely be buying from you in the future, always on the look out for ethical fashion. Keep up the good work! :)
Perfect, arrived in less than 24 hours! :O handwritten message was lovely and the print was very high quality, as shown in the picture, the sizing was perfect. I'm a size 10, and this couldn't have fit better. the cut under arms high enough to cover bra but not too tight (both issues i have with vests). You will not regret this purchase.
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Just as your crisps tell you they have high fat or salt content, or your light bulbs tell you if they're efficient or not, we think the high street should clearly, honestly tell you how clothing is made.
After all, it’s not that people don’t care about this stuff, it’s just they don’t know. And it’s hard to find out.
Our EJF Bee Vest Top has an Ecolabel rating of A
Our ecolabels basically sum up the whole picture. So an organic t-shirt ethically made in a wind powered factory, where you can trace the origins too, gets an A. One that’s made from a less sustainable material, in a conventional factory with ok ethics but unclear origins, well, that’ll get a C or a D. Really, this is the job for governments, but since they’re not doing it, and we’re not prepared to wait, we launched our own. Turns out you guys care, and responded by buying loads of our A rated stuff. Unfortunately, we still have a few shelves full of D rated pants at the warehouse. But we can’t complain, that’s the whole point: To empower you to make a choice, to turn sustainability into a market force.
The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) is a UK- based non-profit organisation working internationally to protect the environment and defend human rights. We’ve teamed up with them to create a limited edition print to raise awareness of the campaign to protect bees, change the way that we use pesticides and change our environment for the better. Every Bee T-Shirt sold donates £5 to EJF to help them reach these goals.
Pesticides are hazardous by design and commonly do not discriminate between their target and non-target species; unintended impacts on human health include hormone disruption, birth defects, cancers, and Alzheimers. Many of the most tragic consequences of an over-reliance on outdated and dangerous chemical pesticides are in the Global South where regulations, awareness and safety controls are weak or altogether absent.
In the UK, EJF is a founding member of the Bee Coalition which works collaboratively to protect bees and pollinators. We campaign against the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been strongly linked to the collapse of bee and pollinator populations. We work to document and raise awareness of the impacts of harmful pesticides and to promote organic production to safeguard the health of humans, animals and our global environment.
Protecting people and planet
Pollinators contribute £510 million worth of crops to our economy every year. It would cost the UK £1.8 billion annually to pollinate crops without them.
Check out their website to find out more about their work.