The origins of the humble hoody can be traced back to medieval Europe where monks decided to pop a hood on their robes for decoration. It’s still cool. And it was cold conditions in US East Coast warehouses that brought it back for dock workers in the 1930s. On this occasion it was less to do with decoration and more to do with stopping your ears falling off. From frostbite to feudalism, port to pulpit, the hoody is one of those great fashion items that combines both form and functionality.
But we live in an era of advanced technology. Of resources, design skills and manufacturing facilities beyond the wildest dreams of the millers and weavers that made the first hooded garments. What would happen if you took a timeless style that reflects humanities basic need of warmth and comfort, and then reinvented it? You’d get something that’s softer. Like 100% certified organic cotton made in India in an ethically accredited, wind powered factory. A lofted inner fleece that is so silky warm it makes the best M&S hot chocolate sound like sandpaper in comparison. And what if the shape was completely refreshed by garment technicians used to creating some of the finest tailoring in Britain? It would mean simple, strong detail and a natural fitting feel that is hard to find anywhere.
And it’s often the details that matter, like choosing a quality YKK zip that will last, and never let you down.
Speaking of which, the men's organic zip hoody has a mathematically wide ranging availability when it comes to personal climate control: In short, you can zip it up or down when the temperature changes. Or for fashion reasons, which makes it
the T-Shirt of the sweatshirt world, swiss army knife of sweatshirts.
A lot of care has gone in to making our new men's organic zip hoodies. Caring about the products we make, how they are made means better products. Like every product we make, our new zip hoodies come with completely free returns and exchanges paid both ways. And like every Rapanui product, when it’s worn, battered and ready for replacement, you can send it back to us free and receive store credit from us in return.
Certified 100% Organic Cotton Hoody (300g/m2) / Made in an ethically accredited, wind-powered factory / Low Carbon / GM Free / Hand Finished in the UK /Cool Wash, Hang Dry
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 Men's Organic Zip Hoody has an average rating of 5.0 out of 5
- based on 3 reviews
Great quality for the price
I purchased both the green and the blue, and both look great. The fit is quite slim, but still not too tight. The fabric feels really nice and "expensive", and the seams looks solid. The only negative is the chain which feels a little cheap (compared to my other, twice as expensive ones), and the POCKETS WHERE THE IPHONE 6 DOES NOT FIT!! OMG!!! My old nokia fits perfect though, so see this as your chance to kick your smart phone addiction. Great products!
Its the little things
I don't think I have ever reviewed a piece of clothing but I was motivated to do so because (1)of the easy use buying process (2) RAPID DELIVERY (3) On the delivery note a member of staff wrote "I hope you enjoy :)" which made me smile! and (4) the hoody is fantastic, good quality material and fits well (I am a slim 6 ft and large fits me nicely).
If I had to be picky then I would say that the pockets could be slightly bigger but this is a minor issue and I am just being picky now.
Thank you Rapanui, your doing a great job and I will support you again!
Just received my new hoodie, with a nice pair of free socks. This is my second hoodie purchased from Rapanui along with other pieces of clothing (always a nice message written on the shipping receipt). Love the companies ethos, as it is tune with my own. Keep up the good work and you'll have a customer for life.
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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 Men's Organic Zip Hoody 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.