M's LS Lightweight Rugby Shirt - Rugby: Drifter Grey
A Patagonia rugby-style shirt, made from a rugged organic cotton jersey and Fair Trade Certified™ sewn.
Featuring the same soft collar, three-button front placket, 2-inch ribbed cuffs and a straight hem as the original Patagonia Rugby Shirt
, but now made from a lighter-weight and organic cotton material - keeping it soft and breathable against the skin. Fair Trade Certified™ sewing means the people who made it earned a premium for their labor.
Body Material: 7.4-oz 100% organic cotton slub jersey
Collar and Placket Material: 7.8-oz 100% organic cotton
- Three rubber buttons
- Cuffs are 2" rib knit
- Fair Trade Certified™ sewn
Weight: 374 g (13.2 oz)
PROVENANCE AND ETHICS
Patagonia was founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1973, the company's roots are in clothing for rock and alpine climbing, but they now produce a diverse mix of apparel targeted towards skiers, snowboarders, surfers and climbers. Patagonia are a world leader in creating ethical, sustainable clothing.
Organic Cotton - In 1996, with an increased awareness of the dangers of pesticide use and synthetic fertilisers in growing conventional cotton, Patagonia began the exclusive use of organically grown cotton in all of their cotton products. Organically grown methods support biodiversity and healthy ecosystems, improve the quality of soil and often use less water. Growing organically takes more time, requires more knowledge and skill, and, for now, costs more, but worth it.