That Matter T-Shirt Based on the words of Martin Luther King
"Our lives begin to
end the day we become silent about things
matter." Based on the words of
Martin Luther King, this t-shirt is a powerful
action in an age where popular media instead
fosters passive acceptance. Martin Luther King
leader of one of the great movements for justice,
equality and peace in modern times and a pioneering
thinker on methods of nonviolent conflict resolution
and social change .
The story behind the organic cotton:
Located in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh,
more than 1,300 farming families are growing organic
cotton. The project was established after a disastrous
decade where the pesticide used on cotton bushes
regularly cost more than the cotton that was harvested,
driving families into debt. Learning new ways
to counter the harmful insects and producing clean,
organically grown cotton has brought major benefits.
NI representatives have visited the project and
we are proud to be associated with it.
The farmers are paid 25% above the normal market
prices for cotton and some 60-odd tons of pesticide
which would have been dumped on the land since
the start of the project have not been used. Estimates
suggest 20,000 people die each year from pesticide
poisoning and a million more suffer acute poisoning.
The chlorine bleach used in regular cotton manufacture
is a hideous health hazard, releasing carcinogenics
responsible for birth defects, low sperm count
in men and numerous allergies. For the environment,
for the farmers’ well-being and not least
for your own health, buy these organic cotton
products. The project is monitored by Greenpeace
Belgium, in association with the New Internationalist,
Amnesty International and OXFAM. Say NO to pesticides
and help make trade fairer at the same time.
M loose fit
L loose fit
XL loose fit
Length = back
of collar to hem
WHAT IS AN ORGANIC T-SHIRT?
. It is made from cotton that is grown organically.
. It does not contain chemicals.
. It promotes the development of wildlife.
. It respects the fertility of the soil.
. It is better quality than intensively farmed cotton.
. There are no artificial softeners.
. There are no bleaching agents.
they say about NI.. FROM: Desmond
M Tutu, Archbishop of Cape Town
“New Internationalist is independent, lively and properly provocative,
helping to keep its readers abreast of important developments in parts of our
globe that risk marginalisation. Read it!.”
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Organic Dreams Nightshirt Sleep peacefully knowing your nightshirt was made with respect for the environment and the rights of workers.