Thursday, April 9, 2009

More than just a t-shirt

"Organic" is the label of choice these days - not just for your food, but for your clothes as well. We've spent years adding toxic chemicals to everything, from what we eat to how we get around, right down to what we wear. United Nations decided that 2009 would be the "International Year of Natural Fibres." In conjunction with this campaign, One Mango Tree is partnering with Phenix Logistics to bring you a line of 100% organic Ugandan cotton knit. Phenix is the same company that partnered with Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson, to bring you EDUN Live - a t-shirt company that is making waves internationally with its simple, but beautiful designs.

A Ugandan-owned company based in Kampala, all of the cotton Phenix uses is grown in Lira District, northern Uganda. The production is very similar to UTEXRWA - the main difference being that Phenix knits its yarn (producing t-shirt material, or cotton jersey in varying weights), while UTEXRWA weaves it. Phenix also screen prints and embroiders, and all of their production takes place through a closed system, which gets bonus points for low environmental impact. Stay tuned for the first One Mango Tree products coming from Phenix.

Do you need t-shirts or polo shirts for your business and want to have them printed on 100% organic Ugandan cotton? For a quote, send an email to

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