Conscious Consumers Checklist for Natural, Ethical, Safe & Sustainable Fabric
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If you are, this is what you need to know.
Fresh Produce Enhancer
100% pure, natural Hemp
|Made from chemical free fibre||Yes||
No - globally cotton uses large quantities of chemicals and is a GM crop. 99% of the people growing cotton are in underdeveloped countries which produces 75% of the worlds cotton that is sold to developed western countries. The chemical application in cotton in underdeveloped countries is done by hand, or at best with a backpack spray pack, illiteracy is high and illness from the chemicals, even death is very high.
|Chemical free production from fibre to fabric||Yes - fabric is custom woven for the Fresh Produce Enhancer by artisans of pure, natural fibres||No|
|Fair, safe and ethical labour conditions||Yes - we have personally visited to be sure||Unsure & unlikely|
|Fabric retains natural properties of the fibre||Yes - Hemp is naturally antibacterial and mould resistant and has traditionally been used for keeping food long before refrigeration was available||No|
|Fabric treated to increase shelf life||No, absolutely not.||Highly likely - especially if it smells unnatural|
|Fabric Chemically Softened||No||Usually|
|Exposed stitching or seams||No||Likely|
|Double stitched side seams||Yes||Unlikely|
|Strength tested side seams||Yes - the side seams have been tested to withstand up to 14kg of weight||Unlikely|
|Seam at the base/bottom of the bag||No||Likely|
|Makes a great Nut Milk Bag||Yes||No|
|Shrink tested to <5%||Yes||Unlikely|
|Durability||Extremely good, will last for years.||Unknown|
|Closure||Fold over top.||Unknown|