Shades & Coffee is a sustainable and environmentally friendly clothing brand. Our mission is to make you look good, feel good in our hemp viscose and organic cotton t-shirts.
Screen-printed in the UK, and made in the USA under "sweatshop free" conditions and committed to fair trade clothing production standards, all products are made from a durable organic fabric blend of 60% organic hemp viscose with 40% organic cotton at 4.3 ounces per square yard.
Our t-shirts are silky soft, comfortable and offer a great drape and overall cut. Additionally, all products are certified by:
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) - the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, from the harvesting of the raw materials through environmentally and socially responsible practices.
The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) - a voluntary product standard for tracking and verifying the content of recycled materials in a final product. The standard applies to the full supply chain, content claims, social and environmentally friendly practices, chemical restrictions in the production process.
The Organic Blended Cotton Standard (OCS) verifies the presence and amount of organic material contained in a finished product by providing a strict chain of custody system from the organic raw material source. Shades & Coffee hemp and organic cotton products are OCS certified.
A Member of the Organic Trade Association (OTA).
The Shades & Coffee logo is screen-printed onto our hemp viscose and organic cotton t-shirts using water-based ink as opposed to plastisol inks.
Shades (aka sunglasses) & Coffee epitomise an ambiguous lifestyle. Shades make us look good but yet conceal the windows to the soul - our eyes - hence disguise our emotions. Coffee is an energy booster and makes us feel good. Everybody needs a daily dose of Shades & Coffee - an addiction to organic style and taste. #lookgoodfeelgood
We know that looking stylish can make your whole day better; especially with a cup of coffee and a pair of shades (the ultimate fashion accessory). Our t-shirts put the "fun" in functional fashion hence our vision to create an eco-friendly brand you love so you can focus on looking and feeling great!
All facilities comply with applicable environmental laws and regulations. Low impact, fibre reactive dyes are used in our garments that are not harmful to the environment. This means that the dyes used do not contain any heavy metals or toxic substances.
The pretreatment facility improves wastewater efficiency and minimizes water usage through the procedures used. Recycled water is used in the dye facilities as well. We are committed to doing our part in offering sustainable, Eco-friendly products and manufacturing methods that work with our planet, not against it. Eco efforts are traced to raw materials and recycling practices are implemented at our office.
During the cutting of the fabrics, Gerber Software is used, that minimizes fabric wastage.
Our apparel is Recognized by PSEG Energy Efficiency Programs as a GREEN BUSINESS and for efforts to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
We use FedEx who adheres to environmental sustainability.