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Biospherically Correct - Apparel Blog

Trade Integrity

How well does the supply and promotion of this product align with the principles of trade Integrity: transparency of information, honest/accurate advertising claim, traceability of ingredients and an emphasis of working via gratifying and harmonious business relationships? Biospherically Correct To the best of our knowledge the claims we make are accurate, reflecting the true capabilities of the product. Components are traceable to their point of origin (see Green Ingredients) and our pricing is fair, reflecting the quality of the merchandise. Vision for Humanity Products Charitable Trust is a registered charity (# CC27922). Profits go towards the Vision for Humanity Charitable Trust. At...

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Diversity Protection

To what extent does the cultivation and extraction of the raw materials necessary to produce this product;enhance the diversity of life, that is, aids the greater biospheric services of the planet, the localised eco systems (species and habitat protection) and preserves the associated knowledge, customs and prosperity of the indigenous cultures of the territory? Biospherically Correct Bamboo adds to the greater biospheric services of the planet through its impressive oxygen production and benefits local eco systems due to minimal water requirements and by reducing erosion (see Green Ingredients). Commercial plantations need to be carefully planned and planted with a non invasive...

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Green Ingredients

Do the ingredients in the product meet the criteria for being 'green ingredients', that is, organic and/or natural, high yielding and sustainable? Biospherically Correct Bamboo can be grown quickly, abundantly and without negatively impacting the environment: Reducing chemical run-off because sprays and fertilizers are not required Consuming excess nitrates in waste water produced by manufacturing, livestock farming and sewage treatment.   Displacing greenhouse gases (it has been claimed that bamboo releases up to 35% more oxygen into the air than similar sized plants and trees) Needing little water due to its unique root system which hydrates the plant efficiently while preventing soil erosion....

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Positive Functionality

How positive for the individual, society and the environment is the function of the product in its final form? Biospherically Correct Our garments carry the words love, forgiveness, compassion, tolerance and integrity, encouraging a sense of personal wellbeing and a message of social cohesiveness. Proceeds go towards Vision for Humanity Charitable Trust initiatives. Bamboo fabric is incredibly soft, yet durably high performance: Bamboo kun is a natural antibacterial & antifungal agent making it hypoallergenic and especially suitable for sensitive skin Bamboo fibre wicks moisture from skin Is quick drying and holds its shape well, thus making it ideal for hotter...

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Eco-Processes

How well do the processes inherent in the manufacturing, packaging and distribution of this product sustain nature? Biospherically Correct There are two methods of bamboo fabric production: Bamboo linen made without chemicals and, while ideal, it is labour intensive (and therefore costly) Bamboo rayon, the most common way, uses regenerated cellulose fibre to produce a knit fabric While we understand the short-comings of the second method, it's currently necessary for us to utilise bamboo rayon to make the obvious benefits of bamboo fabric available to the public. Our fabric supplier: is conscientious about recycling and reusing chemicals and prefers low impact...

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