Patagonia Men's Tide Ride Lightweight Crew Sweatshirt Feather Gray - Size - Large. The look of a long-sleeved tee. The warmth of a sweatshirt. The responsible manufacturing of Patagonia.Patagonia's Tide Ride Lightweight Crew Sweatshirt is made from a soft organic cotton/polyester fleece fabric blend that's the perfect weight for in between seasons and those unexpected cold mornings on the water or at your campsite. Designed as a casual, slim-fit crewneck with raglan sleeves and open cuffs and hem, this sweatshirt has the look of a long-sleeved tee. In addition to the organic cotton content, there's even more responsible manufacturing at play here. The original Patagonia artwork across the chest is screen-printed using inks that are PVC- and phthalate-free. Did we also mention these shirts are sewn at a Fair Trade Certified factory (More on that below.) 6-oz., 88% organic cotton/12% polyester fleece. Imported.The FabricThe organic cotton used in the Tide Ride Lightweight Crew Sweatshirt is grown without harmful chemicals with methods that support biodiversity and healthy ecosystems, improve the quality of soil and often use less water. The yield is high, and the quality of the cotton is equal to or better than conventionally grown cotton. So why isn't all cotton grown organically then Well organic farming is more time consuming, requires more knowledge and skill and (the kicker) costs more. But those of us who are committed to protecting our environment think its worth it.Fair Trade Certified SewingWhat makes a factory Fair Trade Certified Rigorous standards for health and safety, respect for the environment, no child or forced labor, maternity and paid leave, community empowerment and additional money back to workers. Patagonia pays a premium for every Fair Trade Certified item that carries their label. That extra money goes directly back to the factory workers, and they decide how to spend it. They can allocate it as a cash bonus, use it for a collective social investment or both.Key FeaturesSoft, organic cotton and polyester knit fleeceCasual crewneck style with raglan sleeves and open cuffs and hemScreen-print inks used in the Patagonia original art are PVC- and phthalate-freeFree Trade Certified sewing provides extra money for factory workers
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