We’ve all been there. Prising open your sleep-crusted eyes as you try not to be sick, glimpsing vague flashbacks of the night before that has left you in this state. How much did I have to drink? Uh oh – did I snog someone totally inappropriate? And what is that taste in my mouth?!
I had one such day last week. I was on holiday though so I do feel mildly justified! I did feel pretty grim the next morning. As I rolled over trying to hold back a dry heave, I glimpsed something scrawled across my hand. THTC. What is that?! Piece by piece memories of the night before came back to me.
So I didn’t snog someone completely inappropriate (I saved that for another night weeyyyy!), however I did get chatting to a young man at the bar about ethical t-shirts. I heard another man compliment him on his top, and I said, ‘Oh, where is it from?’ and the conversation got rolling – I explained what I do and it turned out that he is studying a course on ethical textiles at Falmouth. What are the odds?
This is my long-winded way of saying that I have finally checked out the ethical t-shirts brand THTC, the makers of this guy’s oh so stylish top. Their website embraces what I love about ethical fashion – generally I focus on more feminine designs because that’s my personal preference, but there is something to cater for everyone’s tastes. THTC is a street brand and in their own words, ‘[their] mission is simple – to support organic farming, reduce agricultural chemical use, encourage ethical trade, save water and to create a buzz around activism. THTC is not just a brand. THTC is an extended family of talented musicians, poets, actors, dancers and activists.’ How cool is that? Hats off to them for instigating change – and seriously, if anyone can make ethical fashion look cool and communicate the message to a younger generation, these guys have nailed it.
Here are my favourite ethical t-shirts from their online shop: