Why a white tee?
Because it's the cornerstone of every great closet. Often we invest in the fancy pieces we never really wear, but if you invest in elevated pieces you wear everyday, it makes dressing effortlessly chic, effortless.
Why does it cost $75?
If something is surprisingly cheap, someone else, somewhere else in the world, is paying for it. We use sustainable and ethical manufacturing processes which cost more to produce.
In addition, every piece of clothing is priced to have a measurable impact in the fight against human trafficking.
Are you going to release more products?
Yes! We are currently having samples made for some exciting new pieces and once they're ready we'll release them for pre-sale.
Why 100% organic cotton for the tee?
We all know that buying organic food is better for our body and planet, and it's the same for organic clothing.
Non-organic cotton uses a staggering amount of chemicals that can be deadly for farmers and workers. They poison lakes, rivers and waterways and pesticide residue has been increasingly discovered in foods, farm animals and even breast milk (yuk!).
Not only are these carcinogens responsible for thousands of cases of cancer, but they are particularly harmful to young children. You may even be suffering a side effect from these chemicals in your own closet - irritated skin, rashes, headaches and even dizziness can be caused by the chemical residue trapped in the threads.
Organic cotton is processed without the use of pesticides, insecticides, herbicides or Genetically Modified Organisms. It also uses far less water and better treatment of farmland means less new farmland must be created.
For our farmers and workers, a GOTS-certified workplace means fair pay, safe working conditions and respect of their human rights. They also prohibit coercion, discrimination, excessive hours and child labor.
At Advocate we want to be part of the solution, not the problem.
How are you sustainable?
While we recognize there is no way to be 100% sustainable in the garment industry - for that, thrift store purchases or simply not buying more is the best solution - we took every step possible to be as ethical and sustainable as possible in all aspects of production, from our choice of fabric and manufacturing partners, to the hang tag and mailer.
As well as using 100% organic cotton, we partner with factories that specialize in sustainable and ethical practices and maintain the organic standard from farm to factory, keeping the process free from harmful chemicals.
Our garment experts earn above minimum wage, and our factories are inspected to ensure they meet the WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production) and GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certification standard, and that our farmers work under safe conditions.
How do I find out more about trafficking?
We actually put together a free resource with more information about trafficking. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll send it straight to your inbox.
What if I order the wrong size?
Submit a return at our returns portal here. Then send us an email at email@example.com for a friends discount on the correct size.
My size is sold out, are you going to restock?
Yes. Be sure to sign up for a restock alert on the product page here and you'll get an email as soon as your size is in stock.
How do I work with you?
We are open to collaborations, partnerships, internships and volunteer requests (it takes a small army of wonderful people working pro-bono to run this show) - so feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org - we'd love to talk with you.