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 basics it makes dressing effortlessly chic, well, effortless 🖤
Why does it cost $75?
Every piece of clothing is priced to have a measurable impact in the life of a survivor. 100% of profits support survivors to live a life that they control. You see, you're not just buying a tee, you're walking with a survivor on their journey to freedom.
We also use 100% organic cotton, and sustainable and ethical manufacturing processes which also costs more to produce, but we wouldn't do it any other way. We want to be part of the solution, not the problem.
Are you going to release more products?
Yes! We are currently having samples made for some exciting new pieces (think classic blazer and pant, and summer dresses), and once they're ready we'll run a kickstarter so we can start production!
Why 100% organic cotton?
We all know that buying organic food is better for our body and our planet, and so is 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, so you can feel good inside and out.
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 partner, to the hang tag and mailer.
As well as using 100% organic cotton, we partner with a small family factory that specializes in sustainable and ethical practices and maintains the organic standard from farm to factory, keeping the process free from harmful chemicals.
Although we were unable to tour the factory in person due to Covid-19, we took a virtual tour and saw all aspects of the operation. They are inspected by an independent third party annually to ensure their factory meets the WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production) and GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certification standard, and as soon as we can meet them in person, we will.
How do I find out more about trafficking?
We actually put together a free resource with more information about trafficking. Just email us at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for a cheeky 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 email@example.com - we'd love to talk with you!