" NTC is a platform to promote and empower Canadian charities, through socially responsible ideals and environmentally sustainable practice"
- Jacobus DeGroot, Founder
WHO WE ARE - Northern T-shirt Company (NTC) is a socially conscious and environmentally sustainable apparel brand. We exclusively feature products that are hand crafted in Canada and comprised of environmentally sustainable materials.
NTC was born out of a desire to offer an alternative to the harmful and exploitive practices utilized by leaders in the clothing industry today. We actively combat sweatshops, textile pollution and clothing waste through our sustainable business model.
An integral part of our business model is our charity collections. Each collection is created by local artists and created with the purpose of promoting and raising funds for its designated organization. 50% of profits are donated to the featured certified nonprofit.
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WHAT WE'RE MADE OF - From its conception, NTC has always strived to create as little ecological impact as possible. We exclusively use environmentally sustainable materials such as, rayon fibre from bamboo and certified organic cotton.
BAMBOO is known for its rapid growth, requiring little resources, making it a sustainable and eco friendly material. Bamboo's purposes extend from construction materials to plastic alternatives. We specifically utilize the 'rayon fibre' found in bamboo for its buttery soft feel and durability. The fibre also retains its antimicrobial properties to keep our products free from odour causing bacteria. Bamboo is also an excellent alternative to synthetic textiles that bleed micro-plastics into out oceans and waterways with every wash.
The benefits of using organic cotton compared to traditional cotton out weigh much more than the top quality feel. Organic cotton uses much less water than traditional cotton farms and uses 0% of the harmful chemical sprays. This means there is absolutely no damage to the soil quality post harvest, making it an all around more sustainable alternative to traditional cotton.
A NEW STANDARD - At the centre of our business is our commitment to supporting local economy by exclusively manufacturing our products on Canadian soil. We choose to do this because of our mission to create a new standard for the clothing industry. We are an alternative solution to the exploitive practices used throughout the industry today.
Ultimately NTC practices being 'socially conscious' by maintaining awareness and limiting the impact our decisions have on our community, country and world.