Patagonia Men's Flying Fish Midweight Crew Sweatshirt Classic Navy - Size - Large. Your love for the sea is front and center on this sweatshirt.(Your respect for her resources is just a little less obvious.)Patagonia's Flying Fish Midweight Crew Sweatshirt is made from a durable organic cotton/polyester/spandex fleece fabric blend that's not too warm, not too light and has just the right amount of stretch to keep its shape. In addition to the organic cotton content, there's even more responsible manufacturing to tell you about. The original artwork across the chest by Canadian artist Geoff McFetridge depicting a flying fish holding Poseidon's fork 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.) 8.9-oz., 84% organic cotton/11% polyester/5% spandex fleece. Imported.The FabricThe organic cotton used in the Flying Fish Midweight 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 FeaturesDurable yet soft organic cotton, polyester and spandex fleeceClassic crewneck style with a modern fit and just enough stretchOriginal artwork by Geoff McFetridgeScreen-print inks are PVC- and phthalate-freeFree Trade Certified sewing provides extra money for factory workersRib-knit cuffs and hem won't lose their shape
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