INSPIRED FROM OUR LOVE OF THE SEA
Let’s not over complicate things...the goal is to be happy and enjoy doing the things we love.
Our mission is simple, to encourage you to find the time in your hectic life’s to get outdoors and seek adventure.
Born from our love of the sea and where we live ‘So Little Time’ is a sustainably sourced organic clothing brand that’s passionate about the outdoors and living life to the full.
To help protect the places we love we’ve teamed up with The 2 minute foundation who now have over 450 stations around the UK to help raise awareness about plastics in our oceans and on our coastlines and are proud to donate 10% of all profits to support their cause.
What Makes Us Sustainable?
Most of our clothing is made from 100% organic cotton.
Organic cotton is a natural, GMO-free fibre that uses less water than standard cotton. In addition, its production does not involve the use of chemicals (no fertilisers or pesticides) and encourages rotation of crops to keep soil healthier, more fertile and maintain humidity. Waste from the cotton ginning process is also recycled for the animal feed industry.
GOTS CERTIFICATION: 4 LETTERS THAT CHANGE EVERYTHING
GOTS is the Global Organic Textile Standard label. The strictest certification for textiles made from organic fibres. It certifies that the cotton is GMO-free and is grown without the use of chemicals and is processed and dyed without using any banned toxic substances. GOTS ensures compliance with the labour standards of the International Labour Organisation throughout the chain of production.
TENCEL® AND MODAL®
Tencel® and Modal® are biodegradable and made from eucalyptus or beech tree pulp. Eucalyptus is known for being a fast-growing wood that does not require irrigation. The Tencel manufacturing process has received the “European Award for the Environment” from the European Union due to its low emissions.
Linen is a tough natural fibre that is extremely “eco-friendly”. It can be grown without the use of either chemicals or irrigation. Natural precipitation is all that it requires. In addition, each plant also absorbs a large quantity of carbon.
Our manufacturer uses recycled polyester to make its jackets and as a complement (up to 15%) to organic cotton in some of our sweatshirts. Their jackets enables the recycling of between 7 and 8 PET plastic bottles. And to ensure that our sweatshirts are nice and soft against your skin, it is never in direct contact with the polyester, which is sandwiched between two layers of organic cotton.
WE ARE RECYCLABLE!
The Global Recycled Standard label certifies that the materials used are recycled: in the case of polyester, from plastic bottles, and for cotton, from cutting waste. GRS also guarantees compliance with social and environmental criteria such as treatment of waste water, the absence of certain toxic additives and respect for working conditions in partner factories.
The cutting of different pieces to make clothing products naturally produces scrap material. Since the idea of throwing this material away is out of the question, our manufacturer have a partner who collects and recycles it into new cotton thread.
OEKO-TEX: TRUST YOUR CLOTHES WITH YOUR EYES CLOSED!
You can’t buy trust. It has to be earned. OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certifies the absence of harmful chemical substances in all our products thanks to the “Confidence in textile” label. An independent testing and certification system that ensures that all raw, semi-finished and finished textile products are processed in a way that prioritises:
- The precautionary principle, which prohibits certain potentially harmful substances even where they are not (yet) legally banned
- The absence of chemical substances that are harmful to health and the environment
- A restriction on the lead content of dyes
Our manufacturer is PETA certified. This means that they do not conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations, or finished products and pledge never to do so. On top of this, their apparel is made from 100% vegan materials so you can be confident that no harm came to anyone during its creation.