This baby will cost you a mere $400,000. Not bad if you are a gazillionaire. The t-shirt is made from organic cotton, using only renewable energy sources like wind and solar power and represents a CO2 reduction of 90% compared to traditional t-shirt production. On top of that it is embellished with 16 certified hand-set diamonds.
The price itself is not troublesome to me. The diamonds are just extra fluff. What I wonder about most is how much of the price is due to the use of the renewable energy and organic cotton? Even if 99% of the price is due to other costs that’s still $4,000 for using sustainable resources to create 1 t-shirt. It that what it cost for creating a “clean” basic garment?
I emailed the company and inquired about their use of renewal energy. I also asked about the organic cotton they use and if it’s produced with renewable energy, or more conventionally. That too is very important. Lets see what they say.
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