Dirt Shirt:
Care What You Wear

What Is a Dirt Shirt?

Dirt Shirt

It is no secret that the clothing industry has an intricate link to the environment and the food supply. The clothes that people wear and wash every day are contributing to environmental pollution – imposing a serious threat to water systems and crop fields and ultimately ending up on our dinner plates.

This is how the idea of the Dirt Shirt came about – a sustainable, organically produced product that aims to raise awareness about the importance of clothing in agriculture.

Organic U.S. cotton

Every Dirt Shirt is produced using organic U.S. cotton and is manufactured locally in the USA in order to reduce the carbon footprint. Its primary goal is to educate consumers on the importance of thinking clearly about their clothing choices.

Organic Consumers Association (OCA)

We will not profit from selling these clothes. Rather, 100% of the profits that come from each Dirt Shirt will go directly to non-profit organizations like the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), in order to support regenerative agriculture initiatives.

Why Does Organic Clothing Matter to the Environment and Our Wellbeing?

In the U.S., fabric-related agriculture is a very chemical-intensive industry that’s backed by GMO giants. Watch the video above and learn more on how this industry is conning you into buying products that are made through hazardous environmental practices.

The Dirt Shirt is a symbol for the campaign for regenerative agriculture. It’s also an honest resource that will allow non-profit orgs to advance their mission in promoting sustainable agricultural practices.

You can rest assure that the Dirt Shirt is NOT genetically engineered. It is NOT subject to the onslaught of toxic exposures, which is a problem posed by conventionally grown GE cotton.

Genetically Engineered Cotton: One of the Most Toxic Crops on the Planet

Despite making up only less than 2.5 percent of global crop production, non-organic cotton actually accounts for 16 to 25 percent of all insecticides, 10 percent of all agricultural chemicals and 7 percent of all herbicides used worldwide.

Perhaps the most notorious chemical of them all is Roundup – its active ingredient glyphosate has been found to be a likely human carcinogen, and have been linked to severe health effects, such as nutritional deficiencies, gut dysbiosis and more.

And when you add in the widespread use of synthetic fibers like polyester and nylon, which are found in items like yoga pants and fleece clothing, the problem only grows exponentially.

Microfibers can severely wreak havoc on the environment, polluting waterways and endangering marine life. And when fish and other seafood consume these synthetic fibers, they ultimately end up on people’s dinner plates.

This is why it makes sense to support organic cotton clothing, such as Dirt Shirt, as much as you can. Not only does it feel more comfortable, but you can guarantee that you’re also supporting the environment.

Dirt Shirt Supports the Regenerative Agriculture Movement

As mentioned above, 100 percent of the profits from Dirt Shirts will go to non-profits organizations like the OCA to support the regenerative agriculture movement. But what exactly is the importance of regenerative agriculture?

Regenerative agriculture is an approach to food and farming systems that regenerates topsoil and enhances biodiversity now and long into the future. It is guided by a set of principles and practices, and makes the land healthier year after year.

Regenerative agriculture helps rebuild and optimize soil quality, and as a result, air, water, ecosystems, food, animal welfare and human health are all significantly and positively affected.

By following these five tenets of soil regeneration, a farmer can help build and restore at least an inch of topsoil in a five-year period:

  • No-tillage - Soil Regeneration

    No-tillage. Tilling the soil is actually harmful for mycorrhizal fungi, which are important soil fungi that attach to roots of the plants. This is why tilling is one of the most destructive aspects of modern-day industrial agriculture. Nowadays, however, no-till farming practices are now becoming popular in the Northern Plains, which is highly encouraging

  • Plant diversity & crop rotation - Soil Regeneration

    Plant diversity and crop rotation.

  • Multi-species cover cropping - Soil Regeneration

    Multi-species cover cropping. Home gardeners can use mulch or wood chips as crop covers, however, in large-scale operations, planting cover crops can achieve the same results. Cover crops are usually grown before a cash crop, along with a cash crop, or after.

    The purpose of these cover crops is to pull down and “trap” carbon in the soil, where it can do the most good (it doesn’t offer benefits when in the air). In addition, they give insulation to the soil so it will not get as hot or as cold as when bare. This gives microbes a longer life. Heating the soil biology also extends the overall growing season, especially in colder areas.

  • Maintaining living roots - Soil Regeneration

    Maintaining living roots in the soil year-round. As much as possible, the soil must have living plant roots throughout the year. This can be done by using cover crops whenever you’re not growing a cash crop. Adding compost and allowing the grasses to grow back faster can also regenerate eroded grasslands, and will nourish the soil at the same time.

  • Livestock integration & diversification - Soil Regeneration

    Livestock integration and diversification.

Own a Dirt Shirt and Stand Up for Regenerative Agriculture

Every purchase of a Dirt Shirt allows you to support the principles of regenerative agriculture. You’re literally showcasing the advantages of sustainable agricultural practices.

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