The Humble Tee Gets a Sustainable Makeover in Allbirds’ Debut Clothing Line
You're going to want one in every colour.
Sustainable footwear brand Allbirds is expanding its offering today with the launch of its first clothing line. The US-NZ brand is now bringing its expertise in textile innovation to clothing in the form of a curated collection of essentials.
The brand’s debut clothing line includes a puffer, wool sweater, cardigan and T-shirt – or as the brand calls it, “apparel with purpose.” And in a world-first, each item is labeled with the carbon footprint of the piece. As with its intelligent footwear offering, the Allbirds clothing line utilizes hard-working fabrics to keep you warm and dry, without hurting the environment.
The hero piece in the line-up is the TrinoXO Tee. The shirt ($65) is made with a proprietary material innovation that uses naturally derived fibre made from the discarded shells of marine life (combined with Tencel Lyocell, a breathable tree fibre, and merino wool). These shells are the second most abundant biopolymer on earth and the chitosan – a fibre found within the shells – “has unique capabilities allowing your clothes to stay fresh longer without relying on extractive minerals like zinc or silver,” the brand notes in a release. The tee – available in six colourways (three classic, three limited edition) each for men and women – is incredibly soft to the touch and cut with the perfect amount of slouch for casual comfort.
The line also includes a water-repellant puffer ($340), available in charcoal for both men and women, as well as cream for women and forest green for men, that uses a blend of Tencel and recycled polyester as a down-alternative that still provides winter-proof warmth, as well as a slightly oversized wool cardi ($200) and sweater ($185), both of which are made with responsibly-sourced (and super soft) New Zealand Merino.
If you’ve been wanting to give your winter wardrobe a sustainable makeover, look no further.