Who are we?
The world seems to have a sticky gearbox and is fanging away in fifth gear with no wing mirrors about to recognise its demise. At Grumpysuns, we like to think that most people, especially of the younger generation, are coming round to the fact that climate change and the evils of globalisation are a severe and immediate threat to humanity. The clothing industry is a significant culprit to pollution and inequality, issues that we are very passionate about changing.
Firstly regarding the environment, all of our garments are made from a blend of 55% Hemp – 45% Organic cotton. Unfortunately, New Zealand is only just catching on to the hemp evolution, and currently, a majority of our products are manufactured in China. Despite the stigma, our manufacturer is part of the conscious movement, and have informed us of their working conditions, and are working on getting our fairtrade certifications as soon as we can. Our long-term business goals are to one-day use Hemp grown in New Zealand, by our friends working hard in the hemp farming industry in Hawks Bay, (thuggin aye, Hawkes Bay). As well as to one day make all our garments in the beautiful land of Aotearoa, keeping things transparent and providing jobs to New Zealanders.
Because if we don’t, who will? We are sick of trying to influence people through our words and have realised that only by being proactive will humanity be saved. Not that we are going to ‘save’ the world with our efforts single-handedly, but we will make a difference and hopefully kick a few other peoples arses into gear with our good vibes. And if you needed one last reason as to why you should support us and our product, well we love to throw down a good old opportunity for a boogie, check out our website to see the artists we support and the parties we’ve thrown. So how ya gaan, hows ya father and don’t forget – check your environmental steeze.
The True Cost
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