Hemp and Black Algae T Shirt

We’re using nature to rethink how clothes and even colour are made.

$145.00

Model is 6ft 1 / 185cm with a 37 inch / 94cm chest, and wears size Medium.

  • Printed with black algae ink
  • Soft and highly breathable
  • Extreme four way stretch

The colour black is everywhere. From our phones to our cars to the ink in our pens. But black has a dark side. Every black thing you own is likely to contain carbon black – a pigment derived from petroleum. The way carbon black is made isn’t sustainable. Vast tracts of land called tar sands are stripped of all life and vegetation to extract the heavy petroleum, while the production process creates significant greenhouse gases.

So we’re on a search for the new black. Our aim is to reinvent the way in which the colour itself is made. And it all starts with a t shirt made with black algae. You don’t have to dig up the earth to find black algae. It grows in ponds using sunlight and carbon dioxide. Not only does algae generate more than half the oxygen on Earth, but once it becomes part of this t shirt, it captures and stores the carbon it used as its fuel for the next 100 years.

In 2021 we released the first Black Algae T Shirt with the base of the t shirt built from pulped eucalyptus. Version 2 is built with one of the most misunderstood yet futuristic materials on the planet – hemp.

Technical Details

Material made in the Himalayas, India: 50% organic hemp, 40% organic cotton, 10% elastane
Printed with 100% black algae ink
Black algae ink made in the US by Living Ink
Four way stretch
Highly breathable
Material weighs 220g/m2
T shirt weighs 200 grams
Machine wash 30°C
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Built with carbon capture technology

Once the t shirt has been built and printed, the black algae ink continues to lock in the carbon dioxide that it absorbed when it was alive. And it will do this for over 100 years. So the t shirt you’re wearing is storing carbon emissions. This is known as carbon capture technology and it means that rather than producing emissions, the Hemp and Black Algae T Shirt does the exact opposite.

Size + Fit

The Black Algae T Shirt is designed with a regular fit.

Size XS S M L XL XXL XXXL
Fits chest 83 - 90 91 - 98 99 - 106 107 - 114 115 - 122 123 - 130 131 - 138
Fits waist 71 - 76 76 - 81 81 - 86 86 - 91 91 - 96 96 - 101 102 - 107
Size XS S M L XL XXL XXXL
Fits chest 33 - 36 36 - 39 39 - 42 42 - 45 45 - 48 48 - 51 51 - 54
Fits waist 28 - 30 30 - 32 32 - 34 34 - 36 36 - 38 38 - 40 40 - 42