What do you keep in mind before investing in a t-shirt?
For a vast majority of men, the most common factors include the right style, fit, colour, and in a number of cases, the cost. If there's one thing that we can say for certain, it's that there are very few men who actually care about the quality of fabric, let alone pay heed to its origin, and how it's cultivated.
This is mostly justified, as the world today is fast-paced with everyone hustling to reach places, and longing to accomplish new heights. Amidst the bustling lives that we all lead, being stylish and fashion-forward in itself is a task, and most men are only left with the option (or time!) of throwing a casual tee over a pair of trousers before walking out of their house. Add to this the fact that we lack the hours to even look after our own selves, and having enough time to scour for the best quality clothes may not be feasible to all.
On top of it all, expecting one to take care of the environment while picking garments as well, would just be too much of an expectation. While you may not get the time to plant a tree or participate in an environment-friendly drive as an endeavour to protect the environment, there are certain things that you can do that will help you be more eco-friendly, the most effective of them being investing in organic cotton.
Organic cotton is the type of cotton which is farmed without the use of any chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or insecticides, which in turn prevents environmental degradation, and at the same time, enhances biodiversity.
A number of brands today are committed to promoting organic cotton production, and make use of the purest variety for curating a range of clothing articles, including t-shirts, trousers, and innerwear.
Now, considering the fact that a t-shirt makes for the quintessential component of any man's wardrobe, and to help you be more environment-friendly, we have compiled this list of the best organic cotton t-shirts that you must stock your wardrobe with:1. Nicobar's Organic Cotton T-Shirt
Nicobar is one of the leading brands which deal in garments which are crafted out of 100% organic cotton and does a wonderful job in its sector. All of Nicobar's t-shirts are foundation pieces, such as this Green variant which features an unmatched make.
Minimalistic in its craft, this otherwise plain tee has a signature star mark on its right sleeve and a chest pocket on the left side. This t-shirt makes for the perfect bet for those who are all about plain t-shirts. It makes for great casual wear, something which you can throw over a pair of blue jeans or beige coloured shorts. Given its organic composition and unmatched appeal, this t-shirt is certainly one of the best organic cotton t-shirts in India.
MRP: Rs. 1,600
© No Nasties
No Nasties is a brand which has been committed to extending 100% organic cotton garments to the consumers for the past 7 years and continues to do an amazing job. They cultivate their own cotton by employing the most organic ways to do so, i.e., without making use of any chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or insecticides.
This athletic tee is a classic example of this brand's work and features a slim fit. Crafted out of 100% organic cotton, this tee is packed with a nonpareil appeal. Available in a classic dark grey colour, this tee can be paired with anything from shorts, to a pair of washed denims or pastel trousers. Also, this brand is devoted towards making our planet a greener place, which it does under its “Buy 1 get 1 Tree!” initiative.
Under this initiative, they plant a tree in the No Nasties Grove, every time a product is sold, and every time they get a new email sign up! A great step indeed!
MRP: Rs. 1,199
Do polo t-shirts appeal to you? If yes, then this tee from Scott International is what you need to stock your wardrobe with. Featuring a premium organic cotton make, this tee is available in what we can call a PLETHORA of colour variants, so you can pick whatever colour matches your taste.
The black variant makes for our favourite out of their diverse catalogue, as black can be layered up with pretty much anything in your wardrobe, and because there is no such thing as owning too much black. The contrast tipping on the collars and sleeves is what sets it apart from your regular polo tees. Perfect to be donned during the blazing summer days, this tee will become your go-to garm for both formal and informal occasions.
MRP: Rs. 599
With summers around the corner and cotton t-shirts being the ultimate go-to piece of garment for most men, it's time that you invest in some premium quality organic cotton t-shirts. This simple grandpa tee which features full sleeves, a round neck, and a placket button up front is crafted out of pure organic cotton, so besides being stylish, this t-shirt is also exceptionally soft on the skin.
The organic cotton composition ensures that your skin gets to breathe at all times, and makes for comfy and airy casual wear during the months of May, June, and July. Club it with a pair of denims for an effortlessly casual look, and stay at ease all day long. One of the best plain organic cotton t-shirts for men, this off-white variant is a must buy for every man who does not like compromising on comfort.
MRP: Rs. 3,370 (Including shipping charges)
© Brown Boy
Being vegan is all the rage today, and many of us are proud practicers of the same. But if your knowledge of veganism till now was just limited to food, let us establish it for you that it exists in clothing as well. So, if you are a true-blue vegan, it is almost essential that you invest in clothes which feature an organic make.
This grey t-shirt which has a grey base and a subtle stripe print is certain to amp up your wardrobe. This brand has left no stone unturned when it comes to protecting the environment, and so the handprint on the t-shirt too has been done using eco-friendly ink. On top of everything, this t-shirt is PETA approved! Besides being packed with eco-friendly properties, this t-shirt is also trendy in its appeal. So, whether you have a movie night coming up, or are planning an evening date out with your beloved, this t-shirt makes for the perfect fit for all occasions.
MRP: Rs. 2,276
Do you find yourself drawn to khadi clothes? If yes, then this t-shirt from 11-11 is certain to become your next favourite attire of clothing, and you would most likely don it everywhere you go! This Khadi t-shirt, which is skilfully hand knitted on a flatbed machine, bears that unmatched, classic Khadi appeal.
It's made out of organically cultivated Kala cotton yarn, a kind of cotton which is indigenous to Kachchh. This type of cotton is rain-fed and is cultivated without any synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. This t-shirt is dyed in a natural Indigo colour which makes for the perfect fit for the scorching summer days, and is that one colour which looks good on anyone! The fabric feels exceptionally smooth and comfortable on the skin, and also allows your skin to breathe. An A-grade investment indeed.
MRP: Rs. 5,900
If you are tired of scouring through a bazillion websites, looking for the best organic cotton t-shirts in India, then this red variant from Farine Five Roses has to be the perfect pick for you!
One of the best t-shirts in this list, it comes with a subtle graphic print with text, which has been done using eco-friendly ink. The print lends this plain tee an ultra modern appeal, which is certain to make a lot of heads turn. Featuring a stylish round neck, and short sleeves, this tee will become your favourite in no time. Club it with a pair of joggers, or with beige coloured cargo shorts and head out in vogue, without killing the planet that is.
MRP: Rs. 3,135 (including shipping charges)