If the dictionary had the definition for a "do anything, anywhere short", the Mongrel would show up as the photo. A versatile fit with natural looking and sustainable materials.
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- Men's Short
- Regular fit
- 19" outseam
- Belt loops
- Front button closure and zipper fly
- Two front welt hand pockets
- Back patch pocket with button
- Fabric was enzyme washed for increased softness
- Designed in the Ozarks
Materials52% Hemp / 44% Recycled Polyester / 4% Spandex Weight 5 oz
Factory: Hemp FortexQingdao, China / Supplier Since 2017 / Vertically Integrated
OverviewFounded in 1999 with the idea that fabrics can be environmentally friendly and still meet the strict requirements of the apparel industry for fashion, innovation, performance, quality, and delivery. They call it conscience without compromise. Hemp Fortex is a vertically integrated manufacturer and converter. This gives them stewardship over every part of the process. They source the best and most environmentally friendly fibers, spin the highest quality yarn, and knit and weave fabrics that are both fashion right and eco-friendly. They work only with their own manufacturing facilities or facilities where carefully audited, long-standing relationships and their own QC staff ensure that strict standards are met... They use only EU approved dyes and chemicals in dyeing and finishing and carefully monitor and control wastewater.
Social ComplianceFair Wear Foundation (FWF) is an independent, non-profit organization that works with companies and factories to improve labor conditions for garment workers. FWF’s 80 member companies represent over 120 brands, and are based in seven European countries; member products are sold in over 20,000 retail outlets in more than 80 countries around the world. FWF is active in 15 production countries in Asia, Europe, and Africa. Hemp Fortex became its 2nd factory member in June of 2011.
CertificationsCertification Standard: OCS Standard, Label Grade OCS 100, OCS Blended, GOTS, Certifying Institute: Ecocert Greenlife. Products Covered: Yarns, Fabrics, and Garments contained 95%-100% Organic Fiber, 5%-95% Organic Fiber, and 70%-100% Organic Fiber.
These shorts are solid, but, nowhere near as cool as the previous versions of the Mongrel. It's too bad.