such as Giza cotton, grown on the banks of the Nile.
Xacus’ Travel shirt is designed to meet the needs of the more discerning traveller, thanks to the choice to use top-of-the-range organic Giza cotton to create an increasingly breathable, soft yarn with sheen and able to maintain its impeccable look without creasing from early in the morning through to the evening, so that you can feel smart and tidy, without sacrificing elegant style.
100% Organic Cotton
This cotton is made and certified according to European organic agriculture standards.
Its production, which uses natural and never artificial processes, is able to safeguard the soil, the ecosystems and people. This farming method does not allow for any use of toxic chemicals or GMOs, which works to the benefit of the environment and a good quality of life for all subjects involves, thanks to an efficient blend of tradition, innovation and science.
Although organic cotton is nothing new in the mass clothing market, Giza cotton, with its organic certification is a much smaller production and therefore, much harder to source.
The raw materials used in high-end shirt making need long-fibre cotton, which grows only in specific areas, such as on the banks of the Nile.
The double twist yarn is given special treatments to create a top-performance fabric that uses the body’s own temperature to prevent the formation of creases during use.
Organic cotton has notable advantages in terms of the environment. In fact, it is estimated that compared to intensively farmed cotton, organic crops have a 46% lower impact on global warming (lower use of fertilisers, pesticides and tractors), as well as a 70% reduction in acidification of the soil, together with a drastic saving in terms of water (up to 91%) thanks to reduced irrigation.
Organic seeds, which are completely free from GMO (genetically modified organisms) are selected based on their intrinsic natural capabilities to withstand droughts and flooding.
This guarantees a product that is completely natural, with seeds that can be recovered from the crops themselves and which are therefore available to growers. Each single bale of cotton is certified, starting with the farm that grew and harvested the raw materials. Conformity certificates also show the whole transformation cycle, from yarn through to the finished product.