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Met Office Launch Eco T-Shirt Range

05-17-2011 09:01 PM CET | Fashion, Lifestyle, Trends

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The Met Office has teamed up with Rapanui, an eco-fashion company, to create a range of weather related T-shirts just in time for summer.

The Met Office eco clothing collection is made from organic cotton in an ethical, wind powered factory and features a range of weather related designs inspired by the imagery, science and history of the Met Office.

Mart Drake-Knight co-founder of Rapanui said:
“The Met Office is the international authority on climate change research, as well as being our national weather service that provides weather forecasts that we can trust and rely on.”
“At Rapanui we think that it’s not that people don’t care about climate and the environment, it’s just that they don’t know where to start when it comes to organic, ethical or low carbon alternatives. Our brand is about making eco fashion cool and accessible. We were delighted when we were invited to design these Met Office t-shirts. I think as well as being a nod to the Met Office’s heritage and expertise, we managed to add a bit of ‘Britishness’ and humour to capture the spirit of ‘the weather’ as a subject.”
The collaboration was designed to bring new audiences to the Met Office.

Luke Green from the Met Office said:
"Weather fascinates everybody and these t-shirts provide a fun way of reaching new audiences about the work the Met Office does. The collaboration with Rapanui to design and produce these t-shirts is hopefully the first step in developing new partnerships to promote our brand."

T-shirts are available online via the Rapanui website www.rapanuiclothing.com/metoffice

Rapanui is about making cool eco-fashion for young people; that means clothing that is eco-friendly, ethical and sustainable: Made from natural organic fabrics in a Fairwear Foundation audited, wind powered factory.

Rapanui has developed a unique traceability tool and eco labelling system which allows visitors to their site to find out exactly where and how their clothing is made and shop quickly with a conscience.

www.rapanuiclothing.com/eco/traceability-textiles.html
http://www.rapanuiclothing.com/eco/ecolabelling-clothing.html

Rapanui has held Seminars and Lectures at UK and EU universities and multinational companies such as Centrica PLC on Sustainable Business and sit on the Panel at Plymouth University's All our Futures Conference.
Rapanui has made bespoke versions of its clothing for multinationals and charities including Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream and the Marine Conservation Society.

Rapanui was set up by brothers Mart and Rob Drake-Knight in early 2008 with £200 of savings and was listed in the Top 100 Startups of 2008. Rob and Martin are listed on the Future 100 List of Top young Entrepreneurs and were recently finalists in Enterprise UK's Young Brits awards. Rapanui was the youngest company to win the Sustainable Business Awards in May 2010 and was nominated for the internationally-recognised ISPO Brand New Award in February 2011. Rapanui won a Highly Commended Award at the RSPCA Good Business Awards and recently won the Sustain Magazine Award for Governance.

Through surfing the brothers saw and experienced the changing environment and climate at their local beach and as inspired, unemployed graduates in a recession, they took a different path; if you can't find a job, make one.

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1 High Street,
Sandown,
Isle of Wight
PO36 8LX

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