Nearly 22 years ago the creators of Thunderpants were driven (by mum) to a textile factory shop in Levin. Armed with $30 each they carefully chose the fabric to begin production of the ultimate undie. To this day, Thunderpants buy yarn from the same textile company, Levana Textiles.
Over the years, we have strived to not only produce the highest quality, but most ethically sourced and sustainable Thunderpants we possibly can. This has made us rather demanding of the yarn we use. Our first appeal was for organic fabric, so in 2009 Levana Textiles delivered and the organic Thundie was born. Next came our request for fair trade yarn… today we are very proud to announce that from now on all of our Thunderpants fabric will be produced using fair trade organic cotton. We anticipate that by Spring all the Thundies on our shelves will be both organic and fair trade, but we’ll keep you updated with production.
So what does that mean and why is it so important to us? Have a look at the 10 Principles of Fair Trade put together by the World Fair Trade Organisation.
We hope we inspire you too to become demanding… the choices you make, the products you buy really do affect producers, businesses, and families across the world.
Thunderpants - made in New Zealand using organic FAIR TRADE yarn...