For people who want to dress with joy, support makers and protect the planet.

Our Product Journey

Whether a brand, customer or business, buying from Birdsong makes fashion fairer for everyone.

We make with joy so you can wear with joy.

The Fibres We Use

It can often take 2,700 litres of water to make a single non organic cotton t-shirt, which is often irrigated, leaving water shortages.

The cotton used is farmed in the Indian region of Ahmadabad that receives up to 95% of its water from the monsoon rain.

It's also organic, meaning less harmful chemicals are used, and a much softer, kinder to skin final product. It is closed loop dyed, so no harmful chemicals are leaked out as pollutants in the process. No cotton from Uzbekistan or the Uyghur region of China is used - Indian cotton only.

Where Our Bases Are Made

Our base t-shirts are made by Earth Positive, in a factory based in Tamil Nadu, Southern India.

Our suppliers have reduced the C02 emissions from producing their t-shirts by 90%, certified by the Carbon Trust. This is achieved by low-impact organic farming, efficiency in manufacturing and transportation, and the use of renewable energy instead of the fossil fuel based grid electricity.

Our t-shirts are certified by:
• Oeko-Tex 100 Standard, Class I.
• Global Organic Textile Standard (G.O.T.S.)
• Carbon Trust 'Climate Neutral'.
• Fairtrade Labelling Association.
• Fair Wear audited.

Living wage premium payments have been made to all staff since 2016 and free sanitary products have been provided to all menstruating staff since 2017.

The tees are then ship freighted to us, saving carbon emissions compared to sending by air. The average t-shirt creates around 10.8kg of carbon emissions from cradle to grave. Our base tees create 671g of carbon.

Made in London for Living Wages

When only 2% of garment workers worldwide are paid a living wage, wearing Birdsong is a protest against the fast nature of the fashion industry, against the obsessive pursuit of trends and against the systematic abuse of women in the production line.

We know that you want more from your wardrobe but that the world of ethical, sustainable and local fashion can be a minefield. So we’ve ticked all the boxes for you.

Our products are made in fair, equitable conditions in Tower Hamlets by people otherwise facing barriers to work, with a focus on migrant and refugee women and we pay London Living Wages for the work that they do.

Every garment is made to order, to minimise waste. We don’t make more than we need to, or hold on to excess stock.

Local Social Impact

We work with communities in London. Our supply chain here is made up of grassroots organisations, charities and fellow social enterprises.

As a social enterprise we vow to:
• Rely on grants for less than 50% of our income.
• Reinvest at least 51% of profits back into our charity partnerships and the people they support.
• Keep our mission lock intact and enshrined in our legal documents. Our mission lock above is written into our company articles, and is legally binding.

Certified & Award-Winning

In 2022 we received our B Corp certification. B Corps are businesses that meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability.

We've been assed in five categories; governance, workers, customers, community and the environment.

Businesses need a score of 80 to become certified. the median score is 50. We've been awarded an outstanding score of 117.2.

We also won the Queens Award for Sustainable Development in 2022 and were voted Marie Claire's 'Most Sustainable Brand' in 2021.


Supporting women facing barriers to employemnt since 2014

2022 Impact Report Coming Soon