Today we want to explain the differences between a Minimalism t-shirt and an H&M one.

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Manufacture in Portugal vs Bangladesh

H&M t-shirts are made in Bangladesh, while Minimalism t-shirts are made in Portugal.

The difference in the location of production has a direct impact on the quality and sustainability of the garments, since labor and environmental standards can vary in each country. Portugal has a reputation for being a center of responsible textile production, while Bangladesh has been criticized in the past for its working conditions.

We must also take into account the carbon footprint that is emitted when sending finished products from Bangladesh or Portugal to our logistics center in Madrid. It is obvious that 400 km away, manufacturing in Portugal, generate less CO2 than 13,000 km if they were manufactured in Bangladesh.

Use of certified organic cotton vs normal cotton

Another important difference between H&M and Minimalism t-shirts is the type of cotton used. Minimalism t-shirts are made from OCS100 certified organic cotton, which is grown without the use of environmentally harmful pesticides and chemicals. On the other hand, H&M T-shirts are made from normal cotton, which can have a negative impact on the environment during its production.

Grammage of 180 grams vs grammage to be determined

The grammage of a T-shirt refers to the weight of the fabric per square meter. Minimalism t-shirts have a grammage of 180 grams, which means they are thicker and more resistant. In contrast, the weight of H&M's T-shirts cannot be determined due to a lack of information available on their website. If durability is a priority for you, you may want to choose a heavier weight shirt.

Price of the t-shirt €20 vs. €6

One major difference between the two brands is the price of their jerseys. Minimalism t-shirts are priced at around €20, costing between €5.55 and €6.20 to manufacture. While H&M t-shirts are priced at around €6. If the price and how the garments are made is an important factor for you, then you may prefer to buy the Minimalism t-shirts.

Durability of the garment: 2 years vs. 3 wears

Finally, it is important to compare the durability of the garments. According to some of our studies and customer feedback, Minimalism t-shirts can last up to two years with regular use. On the other hand, there are some studies that suggest that H&M T-shirts can wear out after just a few wears.

June 20, 2023

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