We only use ethical garments that are either organic or recycled. We fully believe in people over profit, therefor from crop to counter we only trust using brands ensure that no one is exploited along the way. It is not easy navigate due to corruption within the garment and fashion industry, so we are always keeping an eye on the current updates of our suppliers. At the moment we only use Continental Clothing and Stanley/Stella to supply our garments for print.
Continental Clothing Co
Continental Clothing Co. became the first company in the world to calculate the carbon footprint and place the Carbon Reduction Label on textile products. Through a combination of innovative design, low impact organic agriculture, manufacturing efficiency and the use of renewable wind power Continental Clothings EarthPositive® products have a reduced carbon footprint of around 90%. A single EarthPositive® shirt saves around 7 kilograms of C02e compared to a regular shirt. Having taken the greenhouse gas emissions to pre-industrial levels, all the EarthPositive® products carry the registered mark “Climate Neutral”.
Stanley/Stella garments are made from natural fibres from sustainable plantations. Everything we print on is either 100% organic or recycled and the entire range is produced using various environmentally-friendly dyeing techniques. They are Oeko-Tex, OCS Blended, OCS 100, Fairwear Foundation, GOTS, GRS and PETA Vegan certified.In Dhaka, their 19-person team, all Bangladeshi, monitors their 5 partner factories every day. All of which are GOTS-certified and audited by the Fair Wear Foundation, of which Stanley/Stella is a recognised member.
We produce zero water waste from DTG printing and very little ink waste (approximately 250ml in the past 2 years). Water waste is an inevitable by-product of the screen printing process. To ensure we are as eco friendly as possible we will be reusing the water waste in our craft workshops.
Misprint garments happen from time to time, none of which end up in landfill as a result. We currently donate the majority of our misprints to a local fashion designer who uses them to create items for his fashion line. Other garments we shred in the studio to repurpose into macrame yarn. We are always looking for new and inventive ways to use everything we have to minimise our waste.
We always use second hand boxes for our large orders. For smaller orders and drop-shipping we use biodegradable bags or heavy kraft paper bags depending on the size of the item.
No-Issue bags are plant based, compostable and durable.