The Environment



  • We use only a single layer of packaging when we post our t-shirts to you.  It's not quite as pretty without the transparent polythene bag you are used to, but we know you understand and appreciate the environment is more important than a pretty bag.


  • We use silicone sheets as part of the printing process.  These also work as tracing paper, so we store all our old silicone paper and donate it to local schools (or anyone else who wants it) for use in Art lessons.


  • Our mailing bags are both biodegradable and recyclable.  This makes them a lot more expensive, but for us it was an easy decision, as we don't want to add to the huge numbers of plastic bags in the earth and the oceans.
  • Our ink cartridges come in recyclable plastic housing.  Every single one of them makes it safely into our recycling bin.

We do what we can, but perhaps you can see somewhere else we can do better for our planet?  If you have any ideas on how we can reduce our effect on the environment, please write to us:



Our own Girls Scarf Monkey T-Shirts:

Our organic cotton is certified by GOTS

Our girls t-shirts are made exclusively for Scarf Monkey in the UK. The organic cotton is ethically sourced in India (sadly we don’t have the climate to grow our own) and then shipped to the UK. In the UK it’s dyed, cut and sewn and then sent to our Scarf Monkey workshop in Scotland for printing.

You can read more about the source of our cotton here: 

We use B&C Ladies T-Shirts

This is what B&C say about their care for the environment:


Certifies that raw materials, intermediate and end products at all stages of production contain no substance harmful to people or to the environment. The ranges T-shirts, Polos shirts, Sweatshirt and Shirts from B&C Collection are STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified.


We're proud to announce that we are officially certified by PETA as an approved vegan brand. It means there are no animal products involved in any part of the creation of our products. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is the largest animal rights organisation in the world, with more than 6.5 million members and supporters. The companies that have signed PETA’s statement of assurance have verified that neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct, commission, or pay for any tests on animals for their ingredients, formulations, or finished products anywhere in the world and won’t do so in the future.

You can read what B&C say here:

We use AWDis hoodies

AWDis Eco Credentials:

This is what AWDis say about their manufacturing ethics: 


"We’re passionate about doing things the right way at AWDis, which is why we only use WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production) certified factories.

WRAP’s “12 Principles” are based on accepted international workplace standards and regulations which encompass human resources management, health and safety, environmental practices, legal compliance including import/export and customs conformity, security standards and local laws.

Wrap has grown to become a global leader in social compliance. Its comprehensive inspection and certification process has made it the world’s largest independent social compliance certification program for the apparel/ textile industry.

We and our global partners have a shared commitment to fair and safe working practices throughout our supply chain. We recognize our responsibility to ensure the manufacturing methods used match the ideals of those that wear and love our products."

You can read what AWDis say about their sustainability here:Just Hoods by ADWis Sustainability


Scarf Monkey:

We are careful to use suppliers who are accredited with certification validating their ethical practices. If you find any additional ethical or eco information about any of our suppliers, please let us know: good or bad, we want to know!