REDUCING OUR IMPACT ON 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 most t-shirt producers use, 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 the local Primary School for the children to use in their 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fruit of the Loom Eco Credentials:
"ETHICS & THE ENVIRONMENT ARE AT THE HEART OF EVERYTHING WE DO"
This is what Fruit of the Loom says about their manufacturing ethics:
"As further proof of our commitment to having the highest ethical standards, we adhere to the WRAP principles. WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production) is the world's largest facility certification programme and whilst it is supported by the global apparel industry, it is totally independent. WRAP is dedicated to ensuring lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing throughout the world. In order to receive certification for all our facilities and those of our suppliers we are regularly audited and must comply with the 12 WRAP principles. These relate to areas such as workplace regulations, child labour, hours of work, health and safety, discrimination and security. Our certification shows that once again you can trust Fruit of the Loom to operate within the highest ethical and environmental standards."
This is what Fruit of the Loom says about their environmental ethics:
"All our garments, whether made in-house or sourced, are approved to Oeko-Tex Standard 100. This certifies that they contain no substances harmful to people or the environment. Oeko-Tex is an internationally renowned testing certification system for textiles. Test criteria are standardised across the world and include tests for pH-value, pesticides and heavy metals. Only when a garment is proved to contain no harmful substances is it granted Oeko-Tex approval."
You can view Fruit of the Loom's own website on sustainability here: Fruit of the Loom Sustainability
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
Kids Wholesale Clothing Eco Credentials:
This is what Kids Wholesale Clothing say about their manufacturing ethics:
The cotton fabric we use is Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certified. This is an independent certification system for textile raw materials, intermediate and end products at all stages of production.
Also, our manufacturing is also BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) compliant, which is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the improvement of working conditions in the supply chain with our factory audited against the BSCI base code.
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!