SUSTAINABILITY

Creative Sourcing: Sustainability Statement

 

Sustainability is at the forefront of our minds. From using organic or recycled fabrics to using Vegan & GOTS certified inks and dyes. We house fabric milling and dying, CMT, decoration and garment finishing within the midlands, meaning low carbon footprint and labelling your collection ‘Made in Britain’. 

  • We hold full Fast Forwards Audits for UK print facility and dye house. Similar to SMETA or BSCI audits, Fast Forward focusses on ethical and social compliance. All relevant UK laws must be met including immigration, hours worked, wages, health and safety and the modern slavery act. 
  • Fast Forward audits are recognised by leading brands such as brands such as ASOS, River Island, Next, M&S and John Lewis, plus many more. 

  • Read more about Fast Forward here.

  • Supporting UK industry and eliminating modern slavery in factories. 

SOCIAL & ETHICAL

SUSTAINABLE 

  • We offer organic cotton and recycled polyester blank garments from our wholesale suppliers overseas. 

  • Print on demand can dramatically reduce waste.

  • Local fabric mills can use recycled polyester fibres or organic cotton.

  • UK fabric mills, dye houses, CMT units and print facilities mean a low carbon-footprint for a garment, meaning it is ‘Made in Britain’ with no sea or airfreight needed. 

  • Low minimum orders quantities compared to the Far East and Asia meaning lower fabric consumption and less clothes sent to landfill. 

  • Total transparency: allowing clients to see the whole supply chain from raw materials to finished product at every stage. 

 
 

ENVIRONMENTAL

  • We have the eco-passport certification from OEKO-TEX to ensure the DTG inks are environmentally friendly. 

  • We have GOTS Ecocert approval on our inks and dyes. 

  • Our inks and dyes have been certified as Vegan.

  • We use pigment dyes in our dye house, which does not need chemical purification like reactive dyes can. We also offer environmentally friendly acid wash procedures. 

  • We recycle all paper used in sublimation printing, as well as in-house plastics, paper and aluminium. 

  • We are working to eliminate single use plastic within the company by providing reusable water bottles for all staff. 

  • Our factories are lit with LED lighting which has a lower energy output.

CONTACT US

0203 7332324

 

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