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How Our Stuff Is Made

Environmental Policy
We are dedicated to operating under ethical and envi­ron­men­tally friendly practices during our production processes. We're working hard to continue refining these processes because it's a commitment we don't take lightly. One of our main goals is to remove plastic packaging entirely, but in the meantime our current environmental policy is as follows:­ 

  • All of our staff are paid above the national living wage, regardless of age.
  • Our DTG printers use only water-based inks. They're  OEKO- TEX®  approved (they don't contain any regulated or unregulated chemicals harmful to the environment).
  • Our catalogue offers a wide variety of  organic and fair wear accredited garments.
  • All the excess and waste cardboard and paper we produce is recycled.
  • Waste ink is unavoidable, but we dispose of ours responsibly.
  • Failed prints are also unavoidable, and as of 1st March 2018 all products that failed quality checks will be donated to charity. 
  • DPD, one of our delivery partners, have a   carbon neutral commitment.
  • From April 2018 the packaging used to ship all orders is either 100% recyclable or biodeg­ra­dable, or both.

Bella & Canvas

"We are committed to maintaining and upholding responsible workplace and environmental standards. All US production and office facilities have received Platinum accreditation from WRAP. We only work with partners who share our values of a humane and safe workplace and are in the process of getting all our international facilities WRAP certified as well. 

"Bella & Canvas are proud to produce responsibly made garments, manufactured in a humane, sustainable, eco-conscious way. 100% NO SWEATSHOPS.

"Our sewing floor is 100% solar powered and creates almost no landfill, everything we can't turn into a tee is either recycled or repurposed."

Read more about Bella & Canvas' ethical policy here

 

Continental Clothing

"Continental Clothing Co. has been running a pro-active social respon­sibility programme as a member of Fair Wear Foundation since early 2006. All the Company’s manufacturing facilities are regularly audited for social compliance and are running active monitoring programmes in accordance with standards advocated by the International Labour Organisation, the Ethical Trading Initiative and other international bodies. The Company publishes an annual Social Report.

"Continental Clothing Co. recognises that garment manufacturing is one of the most envi­ron­men­tally damaging and harmful industrial sectors on the planet, and takes decisive and often pioneering steps towards addressing the many negative impacts.­ 

"In January 2008, Continental Clothing Co. became the first company in the world to calculate the carbon footprint and place the Carbon Reduction Label on textile products.­ We have reduced the carbon footprint of EarthPo­sitive®­products by around 90% through a combination of innovative product design, low impact organic agriculture, efficiency in manuf­ac­turing, and by replacing standard grid electricity with renewable wind power. We do not use carbon offsets and our footprint calculations are certified by the Carbon Trust Certi­fica­tions in the U.K."

Read more about Continental Clothing's ethical policy here .

 

Stanley/­Stella

"Since day one in 2011, Stanley/­Stella has embraced the Fair Wear Foundation initiatives and has been focusing on cooperating in a responsible way with its suppliers, to the benefit of all workers. Respect for the planet is also strongly rooted in our DNA, as 100% of our cotton is certified organic (by GOTS or OCS), grown without pesticides, GMOs or chemical fertilisers. Other raw materials are also highly ranked on the “susta­ina­bility scale”: recycled polyester, Modal®, Tencel®, linen, and more.

"In order to build strong and close partnerships with production facilities, Stanley/­Stella has decided to select a very limited number of factories to work with, in a limited number of countries. The members of the Stanley/­Stella board have made an important step towards in- creased transparency. Based on a proposal supported by the CEO and the newly appointed Susta­ina­bility Manager, we publicly name all of our factories, giving more weight to the transparency objective than to the business interests of keeping confi­den­ti­ality."

Read more about Stanley/­Stella's ethical policy here.

 

Yupoong

"No matter how much we love what we do, in the grand scheme of things, we’re just making hats here. We know there are more important things in life, such as having a positive impact on our world. That especially holds true in regards to our environment. Taking short cuts to stretch out profits is just bad business. All of our raw materials and processes are carefully selected and monitored to ensure they are not harming our planet.

"We look to tough European standards as our benchmark, as well as companies whose environmental policies we admire. So you can rest assured that our hats stand for both quality and envi­ron­men­tally sound business practices."

Read more about Yupoong's ethical policy here