What does it mean to be a sustainable t-shirt printing company?

Slowing down fast fashion

It can feel like the sustainable stamp is making its way onto many initiatives, but the face of fashion might be the last to make the leap. In a world of fast fashion, what does it really mean for PrintLocker, a leading retailer, to stand alone as a sustainable printing company?

We tend to have a lot of fun at PrintLocker, but that’s not to say that we aren’t doing our bit to reduce our environmental and societal impact globally. If your searching for an ethical t-shirt printing company that embodies a sustainable approach to fashion, here’s what you can expect when you order your custom designed t-shirt from PrintLocker.

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1. Sweat shop free

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Quality apparel shouldn’t come at the price of human rights, and we’re proud to only source sweat shop free goods for our likeminded customers. Why? Because leading an ethical t-shirt printing company is a shared value of our entire PrintLocker team, who proudly stand behind our products which are made in fair conditions. How do we ensure our standards are sweat shop free?

All of our products are:

  • • Manufactured in fair working conditions
  • • Employees are fairly compensated, coercion free
  • • Made by employees of a legal age

While sweat shops still exist, so too does the responsibility of retailers and customers to support companies that refuse such conditions. Ethical t-shirt printing is the future of fashion, and we’re committed to supporting this societal driver by ethically dressing our customers. Join the movement!

2. WRAP certified

PrintLocker only source apparel product lines from global suppliers that are WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production) certified. Without appropriate documentation, we do not enter into an agreement of service. We’re known for our responsible production, and this is something that will not be compromised.

As the world’s largest independent certification program, we believe that there is no excuse to be operating outside of WRAP in 2019. Next time you add an article of clothing to your cart, consider whether it has been made with safe, lawful and humane manufacturers. Make the change and start demanding WRAP certification from the brands you love.

3. Eco-friendly

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We’re in the game of designing custom t-shirts, not leaving a carbon footprint. For some businesses, these legacies are not equally weighted, with Mother Earth wearing the damage of decisions made without considering the environment. At PrintLocker, we maintain an eco-friendly operation by adhering to, and endorsing, the following standards:

  • • using natural fibres where possible, like cotton and bamboo
  • • reducing plastic packaging
  • • minimising waste and discarding it accordingly
  • • setting internal green goals within our warehouse

Creating a sustainable t-shirt printing company started with a single step, and now PrintLocker is sharing this retail standard with every t-shirt we print, and every package we send. When you design your custom t-shirt, you’re wearing more than just a design. You’re wearing change.

4. Fair labour association

Being a sustainable t-shirt printing company is about supporting local and national initiatives that promote fair working conditions. All PrintLocker partners and suppliers provide product that is accompanied with an FLA (Fair Labour Association) certificate. But without an FLA certificate, we refuse service, so you can dress assured that you’re supporting fair labour through supporting PrintLocker.

Manufacturers that fail to comply with FLA standards will not make their way to our warehouses, and into the wardrobes of our customers. It’s that simple. In 2019, we appreciate that shoppers are savvy to these global issues and have found our brand to be quality in design, and transparent in our production cycle.

If you have a passion for progress and honour ethical practise, then PrintLocker is your one stop sustainable t-shirt printing company. You can even work on a custom print design that addresses these very issues. Start creating!

You can read through our full sustainability promise here.

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