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Why not a £10 T-Shirt?

Posted by Anthony Wallis on

The simple answer is, we all need to eat. From the cotton grower to the retailer. 
 
Many “big” corporate companies, can afford to produce cheap garments as loss leaders. This means the companies do not make money on these, more so a loss. But if you are going into a “big” supermarket, you are virtually 100% going to buy something else, which has a profit margin, to offset the losses on the cheap T-Shirt. And these big companies are all about profit, so how the garments are produced are of no real interest to them. Believe what you must. 
 
Our T-Shirts are all made under strict certifications. You can read all about these at your leisure.
Our T-Shirts are all made under strict certifications. You can read all about these at your leisure. 
Fair Wear Foundation 
 
Fair Wear Foundation is an independent, non-profit organisation, striving to improve working conditions in the textile industry. The foundation is an initiative by trade organizations in the textile sector, trade unions and NGO’s. 
 
Fair Wear Foundation verifies that member companies implement a Code of Labour Practice along their supply chain and checks compliance by monitoring audits and remediation efforts. Annual reporting by member companies and by FWF itself promotes transparency at all levels. 
 
Global Organic Textile Standard (Gots) 
 
The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain. 
 
Low carbon footprint apparel. 
 
Climate neutral.100% organic with 90% Reduced CO2. The carbon footprint has been calculated in accordance with BSI PAS2050 methodology, and certified by the Carbon Trust. 
 
So thats the T-Shirt manufacturing, now what about the printing? 
 
Sauce & Brown still hand print here in Great Britain. All prints use Water Based Inks, again, looking at the environment. 
 
Permaset inks have no animal-derived ingredients and aren’t tested on animals. More importantly though, they’re eco-friendly. They don’t contain harmful ingredients like plastisol inks and discharge inks. In fact, they don’t contain harmful solvents like other water based inks do. It means that they’re kinder to the humans that use the inks (us), the humans and animals that come into contact with the inks (you) and don’t cause problems during disposal (which affects everyone). Plastisol inks, in particular, require lots of harmful solvents to clean down the screens and these all go down the drain, causing harm to aquatic life. We use good old water to wash the ink from our screens. 
 
To summarise, we can’t do £10 T-Shirts. We don’t want to do £10 T-Shirts 
 
Our way, the whole chain lives. 
 
Footnote: Some people describe veganism as trying to live your life without causing pain or suffering to fellow beings, human or animal. Opting for T-shirt printing with eco-friendly inks and organic cotton helps to do just that. 
 
Sorry, but we do eat meat. 

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