Choose Eco-Friendly Materials.
There are several ways to make sure your t-shirt printing process is eco-friendly. First, choose materials that are made with recycled fibers. Second, consider using organic cotton as an alternative to conventional cotton. Third, avoid using plastic bags when shipping your shirts. Fourth, try to buy locally whenever possible. Fifth, ask your printer how they recycle their waste. Sixth, check out how your supplier ships to you (tip DPD offers carbon neutral shipping!)
Find an Eco-Friendly Brand.
There are plenty of companies that make eco-friendly products. However, there are a number of brands that lead the way in terms of making more Eco-Friendly garments. It’s important to find a brand that fits within your budget and style requirement, but that you can stand behind. Anthem and Stanley Stella are excellent places to start for fashionable, more eco-friendly blank brands. A little known secret is that Gildan is actually one of the most sustainable textile manufacturers on the planet.
Know Your Suppliers.
If you’re going to purchase any kind of product, it’s essential to do some research into where it comes from. You should also find out what happens to the product after it leaves the factory. This will help you determine whether or not the company uses responsible practices and materials. Having a UK supplier that sources eco-friendly materials and blanks is a great place to start.