Eco-responsibility, environment-friendly practices and use of non-chemical inks

We use only natural inks, free from any chemicals.

Most printers use plastisol ink consisting of chemicals derived from petroleum. Although being more simple to use, plastisol inks contain PVC and phthalates, two dangerous chemicals very damaging to the environment and have been linked to numerous medical disorders. The plastisol inks also require the use of harmful solvents in the printing process and various ozone-depleting chemicals that contribute to the greenhouse effect.

Our inks do not contain PVC or phthalates and don’t need solvents to clean the screens down after they’ve been used. Only water is used throughout the process – from printing to cleaning.

Our inks do not contain any chemicals known to contribute to the greenhouse effect and ozone depletion, unlike many products commonly used in other types of inks such as chlorofluorocarbon (CFC), Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC), aromatic hydrocarbons or other volatile solventsThey don’t contain lead or any heavy metals. In fact, Permaset Aqua inks do not contain any toxic chemicals at all ! Not even mineral turpentine like other water based inks on the market.

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Eco-friendly certifications

Our ink is approved by the highest industry standards for environmentally certified and health safety.

 

Validated by Oeko-Tex Class 1, the highest standard for green certification

Certified by the Global Organic Textile (GOTS-3V) for its 100% organic content without chemicals

Meets the standards of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC)

Approved by the Residues Standard List (RSL)

Certified risk-free for health, even for babies under 3 years

 100% vegan. Not tested on animals. Contains no animal products or animal by-products.

 Vegetable extracts are certified GMO free.

certifications

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Powered by Green Energy

Worried to minimize its impact on the environment by any means possible, we use only 100% green energy powered web servers.

Furthermore, In addition, all the clothing we use is manufactured in factories that consume significant amounts of green electricity via renewable energy sources. The manufacturers are also committed to reducing energy consumption with transparent goals and targets.

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Eco-responsible manufacturing of t-shirts

We offer locally produced t-shirts like American Apparel which use up to 80% organic cotton. The whole chain of production is located in the same place, thus minimizing the carbon footprint. All waste is recycled by the factory and the manufacturing plant is powered by solar energy.

Even for our regular t-shirts, we made sure that the manufacturers we use have strong eco-friendly policies in place in order to reduce the environmental impact and preserve the natural resources used in the manufacturing processes.

 

Manufacturers commitments to environmental sustainability:

 

ENERGY – Improving energy efficiency and reducing manufacturer’s reliance on fossil fuels by finding alternate sustainable energy sources and production processes.

 

WATER – Optimizing manufacturer’s water use throughout environmental processes such as minimizing water use and enhancing the quality of wastewater management.

 

CO2 EMISSIONS – Reducing manufacturer’s greenhouse gas emissions through energy conservation efforts and finding alternate sustainable energy sources.

 

WASTE REDUCTION – Reducing waste through recycling and the establishment of waste prevention measures at all stages of the production cycle.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE – The manufacturers comply with all applicable environmental protection laws and implemented a number of audits, evaluation and verification methods to ensure that they are compliant with all applicable environmental laws and regulations, as well as the internal Environmental Policy.

 

OEKO-TEX CERTIFICATION – The manufacturers are certified by OEKO-TEX, the most internationally recognized seal, ensuring that the fabric is eco-friendly and that the company complies with substances harmful to the environment.

 

Our supplier insists that all business partners obtain the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification. This unique certification provides the textile and clothing industry with a globally uniform standard for the objective assessment of the presence of harmful substances. Raw materials, intermediate and end products at all stages of processing throughout the manufacturing chain, including accessories, are tested and certified. The laboratory tests currently comprise around 100 human, ecological and performance-related test parameters based on international test standards and other recognized testing procedures.

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About our organic cotton products:

Our organic t-shirts are all made with organic cotton certified under the USDA National Organic Program. Some of the environmental benefits of organic cotton include:

Reduction in the amount of chemicals entering the air, ground and water;

The use of farming methods such as crop rotation as a natural way to preserve the soil, avoid pests and cover crops to fertilize the soil;

The use of insects and other organisms to control pest populations. In addition, the weeding is managed mechanically or by hand rather than using chemical means;

Avoidance of the use of genetically modified seeds.

 

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Posted on: August 19, 2014 Last update: September 19, 2017