There are a huge amount of t-shirts in the world! So when I decided to launch my own t-shirt line it was really important to me that if I was going to add to this amount I had better make sure that the product was not only of great quality and imaginatively executed but that the t-shirts themselves, the images printed on them and any packaging was produced in a sustainable way.

For this reason I sourced 100% organic cotton t-shirts by Earth Positive, printing by Shirtworks, packaging by EcoEnclose and postcards by PSPrint.   

And as a reminder that Between the Zip cares about our planet, I chose to keep the Earth Positive label inside the t-shirt and the Between the Zip logo printed on the outside ... very discreetly, of course.  



You can read more about Earth Positive and Shirtworks below.




"We understand that the change in the climate represents the sum of all the environmental and social damage done on our planet for the last century. Our mission is to inspire and implement solutions to this climate crisis. The apparel/clothing industry has long been one of the world’s most environmentally and socially damaging industries; EarthPositive® has a single aim, which is to prove that it is possible to produce (cotton) clothing without any detrimental effects to the Earth's soil or water, its inhabitants, whether they be animals, plants or people, or to its climate ...

... organic and ethical standards are the starting point in the EarthPositive® supply chain, that eliminates the emissions of green-house gases as much as is presently possible, through 'low emission' organic farming, and by achieving Carbon Neutral status in the manufacturing stage.

We hope to lead by example, educate, inspire, motivate. Make the best product, do no unnecessary harm, and ultimately, to use our business to inspire and implement solutions to help reverse the climate crisis." 



"Here at Shirtworks we love our planet and believe in helping to save it through ethical business. ‘Organic’ and ‘Fairtrade’ have become bywords, certainly in the t-shirt printing industry, and many customers are becoming much more discerning about the garments and products that they buy. Businesses are being compelled to consider what impact their business is having on the planet - both socially and environmentally.

One industry that is under scrutiny is the cotton clothing and t-shirt printing market as it seems to have encompassed many of the areas of concern: sweatshops, child labour, pesticides and deforestation. It is not surprising therefore that many of our customers are starting to take a real interest in the ‘purity’ of their printed t-shirts and promotional clothing lines .."

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