Posted by kontriv on 9/1/2022 to News
Sustainability is important to TeeCraze. We’re getting greener every step of the way,
while still providing you with the quality products you deserve.
Around 85% of all textiles produced by the fashion industry end up in landfills, making it a major
contributor to environmental damage. What’s more, one in every five items produced by the
fashion industry reaches landfills without being worn even once.
TeeCraze only produces items we get an order for, avoiding textile waste from overproduction.
During the manufacturing of our tees 100% of fabric scraps are recycled into fiber and used in new products. 33% of the energy used during manufacturing comes from renewable resources.
Our t-shirts are printed with the direct-to-garment (DTG) technique, which is a printing method where ink is first sprayed directly onto the garment, and then it soaks into the fabric. It’s like printing on paper, but on clothing. We use Kornit printers that generate almost zero wastewater and use less energy than standard industry printers, which lowers our carbon footprint.
The inks we use for printing are Oeko-Tex™ certified, vegan, water-based, and free of harmful chemicals. TeeCraze takes sustainability seriously, that’s why we take care to properly dispose of any left-over ink according to the ink supplier guidelines.
At TeeCraze all apparel products are packed in post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic mailers. At least 50% for the outside (white or grey) poly mailer bags and at least 30% for the inside (clear) bags used in multi-item shipments. PCR packaging is made from everyday items, like used plastic bags and bottles. This material protects your order just as well as regular plastic bags, however, choosing PCR over first-use plastics reduces the environmental impact plastic has on our planet.
While we haven't reached 100% Sustainability, we are always striving to do better. We constantly are looking for new ways to eliminate waste so customers can have an amazing garment with amazing art without doing harm to the environment.