just trying to get healthy

January 20, 2009

Hmm. Just accidentally stumbled upon a place that I could possibly consider for t-shirt printing, if I choose to go down that path again: http://www.idressmyself.co.uk/services/screen-printing/t-shirts

“At I Dress Myself we recognise the importance of ethical trading and are committed to growing a business based on sound ethical values.

We only source products from companies with robust ethical standards and have chosen to use garments manufactured by Continental Clothing for this reason. Continental manufacture most of their garments in a factory in Turkey that they part own to ensure good working conditions. They are members of the Fair Wear Foundation and are currently working towards obtaining the Fair Trade mark. We buy tote bags, tea towels and aprons from Bishopston Trading. Based in Bristol they work with partners in rural India and import organic cotton goods with the sole aim of fair trading.

We are continually taking action to reduce our impact on the environment and undertake waste minimisation, recycling and the purchasing of environmentally preferable goods wherever we can. We use water-based inks that contain no harmful ingredients at all (unlike the harmful plastisol inks that most screen printers use). We only source organic cotton, organic cotton in conversion or bamboo T-shirts as it’s believed that 20000 people die per year in developing countries as a result of the pesticides used on cotton crops. You can read more about our commitment to the environment in our environmental policy.”

Not sure that I’d make a profit (or even break even) I did runs of 10 of my designs, but it’s worth thinking about…

Also, badge printing, potential as something to give away for the exhibition: http://www.awesomebadges.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=1&osCsid=eaea4cd61e0a4c65ad07a6ac3537b39d

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