We are working hard with our partners to improve the sustainability of our products and services. We have investigated our supply chain to better understand how we can manage our environmental impact and continue to develop and refine our Environmental policies.
We have thousands of products, produced in over 50 print labs around the world. Working closely with our suppliers has helped us identify the sustainable properties applicable to each of these products. You will find each of the sustainable properties associated with our product on the individual product pages.
Whilst we have made significant progress improving the sustainability of our model we acknowledge that, our work here is incomplete. We are committed to tracing all of the processes and product materials across our supply chain and we will seek to improve the sustainability of our network through continued innovation.
Some of the ways we are improving our sustainability are listed below. (Not all policies are applicable to all products.) If you have any questions regarding our sustainability or environmental policies, or have any suggestions on how we can do more to improve then please contact us.
Our mission is to make global printing, local. The international shipping industry is responsible for more than 2% of carbon emissions globally and this figure is growing rapidly. By building a global network of print labs, we can help businesses produce products closer to their end-recipient and massively reduce their carbon emissions. A product is labelled with ‘LF’ if it is produced in 2 or more countries.
Water based inks offer an alternative to PVC inks that doesn't contain all the toxic chemicals of its plastisol counterparts. Instead it’s comprised of naturally occurring substances. No harmful solvents are required for clean up which reduces toxic waste.
Neo-Pigment inks (water-based) are 100% non-hazardous, toxin-free and completely vegan friendly. They meet the strictest industry standards as defined by Oeko-Tex 100 safety applications for infant wear, Global Organic Textiles (GTOTS-3V), Residues Standard List (RSL) and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists.
Eco solvent inks come from ether extracts taken from refined mineral oil. While they still contain harmful solvents, they have a lower VOC content than normal solvent inks and are significantly less hazardous. We have minimised the use of solvent inks throughout our supply chain and ensure eco solvent inks are used when necessary.
Sustainably sourced wood and paper
"FSC-certified forests are managed with consideration for people, wildlife and the environment. They are independently audited to ensure they meet the FSC’s Principles and Criteria for Forest Management."
Check out the 10 FSC principles.
Many of our labs also source their pulp from sustainably managed forests. In this case, forests have not met all standards for FSC certification, but are being actively managed to promote sustainability.
These products do not contain any plastic.
Please note that this refers to the product ingredients and not the packaging. Packaging will vary depending on the production lab.
Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. Organic production systems replenish and maintain soil fertility, reduce the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers, and build biologically diverse agriculture.
The product contains a significant proportion of recycled material.