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Passionate Pioneers in Eco-Friendly Printing- Print The Change eG,
Are you printing on Textile?
…a list at the bottom of other posts about the Printing & Packaging Industry
Passionate Pioneers in Eco-Friendly Printing
We work totally C2C Certified with over 20 certified suppliers and many years of experience that are available to members of Print The Change eG. “We are eager to work with printing companies around the world so that they can benefit from our experience and we can help you find the necessary C2CC suppliers for your operations as close to you as possible.”
If there is not yet a Print The Change eG partner in your country, you can suggest to the printing company you use that they consider becoming a member. Or send your inquiry to us at: [email protected] and we will find a printer within the cooperative for you.
Consider becoming a “friend of the cooperative” to Start
If you do not want to become a full member of the cooperative right away, and would just like to gauge the reactions in the market step by step, you have the option of starting off as a “friend” of the cooperative. It couldn’t be easier to join the flagship companies of eco-friendly printing.
These guys can tell you what it’s like to work ECO
THERE JUST ARE NO MORE EXCUSES!
eco-Suppliers have you covered! – Big time! – There are now thousands of paper, packaging, plastics, textile suppliers out there with sustainable products for you to print on! They want to get their products to YOU!
>>>Are you printing on eco-Textile?
You want C2CCertified eco-Textile to print on?
Go to Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Registry,
then click : Fashion + Textiles
There are 54 certified products, and growing, under Raw Material (1), Fabrics (19), Yarn (2), Thread, Trims + Notions (3), Dyes + Finishes (1), Apparel (28)
Even if you do not regularly print on any kind of textile , let alone eco-Textile, you might want to put a “print T-Shirts on demand shop” on your website with Your Logo… Teemill
>From their FAQ: Do you sell wholesale blank t-shirts?
Yes we do. For volume pricing, minimum order quantities apply. You can order these direct from our factory website.
Teemill uses ONLY organic materials and renewable energy powered factories.
Teemills main business is with: Startups, online Charities, Campaigns, and more…….
Build with Teemill and sell t-shirts online. We print, ship direct & send you the profit. It’s free.
And Teemill, will turn the used old t-shirts into new ones closing-the-loop.
>From their FAQ: Can I send back multiple items? Yes, send back as many as you want. Every product we make is designed to be sent back to us once it no longer in use. There is a QR code on every wash care label which takes you to our circular fashion page. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and follow the instructions to receive your returns label for sending items back to us. We’ll send you a £5 discount code for each item you return. To make the economics of recycling work, right now it’s only possible to use one code per shipment.
“It was a really great experience to visit the Future Fabrics Expo,. It is such an opportunity for designers and brands to source their materials from more sustainable mills. The platform makes it easy to contact and discover new mills, such as emerging innovative materials.” – Ana Pasalic from Stella McCartney Ltd
You no longer need to wait until the annual Future Fabrics Expo to discover new sustainable fabrics and mills.
The first Future Fabrics Virtual Expo was set up by The Sustainable Angle to extend the lifespan of the Expo, so those interested from abroad or cannot visit our showcases physically can have access to the sustainable innovative fabrics and materials –
Already 900+ fabrics are searchable by categories from fibre type and price, to certification and origin, etc. Not only a valuable tool for designers and buyers new to the area of sustainable textiles and materials, but also for those with established strategies.
contributing to the circular economy in textiles
The pioneering REFIBRA™ technology involves upcycling a substantial proportion of cotton scraps – from garment production, and wood pulp. This new raw material is transformed to produce new virgin TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers to make fabrics and garments.
TENCEL™ fibers bring
consumers a new standard
of natural comfort.
Several sustainable fabrics – such as organic cotton or hemp – have already made a name for themselves in green clothing production. But if you’re also looking to support various small businesses trying to make a better world with their sustainable fabrics, here are 5 of our favorites.
INK Premium eco-friendly textile printing in Brussels, Belgium – garment & printing services
Reduce The Impact (some good advice about sustainable textiles)
A first step to reduce our impact would be to use organic cotton. However, garments with alternative fibers such as linen, Tencel, Modal and bambou offer a very good alternative to cotton. But we believe that the ultimate solution is to use recycled cotton.
Go to their catalog page and click on one of these: Greenest, Greener, Green, Not Green. Click on a product and you will find all details, including the brand.
Your customer has a new product…you printed Bags with their new product name and Brand for a trade show.
Did they give them all away?
OR are the left-over bags sitting in a warehouse taking up space. They are now a form of Waste. “Stuff We All Get” = SWAG The Freebies that companies give away at conferences, political campaigns or product introductions.
SWAG = Unusable Branded Merchandise. A $30 Million industry, in the USA alone.
Do you have customers that have warehouses full of old unused SWAG? Or do you store them? Do not send them to a Landfill! There is now a company in the USA, that wants to help you upcycle or recycle this waste. SWAG CYCLE
When companies rebrand or finish a marketing campaign, it’s not unusual to have leftover branded merchandise, or swag.
If your items have outdated marketing messages that need to leave the marketplace, we, at SwagCycle, will work with our recycling partners to leave the smallest footprint possible.
Whether it’s a few t-shirts or boxes and boxes of bags with the outdated company logo, the question is the same:
How to dispose of unusable swag in a responsible way? SwagCycle has the solution.
Here at SwagCycle, we have a simple and efficient 3-step process to address this challenge for your organization. Swag Cycle will help you donate or up-cycle your branded merchandise to keep these items out of landfills and make a difference in the community and the environment.
>>>Are you printing on plastic? Thats in the next post. >>>
If you are a Textile print shop.
YOU CAN BE GREEN! NOW!
The first Industry that can go completely Circular…NOW!
Here are a number of posts on the already Sustainable Circular Printing & Packaging industry:
Every Print Shop can “Go ECO”! NOW!
Marketing PRINTING & PACKAGING – Trends ..using sustainable suppliers
Eco-Printing & Packaging EQUIPMENT