Every purchase plants a native tree in Ireland to restore ecosystems, biodiversity and help you to offset some of your carbon footprint.
Every purchase plants a native tree in Ireland to restore ecosystems, biodiversity and help you to offset some of your carbon footprint.
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Sustainability

At Susty Wear we use organic cotton and recycled polyester which are better for the environment than virgin synthetics and even conventional cotton (which is what most traditional tees are made out of).
At Susty Wear, we choose to use organic cotton because it sustains the health of soils, ecosystems, and people by using natural farming processes. This means no toxic chemicals and 91% less water are used than with non-organic cotton.

Susty Wear’s products are Certified Organic by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). If you would like to learn more about GOTS or explore even more of the benefits of organic cotton farming, please visit the following websites:
aboutorganiccotton.org
global-standard.org
We use eco-friendly and vegan water-based inks. These are certified by the OEKO-TEX Eco Passport and GOTS 5.0 label. 
 

Accreditations

Susty Wear only partners with factories and suppliers who display socially acceptable practices in the workplace which we live by ourselves as well. We chose to work with those who are Fair Wear Certified™ /SA8000 because they ensure care for both people and planet. Fair Trade factories provide safe working conditions, empower and uplift local communities, and protect the environment.

To make sure our products are sustainable, ethical, and of high quality we made sure that our supply chain is certified by various independent bodies and standards. Each of these certifications shows that we take sustainable and ethical products and processes very seriously and that we work towards a healthier and kinder planet. These certifications help us to check on every step of the process. 

We work with the following certifications:

GOTS: Global Organic Textile Standard. This certification shows ecological and social responsibility. It has set requirements for ecological and labour conditions in textile and clothing manufacturing processes. Some requirements are not using toxic, persistent pesticides or synthetic fertilisers as well as having welfare standards.

Fair Wear/SA8000: A certification that shows fair working conditions in garment factories, making fashion fair for everyone.

Global Recycled Standard: This is a voluntary standard for tracking and verifying the content of recycled materials in final products. This voluntary standard applies to the full supply chain and looks at traceability, environmental principles, social requirements, chemical content and labeling. Making sure all steps in the process are good for the planet.

PETA Vegan: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The garment factory we work with is a PETA-approved vegan company. None of our products contain ingredients derived from animals and testing on animals is not taking place in our production process.

OEKO-TEX: This certification makes sure that no harmful substances are used in our products. It follows REACH, the EU regulations which restricts the toxicity of chemicals and heavy metals in all consumer products. 

OCS: the Organic Content Standard. This certification verifies the presence and amount of organic materials in a final product. It doesn’t only apply to the final products, it also looks at the journey from raw materials and their source to the final products. This certification only applies to materials and doesn’t apply to social criteria such as working conditions.  

Less waste with print-to-order

Overproduction in fashion is not only a waste of valuable resources and a contributor to environmental issues, it’s above all avoidable. That’s why we at Susty Wear have chosen a ‘print-to-order’ approach which is a much more sustainable production method in its basic principle in comparison to mass production. 

What is ‘print-to-order’? It means that products are only printed after you, the customer, have placed an order with us. The products are directly shipped to you from our French printing partner which means it also saves CO2 by eliminating one shipping route as it doesn’t come to us first but directly goes to you, the customer.

Zero plastic and no excess packaging

Our packaging may not be the prettiest but you can be sure that it is sustainable. We have chosen two types of recyclable packaging carboard sleeves and ultra resistant paper bags. We also use kraft paper adhesive which much more environmentally friendly than its (nasty) plastic cousin.

A little extra: the paper on which each your order form is printed is 100% recycled and comes from sustainably managed forests.

Planting trees

With every order you place we plant a native tree in Ireland to restore ecosystems, biodiversity and help you to offset your carbon footprint. We have chosen to support an Irish social enterprise Reforest Nation in their ambition to plant 100,000 trees in the next year and over 1,000,000 within the next 3 years across Ireland and the world.