Environmental and fair trade T-shirts and clothing
Despite being a little long of tooth, Advertees have made big steps in working towards better solutions in our production. In the last five years the list of changes has become very long indeed. We have looked closely at water and energy consumption, waste disposal, consumables, and product sourcing. Screen printers by nature are obsessed with workflow and efficiency, and most are now refusing to buy in any noxious chemicals previously touted by the reps. Most of the ‘greening’ here at Advertees has resulted in us making savings in both time and money, with the added bonus of an improvement in our working conditions. We have been early adopters and promoters of greener screen printing solutions, and quite regularly keep customers and other screen printers informed via our blog.
For small single colour orders we still print by hand, and although screen printing by hand is now being sold by some as a greener process, this is something we believe not to be true. We believe automated screen printing is highly efficient, faster screen printing ultimately burns less energy, this is especially true when printing multi colour work.
Whilst we strongly promote organic cotton and water based inks, Advertees have made a conscious decision not to limit our customer choices by restricting the range of products we use, we advise customers on how to obtain a quality screen print with the highest environmental standards where it is required, but we also understand many of our customers are often working to a budget.
Advertees chickens enjoy the grounds around our workshops, so far there have been no complaints from them regards pollution.