ETHICAL POLICIES AND COMMITMENTS FROM GARMENT PRINTING:
When buying and sourcing products for your business it is very important that you are buying with confidence that your supplier meets the quality standards expected in line with your own brand and corporate values.
You need to be sure that the organisation or company you are buying from has taken all health and safety precautions for staff, that the clothes are made from safe and non-hazardous materials and, of course, that nobody was exploited during any manufacturing process.
At Garment Printing, we value this as a top priority.
We have ensured that all our printable and customised products and clothing comply with industry standards, and that meets our client’s expectations and requirements.
Included but not limited to:
- Procedures for Health & Safety are in place, ensuring and promoting a safe working environment
- Reducing impact on environmental damage (see our Environmental Policy for more details)
- Adhering to the legal minimum employment regulations
- Adhering to minimum wages and working hour regulations
- No forced labour or imprisonment is used in any manufacturing process
- All employees within the manufacturing process are given the rights of freedom of association and collective bargaining with any organisations they may so choose
- No discrimination towards employees in any way
GARMENT PRINTING EMPLOYEE RELATIONS:
Garment Printing offers equal opportunities and is an equal opportunities employer, committed to ensuring in accordance with the law that our workplaces are free from unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, gender (including gender reassignment), sexual orientation, age, marital status, religious or other similar philosophical belief and disability.
Garment Printing ensures that employees are given the chance to reach full potential. Our policies are focused on helping everyone grow and develop in a fair and professional environment.
We provide consistent training and appraisals to help our staff be part of the company, and offer many other benefits such as extra holiday hours for staff with children.
We ensure that our products are manufactured in a fair and responsible manner. Many of our products come with Fair Trade certification and we always aim to add the latest in sustainable and eco-friendly products and services as it is available.
We look to supply products dyed with GOTS approved chemicals, using low-water and controlled waste discharge processes, certified to Oeko-Tex 100 Class I standard and conforming to REACH.
Sustainable manufacturing is the production and manufacture of products with economical and sound processes that reduce negative environmental damage and impact, whilst conserving natural resources and energies.
CARBON FOOTPRINT REDUCTION:
The Carbon Footprint (CO2e) is the total carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and other greenhouse gases emitted during the cultivation and harvesting of cotton, fibre processing, textile production, packaging, transportation and warehousing. One of Garment Printing’s suppliers became the first company in the world to calculate the carbon footprint and place the Carbon Reduction Label on textile products.
Together with our suppliers, we work to reduce the carbon footprint of products by around 90% through a combination of innovative product design, low impact organic agriculture, efficiency in manufacturing, and by replacing standard grid electricity with renewable wind power. To find out more, get in touch.
We offer online catalogues, we minimise and recycle waste, and our partners/suppliers are committed to achieving continuous improvements in environmental performances.
All our quotes and invoices are electronic; avoiding paper usage, to further help reduce waste.
We use many national delivery firms such as DPD, UPS, etc and they all follow an aggressive environmental policy towards energy consumption and environmental protection.
CHARITABLE AND GIVING:
“For every sale we make, we add £0.50p to a fund which is distributed each month to selective clients, charities and campaigns.”
At Garment Printing, we really love to give back. Every day we are approached by hundreds of new clients all with different needs and each month we select specific clients and assist by giving donations, contributions and discounts to help these clients achieve their objectives.