Every year, global emissions from textile production are equivalent to 1.2 billion tonnes of CO2, a figure that outweighs the carbon footprint of international flights and shipping combined! The proportion of synthetics such as polyester in our clothing rose to 60% last year, so we’re trying to do things differently and offer a more eco-friendly alternative.
Artful Sonder is working towards being an environmentally friendly brand by working with sustainable accredited suppliers, using water based inks for our printing, choosing biodegradable packaging and working with organisations such as TreeSisters to plant 2 trees for every t shirt sold. We've even been recognised and listed in The Good Shopping Guide's ethical fashion directory.This is a start, and we’re always looking at more ways we can have less of an impact on our environment, below is more information on the ways we’re trying to build a more ethical fashion brand.
100% ORGANIC COTTON
All of our clothing is produced exclusively from organic Indian cotton and the whole process is controlled and certified in accordance with the latest version of GOTS. No nasty chemicals that can harm workers, animals or the environment are used in organic cotton. Because of this organic cotton is a better quality, lasts longer and is buttery soft! You can find our suppliers certificate of compliance from GOTS here.
CARBON NEUTRAL MANAFACTURING
The products that we sell are manufactured in facilities that are powered by green renewable energy, 30 wind turbines are their primary source of power which is pretty amazing.
Our supplier is a member of the fair wear foundation who ensure fair working conditions and wages. This means that the people who actually make the clothing are guaranteed safe and dignified working conditions and a fair living wage – This means no sweat shops or child labour.
WATER BASED INKS
We use water based inks to print our designs rather than conventional inks that can contain plastic.
PLASTIC FREE PACKAGING
All our packaging is 100% plastic free! Our envelopes are completely made from paper, even the padding, which means they’re recyclable and biodegradable.
EMBEDDING RESTORATION AND RESTORING OUR PLANET WITH TREE SISTERS
Artful Sonder will be donating funds made from the sale of our t shirts at the end of every month to our Artful Sonder Forest page. 2 trees will be donated and planted for every t-shirt sold. We will update all of our customers via our social media channels on how many trees have been planted.