Behind the latest range

When talking about sustainability, what images come to mind?  Green, brown flecked effects, grainy feels?  Our designers questioned, does this have to be?  To support premium brands that want to make an impression with their trims yet meet the company’s sustainable goals we wanted to develop a premium sustainable product range to support this.  So, we’ve moved through a journey with our eco ranges, initially producing very basic products to our latest range which includes techniques such and embossing, debossing and die cutting to give a premium finishes.

Bamboo Papers

Bamboo paper is made from bamboo canes and is both a sustainable and renewable alternative material for producing paper.

The top benefits are:
• Bamboo is ready for harvest after 2-3 years whilst traditional wood sources take 5-8 years
• Bamboo doesn’t require replanting after harvesting

FSC Papers

Paper swing tags always play an important role in the way a consumer interacts with your garments. Items with FSC accreditation have a full audit trail and only use materials from well- and purposefully-managed forests.  With these, you know that the production of your garments’ tags is from a responsible source.

Stone Paper

Stone paper is made from crushed stone rather than from wood-pulp. The raw material is stone quarries waste and is recyclable.
The top benefits are:
• Water is not used in the production of stone paper. To produce 100kg of paper, 3,500 litters of water is used
• Production of stone paper takes only 15% of the energy standard paper uses
• 67% less CO2 is released during production
• The paper is totally waterproof and fluid resistant
• It’s durable and can withstand water, grease and dirt

Biodegradable Seals

Seals made from substances which break-down over time reducing the environmental impact.

Time to degrade: 2~5 years
Ideal conditions for degrading: anaerobic condition
Shelf life in stock: (in the warehouse) will not biodegrade unless putting in active microorganism environment
Biodegradable additive-treated articles can still be recycled and reused

Organic Cotton Woven Printed Labels

100% Organic Cotton Labels produced using GOTS certified materials. Organic cotton is generally defined as cotton that is grown organically in subtropical countries such as India, Turkey, China, and parts of the USA from non-genetically modified plants, and without the use of any synthetic agricultural chemicals such as fertilizers or pesticides.

Recycled Polyester Needleloom Labels

Produced using post consumer recycled yarns. Recycled polyester uses PET as the raw material. This is the same material that is used in clear plastic water bottles, and recycling it to create the fabric prevents it from going to landfill.

Recycled Polyester Tape

Produced using post consumer recycled yarns. Recycled polyester uses PET as the raw material. This is the same material that is used in clear plastic water bottles, and recycling it to create the fabric prevents it from going to landfill. Recycled yarn 85% / Elastic 15%.

Bamboo Tape

Produced using Bamboo Fibres – a sustainable and renewable material.

Metals

Made using metals free from harmful chemicals which are both lead and nickel free with an eco friendly coating.  These are Oeko-Tex certified.

Recycled Polyester Broadloom Labels

Produced using 100% recycled post consumer recycled yarns. Recycled polyester uses PET as the raw material. This is the same material that is used in clear plastic water bottles, and recycling it to create the fabric prevents it from going to landfill.

Recycled Embroidery

Badge made from 100% recycled polyester which are post consumer recycled yarns.  It has a woven base and recycled embroidery.

Fully Recyclable Seal

Metal and paper seal with logo printed in bamboo paper & natural coloured twisted paper for string.  This is fully recyclable.

Kraft Mailing Bag

Kraft is a good alternative to plastic for mailing bags and packaging items.  It’s treated with fewer chemicals than a standard paper and is fully recyclable and biodegradable.  It is also strong, durable and cost effective.  This material can be FSC certified.

Flat-packed Kraft Box

This box is make from uncoated Kraft which is a good sustainable material for packaging items. The material is fully recyclable and biodegradable. It is treated with fewer chemicals than a standard paper and is strong and durable. It is FSC certified. It doesn’t have any magnets glue tabs which means it can be easily made up and flattened and is fully recyclable.  Fastened with twisted paper string.

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