We have lot's of options to help make your project as green as possible.
We work with a number of different clothing suppliers, who can provide Eco-friendly, recycled and sustainable products.
Clothing Brands which have sustainable ranges include:
Continental Clothing - offering 100% Organic Cotton or products made from 100% recycled materials. They aim to provide sustainable garments while reducing their carbon footprint. Their garments are designed to work with water base and discharge inks.
Stanley/Stella - carry 4 different Eco-certifications. These include, GOTS, OCS, Oeko-Tex, and PETA approved. Their brand centres around sustainability and the use of organic cotton.
Westford Mill - offer a organic cotton bag range, many of which have been dyed using sustainably-derived natural dyes.
Native Spirit - use a wide range of eco-friendly materials in their products. These include; Hemp, In-conversion cotton, Merino wool, Sorona, Hessian, Segrass, Modal, Recycled cotton, recycled polyester and lyocell. They carry eco-certification from GRS, RWS, Oeko-Tex, EVE Vegan, OCS.
Premier - offering Organic Cotton Aprons and recycled nylon jackets.
Ecologie by AWDis - use factories which are GOTS, RCS, SEDEX, BSCI or Oeko-Tex certificated. All their garments have been approved by PETA to be 100% animal ingredient free.
This is just a small selection of Brands we can offer who provide an Eco-friendly range. For a more complete look at what we can offer, please follow the link below to our shop.
At Doves we use Madeira embroidery thread. Our standard Madeira thread is Oeko-Tex certificated.
On request we can offer Madeira's new range Sensa Green which is made from 100% Lyocell, which is biodegradable. We can also offer Polyneon Green which is made from 100% recycled (PET) plastic bottles. This thread has all the same properties as standard polyneon.
Our embroidery backing is made to Oeko-Tex standards and the binders used in the backing is Formaldehyde free.
We can also access backing which is 100% Biodegradable.
At Doves we can use Water base inks, PVC free and Phthalate free inks.
Our water base inks carry the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Class 1 certificate. This certificate means that the inks we use have been thoroughly tested for harmful substances and they have been found to be harmless to human health. Class 1 of the certificate means the product has passed the strictest requirements and limit values that Oeko-Tex carry out.
Finishing & Packaging
At Doves we can offer a wide range of different finishing and packaging options to make your final product more environmentally friendly.
Polybagging - we can now offer two different Eco-friendly polybags. A Compostable bag which is plant based and 100% biodegradable. And a Sugarcane Carbon Neutral Polybag, made from sugarcane and 30% consumer waste. These are 100% recyclable and carbon neutral - PAS2050 certified.
We can use 100% paper or kraft paper swing tags instead of ones which contain plastics. These can then be applied to garments with biodegradable/compostable twine instead of plastic kimble tags.
Once we pack your garments in cardboard boxes, we can apply stickers which say 're-use' or 'recycle' me. Where possible we will try to recycle boxes.
Boxes can be sealed with paper tape which is free from plastic and animal products, rather than the traditional plastic tape.