Ethical & Environmental Policy


 

Blue Extinction Rebellion

Producing and manufacturing clothing ranges ethically is one of our primary aims, as we want to be able to show the world that alternatives to non-ethical clothing do exist. To be vegan is more than just changing your diet, as we do not want to contribute to the harming of animals just for the sake of some stylish clothes when you can do it without the need for animals. Every week, 11 millions items of clothing are thrown away and end up in landfill for no other reason than the ease of throwing something in the bin. This waste has become a real issue, as it means that animals are exploited more regularly for materials that are then likely to be thrown away. Throwaway fashion and fast fashion are two major contributors to this, as they promote the idea of moving on from one piece of clothing to the next without consideration.  So to help reduce waste, we have developed our new Up-Cycled range to counter unnecessary clothing waste. This range will including selections of locally sourced, previously worn items of clothing from denim jackets, t-shirt to sweatshirts that are then re-styled with our vegan messages. 

We have also ensured that the partners that we work with share on ethical and environmental beliefs from the farmers that grow the organic cotton that goes into most of our products through to one of our delivery partners.

Our garments are certified by the biggest labels; GOTS, GRS, OEKO-TEX, OCS and are also PETA - Approved Vegan. They are primarily made in Asia and the factories are chosen based on their compliance with working conditions requirements and committed to The Fair Weather Foundation.

Our printers inks are all water based and all of their excess and waste cardboard is recycled. Any failed clothing prints are also donated to charity. They are also offsetting their carbon footprint by funding the planting of trees in the North West of England.

All orders are shipped in 100% plastic-free packaging. It’s white-label too, so the eco-friendly vibes translate through your brand to your customer.

The packaging used for an order varies depending on the products being shipped, but the information below will give an idea of the packaging you can expect an order to ship in. 

Paper mailing bags

Most orders up to a certain size will ship in either a small, medium or large paper mailers. 

Clothing items such as t-shirts and hoodies are folded neatly into these bags; to save on packing materials and reduce waste we do not pack items into individual bags before they are shipped in these mailers. 

Our paper postal mailing bags are manufactured from responsible, sustainable sources to comply with FSC certi­fica­tion. The paper is both compostable and degradable, and paper mailers can be easily recycled, making this an extremely eco-friendly option. The weather-proof parcel protects its contents during transit.

Boxes

Cardboard boxes are used for orders too bulky for our large paper mailers. They work in just the same way though; clothing items are folded neatly into them, and any products requiring special packaging (such as mugs) which are shipping with clothing items are packed in their own packaging first before shipping in a box. 

Mug boxes

Each mug ships in a mug box. 

11oz white and two-toned mugs ship in our bespoke single, 2x, 4x or 6x boxes. These are designed specifically for protecting mugs during transit.­ 

Other mugs including enamel and travel mugs ship in thinner cardboard boxes. These boxes aren’t weather-resistant so they’re shipped wrapped securely in our bespoke paper mailing bags.

Poster tubes

Our poster tubes are  a triangular tube of weather-proof reinforced cardboard. This shape allows for easier transpor­ta­tion and label application so it’s very practical!

All posters ship in these tubes but for the A4 bamboo prints, which ship in reinforced envelopes.

 


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