T & Belle was set up with the environment in mind and I will always look for the most socially and environmentally sustainable options when I am creating or packaging products.
Always Plastic Free Packaging
I have taken a pledge to never package my products in plastic bags or wrappers. All my products are packaged in paper bags or tissue paper and shipped to you in cardboard non-bend envelopes or kraft mailing sacks to ensure that they arrive in perfect condition without damaging the environment. I even use fantastic kraft paper tape instead of sellotape.
When ordering supplies, I will always request that orders are packaged in as little or no plastic as possible to further reduce my plastic waste.
Focus on Screenprinting
Whilst researching methods for getting my designs onto t-shirts, I looked at vinyl transfers but was saddened by the amount of plastic waste generated by this method. I chose instead to screenprint my designs.
I use water based ink rather than PVC based plastisol which is kinder to the environment and a far better choice for children's clothing as it is non-toxic and does not contain any lead or heavy metals, CFC’s or other volatile solvents.
All my clothing and accessories are made from GOTS organic cotton, a natural, renewable and biodegradable fabric that is kind to skin and will not release micro plastics into the environment. The GOTS certification helps to ensure that the cotton is grown, harvested and manufactured in the most socially and environmentally sustainable way.