Eco-Friendly Inks and Printing

The apparel industry alone accounts for 6.7% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, with more than 50% attributed to three phases: 15% to fibre production, 28% to yarn preparation, and the highest, a staggering 36% associated to dyeing, printing and finishing. Like any industrial process, textile printing requires raw materials, consumes energy and produces waste.


  • Prints For A Recycled Bottle Swimwear Line

    with Paige Bolahood
    Summary

    The apparel industry alone accounts for 6.7% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, with more than 50% attributed to three phases: 15% to fibre production, 28% to yarn preparation, and the highest, a staggering 36% associated to dyeing, printing and finishing. Like any industrial process, textile printing requires raw materials, consumes energy and produces waste.

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  • Ethical Printing & Dyeing Matrix

    with Charlie Bradley Ross
    Summary

    We're delighted to present this ethical printing and dyeing matrix. Please read and respect the terms of use before contacting these producers.

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  • How to Work With A Digital Printer

    with Beki Gowing
    Summary

    Beki Gowing is a printed textile designer, and founder of the creative studio Print & Press London. An ex-John Lewis buyer, Beki has a keen understanding of business, and what it takes for brands to be successful. We couldn't have asked for a better insight into the best way to work with digital printers, so you can ensure a smooth production run.

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  • Eco-Friendly Screen Printing, with I Dress Myself

    with Charlie Bradley Ross
    Summary

    I Dress Myself was established in 2006, in Nottingham, and moved over to eco-friendly water-based inks within the first year. Having recently moved to larger premises, they’re now expanding services to include digital garment printing for one-offs, small print runs and full-colour printing. They have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the world of eco-friendly screen printing, and we couldn't wait to pick their brains!

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  • Guide to Choosing Your Print Technology & Printer

    with James Edmondson
    Summary

    Frustrated by how difficult it was to print onto sustainable cloth, James Edmonson set about solving the problem himself. So he bought a printer, sourced organic cotton and began to offer a print bureau service - and so, Fabrica Textiles was born. Today, Fabrica Textiles advise clients on all aspects of digital printing and manage their print flow. With his expertise combining both the world of print and sustainability, James was the perfect guest expert for this session.

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  • Introduction to Printing

    with Nick Morley
    Summary

    Nick Morley is a co-founder of Faering Ltd, which prints digitally on natural fibre garments and fabrics and is capable of made-on-demand and ultra-low MOQ supply. He also has extensive experience as a sustainability researcher and consultant in this industry, mainly in the area of textile recycling and sustainable materials. He is chair of the Programme Board of Mistra Future Fashion, the world’s largest research programme in sustainable fashion funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research.

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