Here at Bar One Clothing we love our planet and believe in helping to save it through ethical business. ‘Organic’ and ‘Fairtrade’ have become bywords, certainly in the t-shirt printing industry, and many customers are becoming much more discerning about the garments and products that they buy. Businesses are being compelled to consider what impact their business is having on the planet - both socially and environmentally.
One industry that is under scrutiny is the cotton clothing and t-shirt printing market as it seems to have encompassed many of the areas of concern: sweatshops, child labour, pesticides and deforestation. It is not surprising therefore that many of our customers are starting to take a real interest in the ‘purity’ of their printed t-shirts and promotional clothing lines.
Ethical Garments and Printing
We work with a wide variety of the leading ethical garment suppliers and manufacturers to ensure we can offer to best prices while continuing to fight the good fight in providing ethically sourced garments.
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We offer a complete range of men and women’s organic cotton clothing, from organic cotton t shirts to polo shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, pants and bags. One of the main reasons consumers are opting for organic t shirts over standard t shirts is that they are free from allergenic, carcinogenic and toxic chemical residues, which is good for both the customer and the cotton farmers.
Fair Trade Foundation
The Fair Trade Foundation is an independent non-profit organisation and their aim is to give a sustainable livelihood to the workers that are involved in all aspects of the production of goods and in our case, clothing. When you see the Fair Trade Foundation Mark you know from the production of the raw material to the finished product that the product has been certified and the workers have been treated fairly.
Brands that use the Fair Trade Foundation Mark
Fair Wear Foundation
The Fair Wear Foundation is an independent non-profit organisation that has been set up specifically to improve working conditions in the garment industry. More and more customers are demanding to know what goes into the production of their garments. When you purchase a Fair Wear certified product you know that the pay and conditions in the local market are fair and just.
Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production
WRAP is an independent, non-profit team of global social compliance experts. Their main aim is to visit facilities that are involved in the production of clothing and certify the facility complies with local laws, workplace regulations, universal workers rights and environmental regulations.
Brands that are WRAP certified
Global Recycle Standard
Global Recycle Standard (GRS) is a certification that ensures that the materials that are claimed to be recycled would have been gone into the solid waste stream.
This can be pre consumer, for instance off cuts from the manufacturing process, or post consumer, such as plastic bottles. For more information please go to the Textile Exchange.
Brands that are GRS Standard
Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 is mark given to textiles that have proved that harmful substances are not used in manufacturing and that the workforce are not exposed to any. The garment has been proven safe to wear and will not cause harm to the skin when worn.
Brands that are Oeko-Tex® Standard 100