Sustainability and Responsibility

SUSTAINABILITY AT GEISTWEAR

Sustainable fashion is the future! That's why Geistwear is taking steps to make sure we're part of the movement.

For some items and limited drops, we only produce items we get an order for, avoiding textile waste from overproduction. Our printing partner's state-of-the-art printing tech creates almost no waste waters and uses less energy.

PRINTING TECH AND MATERIALS 

Most of the printers we use in production are energy-efficient: they use less electricity, water, and chemicals than standard industry printers.

Our clothing is printed with the direct-to-garment (DTG) printing method. The printing tech we use is made with sustainability in mind, and our DTG printers use almost zero wastewater and less energy, lowering our carbon footprint. 

The inks we use for printing are water-based and free of harmful chemicals. We take care to dispose of any left-over ink according to the ink supplier guidelines, so we’re not harming the environment. 

COMMITMENT TO QUALITY

Each product we add to our catalog is thoroughly tested to ensure high quality. To make sure the products last long, we do durability, wash, and wear tests.

Plus, all orders go through our 3-step quality check before we ship them out:

  • Our automated software checks graphics for quality before printing
  • Fulfillment specialists check quality while orders print
  • Final quality check after printing and curing

SOURCING PRACTICES

We source products and fabrics from ethical brands and suppliers that comply to labor, environmental, and safety standards. We trust our suppliers to deliver high-quality products that'll last many washes, keeping the colors vibrant and elasticity great. On top of that, we conduct our own quality checks when launching every new product to ensure print quality and material durability.

PACKAGING

As for packaging, we've:

  • Eliminated the second layer of plastic packaging for all single-item shipments in all locations;

  • Testing the best paper tape to switch over from acrylic tape;

  • Eliminated the need for plastic caps in poster packaging, we’ve switched from cardboard tubes to triangular boxes;

  • Added recycling instructions to the poly mailer bags we're currently using;

  • Looking for ways to replace plastic packaging.