Inkthreadable

Entirely ethical fulfilment with Stanley/­Stella

Stacey Dooley’s recent BBC documentary was a bit of an eye opener for the fashion industry.

As a company, Inkthreadable is conscious of the damage the industry does to the environment and has been actively taking steps towards positive change. And one of those steps is introducing a brand that’s breaking the mould.

Just how responsible are Stanley/­Stella?

Stanley/­Stella is a premium clothing brand that’s eco-friendly with a strong social respon­sibility policy. The products that aren’t organic cotton are made from recycled materials, and they believe in building a better future for all.

“We believe that fair trade and sustainable development are natural: respecting your skin with soft materials; respecting the men and women who make your clothes with dignified working conditions; and respecting the world that we live in by limiting our impact on the environment.”

They’re an entirely ethical brand, with certi­fica­tions in all the right places: 

  • GOTS, the Global Organic Textile Standard label. This super strict certification tracks the chain of production, from cotton farms through to the manufactured products being exported.­ It certifies that Stanley/­Stella cotton is GMO-free, is grown without the use of chemicals, and is processed and dyed without using any banned toxic substances.
  • GRS, the Global Recycled Standard label. This certifies that Stanley/­Stella do indeed use recycled materials during manufacture: polyester, from plastic bottles, and cotton, from cutting waste. The label also guarantees that STanley/­Stella comply with other social and environmental criteria. Things like treatment of waste water, the absence of toxic additives, and respect for working conditions in partner factories.
  • OEKO-TEX Standard 100. This certifies the absence of harmful chemical substances in all Stanley/­Stella products. The certification gives consumers confidence that any products with this label have been manufactured in a way that prioritises the prohibition of potentially harmful substances, the absence of chemical substances harmful to health and the environment, and a restriction on the lead content of dyes.
  • Fair Wear Foundation. Stanley/­Stella are a recognised member of the Fair Wear Foundation, an organisation working to improve workplace conditions in the garment and textile industry. 

As an ethical print on demand supplier,­ Stanley/­Stella's ethical and social respon­sibility practices are a refreshing change of pace for Inkthre­adable. Paired with our eco-friendly packaging, OEKO-TEX approved inks and waterless printing systems we can now confidently offer our customers an ethical and eco-friendly drop shipping service, right through from farm to delivery to your end user. 

We think that's amazing for the textile industry.

Stanley/­Stella products in our catalogue

Stanley/Stella Men's Clothing

Stanley/Stella Women's Clothing

Stanley/Stella Embroidered Clothing

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