Sustainable Production of Shirts: Why It Matters and What are We Doing?
Updated: Apr 30
Sadly, the current state of fashion isn’t all glamor and beauty - the fast fashion industry is one of the biggest contributors to environmental issues and social injustice as consumers are purchasing more clothes than ever before, resulting in an overwhelming amount of waste. This is where sustainable production comes in - and this is why we excel at high quality private label shirts, items that you will buy for once and wear for years to come, without impacting the environment again.
What is sustainable production, then? Sustainable production refers to the process of producing goods while taking into account the impact on the environment, society, and the economy. When it comes to shirt production, there are a few key areas where sustainability is crucial.
The next question would be why does sustainable shirt production matter? For one, it helps to reduce the impact of the fashion industry on the environment. By using sustainable materials and production methods, we can reduce carbon emissions, water usage, and waste generation. This, in turn, helps to preserve natural resources and reduce our impact on the planet - and that is why this week, we wanted to focus on some of the methods we use to ensure our production, and operations in general, can stay as sustainable as possible!
3 Methods We Implement to Ensure We Achieve Sustainable Shirt Production
Sustainability starts from methods we use while sourcing nature’s bounties, continues with how we process and distribute them, and how we give back to the community that surrounds us. As such, here are three key mottos we stick by to ensure we can stay as sustainable as possible!
Use of Sustainable Materials: As mentioned earlier, the materials used in shirt production play a significant role in achieving sustainability - and it all starts with the material we select to produce our clothing. At our company, we use only sustainable materials such as organic cotton (a material we deeply care about, you can click the link to find out more about its history and relevance), recycled polyester, and bamboo. These materials have a lower environmental impact than conventional materials and are also more durable, which means they last longer and reduce the need for frequent replacements!
Energy-Efficient Production Processes: Of course, energy and its consumption ranks as one of the most important issues, if not THE most important issue, when it comes to being sustainable and efficient. Thus, to reduce our carbon footprint and energy consumption, we have implemented energy-efficient production processes. This includes using hybrid methods to power our machines, reducing the use of electricity during production, and implementing innovative water reduction systems to reduce our water usage as well as other measures such as using energy-efficient equipment, reducing waste, and minimizing the use of harmful chemicals.
Ethical and Responsible Practices: Sustainable work environments don’t just involve production and shipment - it also involves conveying the right message and implementing the right policies. As Jack Angel, we believe in treating workers fairly and ensuring their safety - we do not use forced or child labor in any part of our production process and comply with national and international regulations regarding labor rights. Additionally, we provide our workers with fair wages and safe working conditions while also ensuring that our suppliers adhere to ethical and responsible practices.
At Jacky Angel, we’d like to believe that sustainability is a state of mind and not just a set of practices, and being as sustainable as possible with everything we do during our operations is something we deeply care about - so when you are working with us, rest assured you are working with a group of people that want to have a clean and robust ecosystem as much as you do!
Jacky Angel: Quality Shirts, Without Compromising the Earth
Named after our founder, Jacky Angel, Jacky Angel shirts continues to be an influential private label shirt producer in the established Turkish manufacturing market. With more than 25 years of experience behind our back, and empowered by a team of 120 colleagues all equipped with the necessary skills and know-how to craft the best shirts our industry have to offer, we are able to accommodate your business needs in a timely, effective and high-quality manner. Thanks to our understanding of market trends and an eye for quality and elegance, we are able to provide the result you want - and in a way you want it!
Please feel free to contact us for your inquiries or just to say hello via our contact form - we hope to get in touch with you soon!
Q: How can I tell if a shirt is sustainably produced?
A: Look for information on the shirt's materials and production processes. Sustainable shirts will often be made from organic or recycled materials, and the company should provide information on their production processes and any certifications they have received for sustainability.
Q: What can consumers do to support sustainable shirt production?
A: Consumers can support sustainable shirt production by choosing to purchase sustainable clothing and supporting companies that prioritize sustainability. Additionally, consumers can reduce their own environmental impact by choosing to purchase fewer clothes, and by properly disposing of clothing when it is no longer needed.
This is why many of our clientele continue working with us compared to some other Turkish manufacturers as they understand our passion for securing such results - for more, you can read our article detailing what makes us a trustworthy partner here.