Committed to Sustainability
We care about our artist community and our environmental impact. That means we're actively working to make the world a better place. In our products, processes, office, and daily lives, we're doing our part. We recycle, work paperless as often as possible, use refillable water bottles, donate unused products and office supplies to reduce excess waste, and so much more. Eco-friendly, ethical, and socially responsible practices are central to Threadless' culture.
Changing from warehouses stocked with products to an on-demand system allows us to collaborate with the best, most innovative partners so we can work even smarter. Our robust partnership network means we’ve decreased shipping distances for a more localized and sustainable supply chain. Our production is more timely and less wasteful than ever.
Our partners meet or exceed industry safety standards. Together, we're all committed to delivering environmentally responsible products, produced in safe, supportive work environments. With up-to-date certifications, the print-on-demand process takes place in clean, safe facilities.
The printing process we use for apparel products uses water-based NeoPigment™ inks that are 100% non-hazardous, toxin-free, and adhere to the strictest human health and environmental safety standards. Because the ink is water based, it is 100% biodegradable, contains no animal by-products, and is completely vegan friendly. The printing process is completely waterless, which allows for a low environmental footprint, as no water is wasted.
Premium Products, Ethically Sourced
We're committed to working with partners who hold the highest standards for safe, sustainable production. Our vendors are all certified by the Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) Program. They're also affiliated with the Fair Labor Association (FLA). That means, our partners actively work to reduce their environmental impact by decreasing energy use, water consumption, wastewater production, and greenhouse gas emissions. The following WRAP principles are foundational to the success of our vendors and the quality of our products.
Compliance with Laws
Our partners comply with and uphold the laws and workplace regulations of the countries in which they operate.
Prohibition of Forced Labor
Our partners don't use involuntary, forced or trafficked labor.
Prohibition of Child Labor
Vendors we partner with don't employ underage workers.
Prohibition of Harassment
Our partners are committed to healthy work environments, free of harrassment, abuse, or corporal punishment.
Compensation and Benefits
Our vendors pay their employees at least the minimum compensation by local law, including benefits.
Our partners treat their employees with respect. Hours worked each day, and days worked each week, don't exceed the limitations of the country's law.
Prohibition of Discrimination
Our partners employ, pay, promote, and terminate workers on the basis of their ability to do the job, not based on personal characteristics or beliefs.
Our partners are committed to providing safe and healthy work environments.
Freedom of Association & Collective Bargaining
Our partners respect their employees' rights. Employees can exercise their rights for free association and collective bargaining.
Our partners maintain facilities that comply with environmental rules, regulations, and standards and observe environmentally conscious practices at all their locations.
Our partners comply with applicable customs laws and maintain programs to comply with laws regarding illegal shipping of finished products.
Our partners practice security procedures to guard against the introduction of non-manifested cargo in their outbound shipments.