SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY - Environment & Modern Slavery policy
ENVIRONMENTMost musicians care greatly about the environment,
And may not know these facts about the fashion industry:
- The fashion industry leaves a huge footprint on our planet. Around 85% of all textiles produced by the fashion industry ends up in landfill!
- One in 5 garments reaches landfill without being worn once.
- Transportation worldwide accounts for roughly 25% of CO2 emissions. Shipping T-shirts & accessories around the world plays a part of that number.
Which is why, here at the Music Matters Store, we operate a "Made to Order" model, which helps minimize our environmental footprint in 5 ways.
- We only make your products once you have confirmed your order. Only then is your T-shirt / Accessory made within 2 - 7 business days (On average of 72 hours) and packaged for shipping. This mean zero stock waste.
- Our products are manufactured in the fulfilment centre closest to you. Around 78% of all orders are fulfilled in the same region you are. Reducing transport costs while reducing CO2 emissions from transportation.
- The number one environmental risk factor in textiles is water pollution. Traditional textile processing pollutes 20% of the earth's precious water sources. Our waterless inkjet printing method coats, prints and finishes the fabric using zero waste water. And removes the need for pre-treatments, steaming and washing.
- Digital textile printing is a green technology which produces no pollutants, toxic fumes or waste effluent. We use high quality, water-based vegan inks. All our inks are non-hazardous, toxin-free, biodegradable, are GOTS verified, and come with an "OEKO-TEX Eco Passport" piece of mind.
- We have introduced a 100% recycled shirt, available in limited designs. This Unisex Recycled T-Shirt is made from 60% recycled cotton & 40% recycled polyester. And it's just as comfy as our 100% cotton Tees.
OUR POLICY REGARDING MODERN SLAVERY / HUMAN TRAFFICKING
We only deal with suppliers who have policies in place to combat Modern Slavery / Human Trafficking.
For example, our T-Shirt fabricator requires their materials providers to sign an Anti-slavery or Forced labor certificate acknowledging that the supplier as well as its subcontractors will comply with all applicable laws that prohibit slavery and human trafficking. They also have a Supplier Code of Conduct that intends to set forth our standards and expectations with respect to key areas of corporate responsibility, including a requirement for their suppliers not to support forced labor and not to collaborate with organizations that use illegal employment practices.