The conscious collection: merch that makes a difference

In News by Luiza Jordan March 10, 2020

It is impossible to deny the impact of the fashion industry on the environment. Conscious consumption and rising awareness of sustainability issues demand action, and fast. That’s why we’re excited to announce the launch of our new Conscious Collection—a product line that empowers you to create and sell eco-conscious merch you can be proud of. To start, the collection will feature organic tote bags, eco unisex tees, organic long sleeve tees, and eco unisex hoodies. 

The Conscious Collection products are fully integrated in the Teespring Launcher and can be designed and launched instantly. They’re also global products, which means we’ll offer the best shipping prices and delivery timelines no matter where your customers are located. 

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Introducing the Conscious Collection

The collection features four global products: tote bags, unisex shirts, long sleeve tees, and hoodies. All products are either made of 100% organic cotton or feature a combination of organic cotton and recycled materials. Each product is eco-friendly in its own unique way, but overall the collection shares characteristics such as:

  • All products are made of fibres that require little or no pesticides to grow and avoid contributions to air, water and land pollution. 
  • These products  are cruelty-free, made from non-animal fibres, and are harvested in animal-friendly ways (with reduced impact on their habitats). 
  • The materials used in these products also contribute to green practices that reduce the use of resources like water and energy. 
  • Our US supplier for hoodies, long sleeve tees, and totes donates a portion of every product sale to an environmental non-profit organization—by selling one of these products you can make a direct, positive impact on the environment. 

Products in the collection are labeled as “Organic” or “Eco” based on the percent of organic cotton they contain. Due to the fact that eco-friendly products require slightly more investment to produce, this also means they can generate higher profit margins ranging from $10+ to $15+ per product. Keep in mind 49% of Nielsen survey respondents said they are willing to pay higher-than-average prices for products with high-quality/safety standards, which consumers often associate with strong sustainability practices (organic + eco-friendly).

Teespring’s eco-conscious commitment

We’ve been working on our eco-friendly agenda since the company’s inception in 2011. With the fashion industry dumping over 92 million tons of solid waste into landfills each year, Teespring’s on-demand business model provides a significant solution for reducing waste. Our entire operation revolves around products that are created on demand (i.e. after an order is placed)—enabling us to avoid overproduction, textile waste, and only source supplies as needed. In the rare occurrence we have unusable inventory due to damaged goods or misprints (note Teespring has some of the lowest misprint rates in the industry), our team aims to recycle or donate these items as much as possible. 

Apart from our eco-friendly business model, we’ve made other enhancements to reduce our environmental impact over time. We’ve established an entirely paperless operation at our production facility in the U.S. and we’re working to reduce and terminate paper usage with our global partners too. We have eliminated double-packaging across our global fulfillment network, which has reduced plastic output by millions of plastic bags per year! Moving forward, we are committed to on-going research into eco-friendly products and packaging opportunities to further support conscious commerce on our platform.