ETHICAL & SUSTAINABILITY POLICY
A key principal we discussed when setting up sochsoch was to ensure our clothing was manufactured in a fair and ethical way. Keeping true to that principal our clothing suppliers are signed up and certified by accreditation's such as GOTS.
We were also very keen to ensure our production methods were sustainable, by printing on demand we are able to minimise waste. We also use eco friendly inks and take a plastic free approach on packaging.
Having a large organic range was also important, our organic T-Shirts are made from 100% organic cotton and our super-soft hoodies are 85% organic cotton and 15% recycled polyester. These ranges are also GOTS certified.
Organic cotton is a natural, GMO-free fibre that uses less water than standard cotton. In addition, its production does not involve the use of chemicals (no fertilisers or pesticides) and encourages rotation of crops to keep soil healthier, more fertile and maintain humidity. Waste from the cotton ginning process is also recycled for the animal feed industry.
Recycled polyester (up to 15%) is also included within our organic hoodie range as a complement to the organic cotton. To ensure that our hoodies are nice and soft against your skin, it is never in direct contact with the polyester, which is sandwiched between two layers of organic cotton.
All the inks used are water based eco-friendly inks that are vegan friendly and not tested on animals. This is for both DTG (Direct to Garment) and screen printing processes used.
GOTS is the Global Organic Textile Standard label.
The strictest certification for textiles made from organic fibres. GOTS tracks the entire chain of production from farm to factory: from harvesting of the cotton, weaving of fibres, assembly of items, to the final product before printing, including even the export of our clothing! It certifies that Stanley/Stella cotton is GMO-free and is grown without the use of chemicals and is processed and dyed without using any banned toxic substances.
GOTS also ensures compliance with the labour standards of the International Labour Organisation throughout the chain of production.
Our organic clothing is also made from 100% vegan materials and are PETA certified.
We don't use any plastic in our packaging for shipping orders.