Environment & Ethics

We called ourselves Planet A Printing because we believe there's no planet B available so we need to do all we can to take care of the one we've got.

While we know we won't be saving the planet by ourselves we do believe that many people doing what they can to reduce their energy consumption makes a difference.

We deliver our products digitally wherever possible to minimise CO2 emissions from transport. Our physical products are shipped with zero plastic and for our clothing range we use Stanley/Stella organic products from Inkthreadable, a UK based print-on-demand service committed to ethical and environmentally friendly practices.

Inkthreadable

Inkthre­adable are dedicated to operating under ethical and envi­ron­men­tally friendly practices during our production processes. We're working hard to continue refining these processes because it's a commitment we don't take lightly. One of our main goals was to remove plastic packaging entirely from all orders we ship, and in April 2019 we achieved this! You can find out about our packaging and envi­ron­mental policy as a whole below: 

  • All of our staff are paid above the national living wage, regardless of age.
  • Our DTG printers use only water-based inks. They're OEKO-TEX® approved (they don't contain any regulated or unregulated chemicals harmful to the environment).
  • All the excess and waste cardboard and paper we produce is recycled.
  • Waste ink is unavoidable, but we dispose of ours respon­sibly.
  • Failed prints are also unavoidable, and as of March 2018 all products that fail quality checks will be donated to charity. 
  • DPD, one of our delivery partners, have a carbon neutral commitment.
  • As of April 2019, the packaging used to ship all orders is 100% plastic free (with the exception of canvases which use a bio-degradable bubble wrap for protection). 
  • Some of our items are fully manufactured in the UK, by us, and you can be confident these are produced responsibly and ethically. These products include our tote bags.
  • In of August 2019, Inkthre­adable began offsetting Carbon Footprint by funding the planting of trees in the North West of England. As of May 2020, we have changed to a new offsetting parnter. You can see our progress here - https://­ecologi.­com/­inkthre­adable

Stanley/­Stella

"Since day one in 2011, Stanley/­Stella has embraced the Fair Wear Foundation initiatives and has been focusing on cooperating in a responsible way with its suppliers, to the benefit of all workers. Respect for the planet is also strongly rooted in our DNA, as 100% of our cotton is certified organic (by GOTS or OCS), grown without pesticides, GMOs or chemical fertilisers. Other raw materials are also highly ranked on the “susta­ina­bility scale”: recycled polyester, Modal®, Tencel®, linen, and more.

"In order to build strong and close partnerships with production facilities, Stanley/­Stella has decided to select a very limited number of factories to work with, in a limited number of countries. The members of the Stanley/­Stella board have made an important step towards in- creased transpa­rency. Based on a proposal supported by the CEO and the newly appointed Susta­ina­bility Manager, we publicly name all of our factories, giving more weight to the trans- parency objective than to the business interests of keeping confi­den­ti­ality."

Read more about Stanley/­Stella's ethical policy here.