Our goal is to get a smile on their faces !
Responsible for the environment and social!
Our supplier of T-shirts and sweaters is GOTS certified. We believe it is important that our products are made ‘fair’ so that the people who have worked on this product outside Europe have a living wage and can send their children to school, for example. Not only the textile is certified, but also the printing, which is quite special!
But what does that actually mean, GOTS certified?
GOTS stands for ‘Global Organic Textile Standard’. In short, GOTS certification means:
- Products must consist of at least 70% biological material.
- Products never contain harmful chemicals found in conventional textile production.
- Wages and hours of work shall at least comply with national legal requirements.
- Working conditions must be safe (no discrimination, child labour, forced labour, physical abuse or other forms of intimidation).
- The entire chain, from harvesting the raw materials to distribution, must be verified.
- The details on the clothing, such as buttons, threads and zippers and certainly also the printing must meet the requirements of GOTS.
- The facilities are physically inspected to verify that the standards set are being met.
- Controls are performed by independent companies such as Control Union.
- To be sure whether a supplier is GOTS certified, you can check the GOTS website for name/certification code
Do you want to know more about GOTS ? click here.
The prints of Zebrasaurus
Zebrasaurus products are printed in the Netherlands. The screen printing inks that are used for our artwork are water-based, contain hardly any solvents and are GOTS certified. As a result, hardly any harmful substances are released during and after the printing process. Both the inks and printing emulsion contain no animal components and are therefore vegan.
The wear resistance of these water-based inks is completely equal to that of the environmentally harmful plastisol inks, which are used by the vast majority of textile printers. The plastisol inks contain PVC and plasticizers and are comparable to liquid plastic. They are easier to process for the screen printer, but unfortunately cause a lot of damage to the environment. Not only because of the harmful substances in the inks themselves, but also because of the solvent-containing cleaning products with which the screens have to be cleaned after printing.
‘Am I too small for you ? Pass me on!’
A heart for clothes…
The clothing industry is the second largest polluter in the world after the oil industry, so we need to buy and consume more consciously. The label “Am I too small for you? Pass me on” encourages you to pass this sustainable item on to another child. And who knows, another one after that, because with the right care, clothes can last longer! Moreover, we see clothing not only as something you wear, we see it as an extension of yourself and that should be well taken care of!