Oxford, United Kingdom, March 26, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Shirtworks has launched a new promotional clothing service specifically for UK charities. In line with the company's own ethical policies regarding fair trade, organic products and environmentally friendly production methods, Shirtworks is offering to produce branded clothing for charities, charging only for the printing or embroidery. The garments, made from organic cotton, are supplied at cost price, and are obtained via Fairtrade. The decision to not make a profit on the garments themselves in the production of promotional clothing is thought to be the first of its kind in the country. For more information, visit www.shirtworks.co.uk or call 0800 0725334.
Arron Harnden, Managing Director of Shirtworks explained the reasons why this promotional clothing service specifically for charities has been launched. "We have strong ethical policies that underpin our business, as do many UK charities," Arron began. "We have extensive experience of working with charities to produce branded garments for specific fundraising events, or simply printed and embroidered logos of the charity itself. It became apparent that these charities want to obtain promotional clothing that has been produced according to the same high ethical standards that they embody. When we considered meeting this demand with a new tailored service, we felt that it was only right to forego any profit made on the use of ethically produced garments. We hope that not only will this encourage the use of ethically produced clothing, but it will also ensure that the charity's money can go further," Arron explained. "Making a profit from marking up the garments before any logo printing is carried out just seemed unethical."
Shirtworks has used ethically produced clothing ranges for some time. "We feel very strongly about the use of Fair trade garments," Arron enthused. "The ethical clothing range that we use is made from Fairtrade certified cotton. Fairtrade certification guarantees that the small-scale cotton farmers in India, Peru, Mali and Senegal receive a fair and stable price plus a premium to invest in social and environmental projects. We also stock a range of garments made from high quality organic cotton, and for all ethically produced clothing, we ensure that the suppliers manufacture the garments in safe, non-exploitative factories." Any charities or charity fundraisers interested in using this ethically sound promotional clothing offer are invited to get in touch as soon as possible due to anticipated high demand.
Shirtworks was founded in 1985 and is now a leading direct supplier of promotional clothing, corporate gifts and promotional merchandise with the capacity to print orders of any size. At the Shirtworks promotional clothing workshop, there are screenprinting machines capable of printing logos and designs up to 10 ink colours, and machines which can embroider logos up to 7 thread colours. Shirtworks also holds large stocks of the most popular garments, including products from Screenstars, Jerzees, Hanes, Kustom Kit, Beechfield and Result.
Shirtworks' promotional clothing clients range from local schools, companies and clubs to large national plcs, charities and promotional companies. Shirtworks has always been committed to providing good quality promotional products at competitive prices combined with a friendly and helpful service. Even though Shirtworks supplies promotional clothing and branded promotional products throughout the UK and abroad, the company is very proud of its relationship with local customers, particularly with the many university colleges in Oxford.