We work with Teemill because of their commitment to making products from natural materials using renewable energy. And because they print-on-demand, so anything you buy is made the same day and there is no waste.

two people holding handfuls of organic cotton

Natural And Organic

Teemill products are made from organic cotton, produced on organic farms that encourage biodiversity, and are kinder to the environment. These farms don't use toxic pesticides, fertilisers or plastic which also means less water is required. But organic cotton is a thirsty crop, so the farms are based in the north of India, where the monsoons fill reservoirs that supply almost all the water that is needed.

Plastic free packaging

Plastic-free Packaging

By 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. This is bad. Instead of plastic packaging, Teemill uses a rip and splash-proof mailer bag made out of paper. Big orders come in cardboard boxes, with paper-based tape.

Renewable Energy

Clean, renewable energy is a vital tool to reduce the worst effects of climate change. In the UK, Teemill owns a solar farm and power manufacturing operations with renewables. In India, the factory which supplies the organic cotton owns two wind farms as well. This renewable energy is affordable, reliable and something Teemill are committed to using. And as an extra measure, within the Teemill factory, machine technology allows them to turn equipment on only when it is needed.

One of our suppliers employees producing a t-shirt

Ethical Production

Teemill develops technology in its factories to improve all aspects of t-shirt printing. This includes working on environmentally friendly inks, software, machinery and automation technologies. It enables Teemill to make products in real time. At the factory, products are only made after they have been ordered - there is no waste. From this integrated and digitised supply chain, efficiencies are created and the cost savings can be reinvested in the facilities, working conditions and team. In the Teemill factories on the Isle of Wight, India and Europe, the environment is clean, light, modern and positive, as would be expected from any 21st century manufacturer. Production centres are audited for a wide range of social and sustainability criteria and powered by renewable energy.

Female model wearing Compassion heart t-shirt at the beach

Circular Fashion

We use Teemill because their products are made to last so we encourage you to care for them properly and use them for as long as possible. T-shirts are printed to order in the UK using water based inks, one at a time, so there’s no waste from over-stocked designs and sizes. What is made is only what people need, when they need it. When products are no longer wearable, each is designed to be sent back to the manufacturer and the material reprocessed, respun and made into new products. You can find instructions on how to do this inside every product on the washcare label. Scan the code to get a Freepost code (if you're in the UK) to send the item back for recycling.

How 'Teemill' t-shirts are made