Wow. Hi guys! Thank you for stopping by, SERIOUSLY!
I actually can't believe I got here in the end, but gobby vegans is finally live and I thought I would talk to you about couple things.
Firstly, I want to thank from the bottom of my heart, to all of you amazing people who helped me to make this happen. You know who you are and you're the real G's.
Secondly, I want to thank to the rest of you, because who doesn't like to be thanked, right?
Thirdly, I am very sorry about all the prices being in British pounds, this really doesn't mean that all your stuff is coming from England and will take a month to arrive on some sort of titanic equivalent. It just means my website doesn't support multiple currencies yet - apparently they're working on it though! As soon as it's done, I will make it easier for you all.
Fourthly, talking about your stuff travelling all the way from England... I am so happy to report that this is not the case.
The amazing company I use has fulfilment centres all over the world, which means that every time you place an order, it's made as close to your home as possible - which helps with the carbon footprint!
Fifthly, did you know that in traditional made-to-sell retail stores, products are made in such large quantities that they often exceed market demand. Around 85% of all textiles produced by the fashion industry end up in landfills, making it a major contributor to environmental damage.
Hence why all your stuff is made only after you've placed an order. Yes, it means that it takes couple days longer to get to your items delivered, but I really hope that it's a price worth paying.
( Honestly, I go through the same wait when I order stuff for myself - but it's worth it! )
Sixthly, ( don't think I've ever counted this far before )
On the note of sustainability, here are couple points from the company I use to make your clothes and other bits.
- Since we fulfil our products only when a customer buys them and we produce less waste than traditional made-to-sell retail stores. Our products are created using the made-to-order production approach. We warehouse only the products customers actually want and don't throw our leftover stock into landfills.
- We're learning to reduce the amount of produced waste, so we're working on improving our packaging--from February 2020, we've saved almost 5 US tons (4,438 kg) of plastic.
- We donate damaged and returned products to local charities.
- Most of the printers we use in production are energy-efficient: they use less electricity, water, and chemicals than standard industry printers.
- The main printing method we use is DTG (direct-to-garment), a more sustainable choice over other apparel printing methods, like screen printing.
- DTG works with inkjet technology: the water-based ink is sprayed onto the garment, helping the ink soak in better. DTG has no color count, and this printing method works well even for the most elaborate designs. For our paper prints, like framed posters, we use Epson ink that has a low environmental impact.
We dispose of our inks according to supplier guidelines to avoid harming the environment. To give you the best quality, we constantly upgrade our printers and have already invested $37M in printing equipment.
Ok, I hope this has shed light on some of the questions you might have, but I except there will be more coming!
Have a wonderful day, please buy loads of stuff and come talk to me whenever you want, either in the contact form, instagram, or other social media channels!