High-quality, ethically sourced materials
The inks we use do not contain ozone-depleting chemicals such as CFC’s and HCFC’s, aromatic hydrocarbons or any volatile solvents. They don’t contain lead, heavy metals or any toxic chemicals whatsoever (not even white spirits like other water based inks on the market). The inks are safe to use on underwear, swimwear and even baby clothes.
PlywoodWe hand print onto Australian hoop pine (Araucaria Cunninghamii) that is a native Australian species that grows in Queensland and New South Wales.
Hoop pine is 100% plantation-grown, and is independently certified to the Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
The timber is used for speciality timber products and is one of the few timbers in the world that can be used with foodstuffs. Before plastics, the timber was used extensively for butter boxes. It is still used for making baby cots and some wooden toys.
FabricWe print onto 100% linen made from flax (Linum Usitatissimum). Flax is a 100-day crop that grows with natural rainfall and requires minimal fertiliser. In almost all cases pesticides are not required given that flax is rarely troubled by insects – its pale blue flowers only last for one or two days.
After being processed the fibre may be bleached or kept natural before being spun into yarn or woven linen fabric. It is an excellent fabric to print on.
We recommend a hand wash the first time then gentle machine wash after that. Some shrinkage will occur given the fabric has not been pre-shrunk. Avoid tumble drying.
Linen ages very well but can be a bit unruly early on. After the first couple of washes the fabric will be quite crinkly, so just pull it into shape a bit before hanging up to dry. Ironing while still slightly damp or using a steam iron on the back gives excellent results.
T-shirtsBlue Lawn Designs use Earthpositive® t-shirts manufactured in Gujarat state, India. There is minimal environmental impact in all production stages, and garments are made under fair working conditions.
All shirts are made from 100% certified organic cotton. Cotton is sourced from farms in areas where enough water occurs naturally through the monsoon rains to supply 95% of water, thereby eliminating the need for large-scale irrigation.
The manufacturing facility is powered by a nearby wind farm, that generates verifiable renewable power.