dstry tokyo - design t-shirt

We only choose products and manufacturers that care about the environment and respect for people.  We are certain that we cannot avoid putting these values first.
That is why we have chosen clothing manufacturers that offer high quality, but at the same time produce very responsibly and ethically. That's the only real power we have: to choose.

Choose to support and work with companies that put sustainability first.

Our apparel suppliers have a number of certifications that demonstrate they are working towards building healthy environmental practises and greater respect for the planet every step of the way.

They are driven by a genuine desire to drive change in the fashion industry through ethical and environmentally friendly manufacturing processes. Their goal is to break codes and change perceptions of the textile industry. They want to offer products that respect people, the environment and customers. And they produce authentic and responsible clothing that you can wear with pride; clothing that initiate change in the textile industry and are produced in a more humane, ethical and ecological way.

They embraced the Fair Wear Foundation and focuses on working responsibly with them suppliers for the benefit of all workers. Respect for the planet is also firmly embedded in them DNA, as 100% of them cotton is certified organic (according to GOTS or OCS) and is grown without pesticides, GMOs or chemical fertilisers. Other raw materials are also highly ranked on the "sustainability scale": recycled polyester, Modal®, Tencel®, linen and more.

Our printing partner uses Kornit DTG printers. They are industry-leading and use CMYK- RG-W colour channels (that's standard CMYK plus red, green and white) to maximise colour accuracy and print quality.

All Kornit equipment uses environmentally friendly water-friendly inks that are vegan friendly and not tested on animals.

Kornit's sustainability policy is indeed environmentally friendly.  We bring Kornit's eco-credentials to bear on every single DTG print, so you know exactly what's in your product.

  • DTG printers use only water-based inks. They are OEKO-TEX® approved (they contain no regulated or unregulated environmentally harmful chemicals).

  • All excess cardboard and paper is recycled.

  • Excess ink is unavoidable but disposed responsibly.

  • Faulty printing is also unavoidable, and as of March 2018, any products that fail quality checks will be donated to charity..

  • DPD, one of our delivery partners, have a carbon neutral commitment.

  • As of April 2019, the packaging used to ship all orders is 100% plastic-free.

This means we can assure that our finalized decorated garments are 100% sustainable.