Sustainability and Product Info
The stickers are 100% waterproof. This means they can be washed, splashed on, and dried (with a towel). I would advise against putting them in the dishwasher or keeping them submerged in water for an extended period of time (a few days) as it could ruin the design or make the stickers peel off.
The stickers are scratch resistant which means light scratches from everyday use won't affect the design or durability, but strong scratches or ones from something sharp could make the design scratch off.
All stickers are PVC-free! PVC is a plastic, most commonly used for pipes, that can be very damaging to the environment because the process used to make this plastic releases harmful toxins. Instead, they are covered with a PET laminate. PET is the plastic that is used for water and soda bottles. It is all around much safer and can be easily recycled (this means you can recycle the stickers if you want to switch them up!).
The stickers also have a 2-4 year outdoor life and they're made from premium PP film, which is a strong plastic film, with a permanent adhesive, so they shouldn't peel!
Our clothing is environmentally friendly, so you don't have to feel bad about purchasing :)
Sadly, the fashion industry produces 20% of the world's water waste (92 million tons), 10% of carbon emissions (1.2 billion tons), and to top it all off, 85% of textiles are thrown away each year (13 million tons) and these numbers are only sure to increase. A lot of this waste does come from huge corporations, but it doesn't hurt to do something small for the planet. At ACS, we ensure that all of our clothing is made ethically and with the environment in mind. This includes reducing water usage (we use 9-13 liters less water than the industry average), minimizing emissions (by focusing on renewable energy), using natural materials, like cotton, as much as possible, and minimizing waste (reusing and recycling as much as possible). Along with that, our manufacturers care about their workers by making sure they have a fair wage and safe working environment. To be transparent, ACS is not perfect. But is any company really? We do our best with the resources we have available, being a smaller business, to make eco-conscious choices and respect the beautiful planet we're really lucky to have.
The clothing brands ACS uses to put designs on are:
Comfort Colors/Gildan which is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, SAM Sustainability Yearbook, CDP Climate Change Report, and Fashion Transparency Index. Read more here.
Independent Trading Co which uses factories that are WARP Certified and OEKO-Tex Standard 100 Certified. Read more here.
For some of our designs, we use a printing technique called Digital Printing, where ink is printed directly onto clothing. This method is much more sustainable because it eliminates a lot of water waste. Some digitally printed pieces you can shop are the Everything Will Be Alright Tee, Enjoy Today Tee, and Glowing Skies Tee.