Committed to sustainable environmental practices
At Red Handed, it is our highest priority to understand the industry completely and source the least harmful, most sustainable production methods available worldwide.
We are proud to have recently launched a range of apparel made from Repreve © – sustainable fabrics transformed from ocean-bound plastic bottles.
A little more of the nitty-gritty…
Our raw cotton is sourced from Australia and the USA, two countries that are highly regulated and produce high quality long stable cotton. The benefit of high quality cotton is that it produces longer lasting garments. Our standard fabric is dyed using AZO free Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certified dyes in the most advanced facility available. This means the fabric is free from over 100 substances known to be harmful to human health.
The Cold Pad Batch Dyeing (CPB) Technology we utilise, uses 80% less water than the conventional vat dyeing method. The latter requires very large quantities of salt and water to allow the colour to stick to the fabric. The salt water needs to be disposed of after dyeing and, without the correct system, is usually disposed of into natural water ways and rivers, destroying the ecology. CPB dyeing requires no salt, the colour is rolled into the fabric through a press roller. This method is highly effective and creates far less wastage. We are happy to dye our fabric from the only CPB dyer in South East Asia.
To remove all shrinkage from our finished T shirts, we cut and wash the fabric before producing garments. Our laundry doesn’t use any chemical based detergents and also produces eco-friendly detergents made completely from plants.
Our screen printing process is done with Japanese water-based inks which are also Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certified (and 100% free of PVC, dangerous phthalates, formaldahyde , heavy metals, AZO compounds and non-ylphenol xenoestrogens). Our screen printing is cleaned using a distilling method that allows us to separate and remove the inks by drying and removing them from the waste water.
We are environmental warriors and our factory is behind the Keep Bali Clean campaign. Why don’t you do your bit as well…