Organic Cotton and Printing

Organic Cotton Production cuts out a lot of the chemical concerns and even water issues that plague cotton production. Any cotton is better than polyester – the environmental impact is front loaded and cotton breaks down unlike polyester that sheds plastic microfibres, and contains who knows how many chemicals. We really push for natural fibre printing at Custom Branded. Not only is it Better for the Environment, Better for You it is also Better for our Employees!

Not only is Cotton Better for the Environment, and Better for You, it is also Better for our Employees!

And Organic Cotton is taking off, which we love. Little Yellow Bird and Joyya are both Fair Trade wholesale Suppliers in new Zealand – LYB does tend to hold more stock, and AS Colour is worth a look too!

organic and waterbased printing

We print using Phthalate Free Inks –  In almost all instances – Although when printing Tea Towels we go a step further and use Water-based Dye instead of ink, which leaves the surface perfectly soft and water absorbent to dry dishes with.

We are committed to removing plastic packaging – We no longer polybag individual garments for clients, and we work with suppliers such as AS Colour and LYB, who are also commited to removing plastic packaging. Our mailer satchels are all compostable.

AS Colour Organic T-Shirts


AS Colour are members of AMFORI (BSCI), BCI, REEMI. And Use OEKO-TEX Certification  and are committed to Removing Plastic Packaging.

They sell Organic T-Shirts and Singlets in basic styles and generally have great stock of all sizes. 

With AS Colour you do get the benefit of large inventory and economy of scale pricing.

Little Yellow Bird Basics

T-Shirt Basics

We love Little Yellow Birds ethos, a registered B-Corp they are a manufacturer and supplier of 100% organic cotton basics, made with full traceability back to source and recyclable at the end of life.

Stock levels are ok on basics.

LYB are kind of in between AS and Joyya – Not that AS Colour isn’t doing well ethically, Joyya and LYB were designed around ethical supply and LYB Generally have better stock than Joyya.

Joyya Fair Trade – (Freeset)

Joyya was started in New Zealand and has an amazing story – Using Organic Cotton their basics wear great (one of our favourite tees) – If you can get them. Unfortunately stock is often an issue, check in with us.

Custom Branded AS Colour, Little Yellow Bird
Custom Printing Auckland NZ
AS Colour Screen Printing
custom branded printed apron
Education printing
Beanie with woven label web
Custom branded socks

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Jobs over 150 Units are to be quoted depending on the print area and requirements to ensure the best possible price. Please submit artwork example to assist with quoting if available.

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    74 Morrin Road, Saint Johns
    Auckland 1072
    PO Box 251166, Pakuranga, Auckland
    09 358 1249

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