HOW OUR CLOTHES ARE MADE

Clothes on hangers

We want you to feel good about wearing our clothes and using our products — not just because they offer you a way to show your support for animals and the environment, but also because they’re ethically and responsibly made.

Being transparent about our manufacturing process is important to us, so here’s everything you need to know about how our clothes and products are made.

Clothes on hangers

To order, not to waste

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With love for the planet

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With ethics in mind

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With an intention to always get better

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Made to order, not to waste

Shirt press worker Shirt production Made to order

We are an online store and we ship our products internationally. At first glance, that may seem to undermine our commitment to operating in an environmentally-friendly manner.

But consider this:

Traditional brick and mortar stores generally require goods to be shipped to them from long distances, they may regularly throw out or shred products they don’t sell, and their customers drive to their locations to shop.

Unlike most clothing brands, to the best of our ability, we print our clothes on demand. When we have extras, which occasionally happens due to minimum order volumes for garments, we donate them to our giving back partners or to people in need.

So far, we’ve donated 7,856 tees to organizations like the Salvation Army.

We also offset the carbon footprint of international shipping through eco-friendly shipping processes (which you can learn more about below), and by donating to environmental organizations.

With love for the planet

We’re doing our part to protect the planet and operate sustainably by minimizing the impact of our shipping and manufacturing processes. We do this by:

WHY WATER-BASED INK?

  • Its's free of dangerous chemicals like PVCs and phthalates
  • It can be cleaned up using water - not harmful solvents
  • It soaks into fabrics, so our designs move and stretch, without cracking or fading with wear

Ethically-Minded Products

Our Ethically-Sources Clothing

What is WRAP certified?

Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) is a globally recognized, independent third party certifying body whose mission is to promote ethical, humane, and lawful conditions and practices in all manufacturing facilities.

Companies accepted into the WRAP organization go through an extensive application process in which manufacturing facilities, working environments, and workers’ rights are inspected and approved by the WRAP association.

WRAP certifications are awarded based upon both internationally and nationally accepted humane workplace standards, local laws, and ethical manufacturing regulations.

Our Ethically-Sources Clothing

Ethically-Minded Products

CLOTHING

It’s our priority that everyone who works for us does so in a safe environment where they are ethically-treated. We ensure this in two ways:

1. Printing our clothing in the USA at socially and environmentally responsible companies

2. Making our clothing in the USA or in Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) certified factories around the globe

Our US-based suppliers

We’ve carefully chosen to work with suppliers based in the USA who operate ethically and sustainably, and use organic and eco-friendly materials in their manufacturing processes.

Here’s a list of our current US suppliers:

What is WRAP certified?

Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) is a globally recognized, independent third party certifying body whose mission is to promote ethical, humane, and lawful conditions and practices in all manufacturing facilities.

Companies accepted into the WRAP organization go through an extensive application process in which manufacturing facilities, working environments, and workers’ rights are inspected and approved by the WRAP association.

WRAP certifications are awarded based upon both internationally and nationally accepted humane workplace standards, local laws, and ethical manufacturing regulations.

Ethically-Sourced Accessories

ACCESSORIES

Our accessories are not WRAP certified, but they are ethically made by apparel manufacturers with strong corporate, social, and environmental responsibility programs.

This includes commitments to:

  • sweatshop-free manufacturing
  • competitive wages
  • employee health benefits
  • community investment
  • sustainable practices

For a list of our product manufacturing locations, check out the table at the bottom of this page.

Continuously Striving for Better

We want to protect the planet as best we can - but we’re not perfect.

While we’re proud of our current ethical and eco-friendly manufacturing and shipping practices, and our commitment to supporting animal rescue and environmental organizations through our giving back program, we’re always striving to do better.

That’s why we're transitioning to making all our products out of 100% organic cotton and/or recycled materials, and working to find additional ethical manufacturers based in the USA and Canada.

WE’VE ALREADY STARTED THE TRANSITION.

We've already started the transition.

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To learn more about Wholesome Culture, please check out our mission and get to know our team.

PRODUCT MANUFACTURING LOCATIONS

ProductCountry of OriginHow It’s Made
Beach TankHonduras & NicaraguaWRAP certified
Racerback TankEgyptWRAP certified
Slub TankGuatemalaWRAP certified
Crop TeeUSA 
V-Neck TeeEpyptWRAP certified
TeeUSAWRAP certified
Eco Tee (Black and White Only)USA & NicaraguaWRAP certified
Organic TeeUSA & BangladeshWRAP certified
Long Sleeve ShirtGuatemala, Nicaragua, VietnamWRAP certified
SweatshirtHonduras & PakistanWRAP certified
Organic SweatshirtUSA & PakistanWRAP certified
HoodiePakistan, Honduras, El Salvador & MexicoWRAP certified
Hats (beanies and caps)USA & NicaraguaWRAP certified
Tote BagsIndiaEthically made
Lip BalmUSAEthically handmade
Bamboo Straws & UtensilsChinaEthically made