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Sustainability and Responsibility


The fashion industry needs to make fundamental changes to protect the climate from harm. Our goal is to provide a less wasteful way of production through print-on-demand.

Made to order

Every purchase, big or small, has a footprint. With each purchase, you have a choice. 

 Around 85% of all textiles produced by the fashion industry end up in landfills, making it a major contributor to environmental damage. One in every five garments reaches a landfill without being worn even once. By choosing print-on-demand with Nonsense & Relish, you choose apparel that's created only as the order is placed, creating less fabric waste than conventional manufacturing.

Packaging waste

As of May 2021, we’ve started using packaging made of post-consumer recycled plastics for all apparel orders shipped from our in-house facilities. We’ve also reduced the use of packaging altogether and introduced triangular cardboard boxes for poster orders to replace tubes with plastic end caps.

Fabric waste

To reduce our fabric waste, we introduced a new product—all-over print Scrunchies. They are small enough to be created from fabric scraps that would have otherwise gone to waste. Our damaged and returned products get donated to local charities, like the Red Cross, the American Kidney Fund, and Goodwill.

Efficient shipping

Around 81% of Nonsense & Relish orders are delivered in the same region they’re fulfilled. Having fulfillment centers close to our customers is good both for the business and the planet. Strategically located fulfillment centers allow for faster shipping times and lower shipping costs, and it also helps with reducing the CO₂ emissions produced when transporting orders.

Products

Made only when you order them!

Reducing fashion waste is going to be an ongoing process for manufacturers as well as consumers. By choosing products that are made on-demand, you make a choice that helps the world.

Efficient printing

Many of our products are printed with the direct-to-garment (DTG) technique. With DTG, ink is sprayed onto the garment, which helps it soak better into the fabric and makes the print less prone to fading.