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As the conversation about sustainability and eco-friendly choices is at the forefront of many of our thoughts, here at Blue Banana we are looking for ways to improve and reduce our impact on the environment. One switch we have recently made is adding a range of Eco T shirts to our collection.
Official band merch is a specialist area of fashion so we were excited to learn that we could offer our customers Eco friendly T shirts for their favourite bands. And this is just the start! Rockoff has introduced this range but is continuing to develop the idea and add more styles to their Eco friendly shirts collection as well as expanding into other types of clothing such as hoodies.
Rockoff has staked their claim as the world’s first licensed eco band merch range available. Shop your favourite band tees that are an absolute staple of any Blue Banana fan’s wardrobe but now as sustainable printed T shirts. Here are just a few of the bands you can find in our collection (subject to stock availability):
- Slipknot Eco T Shirt
- Metallica Eco T Shirt
- ACDC Eco T Shirt
- The Rolling Stones Eco T Shirt
Just look out for our Eco Friendly icon to make sure you are choosing an item from the T shirt eco range.
These sustainably made T shirts take 3 plastic bottles that would ordinarily end up as waste and transform them into a brand new T shirt for you to wear. The plastic bottles are paired with cotton waste from 3 T shirts to create a completely recycled Eco tee.
Every detail has been considered with these Eco friendly graphic tees as the ink that is used to create the colourful band print is a water-based environmentally-friendly ink. That means you won’t find any toxic or harmful chemicals in the ink that has been used to create these iconic band merch tee graphics.
To extend the eco-friendly vibes, these Eco tees are not packaged in plastic. Instead, you can expect to receive your T shirt in a cardboard envelope that can be recycled or reused.
This is an excellent step towards creating a more sustainable future. Rockoff has fully quality tested their new T shirt made from recycled bottles to ensure they wear well and are comfortable. These Eco friendly tees have full certification to show that they do contain 100% recycled materials.
Recycle, Reuse, Reduce
How do you make a shirt eco-friendly?
When making Eco shirts it is important to use the three ‘R’s of sustainability – recycle, reuse, and reduce. The most important step is to reduce followed by reuse and recycle. Here’s how our new Eco tee shirts apply this:
- Recycle: 3 Plastic Bottles
- Reuse: Waste Cotton From 3 T Shirts
- Reduce: No plastic packaging
What is an eco t-shirt?
An eco T-shirt is designed in a way that takes into consideration its impact on the environment. There is no such thing as a perfect eco T shirt as there is often a compromise whether that is due to the manufacturing process or the choice of materials. However, taking steps to reduce the waste products created by the fashion industry will help to reduce the effects that clothing has on the environment. Using natural fibres, recycling materials, and ensuring that clothes are made to last are three common ways to improve the sustainability of a garment such as an Eco T Shirt.
Are t-shirts eco-friendly?
Not all T shirts are eco friendly. To make sure you are purchasing a T shirt that is classed as eco-friendly, look out for products that use natural fibres such as cotton. Make sure you research the materials that have been used, the sources of the materials, and if you are purchasing a graphic T shirt, the ink that is used to create the design.
Sustainable T shirts focus on using resources that can be replenished such as cotton. Cotton is an organic material which means we can successfully grow it as long as we are taking into consideration factors such as the impact on the environment of growing crops in large quantities. Some sustainable and eco-friendly tees also include synthetic materials but these are recycled from other products to create a Tee eco. This means the synthetic fibres are not being manufactured for the purpose of use in clothing but are instead being recycled from a previously wasteful product such as a single-use plastic bottle. While in an ideal world we would eliminate the need for synthetic materials and single-use plastics, this does aid in creating a more sustainable T shirt.
Since band tees never go out of style and we are sure that neither will your love for your favourite band, you are bound to get plenty of wear out of your eco T shirt, ensuring that it isn’t going to be wasted or sent to landfill. If you do decide it is time to retire a good condition band tee you can always re-gift, donate, or sell your collection to ensure you are recycling responsibly.
Shop Blue Banana’s range of eco band tees to ensure that next time you want to stock up on items from your favourite band you are not having to compromise on your recycling ethics.