We are always looking to improve the range we sell, and the most important factor for us is to ensure that we are looking at the most ethical and sustainable options we can. We are committed to changing the way we work to minimise the impact we are having on the planet whilst continuing to bring you the same high quality branded merchandise we always have. We work closely with the sustainability department of the University to improve our practices, and have gained our silver award for sustainability and are currently working towards gaining our gold accreditation.
The main suppliers we work with have all been carefully selected through a national tendering process to ensure they adhere to the Universities policy on modern slavery.
The clothing we stock is selected for its ethical credentials, and we aim to use organic cotton and recycled PET polyester where possible in these garments. In the past year we have made the switch to 100% organic cotton in all of our t-shirts and aim to move our sweatshirts and hoodies to this within the next few years, although a number of these already use organic cotton and or recycled content.
Our accessories and gifts are made from recycled material where possible, and we are looking to change more of these in the coming years.
We also look to source from local suppliers and artisans where possible, this helps in reducing the carbon footprint of the items that we sell.