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Planet

Providing a less wasteful way of production through print-on-demand

Made to order

Every purchase, big or small, has a footprint. You choose the size of the mark to leave on the planet, and we want to help you choose wisely. 

One in every five garments reaches a landfill without being worn even once.

By choosing print-on-demand, 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 post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic packaging for all apparel orders shipped from our in-house facilities. We took this step to minimize our environmental impact as recycled materials save virgin resources and require less energy to produce.

Now we’re increasing the recycled content and gradually switching to 90%–100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic packaging all over North America.

We’ve also reduced the use of packaging altogether and introduced triangular cardboard boxes for poster orders to replace tubes with plastic end caps.

Production workers cutting fabric and packaging products

Fabric waste

To reduce our fabric waste, we’ve introduced two new products—All-Over Print (AOP) Scrunchies and the AOP Headband. They are small enough to be created from fabric scraps that would otherwise have gone to waste. To the greatest extent possible, our damaged and unclaimed returned products get recycled or donated to local charities.

Efficient shipping

Around 81% of Printful 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.

Printful fulfillment centers