You likely know us as teatowels.co.nz.
We have a long history of printing tea towels, over 25 years and counting. You can read more of our history at the bottom of this page.
As well as importing and suppling Tea Towels we are a Commercial Screen printing facility, we print and supply everything textile and apparel. We also contract print for numerous agencies. In this line of work we see and print some truly awful stuff – In particular Polyester.
Hence the rebrand, we know polyester (especially under it’s clever marketing names such as Dri Gear, Quick Dry etc) isn’t going anywhere just yet and it does suit some applications. However we don’t like printing it, not only is toxic to produce, and inevitably ends up in landfills, or the ocean – And as we are learning now increasingly in our food, given the option we would avoid it entirely, and that is why it is going to be a footnote for us going forward.
We recommend alternate fabrics, in particular cotton. Organic is best, however any cotton is better than plastic. It prints better, doesn’t bleed colour into prints, and is better for our staff, and the environment.
Through Cotton Supply Co we:
- Supply high quality cotton products with an emphasis on Organic Options.
- Have switched entirely to recycled cardboard and compostable mailers.
- Support suppliers who limit packing.