How We Source Our Fabrics and Materials

We source fabrics and materials that have been recycled. We conduct third party audits from leading independent associations to ensure compliance sustainability principles. To give more context:

  • Fabric – Our recycled polyester uses PET as the raw material. We source this from clear plastic water bottles, so less of it ends up in a landfill. Recycled polyester uses less energy to process then virgin polyester. The greige yarns we use are certified by the Global Recycled Standard (GRS).
  • Zipper – Our zippers consist of two elements. Our tape is made of 100% recycled polyester and our teeth consists of 69% recycled POM. They stand up to quality tests without compromising on the environment.
  • Hang Tags – The hang tags we use to put on your branding elements are printed on paper that is certified by The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
  • Packaging – Plastic bags start out as fossil fuels and end up as deadly waste in oceans and landfills. In order to minimize the impact on the environment, NovaTomato uses packaging made of plant-based materials that is certified by DAkkS.

How We Manufacture Our Products

Using recycled material is not good enough. We need to ensure the production of our products and apparel is done in a sustainable manner. Our entire business model of “make-to-order” is built on having zero inventory and zero waste production. Our technology enables our customers and manufacturers to operate on-demand. We only make what is ordered!
Digital Printing
We deploy digital printing which utilizes much less ink and water compared to traditional processes like screen printing. The ink that we use is certified by SGS. From cutting, sewing, and ironing to inspection and packaging, our whole production process is fully compliant with the WRAP Production Principles.

Partners We Work With

We work with ethical and sustainable partners and suppliers that believe in the same values as us. Quality comes at a cost, and you are only as good as the people you work with. Our suppliers and their facilities are audited and regularly checked to ensure full compliance with their labor and safety protocols, their environmental management systems, and their production processes.

We want to ensure they are following ethical guidelines for their employees and their working conditions. They meet ISO45001 standards for occupational health and safety, ISO 9001 standards for quality and GRS for certified production with sustainable materials. In addition, our manufacturing partners are part of BSCI.


Certifications and Audits

Don’t take our word for it. You can check the auditing companies that our suppliers use to ensure we are fully compliant. And if there are any issues, we will respond and find a solution that continues to align with our mission of building a sustainable business for you and your customers.


Causes We Support

At the end of the day, we want to run a socially responsible business that conducts its operations in a sustainable way. We recognize it’s important to you, and it’s important to us as well. We believe it is the right way to grow a business for the future. We can’t save the world on our own, so we try to support causes and partners that align with our values.