Sustainability and dealing with waste responsibly is not only important to me, but a core value of Doug's™️.
All my embroidery is done with the highest quality rayon thread — a thread made from wood pulp or cotton. Although a high level of production is needed to manufacture the thread, it's vastly better than virgin polyester. All the thread I use is certified with STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®. The certification according to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® is considered one of the most important seals of approval for textiles.
Production involves various products, many made from biodegradable materials or recycled cotton. I use an array of biodegradable materials, but I often prioritise quality product, manufacturer responsibility and worker well-being over natural materials.
I also work with secondhand, vintage and deadstock garments — upcycling them into quality and unique merchandise. See Doug's Blanks.
Orders are shipped in 100% compostable mailers or cardboard boxes.