Sustainability


Sustainability and dealing with waste responsibly is not only important to me, but a core value of Doug's™️. Everything is responsibly made, and Always Certified™.

Making embroidery better

All Doug's™ 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.

Always certified

Responsibly made. All Doug's™ products are strictly made using certified, high quality materials. From garments to thread, paper products, labels, hang tags, metal or plastic components and more, every supplier and material is thoroughly checked.

Certification

Embroidery thread

All embroidery thread and screen printing inks are certified with Oeko-Tex 100®. The certification according to Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex® is considered one of the most important seals of approval for textiles.

Oeko-Tex 100® Certification

Garments

Every garment is certified with the Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and by the Fair Labour Association.

WRAP® Certification

Labels, hang tags

Doug's™ labels, hang tags and custom equivalents are certified with Oeko-Tex 100 and by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®).

FSC® Certification

Suppliers

If Doug's™ works with other companies, they must adhere to strict management and factory certifications. In the case of overseas manufacturing, all suppliers be certified by the Fair Labour Association® and prove BSCI® reporting.

Fair Labour Association®

Production priorities

Production involves various products — an array of biodegradable and recycled materials are used, but Doug's™ often prioritises quality product, manufacturer responsibility and worker well-being over natural materials.

Orders are shipped in compostable mailers or cardboard boxes. All packing tape is made from paper and has a plastic-free, starch-based adhesive.

I also work with secondhand, vintage and deadstock garments — upcycling them into quality and unique merchandise. See Doug's Blanks.