At Trance McShady we like to be fully transparent.
Did you know that non organic cotton agriculture is responsible for 16-25% of global insecticide consumption – more than any other crop.
At Trance McShady all our cotton is 100% organic and sourced through Earth Positive. Earth Positive only use Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified cotton – guaranteed organic from farming through to manufacturing.
Trance McShady apparel was originally manufactured in Australia, but after a few factory visits we weren’t confident in workers conditions so decided an environmentally friendly factory with a set of trusted ethical global accreditations would be most in line with our mission.
Currently Trance McShady apparel is manufactred by Earth Positive in a seriously impressive factory in India – it is run entirely by wind and solar power, and has reduced it’s carbon output by 90%, making it carbon neutral not through offsets but by it’s actual manufacturing process, which is kind of a big deal.
Not only that but it’s Fair Wear Foundation accredited – The Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) is an independent NFP organisation that improves conditions for workers in garment factories in developing countries. The factories holding FWF accreditation are audited annually to mantain this accreditation – so you can sleep easy knowing that workers in FWF factories are paid fairly, and are afforded the basic working rights that we take for granted in first world countries.
Trance McShady apparel is hand printed by Trance McShady himself, in his backyard shed in Australia.
All operation of printing equipment is manually driven requiring no power.
At Trance McShady we use Permaset Aqua – a water based, solvent free paint that is certified organic by The Soil Association.
Excess paint is collected and re-used for hand stamping the Trance McShady label and sizing inside the neck line.
The prints are then heat-set which involves being ironed for 2-3 minutes.
The adults only Donald Trump colouring book – Making Coloring Great Again – is printed in melbourne by Print Together.
It is 100% post-consumer recycled paper, printed with vegetable based inks.
All packaging at Trance McShady is 100% post-consumer recycled paper.
Shit even our business cards are made from recycled cotton off-cuts from the t-shirt industry, because the Earth deserves better, and so do you