For us life is simple what you put out into the world you get back, what goes around comes and essentially - you reap what you sow. We want to make a difference, inspiring change in ourselves and others, but by recognising there are no hand-outs or free passes.
It has been a tough journey with plenty of wobbles on the way just to get to this stage, but that’s what Reap is all about; the long days, the adversity and failures and the hard work, while having the tenacity and commitment to overcome the challenges along the way.
As much as we strive to succeed, this success should not come at the expense of others or the environment, which is why every step into creating our clothes has been well considered.
The t-shirts that we use are made from 100% organic cotton, which is more expensive than conventional cotton. However much less water is used, and importantly no pesticides, insecticides or other toxins are used, which is not only friendlier to our environment but also to the people that come into contact with the cotton in the manufacturing process.
When it comes to the team that create the garments, there is no use of child or forced labour, they work in safe and healthy conditions, under legal labour contracts receiving at least the living wage, under no discrimination and with reasonable working hours. The blank garments are also created entirely through renewable wind and solar energy and as such are registered as climate neutral.
All of our designs are printed in-house by hand, by ourselves, we exclusively use water-based inks for our designs, which are Formaldehyde free, Apeo free, PVC free and Heavy Metal free, and as they are water-based, no harsh chemicals are used during the process to clean up - only water.
When it comes to how we package our products, we only use boxes that are made out of 75% recycled cardboard, which are 100% biodegradable / recyclable. The shirts themselves are packaged in recyclable tissue paper to avoid any unnecessary wastage.
While we recognise that we’re not perfect we can guarantee that we take every step that we can to improve our quality and processes while never compromising on the environmental standards that we hold dear.
We want to make a difference and plant the seed for others to change.
Will you join us?