Where to Find Sustainable Custom T Shirts for your Event, Company or Merch

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Merch, company, and event printed tees are typically not very sustainably made, but a few companies are trying to change that. If you’re looking for more eco friendly t shirt printing or other sustainable custom clothing, check these companies out:

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Known Supply

Through Known Supply you can get Fair Trade certified, organic cotton, custom apparel including t shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, tote bags, beanies, tanks and more. Items can be silk-screened, embroidered, or ordered as blanks for your own printing.

Image credit: Known Supply

How They’re Better

Known Supply calls themselves a human brand – “reimagining apparel production in a way that honors and celebrates the people behind the clothing we buy.” They are Fair Trade certified and each garment comes with the signature of the person who made it.


Their tees are available in sizes XS – 4XL

Costs & Minimums

Costs vary depending on the apparel and project. Use this form to get a quote and more information about working with Known Supply.

Known Supply has no minimums, but they are selective with who they work with.


Known Supply is based in the USA and ships to some international countries.


Teemill’s print-on-demand service and dropshipping platform is primarily catered to artists, designers, influencers, musicians, and charities who want to set up their own merch store or run a fundraising campaign. However they also offer custom printing on their sustainable t shirts starting at single items.

Image credit: Teemill

How They’re Better

Teemill uses 100% organic cotton t shirts which are made using renewable energy. The whole company is carbon neutral, they use plastic-free packaging, and the tees and inks are Oeko-Tex certified.

They also have a circularity program where any of their t shirts can be sent back to be recycled into their Remill fabric – 50% recycled cotton, 50% organic cotton.


T shirts are available in sizes XS – 4XL

Cost, Minimums & Lead Time

Their drop-shipping service is free to use. You set the price of your T shirts and the profit you wish to make, basic tees start at £15.

Their costs for orders of custom printed basic t-shirts through TeemillFactory range from about £15 (for 1) to £7 each (for 150+) and there are additional discounts for orders over 200.

They have no minimums. For larger bulk orders (200+) the lead time is 10-15 business days, but with smaller orders it’s 5-7 business days.


Teemill is based in the UK and ships to most international countries.

Last Shot Apparel

Last Shot Apparel offers custom printed or embroidered t shirts, sweatshirts, toques and bags made in Canada from reclaimed and deadstock materials.

Image credit: Last Shot Apparel

How They’re Better

The company was created when founder Briggs Gibbins wanted to find a solution to the unsustainabilty of company event merchandise. So instead of adding to the excessive amount of new textiles created, Last Shot Apparel uses 100% deadstock materials (leftover and unused fabrics from textile mills or production runs).

Since they exclusively source deadstock, slight color and fabric variations within large orders should be expected but LSA tries their best to source matching fabrics.


Their garments are available is sizes XS – XXL

Cost, Minimums & Lead Time

Adult shirts are $24 cad (t shirts) – $35 cad (sweatshirts), and a 20% discount is offered for orders over 15.

They have no minimums and lead time is 14 business days.


Last Shot Apparel is located in Canada and ships international.

Print Natural

Through Print Natural you can order sustainable, organic, and fair trade clothing custom screened with eco friendly inks. Through their partner brands they offer t-shirts, tanks, sweatshirts, hoodies, tote bags, kids tees, and baby onesies which can be printed with your design.

How They’re Better

Screen printing inks are often made of plastics and can contain toxic chemicals. However Print Natural uses Oeko-Tex certified, vegan, water-based inks which also meet GOTS and Soil Association requirements.

Print Natural does not manufacture clothing themselves but instead partners with 6 brands to offer a wide selection of clothing styles and sustainable features to choose from.

Cost & Minimums

Use their Quick Quote Calculator to get as estimate of the cost for your project.

Minimum orders start at 25 units.

Ordering and Location

Print Natural is based in the USA and offers fulfillment services to individually or bulk ship orders.

The Good Tee

Focused on transparent and ethically made apparel, The Good Tee offers not just t shirts, but also tanks, sweatshirts, and other clothing made from Fair Trade and GOTS certified cotton.

How They’re Better

The Good Tee is involved in their entire supply chain from farm to finished garment ensuring ethical policies and sustainable practices are followed.

Image credit: The Good Tee


Their tees are available in sizes XS – XXL

Cost, Minimums & Lead Time

Their classic tees and apparel can be purchased as blanks for your own customization or they also offer printing services for larger orders.

A minimum of 250 units is required for customized orders and they have a lead time of 3-5 months. Find more information about their custom and wholesale orders here or fill out this form to get a quote.


The Good Tee is based in Canada and ships internationally.

Ethical Tee Company

The Ethical Tee Company offers custom printing, embroidery, as well as print-on-demand services on a variety of apparel options including t shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, tanks, bags, children’s and baby clothing.

How They’re Better

They have 3 collections depending on what features you’re looking for:

  • Earth Positive Collection, made from 100% organic cotton (GOTS certified)
  • Salvage Collection, made from 60% recycled cotton, 40% recycled polyester
  • Fairshare Collection, made from 100% fair trade, organic cotton (GOTS and Fair Trade certified)

Additionally all their products are PETA Vegan Certified and made in Fair Wear audited factories, and the Earth Positive and Fairshare collections are made with renewable energy.


Varies by garment but their largest size range is XS – 5XL

Cost, Minimums, & Lead Time

Use this form to request a quote for your project.

Minimum order of 10 units for custom order, no minimum for print-on-demand service. They have a lead time of 3 -4 business days

Ordering and Location

The Ethical Tee company is based in the UK and ships internationally

Farm Fresh Clothing Co.

Through Farm Fresh Clothing Co. you can get custom t shirts, tanks, sweatshirts and bags all made in America from organic cotton. They offer both printing and embroidery services.

Embroidered shirt from Farm Fresh Clothing Co.

How They’re Better

Proudly made in America, Farm Fresh Clothing Co.’s apparel is made in a Californian factory who pays a living wage. Their garments are made from GOTS certified organic cotton and they use water-based inks.


Women’s tees are available in XS – 2XL, and men’s in XS – 3XL.

Cost, Minimums, & Lead Time

Contact them for a quote.

They require a minimum order of 150 units for custom printed items and 36 units for embroidered items. There is a 2 week lead time for orders.

Ordering and Location

Farm Fresh Clothing Co. is based in the USA.

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