We want to be deserving of respect from all of our staff, partners, customers and the wider public. Our ethical values define our actions with regard to our business relationships, customer relations, employees’ rights, environmental aspects and design printing.
Every business and professional relationship must reflect our obligation to honesty, integrity, social responsibility and legal regulations.
Spreadshirt requires its suppliers to provide fair work and production conditions within their capability. This includes, among other labor standards, the assured prevention of child labor and the guarantee of fair payment. To ensure these standards, we work with suppliers who bindingly sign our Social Code of Conduct, or provide similar binding assurances of their own. In addition, Spreadshirt works to gather detailed information about the supplier's production conditions (Social Audit Reports, reports on local incidents tested by other textile processors).
We are committed to maintaining our relationships to our suppliers and other business partners and to fulfill our responsibility as a good customer.
We choose our suppliers and other business partners regarding their qualifications, their experience as well as other legitimate business interests. The selection must under no circumstances be affected by personal relationships or by the acceptance of any advantageous compensation.
We strictly prohibit any payment or benefit offered by a third party that misleads consumers or partners and influences the recommendation, use or purchase of our products or services. We also prohibit our employees from accepting such payments or benefits from a partner, vendor or third party with the intention to influence our business.
We are committed to supporting efforts to preserve our environment. Our team works to offer environmentally-friendly options across our product line and support recycling in our own production facilities.
We make donations to recognized charitable organizations. Donations made for these purposes must never be contingent on the purchase of our products or other considerations by the recipient of the donation. We support socially-recognized organizations, for example those which use printed clothing to highlight social injustices, by providing products at a special rate.
Clothing, particularly t-shirts, have become one of the most popular forms of self-expression. Spreadshirt explicitly values free expression of opinion. Therefore, we print almost all designs sent to us whether we, as a company or personally, like them or not. As much as we value freedom of expression, we do not print designs that violate legal regulations or cross our ethical boundaries.