Merry Marks LLC is striving to offer as many sustainably-sourced products as possible and will consistently be on the lookout for new innovations in the apparel, shipping and printing spaces to bring our designs and products to market. Many of our current offerings fit this criteria already through the brands we have chosen to print on, or the partner companies we have chosen to work with to bring you our products.
That all being said, we realize nothing is a perfect solution yet and will continue to research new opportunities.
We encourage you to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any ideas you may have.
Here is what we currently do:
We work with Offset by Shopify to offset carbon emissions created through our shipments to customers who order through our website. Our contributions are currently funding the Jarí Para Forest Conservation Project in the Amazon Rainforest. You can learn more about this project here - www.shopify.com/blog/carbon-offsets
We use boxes with recycled content for our shipping of goods from our home office. Packaging in these boxes is 100% recycled material and able to be recycled again or re-used by the customer.
We use mailers that can be recycled or re-used for shipping of patches and shirts from our office.
We use 100% sustainably-sourced paper in our offices and for packaging inserts.
We print our mugs and some apparel on demand, to avoid waste or over-runs.
We currently print on apparel and hat brands that have a commitment to sustainability. When possible, we offer organic and recycled options in the raw materials that make up tee shirts, sweatshirts and hats. These are noted in the product descriptions. We source from the following producers:
Bella + Canvas - https://www.bellacanvas.com/eco_friendly
Gildan - https://gildancorp.com/en/responsibility/environment/
EcoConscious - https://www.econscious.net/
Our prints are created with processes that minimize waste whenever possible. We also print many of our products in-house on demand and one at a time to avoid waste and over production.
Finally, any philanthropic product donations are aligned with organizations working on environmental or nature issues.
We remain committed to continuing these sustainability efforts while adding more in the future. We remain committed to preserving and protecting the nature that inspires us.