In light of the recent changes at CafePress (I’m not going to go into it in great detail here – suffice to say that there have been some changes over at CP headquarters in their commission structure, which means most of us CP Shopkeepers will be losing a sizable percent of our income from that quarter, which has caused a BIG ruckus and made many, many people very, VERY cross, but I digress … slightly), I have been exploring other POD’s with a view to diversifying (which many of my fellow POD-ers have been suggesting was a good idea for a long time now, but it took the crisis at CafePress to get me off my proverbial and actually DO something about it).
And so this post is about a fabulous POD I found (via PODforYOU) – Skreened.com.
I can’t speak highly enough about Skreened.com. And not just because they offer a bigger design area for their t-shirts (see my “Shakespeare Insults” design above), which I am so excited about I’m just about speechless (ok, that’s never going to happen, but you get what I mean), but also because they are an ethically motivated business who put their money where their mouth is.
Firstly, they are passionate about not using sweatshop labour – so all their shirts come from ethical providers who can prove that they are paying their people properly and providing good working conditions. Secondly, they are truly an Environmentally friendly company, using water-based inks, sustainable and organic material t-shirts and minimal packaging when shipping to reduce waste. And Thirdly – they support Kiva.org (as I do) a micro-loan organization who support entreprenuers around the world.
While I’ve only just joined the Skreened.com ranks, I can see a lot of potential with this company as they (and I) grow as a business. No matter what, they are at least starting out with an appealing Point Of Difference and, as they’ve been doing this for over two years, have managed to stay the distance on their ethics so far – something I do not see changing in a hurry – for which I am most grateful in light of what’s been happening at CP.
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Next time … my new adventures @ Zazzle …