Ethical T-Shirt Printing

Ethical T-Shirt Printing

If you want ethical t-shirt printing, you’ve come to the right place. Over the years, Fifth Column have printed millions of t-shirts. We print and embroider plenty of other garments as well. Hoodies and sweatshirts, polos and pants, jackets and joggers. Everything you can imagine and probably more besides.

We work hard to produce the highest quality finishes and meet the most professional standards in the business, and passionately believe that an ethical approach is the only place to begin.

Our customers are just as varied as the merchandise we customise. They include bands and breweries, start-up streetwear brands and well-established companies, event organisers and charitable causes. We offer a range of services – screen printing, embroidery, DTG, the all-important extras like relabelling and custom tags – and can help with the choice of clothing, the artwork and whatever else you need.

Get in touch. You won’t find a comparable service at a better price or a provider more committed to an ethical way of working.

Screen Printing is best for:

A t-shirt icon showing that screen printing is the best option for printing t-shirts.


A simple hoodie icon showing that screen printing is the best option for printing hoodies and hooded tops.


A sportswear icon showing that screen printing is one of the best options for printing sports apparel.


A workwear icon showing that screen printing is the best for printing work clothes and uniforms.


Why Choose Us

We aim for the highest standards at Fifth Column. Both in terms of the service we provide and how we work. Delivering outstanding products and operating in a socially responsible manner is good business.

Our history is there to see, we have been creating spectacular custom clothing and exceptional personalised merchandise for over 30 years, and we know the future revolves around adapting to an ever-changing market.

Decency and fairness are a big part of that. If you want eco-friendly t-shirt printing, then there are some good reasons to choose us.

At our print shop in North London, we print with vegan ink and use the most ethical screen printing techniques. We are doing our utmost to minimise our impact on the local and global environment.

We can nearly always customise garments you supply, but sourcing through us offers you the choice of a wide range of sustainable, organic cotton and recycled merchandise that we know will give great results.

A winning formula which brings together quality and variety and great designs applied to superior products. Competitively priced and ethically produced.

Getting your Brand Right

The t-shirt or top that bears your logo or legend speaks volumes about your brand and values. Fifth Column will work with you to get the perfect fit for your needs and the story you want to tell. Making your products not only unique, but items in which you can take pride.

A successful future is an ecologically balanced one. Being environmentally friendly and trading to high ethical standards is no longer a luxury, it is where we all need to be. High quality merchandise, made by using ethical t-shirt printing methods and thinking in a way which puts sustainable at the heart of our relationship.

Our services

Garment finishing for custom printed and embroidered clothing and merchandise.


You can’t screen print perfectly on every garment, and that’s when embroidery comes into its element. It’s a stunning way to showcase your logo on jackets, hats, bags and workwear – it’s particularly durable and looks and feels premium.

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Direct to garment (DTG) printing t-shirts and tops the uk.

Direct-to-Garment Printing

For this method, the artwork is printed straight onto the garment using a specialized inkjet printer. As it’s a digital process, the result is a higher resolution image and sharper print. It’s a growing part of our business at Fifth Column.

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High quality, professional garment embroidery.

Garment Finishing

After the printing is done, it’s time for the finishing touches to get your garments retail ready: custom labelling, hem tagging, poly bagging and applying stickers all help you put your mark on the product and make it look professional.

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