Fifth Column are probably best known for printing t-shirts, but these days we customise a wide variety of clothes and merchandise. We were recently asked about bibs and aprons. Specifically, if there were any ethical options with custom aprons. The good news is that there are a number of eco-friendly aprons for printing and embroidery now available in the UK. Organic, recycled and Fairtrade garments. Several specialist blank clothing companies are making them. We’ve picked aprons from Continental Clothing, Neutral® Certified Responsibility™ and Premier Workwear. All are well-established suppliers of quality products for the customisation market.
Aprons are one of those essential items which can be overlooked when it comes to branding. They obviously need to be functional first, good quality and able to cope with regular washing, but that doesn’t mean they can’t carry your message and values. Used in numerous activities, professional kitchens and café service, high street shops and artisan craft, the unassuming apron is always there. If your business, like so many consumers, is concerned about the environment, eco-friendly aprons for printing and embroidery should be on your radar.
It’s worth mentioning that we can print or embroider aprons, but embroidery is the favoured method of customising workwear aprons (especially if the aprons will be washed at high temperatures, as we don’t recommend this for screen printing anyway). As usual with our best blank garments articles, these are numbered for reference rather than ranking.