Are your products eco-friendly?

TL;DR – yes.

Print-on-demand is a more sustainable approach to fashion production as we fulfill the product only when a customer has already made an order. There’s no leftover stock and this way we’re producing less waste than traditional apparel manufacturing. 

We also offer an eco-friendly collection of products so you can create designs on sustainable products. We use printing equipment that’s energy-efficient and saves water in the process.

We’re working on reducing the use of plastic in the packaging process too.
So to sum it up, we could say that – yes.

How do I take care of my cryptee?

TL;DR – machine-wash, inside-out on a gentle cycle /w mild detergent & like colors. No bleach, fabric softeners, no dry cleaning.

We’ve spent a lot of time and effort to create the perfect design for your products—it’s important that you know how to take care of them in the best way possible!

We use the latest direct-to-garment (DTG) printing technology to offer a wide variety of printable garments and design color options. We use high-quality inks that won’t fade for a long time if taken care of properly.

Keep in mind that the original manufacturer’s care instructions don’t take into consideration the DTG printing process. So we suggest following the care instructions on this page to learn how to take care of your printed garments properly.

Printed apparel can be machine-washed cold, inside-out on a gentle cycle with a mild detergent and like colors. Use non-chlorine bleach only when necessary. You shouldn’t use any fabric softeners or dry-clean the items.

DTG-printed apparel can be tumble-dried on a low cycle, but hang-dry works best. When it comes to ironing, use cool iron inside-out. Don’t iron the print.

Follow these instructions carefully to avoid fading and cracking of the print, and shrinking the garment that can occur if you wash or dry it on a high setting.

I notice a scent and/or discoloration with my shirt. What should I do?

TL;DR – no worries, it’s normal. Just wash it.

When unpacking a new shirt or hoodie with a direct-to-garment (DTG) print, you might notice a vinegar-like smell or an off-white residue. Don’t worry, that’s not unusual – it’s from a fixation agent applied during the printing process and it’s not permanent.

Fixation agent (sometimes known as pre-treatment) is used for all DTG prints across the industry. It helps the ink bond with the fabric, and without it, the ink would flake off the garment.
The solution is simply to wash the garment! Neither the residue nor the smell is permanent and both should go away after one wash.

What type of printing process is used on your items?

We use water based and eco-friendly inks in a process called DTG, or direct-to-garment. This makes the feel much softer than traditional screen printed shirts, but just as durable. We’re using CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act) compliant inks, which are required when printing on children’s wear 12 and below.
Kornit printers for all DTG-printed garments.

How are your products made?

All of our products and fabrics are sourced from ethical brands and suppliers that comply to strict labor, environmental, and safety standards. To learn more about the brands we work with, click here.