We aim for every aspect of production, from the cotton growers in India to the manufacturing in UK to be traceable, tested and controlled for quality.
Thunderpants is a fun and creative business, but the realities of the garment industry can be harsh on both the people involved and the environment. We would like to ensure that we are doing all that we can to improve the lives of everyone involved, at the same time ensuring minimum impact on the environment. To do this we are constantly striving for the most sustainable options possible and regularly reviewing how we can improve or make changes to lessen our ecological and social footprint throughout the lifecycle of our garment.
People Before Profit
Empowering people, being fair and supporting communities are essential values of the Thunderpants culture. Maintaining open, honest, and respectful relationships with staff, suppliers, manufacturers and customers are key to our core values. We are passionate about the slow fashion movement - cheap prices almost always means someone along the supply chain is paying through losing quality of life and human rights.
We use Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified cotton. Grown without the use of any synthetic chemicals such as fertilisers or pesticides and never uses GMO seeds, azo dyes, heavy metals, formaldehyde or chlorine, making it the best option for farmers, workers, wearers and entire eco-systems.
We want to keep as much of Thunderpants production in the UK as we possibly can, supporting small UK-based operators at every opportunity. We work with a small manufacturer in the North of England - June, Barbara and Anne-Marie make all your Thunderpants and we make all the cotton drill items.
We save all our fabric scraps created during the making of Thunderpants to keep them out of landfill and reuse or repurpose them into anything from cleaning cloths to craft projects. If you would like some please get in touch! We use unbleached brown card and water based black ink for our packaging and keep all printed promotional stuff to an absolute minimum. Our mail bags are made from kraft brown paper, are 100% biodegradable and can be reused several times.