Wednesday 27 October 2021 | Week nr. 43

Products For The Future

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About Sustainability

Everybody wants to have nice things, comfortable clothing and quality stuff. But not everybody wants to be a part of: planned obsolescence.

We want you to be able to wear authentic Time Transportal designs on premium quality t-shirts, without causing much pollution and waste.

We live in a world of consumerism. We all consume, more or less. And perhaps: consumerism, is a word that can be attributed to:
over-consuming. And most of the time, over-consumerism is not a choice we make, more or less.

The Time Transportal And Sustainability

Many (large) companies are producing things that are not meant to last, not for long. It's called: Planned Obsolescence.


Planned obsolescence
In economics and industrial design, planned obsolescence (also called built-in obsolescence or premature obsolescence) is a policy of planning or designing a product with an artificially limited useful life or a purposely frail design, so that it becomes obsolete after a certain pre-determined period of time upon which it decrementally functions or suddenly ceases to function, or might be perceived as unfashionable.
The rationale behind this strategy is to generate long-term sales volume by reducing the time between repeat purchases (referred to as "shortening the replacement cycle"). It is the deliberate shortening of a lifespan of a product to force people to purchase functional replacements.

Source: wikipedia.org


If you drive a car from the 70's or listen to music on a stereo device from the 80's, you know what it means to own something that has value. In those eras, things we're built to last, for a long time. It was an era where Planned Obsolescence was not a common practice among industrial designers and companies.

Planned Obsolescence is something we at the Time Transportal don't want to support. We think it's an abomination. An insult to Mother Earth and nature. It's something that resembles Idiocracy.

Planned Obsolescence causes: more pollution, more smog and more waste. Messing up nature and the environment, only for profit. Sadly this is the reality of our world: companies that have Planned Obsolescence incorporated in their modus operandi.

Print On Demand

Around 85% of all textiles produced by the fashion industry end up in landfills, making it a major contributor to environmental damage.
One in every five garments reaches a landfill without being worn even once.

We Want To Be Part Of A Sustainable World

And we want to sell exotic strange t-shirts, and be part of a sustainable world.
How to do this? P.O.D. - Print On Demand, is not something new or special. Many web shops use P.O.D. printing facilities to produce items.
This is a good development in regards to the environment.
And in the (near) future it will evolve into novel innovations for clean and totally environmental friendly production processes.

The Earth is being polluted and that this must stop as soon as possible.

Whether you believe in a flat Earth, a Crater Earth, a sphere Earth, or you don't believe in Climate Change, the fact of the matter is that environmental pollution is a real threat to this realm, this world we live in. You choose the size of the mark to leave in this dimension. Whether we live in a hologram or not: a clean environment generates more dynamic spiritual flow.

T-Shirts For The Future. You Choose

By choosing our Print On Demand t-shirts, you choose t-shirts that are created only as the order is placed. This results in: less fabric waste, compared to conventional manufacturing.

Ink and Packaging

The packaging for the t-shirts is made of post-consumer recycled plastics.

The ink used by the printing facilities is: Kornit Water-based and NeoPigment inks that are Oeko-Tex™ certified.
They are safe to print on children’s clothing and reduce environmental waste.
These inks provide a high washing colorfast (AATCC rating of 4).
See also: kornit.com/our-neopigment-inks ⇒

We like to emphasize: the printers in the printing facilities are only used when an order is made.
The printing facility doesn't print hundreds of t-shirts for us in advance, and then we have to try to sell them.
We don't work that way. We work the environmental-as-friendly-as-possible way.

Made In The Americas and Printed Nearby

The premium t-shirts are made in the Americas, in the following countries: Nicaragua, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and the United States of America. T-shirts made by skilled manufacturers. And made to last for a long time, into the future.

The t-shirts are printed on demand, in the nearest printing facility of where the order came from.
For example: when someone from California orders a t-shirt, then it will be printed and shipped in the nearest facility in the U.S.A. When someone from Europe makes an order, it will be printed and shipped in Europe.

This reduces a lot of waste coming from (unnecessary) shipments. POD and shipped in the nearest facility of the order is perhaps one of the most environmental friendly ways possible, on this timeline, these days.

Update: 7.13.2021
Due to supplier stock issues in the EU and other countries, the Heather Dust size M t-shirt will be fulfilled in the U.S.A.
European, Australian, African, Asian and customers from other countries still can order this shirt, but it will take a little longer to receive a Heather Dust t-shirt.

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