T.S. Designs, a screenprinting company, has created an eco-effective method of screenprinting, called "Rehance". Screenprinters commonly use "Plastisol" ink which contains PVC. Plastisol creates a plasticky shell that sits separate from the fabric and becomes crusty after repeated washings. By contrast, Rehance changes the cotton at the molecular level, and allows the fiber to remain breathable after printing. It also stretches with the fabric, so it is less prone to cracking.
Rehance will work on anything cellulose including Tencel®, rayon, hemp and cotton blended fabrics.
T.S. Designs also uses organic cotton, fairtrading and other sustainable business practices.
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[by Justin Thomas]