Here at Re:Purpose It, we will strive to repurpose and support local wherever and whenever possible.
We believe in being fully transparent regarding our supply chain for all of our goods. If you are looking for specific information and it is not listed below, please message us through our site so we can connect and make any necessary updates.
T-Shirts & Sweatshirts
We are proud to be working with local manufacturer, Jerico, who is based out of Scarborough, Ontario.
Jerico is Canadian Made Socially Conscious Apparel. We belabour the point because our decision to remain a domestic manufacturer is a deliberate choice to support the local economy, provide a safe working environment and make quality garments that stand the test of time.Jerico was founded in 1987 by two brothers and two sisters. It was a family business that grew in leaps and bounds as the textile industry flourished in Canada. Knitting machines ran 24 hours a day, dyeing operations ran consecutive shifts and sewing had a tough time keeping up with demand. These were glorious days for all involved in the apparel business. However, in 2001, the quota on imports was lifted and the markets were flooded with low cost imports. Over night Canadian manufacturers came under increasing pressure to drop their prices and outsource their production. Jerico decided otherwise. We believed firmly in the quality of Canadian labour and the necessity for humanity in employment. Jerico's success was not going to be based on the exploitation of foreign labour. The conditions of foreign factories are deplorable and the wages of their employees are dreadful. We conduct all our manufacturing in bright and airy premises with fair wages and a congenial atmosphere that fosters collaboration. Our employees are part of the family business and partners in our success - and we like to treat them accordingly.Keeping our production in Canada has not been easy. Competition is plentiful and the pressures to outsource are manifold. But we believe in the ethics of fair labour and the quality of our product. 100% Canadian and sweatshop free, Jerico is proud to continuously offer authentic Canadian apparel. To have a look at our local factories and see how we manufacture our goods click here.
To read more about their supply chain, visit jerico.ca/aboutus.aspx.
Screen Print Transfers
For custom & wholesale orders, we order plastisol screen print transfers from a Canadian company, Ton Atelier.
We were so excited when we saw thatTru North Vinyl, a Canadian supplier we were following when living in downtown Toronto, was here in our new hometown of Brantford, ON. Their stock is excellent and their customer service is impeccable.
Custom Woven Labels
For our hoodies, crewnecks and handmade goods, we utilize custom woven labels that we ordered through Laven Labels & Trims, out of Markham, Ontario.
Shipping & Packaging
Our biodegradable polymailers come from a small business out of Vancouver, BC, Impack Co. We discovered them on Amazon business and went direct to their website to order their sample pack. These are some incredible mailers with some beautiful designs. We are very happy we found them.
We've used No Issue products before so when we saw that they had a customizable stamp made from FSC-certified wood that came with a soy-based ink pad, we were sold.