Whenever possible, I make required tools. The screen printing press and frames are made from local FSC Approved wood, milled by a local business and put together using the homemade casein glue and stainless steel staples. Unfortunately, I have to use a Polyester mesh for the screens, but I am researching and trying to source silk mesh. This is difficult because 99% of the industry has switched to using Polyester. Once I have found a working silk alternative (feels like we are re-inventing the wheel here) I will make it available on the shop.
All plastic tools are avoided, as these are often poor quality and cannot be serviced.
I aim to have all of the tooling and equipment completely plastic free by 2021.