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Squad's Sustainable Practices


As a business, partner, and custom apparel provider, our goal is to minimize the impact our operations can have on the environment. 


Eco-Friendly Packaging:
Our packaging is made from recycled materials and 100% of functional resin is recycled content and made with 50% post-consumer waste that has been diverted from landfills. 


Donating Unused Products:
We don’t waste what you don’t buy. Each month SquadLocker donates unused products to local charities and organizations. These donations ensure unused inventory is not wasted while supporting our community here in Rhode Island. On average SquadLocker donates over 4,000 items a year.\

Environmentally-Friendly Products:
We offer environmentally-friendly products for every team store. We also work with top brands to stock our product catalog with both recycled fabrics and items made from sustainable materials. 
CamelBak Eddy
Gildan Cotton Shirt
UA Womens Short Sleeve
Bella+Canvas Hoodie

blog_icon_5Reduce, Recycle, & Reuse: Following the three R’s keeps it out of landfills. We use a printing process for decoration called nesting. The ‘nesting’ printing process minimizes blank space on the page and reduces paper waste by 35-40%. Our warehouse reuses plastic items until they break down or wear out to reduce our consumption. We also recycle all paper and cardboard waste generated during our production process. More than 39,000 cardboard boxes alone are recycled at SquadLocker annually. 


blog_icon_3The Power of the One: We make and ship custom items on demand and deliver them directly to our customer’s homes. Unlike most custom apparel operations that make custom-decorated items in bulk with lots of potential waste, we make and decorate them on demand. This improves our sustainability. By decorating items individually we reduce the waste of raw materials, time, and energy resulting from excess and obsolete inventory. We also manage the fulfillment process for each item. This means that resources and burdens normally imposed on coaches, team organizers, and our store administrators have been removed. Carrying costly and sometimes wasted inventory while wasting time distributing items comes at a cost. Our business model is a win-win for both our customers and the environment.  


SquadLocker is committed to being a responsible and sustainable business. We only have one home so team.