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All you need to know about how Betty's products are manufactured, what they are made from and where they are produced. 


Store information about RARE WEAR children's clothes, sweatshirts, hoodies and long-sleeved t-shirts

In keeping with our 'New Zealand made' and 'environmentally-friendly' ethos, we have chosen to have our t-shirts printed in New Zealand, by New Zealand owned and operated, Digitees (https://www.digitees.co.nz/). 

We chose Digitees to print our 100% cotton clothes for the following reasons:

1. The babies and children's t-shirts, as well as the adult hoodies and sweatshirts, are 100% pure cotton, so are healthy and comfortable to wear.  The adult t-shirts are 100% organic cotton. As much as possible, we avoid contributing to pollution caused by the manufacture of polyester, rayon or viscose. We have chosen to use natural fibres that can biodegrade without damaging the environment.

2. The images on the t-shirt are high quality digital 'direct to garment' prints (not transfers) that show a high level of detail and are printed with photographic quality. Innobella Textile Inks are water-based pigment inks that are Okeo-Tex Eco-Pass certified and CPSIA compliant and adhere to the fabric of the garment underneath which means the print feels much softer than a traditional screenprint. The have exceptional washability if cared for correctly. The result is a great looking garment that looks brighter for longer.

3. Print-on-demand and drop-shipping: Digitees only prints a t-shirt when a design is ordered by you, the customer. This keeps costs lower, as we do not keep an inventory. Sharing our conviction about using only environmentally-friendly packaging, Digitees packs and mails the t-shirts to you in compostable mailers. Since Digitees sends the t-shirt to you, Betty will separately mail an information brochure about the endangered animal.
4. Local orders: Printing takes five working days from confirmed payment, plus 1-2 days shipping (2-3 day for rural areas); so will you will receive your t-shirt very quickly. 
Overseas orders: Please allow 3 – 10 working days worldwide plus customs delays. We have no control over any customs or import duties that could be levied when the package reaches your destination. You will be liable for these charges. 

During the current COVID situation, there may be delays outside our control.

Please note postage prices cover most purchases, but for extra large items or purchases we reserve the right to charge extra as applicable.

CARE FOR YOUR T-SHIRT
For best results: Please wash before wearing. Any slight shading or spots around the print will wash out in the first wash. Turn inside out and cold wash. Do not tumble dry. Do not iron the print. 

We love to see photos of our customers wearing their new t-shirt. Please feel free to email your photo to us: Contact us. Please indicate whether if you are happy for us to post your photo on social media and/or in our newsletter. 

Store Information About Original Artwork - How to Care for Original Paintings or Prints

Whether working in watercolour or coloured pencil, Betty only uses lightfast pigments for original artworks.

Lightfastness is how resistant the medium is to fading it is when exposed to light.

Betty only paints on acid-free, archival, 100% cotton rag watercolour paper, acid-free, archival, cellulose Clairefontaine PastelMat or archival watercolour canvases, claybord, aquabord or timber.

To best preserve your artwork, frame it as soon as possible and hang it away from direct or fluorescent light, as these can affect both the paper and pigments. U.V. glass is recommended when framing original watercolours.

Do not hang in high humidity areas such as kitchens or bathrooms.

Bumble-Bees Art and Crafts Store Information


 

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