SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY AS A BUSINESS
Forgive Everyone Co. is dedicated to responsibly handling all resources, organizations, and individuals that contribute to the production and operation of the company.
We feel a strong calling to preserve and build community, use environmentally safe materials, and use our profits for social good.
Forgive Everyone Co. works to share the story of formerly incarcerated men and women in a humanizing fashion. It is necessary to not reduce someone to their record but rather share their entire human experience and story. We also believe the engagement should not end at the end of a blog post. We maintain contact and community with many of the individuals whose story we share. Community Development is extremely important to us.
Additionally, all of our clothing is sourced from companies that have made it a point to provide ethical working conditions for their employees. Additionally, our apparel suppliers provide community services in the countries and communities in which they operate. Sourcing our apparel from ethical suppliers is important to us.
We have a great love for this beautiful blue and green sphere that we are all lucky to call home. We want this beautiful world to be preserved and continue to thrive for all future generations. We recognize that how we operate our business and source our products has an effect on this future. For that reason we source all of our apparel from manufacturers that have set standards for environmental sustainability and are continuously working to lessen their negative environmental impact and carbon footprint.
We print all of our shirts in house. We only use environmentally safe chemicals, and materials from eco-friendly suppliers. We re-use, reclaim, and recycle as many materials as possible.
Every shirt we print on is produced in WRAP certified facilities. WRAP is a worldwide accredited 3rd party certification agency that places their stamp of approval only on companies that provide ethical working conditions and reduce their harm on the environment. Learn more about WRAP here.
We are partnered with Sendle to provide fast, carbon-neutral shipping. Sendle carbon offsets every shipment, minimizing harm done to the environment in the shipping process. Additionally, we ship everything in recyclable bags.
We are able to continue this business thanks to generous purchases of customers that result in the profit that we use to fund the business and our partnered non-profits. We donate 20% of all proceeds to bail funds and abolitionist grassroots organizations who support the success currently and formerly incarcerated people and their families.
We exclusively hire formerly incarcerated people in our full time positions. In this way we are able to use our profits to provide fair wages (minimum $15 /hr), full medical coverage, and job training to individuals who have been incarcerated.
Our shipping is Carbon Neutral!
We have partnered with the revolutionary shipping company, Sendle, to offer 100% carbon neutral shipping on all orders to the United States for a flat rate of $4.99 on all orders under $39.00. Sendle carbon offsets every shipment by investing in renewable energy infrastructure. Read more about their model here.
Forgive Everyone Co is a "Good for Grand Rapids" Business
Good For Michigan brings together and recognizes companies across Michigan that are making a positive impact on their employees, their community, and the environment. This initiative offers resources and best practices for sustainable and social good. We curate educational programming and convene values-aligned businesses that strengthen our economy, create equitable opportunities for our workforce, and work towards a healthier planet.
When you purchase items from Forgive Everyone Co. you can rest assured that they are ethically sourced with great consideration taken for the community, the environment, and the impact we can make with the profits.
Your support of our mission allows us to continue to expand that very mission to reach more and more people and impact more and more lives.