I Love MCR has taken some responsibility for how our garments are made. We’re conscious of how a high volume of shop orders posted around the world may permanently leave a mark on the planet. That’s why I Love MCR – the trusted global brand – has decided to invest in sustainable products.
Every year 100 billion new items of clothing are produced while a truck full of clothing and other non-recyclable waste is burned, or buried in a landfill every second. That’s why we’ve invested in organic, vegan and reusable products and we’re always looking to improve our sustainable options to give our global customers a wider choice when it comes to ethically sourced products.
Organic cotton, compared to non-organic cotton, is the far superior choice. Some of the benefits are; it’s environmentally friendly, it uses less water to produce and is free from pesticides. Pesticides are hazardous to the local community where the cotton is grown and often ends up in the local rivers and lakes.
A pure organic material makes remanufacturing possible, and means products that are softer, and not harmful to the environment.
Choose organic cotton for people and the planet. Shop sustainable Manchester merchandise with I Love MCR.
Direct to Garment technology has revolutionised textile printing. It’s built on the back of the inkjet method, but we’re not using standard inks and paper. We’re printing designs onto textile with results that last the lifetime of the garment.
Our factory uses Kornit DTG printers. The industry leading machines use water based eco-friendly inks that are vegan friendly and not tested on animals. In fact their sustainability policy is big on eco. We bring Kornit’s eco-credentials to bear with every single DTG print so you know exactly what goes into our products.
Most orders up to a certain size will ship in either a small, medium or large paper mailers. These mailers are bespoke, manufactured specifically for use for I Love MCR orders.
Clothing items such as t-shirts and hoodies are folded neatly into these bags; to save on packing materials and reduce waste we do not pack items into individual bags before they are shipped in these mailers.
Our paper postal mailing bags are manufactured from responsible, sustainable sources to comply with FSC certification. The paper is both compostable and degradable, and paper mailers can be easily recycled, making this an extremely eco-friendly option. The weather-proof parcel protects its contents during transit.
It is a key focus of ours to reduce our carbon footprint and environmental impact over the next year, and we’re always open to new ideas so feel free to get in touch with one of the team if you’d like some more information.
Our social responsibility is also important to us. So, since November 2018, we and our supply chain committed to donating any clothing that isn’t suitable to be shipped out to customers to be donated to charities within our local community.
This initiative reduces waste but also makes a difference in our local area and helps those who need it most.
I Love MCR has shipped Manchester gifts and souvenirs all over the world. We’re talking all across Europe, America, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand – it’s flying. The I Love MCR logo has even been printed on the side of a plane. Proof that Manchester is going places. Love Manchester? Travel with pride and share the love wherever you go.
Needless to say, we deliver worldwide. We use tracked Royal Mail Standard Shipping for UK deliveries (£3.25) and Royal Mail International (£5.60) for Europe and Rest of World shipping (£7.99). Delivery is estimated 5-10 working days from dispatch wherever you are in the world.
What material is the clothing made from?
All products in this collection are made from either 100% organic cotton, or a blend of organic cotton and recycled materials, made in a sustainable supply chain.
What’s the fit like?
Our t-shirts are quite fitted, so we’d recommend going one size up. So, if you’re borderline small, get a medium. Our hoodies and sweaters are loose-fitting – some people like a baggy comfy fit – so we’ll leave that up to you.
How fast are orders shipped/delivered?
Orders are usually processed and printed within 5 working days. Please note: Deliveries may be affected by public, bank or international holidays.
How much is shipping/delivery?
The cost of shipping/delivery depends on the product and where an order is being sent to. The average flat rate for organic clothing delivery is £3.25.
How long does delivery take?
Delivery can take 48 hours from dispatch to arrival, but arrives the next working day…
Do you post internationally?
Yes, we are proud to ship Manchester merchandise all over the globe.
Can I pay by AMEX?
Yes, we accept all major debit and credit cards.
Can I find I Love MCR merchandise in shops?
Currently, all official I Love MCR® merchandise is sold exclusively online via our online shop.