Wild Thang, the branded clothing and merchandise specialist, has launched its new warehouse after a £2 million development of the business.
The opening marked the culmination of a four-year project to create a world-class headquarters and manufacturing hub for the business at its base in Liverpool.
It celebrated the launch with an event, the Wild Thang Expo, inviting customers to tour the new facility in Bootle, including a chance to see clothing and other products on show from 14 trade suppliers.
They were also given demonstrations of the company’s machinery, from screen printing and embroidery machines to laser engravers and digital printers, producing customised uniforms and other garments as well as other branded merchandise.
Managing director Andrew Dwerryhouse and commercial sales director Sarah Howarth gave a presentation on the company’s £2 million development journey.
They also provided detail on the company’s new sustainability pledge, launched at the Good Small Business Awards in March, committing itself to becoming net zero by 2030.
Wild Thang has already partnered Greenly, a large supporter in the fight against global warming with technology that helps businesses to tackle their own carbon emissions.
With the help of Greenly, it has undertaken an audit to understand its carbon footprint. It has been advised on creating a reduction plan and engaging the team, clients and supply chain to become more sustainable for the long term.
It has also pledged to create a long-term carbon offsetting plan, to offer as many sustainable product alternatives as possible and to make its own building and environment more sustainable.
It also plans to start out on the journey to become B Corp certified in 2023. This demonstrates that a business is meeting high standards of verified performance, accountability and transparency on factors from employee benefits and charitable giving to supply chain practices and materials.
Wild Thang has also committed to planting trees for every order received. This will mean it will have planted around 40,000 trees in the year ahead.
Pictured: Demonstrating screen printing to visitors at Wild Thang Expo