We provide a range of bespoke sustainable packaging for t-shirts

Bespoke packaging matters – here at Paul Bristow we know how to help products move off the shelves by having the right packaging!


When it comes to packaging your product, we can help with the design, production, and application to help provide a finished offering to your customer.


Packaging is always evolving, and we do our best to stay up to date with the newest offerings. Over the last 10 years there has been a real shift towards packaging reduction to increase sustainability and we as a company will work with you to make sure we are all doing our bit for the planet.  We see a broad cross section of customer behaviour in textiles and retail packaging, so are well position to provide good advice and options to you.


Sustainability is central to this advice at present and providing options that reduce or eliminate single use packaging in our products is a target we are working towards.  We now offer box linings for t-shirts instead of individual bagging or multiples of 10’s in a bag.  This reduces the usage of plastic considerably.  For ecommerce and direct to consumer sales we can offer paper options and biodegradable bags.  But it is very important that we act with integrity when comes to being sustainable, for example smearing a t-shirt in plastisol ink and then dropping it into a biodegradable bag doesn’t really make any sense!  That’s why we offer water based ink options for apparel and encourage clients not to individually bag products.


We also offer a range of recycled cardboard swing tags and woven labels.  Our in-house design team will create packaging options for you to choose from or at your instruction. Packaging can take 10 working days to produce so our advice is to make sure this is something you plan from the beginning not after the product is made.

The team

Meet the team.

Rick Moore

Junior Account Manager

Starting his time with Paul Bristow’s only a few months before the pandemic started has meant Rick’s time with us has been far from normal. But in that time, he has quickly shown the diligence and dedication required to form great relationships with his clients. His knowledge of textiles and printed merchandise is growing quickly and that is largely down to the high standards of performance he expects of himself.

Rick in the digital print room
Joseph Smith

Senior Account Manager

Calm, friendly but most importantly Joseph is extremely experienced and knowledgeable. He has worked in all departments at Paul Bristow’s and brings that understanding to the table for his clients. With specialist understanding of POD and dropship, he has built long lasting relationships that focus on the needs of his customers. Spend half an hour with Joseph and you’ll feel your project is in safe hands.

Joseph understands how to take or clients projects through all the stages of design and production in a calm and friendly way
Lee Dixon

Human Resources Manager

Taking a person cantered approach to HR is very much Lee ethos. He takes the time to get to know everyone who works at Paul Bristow’s as well as he can and genuinely cares about them all. Sometimes being close to people can make his role harder, but by being approachable everyone feels they have a voice.

Lee in the packing room


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