TS Designs, Inc.

Certified B Corporation

North Carolina, United States

Certified Since

January 2008


Other manufacturing



Operates In

United States

TS Designs, founded in 1977, is a custom t-shirt manufacturer and printer focused on creating domestic and sustainably made shirts for environmentally and socially conscious businesses and organizations. Always innovating they developed WhereYourClothing.com, which allows you to see every step along your t-shirt’s journey, beginning with the farmer who grows the cotton, including an image of the contact person, their phone number, email, and a physical address. The supply chain of their flagship t-shirt brand, Cotton of the Carolinas is around 750 miles and completely made within North Carolina, USA. TS Designs has innovated garment dyeing techniques encompassing reactive and natural dyes; promotes natural fibers such as cotton and hemp; has developed the eco-friendly screen print process REHANCE, which has a super-soft no print feel, and provides Direct to Garment printing with water-based inks. It’s retail brand, Solid State Clothing offers small batches of premium-quality t-shirts and is a platform for experimenting with new materials like natural dyes and creative collaborations with regional artists and makers. Under the leadership of CEO and President Eric Henry, TS Designs sets the bar for corporate responsibility by cultivating responsible clothing.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, TS Designs, Inc. earned an overall score of 80.7. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
80.7 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 6.9

Governance evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social/environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement0.4
Corporate Accountability0.0
+ Mission Locked2.5

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Workers 16.5

Workers evaluates a company’s contributions to its employees’ financial security, health & safety, wellness, career development, and engagement & satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Compensation & Wages7.8
Training & Education0.7
Worker Ownership1.7
Management & Worker Communication0.8
Job Flexibility/Corporate Culture0.7
Occupational Health & Safety0.8

Community 37.1

Community evaluates a company’s engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity & inclusion, economic impact, civic engagement, charitable giving, and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Job Creation1.9
Diversity & Inclusion0.9
Civic Engagement & Giving3.9
Local Involvement8.0
Suppliers, Distributors & Product9.6
+ Local Economic Development0
+ Workforce Development10.2
+ Supply Chain Poverty Alleviation2.7

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Environment 20.2

Environment evaluates a company’s overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company’s operations and, when applicable its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Land, Office, Plant4.1
Transportation, Distribution & Suppliers0.8
+ Environment Products & Services Introduction0
+ Toxin Reduction / Remediation7.2

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Customers 0.0

Customers evaluates a company’s stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts & media products, serving underserved customers/clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2017 Overall B Impact Score80.7
2013 Overall B Impact Score96.9
2008 Overall B Impact Score98.6

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