Epson has partnered with The Human Milk Foundation (HMF) to launch a new online store which will sell gifts using Epson’s dye-sublimation printers to help raise funds for the charity.

HMF provides donor human milk to sick premature babies in neonatal intensive care units and to families where new mother’s are suffering from conditions such as cancer.

The mugs and tote bags are locally manufactured in the UK by print on demand platform Prodigi, which prints onto sustainably sourced fabrics and materials using Epson dye-sublimation printing technology. This includes Epson’s 44-inch SureColor SC-F6300 and the 24-inch SureColor SCF500.

Founded in 2014, Prodigi operates manufacturing facilities across the UK, the US, and mainland Europe, supported by a global network of print-on-demand fulfilment partners. 

James Old, founder and CEO of Prodigi Group, commented, ‘This online store is iconic to the commercial viability and the low environmental impact that can be achieved with dye sublimation printing technology. Delivering quality without compromise to the environment has always been fundamental to Prodigi’s success and it’s enabled us to have a more seamless collaboration with businesses such as Epson and the Human Milk Foundation, both of which made it clear this was a priority to them from the get-go.’

Dr Natalie Shenker, co-founder of HMF, added, ‘We’re delighted to launch the HMF online shop in partnership with our charity partner Epson, using their sustainable printing technology to create these beautiful gifts which will raise vital funds to enable us expand our service and help more babies. The designs also raise awareness of the science of human milk and our work in supporting milk donors, including the very special mums who choose to donate their milk following bereavement.’

Products from the new online store feature bespoke designs by designer Emily Culpeper based on molecules such as Oxytocin and Prolactin, both key hormones found in human milk; the snowdrop flower, also known as the ‘milk flower’ which is the charity’s emblem; and seasonal designs.

Mugs on the new HMF store will retail at £7.99 while tote bags will retail at £14.99. For every 13 mugs / 7 tote bags sold, funds raised will enable The Human Milk Foundation to onboard a new milk donor, whose milk would feed on average 20 babies.

The new online store can be visited here: