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High Quality Arts

High Quality Arts. Est. in 2015. Located in Merced, CA. A go-to source online for artwork, inspiration, and styles. HQA is a curator for artists who inspire people to be the best version of themselves and to be confident in their own skin - and of course, their outfits. 

 

HQA is forward-thinking with art at its core and all of our products reflecting these ideals. We invite you to browse our shop to find just what you have been looking for.

 

We aim to provide a high quality virtual experience with all aspects of our website. Beginning with the online gallery always featuring the latest work to the boring policies. The gallery features in depth views of artwork that can not be seen otherwise. Such as the ability to zoom into the pixels themselves. A feature that would typically not be available in the traditional gallery setting.

Global Fulfillment

fulfillment network with facilities strategically placed near the world's premier ecommerce markets. Our partner(s) are taking garment printing into the 21st century with DTG (direct-to-garment) technology. It's perfect for us at HQA. DTG is the technique used for the majority of our products. Our favorite part is the eco-friendly water based inks that provide unlimited color combinations and make detailed prints pop. Perfectly compliment the eco friendly production process for the garments we choose to offer.
 

Facilities are conveniently located in areas all around the world. Locations start here in California, in the city of Los Angeles. Furthermore, following location are as follows:

  • Dallas TX

  • Charlotte, NC

  • Toronto, Canada

  • Tijuana, Mexico

  • Birmingham, UK

  • Riga Latvia

  • Barcelona, Spain.

  • São Paulo, Brazil

  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Melbourne, Australia

  • Brisbane, Australia

  • Riga, LatviaŁódź, Poland

  • Amakusa, Japan

  • Kashima, Japan

 

The Process

All orders go through a 3-step quality check before they ship. 

  • Automated software checks graphics for quality before fulfillment and the AI tool evaluates if the image needs any adjustments before printing.

  • Fulfillment specialists check quality while orders are being fulfilled.

  • A final quality check after the product is printed and or produced.

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Sustainability & Quality

Sustainability and Quality

When it come to fulfillment, their are two main goals-ensuring the quality and making the fulfillment as eco-friendly as possible. The world is unique and delicate and we would be wise to always keep that in mind. To achieve this, our partners continuously invest in the newest technologies from companies who share the same perspective for the planet.

  • Happy and Tajima embroidery machines for hats

  • MS printers and inks for all-over print products

  • Mimaki inkjet printers for sublimation products

  • Mimaki UV printers and inks for phone cases

  • Epson series printers and inks for wall art

  • SubliJET HD ink for mugs

  • Gravotech machines for engraving

Planet Earth

The strive to do better is a constant. Not a local constant, it is a global constant variable. Sustainability matters to our customers, ourselves, and most importantly OUR planet. Furthermore, High Quality Arts understands the global current mission on reducing emissions and fashion is only one aspect at the forefront of carbon emission. Sustainability in the fashion industry is no quick fix. In increments, HQA puts forth efforts to take responsible sustainability actions.

Sustainability Metrics

72,840 lb.

plastic caps

649,298 lb.

recycled fabric

81%

Orders fulfilled & shipped locally

August 2020

switched to triangle poster boxes without plastic caps

December 2020

Begun tracking cut & sew fabric waste

February 2021

The launch of our recycled product-scrunchie

October 2020

Facility Green team established

January 2021

Incorporated Geocycle and Martex to process fabric waste

Made To Order

To do our incremental part in the attempt to reduce emission and help nurture planet earth HQA has adopted a made to order infrastructure for the merchandise we choose to offer. Keeping in mind that every order or purchase, large or small, contains a footprint. Based on an article from INSIDER 85% of all textiles end up in the landfills each year. Along with all the microplastic that gets sent into the ocean by simply washing clothes. Thus, making it a major contributing factor to the current status revolving around the planet. Based on another article from FASHION ON CLIMATE  we will miss the target reduction goal of 50% by 2030 if the industry continues at the current rates. As well as 1 in 5 garments reach the landfill without being worn one time. By choosing the print-on-demand services our partner offers HQA your orders are created only as the order is places with the ultimate goal of creating less fabric waste then the conventional manufacturing.

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Packaging Waste

Typically the first thing that occurs once a brand new purchase arrives at our door-steps is to pop it open as fast as possible and throw away the packaging. As of May 2021, we’ve started integrating a different packing structure to replace tubes with plastic caps by using triangle shaped boxed reducing down the overall packaging to one piece. In addition  we’ve started using packaging made of post-consumer recycled plastics for all apparel orders shipped from in-house facilities. Furthermore to put forth effort in reducing waste, a new product has been added to our inventory-Scrunchies. Small enough to be created from fabric scraps that would have otherwise gone to waste. Damaged and returned products get donated to local charities, like Red Cross, American Kidney Fund, and Goodwill.

CHAT HOURS:

Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm