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Sustainable design

Situated in Cape Town, South Africa with clients globally, The Ethical Agency provides a sustainable & principled approach to eco-friendly branding, graphic design, website design, and digital marketing. Our mission is to foster long-lasting relationships with our clients, where together we leave the lightest impact on the planet whilst doing good and ethical business (environmentally sustainable design).

As a sustainable design company, with decades of experience in the business, we specialise in providing high-quality, fast turnaround design work.

Sustainable design

Sustainable graphic design and illustration

Sustainable graphic design for print (publications, flyers, posters, packaging design), digital (infographics, website graphics) and social media (social media banners and Google ads). Our foot-print is light, and therefore your design is eco-friendly.

Sustainable website design and maintenance

Experienced WordPress website designers and developers. We provide e-commerce services and high levels of security with FREE SSL certificates. We can register your domain, host and maintain your website. We host our websites on green website hosting – websites powered by renewable energy.

Logos and branding

Logos, corporate identities, brand guidelines, and stationery. See our branding page for logos designed – one of the most fun aspects of eco-friendly design – we love bringing our client’s brand to life, let us help you with yours.

Digital marketing

Search engine optimisation (SEO), Google analytics, social media management, pay-per-click advertising, and email marketing. Content production, article writing and design of captivating banners and adverts for Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google ads.

Environmentally sustainable design

Ensuring your design and marketing needs are performed sustainably with the lightest footprint on the planet, we offer renewable energy website (and email) hosting, print-free campaigns and sustainable printing. We are a carbon-zero business and offset all our electricity usage with renewable energy from Darling Wind Farm. We also employ sustainable design practices and use ethical suppliers.

Climate Neutral Group: Website redesign

Climate Neutral Group are key players in the carbon offsetting business in South Africa. They help clients with their carbon tax obligations as well as provide sustainable solutions for businesses to offset their carbon emissions.

Mail & Guardian on trend magazine

The second issue of Mail & Guardian #OnTrend explores “Another World” – the people, places and possibilities that form part of a promising future unlike anything we could previously have envisioned.

GreenCape – brand refresh

GreenCape is an incredible non-profit organisation that drives the widespread adoption of economically viable green economy solutions from the Western Cape, any beyond.

Sustainable Designers – why work with us?

Better world

We truly strive towards making the world a better place for all humans and animals, for now and into the future. How do we do that? By producing world class graphic design and evironmenal sustainability practices.

Reducing our environmental impact

We are committed to reducing our environmental impact at home and at work through renewable energy and carbon neutral practices. Let us help you reduce yours!

Renewable green energy web servers

Our websites (and email) are hosted on 100% renewable energy website servers.

Sustainable design experience and expertise

We have extensive experience in our industry and offer an exceptionally high level of eco-friendly design services.

Transparency and ethics

We are committed to working with transparency and in accordance with the highest ethical standards.

We care

We truly care about wanting to help your business grow and excel, sustainably.

Ethical suppliers

We work with (and recommend) ethical suppliers where possible – for example, we help you source environmental printing or packaging solutions.

Ethical alliances

We are members of the unashamedly ethical network, as well as other alliances.

Ethical & sustainable checklist

We provide a FREE ethical checklist to all our clients to help you be more ethically and environmentally minded at home and in business.

Free sustainable marketing strategy

We offer a FREE generic marketing strategy to all of our clients.

Host your website (and email) powered by renewable energy!

Satisfied Clients

Danielle Melville
Danielle Melville
2022-01-24
We work closely with TEA on a variety of projects – they always bring a high level of design quality and thinking to their work and are always able to respond quickly to feedback and deadlines. The also always aim to deliver over and above the ask.
Nicholas Fordyce
Nicholas Fordyce
2022-01-11
I have been fortunate enough to work with Brett and his team from the Ethical Agency. Aside from providing a really first class design and website management service, Brett and his team also focus only on working on brands that promote an environmnetally sustainable and socially inclusive present and future. I admire the morality of this approach, and I look forward to continue working with TEA in the years to come
Chrystal Dryding
Chrystal Dryding
2022-01-11
We can highly recommend TEA - innovative designs, collaborative teamwork, quick turnaround time. A small but dynamic professional team who are super efficient and detail orientated. We look forward to working with them in the near future.
Cilnette Pienaar
Cilnette Pienaar
2022-01-11
We have been working with The Ethical Agency over the past year on the South African Plastics Pact consumer communications campaign, as well as GreenCape’s brand refresh, with a few other video, design and web projects in the pipeline. They have been spot-on with their creative direction, and produce high quality final deliverables. They are also very flexible with managing our super pedantic feedback, which we appreciate! We enjoy working with Brett and his team, and we value the alignment of their brand ethos with ours.
Felicity Pegram
Felicity Pegram
2021-03-08
The Ethical Agency have worked on the brand for less than one year. However, they have been able to quickly assimilate and understand the brand, with its many nuances and areas of focus. Brett and his team are great to work with – they are professional, with expertise abound and consistently turn work out timeously. They ask the right questions to ensure that the brief sent to them is understood, as well as producing quality work with strength of concept and impact. We would most certainly recommend working with The Ethical Agency team for all website, conceptual, design, layout and brand projects.
Nicola Feuilherade
Nicola Feuilherade
2020-07-21
Great team to work with!