Everything we do is based on our planet's ecosystem continuing to function. That is why we make sure to keep our ecological footprint as small as possible.
BECOME A PART OF OUR "ECO SERIES"
Every plastic bottle that does not end up in the sea is a success. We have been using polyester in our "Eco Series" since 2017, which is made from recycled PET bottles. We purchase the fabrics from certified companies. So plastic waste finds a new use.
Compared to other manufacturing processes, the amount of wastewater in the recycling process drops by 20% and energy consumption is reduced by a full 50%.
In the first step, the labels are removed from the bottles. Then the bottles are washed and crushed. The plastic flakes are formed into pellets in the next step. The pellets are then melted and processed into yarn. The yarn is dyed and woven into fabric, from which our products are made.
YES, WE MANUFACTURE IN CHINA
For some, the label “Made in China” is still negatively affected. From our point of view, this attitude is a simplified generalization. Today, China is the number 1 production location for many goods. There are producers of all qualities on site. With know-how and personal selection on site, we were able to find very experienced production facilities that share our quality standards and can meet them.
The importance of China as a production location has a positive effect on the value chain. All ingredients can be obtained locally. China, for example, is a leader in the manufacture of fabrics from recycled polyester. This means that if we were to produce in another country, we would still have to source many of the ingredients from China and would not reduce the transport route.
Certainly there is still room for improvement in some areas in China and there are differences between different local producers. The cliché “Made in China = cheap or inferior” is out of date, however.
LONG-TERM & FRIENDLY
We personally inspected and selected the factories on site and visit them again and again. In this way we can convince ourselves that these are manufacturers with professional working conditions. All manufacturers have contractually agreed to comply with labor law requirements. In addition, the manufacturers are regularly checked by independent inspectors (e.g. ISO, BSCI).
We maintain a close and friendly relationship with our suppliers. The great teamwork is reflected in our long-term partnerships. We grow together with our partners and thus achieve a steadily increasing quality. In our company's history, thanks to this close relationship, we have never had to change producers.
* Manufacture of fabric from recycled polyester vs. conventional polyester