Our factories

Bangladesh

Since its launch in 2012, STANLEY/STELLA has focused on simplicity, highlighting the essence of the garment. They want to break codes and to change the perception of the textile industry. To offer products that respect people, the environment and customers. To produce more authentic and more responsible clothes that you are proud to wear and sell. Pieces that initiate change in the textile industry, made in a more humane, ethical and ecological way.

More than 99% of Stanley/Stella textile production is made in Bengladesh in their 5 partner factories. The jackets in recycled polyester are made in China (Shuangxi).

Stanley/Stella is convinced that manufacturing in Asia is a good thing if done properly. And properly means respecting the rights of the men and women that they employ. It means giving them the means to acquire new skills and to receive education and training.

In Dhaka, they have a 19-person team, all Bangladeshi, that monitors their 5 partner factories every day. All of which are GOTS-certified and audited by the Fair Wear Foundation, of which Stanley/Stella is a recognized member. They also have a part-time Sourcing Manager in China to ensure Chinese suppliers' compliance with their quality standards and sustainable policies.

They favor organic or recycled materials that care for your skin and the environment.

Stanley/Stella never uses standard cotton. Most of the clothing is made from 100% organic cotton. Organic cotton is a natural, GMO-free fibre that uses less water than standard cotton. In addition, its production does not involve the use of chemicals (no fertilizers or pesticides) and encourages rotation of crops to keep soil healthier, more fertile and maintain humidity. Waste from the cotton ginning process is also recycled for the animal feed industry.

The entire production chain benefits from the strictest environmental certifications and labels in the market. Among them - GOTS. GOTS is the Global Organic Textile Standard label. The strictest certification for textiles made from organic fibres. GOTS tracks the entire chain of production from farm to factory: from harvesting of the cotton, weaving of fibres, assembly of items, to the final product before printing, including even the export of our clothing! It certifies that Stanley/Stella cotton is GMO-free and is grown without the use of chemicals and is processed and dyed without using any banned toxic substances. GOTS also ensures compliance with the labour standards of the International Labour Organisation throughout the chain of production.

Facts:

  • Location: 4 factories in Bengladesh and 1 in China (Quanzhou)
  • Foundation: 2012
  • Number of employees: 20,824 in 5 factories in Bangladesh and 400 in China (Quanzhou)
  • Certificates: GOTS, Oeko-Tex, OCS Blended, OCS 100, Fairwear Foundation, GRS, Vegan, PETA
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Belgium

The brewery is firstly a family story. The Humblet family was in search of a site to build a new brewery & continue their tradition and long list of beers brewed by their father, Benoit Humblet.

In 2011, they discovered the farm of Bertinchamps, situated not far from Gembloux in the countryside of Belgium.

Although extremely old and decayed, the farm had stunning character, situated in an environment that equals its prestige. It was time for some rejuvenation and the renovation project began immediately. The whole family embarks on this amazing project: to create and develop new authentic beers, but also restore a huge abandonment site, the Bertinchamps farm. Almost 2 years of remarkable work and finally in March 2013 the brewing system was installed in the old barns. Ultra modern fermentation tanks of a capacity of 6.000HL, an astonishing contrast of modern technology and the farm dating back more than 7 centuries.

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Spain

Here is the story of the first European factory of recycled golf balls. More than 420 million golf balls are lost per year around the world. Knowing that a golf ball can take up to 1000 years to decompose, this represent an insanely huge amount of plastic waste to tackle. That's the bet of our golf ball factory located in Spain - contributing to preserve golf courses and reduce the world's pollution and waste accumulation.

They team up with the most prestigious golf courses all over the world, to collect used golf balls. In addition, they offer professional lake diving services to collect golf balls at the bottom of lakes. By using the most modern equipment in manufacturing they can reprocess golf balls and contribute to the recovery of their lost properties. In that way, they help to preserve the eco-system while providing high quality golf balls with less ressources.

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China

Since 1913. Born from inventor William Stanley Jr. who forever changed the way hot drinks were consumed, he fused vacuum insulation and the strength of steel in one portable bottle, inventing the all-steel vacuum bottle we know and love today.

In the century since, his vacuum bottle evolved from concept to icon and has become an essential part of workdays, road trips and outdoor adventures.

They build products for life. Timeless design keeps their gear relevant year after year, from generation to generation.

As outdoor lovers and stewards of this planet, it is a guiding light for Stanley to create a better world. Taking care of the earth is key to ensure that our beloved outdoors remain a resource for all of us to appreciate. That’s why we also support groups that are fighting for the health of our planet and against climate change.

Suppliers and factories share their values and high expectations for social and environmental performance. They commit to a code of conduct which sets forth supplier requirements for ethics, social and environmental compliance, health and safety, and transparency.

Support:

  • Outdoor Industry Association’s Climate Action Corps
  • Plastic impact Allianc
  • European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA)

Portugal

Mishmash products are 100% made in Portugal. In order to ensure good labour practices and quality craftsmanship they work only with local commerce. their furthest away partner is around 10km way, making relations really close to their hearts.

Useful, honest and aesthetically pleasing, designed right down to the detail with simplicity, function and the utmost attention. The finishes and techniques they use to emphasize functionality and aesthetic are yet to be achieved by a machine, needing most of the time a pair of hands on deck.

They plant a tree for each page you are consuming, considering an average weight and number of pages. Yes, they offset every single gram of paper consumed together with Quercus, a Portuguese environmental non-profit organisation that fights for better forestry management.

Certification:

  • FSC certified papers

Poland

Founded in 2018 by Katarzyna and Aleksandra, the wool socks company was born in a little atelier in Poland. All socks are made on Poland as well with merino wool that comes directly from Italy.

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Switzerland

The writing instruments are manufactured entirely and exclusively in Switzerland. Which means they don’t have to send containers over the world’s oceans just to receive components for their products from the Far East. They would rather make them themselves from start to finish, from injection moulding via printing to finishing. Their Swiss made is part of their image and it represents sustainable, socially responsible action. However, even though all pens are Swiss made, they product their notebooks in Portugal.

In addition to this, 100% of the electrical energy used for their production is generated by climate-friendly Swiss hydropower plants.

Certifications:

  • SMETA
  • Swiss label
  • AIM-Progress
  • GOPHA
  • Hydro CH
  • OK Biobased
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China

Made in Fujian, China with labour, health and safety standards.

Certifications: Global recycled standard, control union certified; follow the business Ethics.

Spain

Made in Barcelona. Buff was born from the simple idea to make life for sports and outdoor lovers easier and more comfortable.

BUFF® has committed to manage the company in a sustainable way by establishing an Ethical and CSR Management System SGE21.

Certifications:

  • Oeko-tex standard 100
  • ISO 9001
  • ISO 14001
  • UV protection

India

Made in India with labour, health and safety standards. The facility is established and started its process at this location since 1996.

Facts: Location: India Foundation: 1996 Number of employees: 40

Germany

Since 1883. Kaweco is a German brand founded by the Luce and Enßlen. The manufacturing process and quality control lays in Kaweco's very own, skilled hands in Nuremberg. A city rich with tradition and appreciation for writing instruments, renowned well beyond its infamous walls. Local tradition and technology from afar meet in every single one of their products.

France

Made in France, assembled by hand. Producer of notebooks since 1930, originally dedicated to professional foresters. Their products come from the popular culture: the foresters of the Landes used to write notes on the felling of trees.

The "kraft" manufacturing process is a perfectly closed loop, allowing the recovery and recycling of chemicals and materials from the industrial process, and the use of waste as a source of energy. The closing of the circuits and the sealing of this "loop" represent environmental as well as economic imperatives. In the logic of a "closed process", all materials from the process are collected and recovered: additives and treatments, cellulose fibers, etc. The recovery of energy and the control of its consumption are a priority, in order to achieve an ever increasing autonomy of the manufacturing site.

France

Since 1987. Son of fishmongers, Pascal, the founder, wondered how to maintain his parents' knives so that they would always be sharp. Years after years he expanded his skills to be able to make his own knives. Now the company counts 2 shops and 8 employees.

Belgium

Made in Brussels using only paper waste. They keep their transformation process simple to minimize their own paper and energy waste. They collect paper waste regularly from printing industry for reuse. Last but not least, they use the best binding technique for each type of paper.

Italia

This Organic olive oil is extracted from the olives that grow on the owners pots in Gargano, in northern Puglia. Harvested by hand. They only work in a short circuit. No use of pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers in the making of the olive oil. Since years they have accepted the periodicity in the yield, the risk imposed by the climate and the other hazards of a natural production.

Certification:

  • BE-BIO-02

Vietnam, Sri Lanka

Yvon Chouinard, an accomplished rock climber, began selling hand-forged mountain climbing gear in 1957 through his company Chouinard Equipment. Later on, Patagonia has expanded its product line to include apparel targeted towards other sports. Patagonia commits 1% of its total sales to environmental groups since 1985 through 1% for the planet, an organization of which Yvon Chouinard was a founding member. In addition, Patagonia became a Certified B Corporation in 2012.

Patagonia engages in a range of due-diligence activities to promote and sustain fair labor practices, safe working conditions and environmental responsibility in the finished-goods factories that make their products.

Facts:

  • 1% for the planet
  • Bcorp
  • Carbon neutral

Switzerland and China

The history of SIGG Switzerland Bottles AG begins in 1908: Ferdinand Sigg, a metal working specialist, returned to Switzerland after years of learning and travelling. Together with his friend Xaver Küng, he established an aluminium goods factory in Biel. Sigg and Küng are united in their love for metal and their belief that aluminium is the material of the future.

SIGG partners with a stainless steel vacuum bottle manufacturer HAERS in China. With its access to the fast growing Chinese market and its know-how in stainless steel, polypropylene and tritan products, the new parent company is the ideal partner. However, aluminium bottles continue to be manufactured at SIGG's headquarters in Frauenfeld, Switzerland.

China

Two brothers with the same passion for outdoor adventures, decided that the coolers that existed on the market were not of sufficient quality to accompany them. In 2006, they found Yeti, with one simple mission: “build the cooler we’d use every day if it existed”.

China

Black + Blum designs their products in such a way that they have a long life, irrespective of the material from which they are made, which means that they are less likely to end up as waste.

They manufacturing base for their products is in Asia – mostly in China. They are sourcing in an ethical manner, and ensure that their supplier factories are well-managed and are operating as a minimum to the ETI base code standards.

Certifications:

  • Climate Neutral
  • 1% for the Planet

Vietnam

Ekobo is a French eco-design lifestyle brand since 2003 that pursues its mission as a pioneer in eco-responsible design and manufacturing with the same enthusiasm and ambition: to offer beautiful and practical objects and accessories for the home and the outdoors that are good for the planet and good for your mood!

Each EKOBO product is handcrafted by local artisans in the North of Vietnam. The company forms partnerships with fifteen artisans in two specialized villages: one that molds the bamboo, and the other that handles traditional varnishing techniques. This process can take up to 45-60 days, depending on the complexity of the product.

The bamboo used for the products is organically harvested and is one of the most renewable materials on earth. It is a naturally regenerating and fast-growing reed that flourishes quickly without the use of pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers. The bamboo used in some products is harvested from the sawdust created during the manufacturing of bamboo sticks and flooring.

Lithuania

Founded in 2009, this family owned company is having their own production line from hand machines to lasers and CNC machines. Lithuanian company specialized in the manufacturing of original, meaningful and sustainable kitchen accessories and gifts. They focus on quality and offer functional, meaningful everyday objects made of high-quality and sustainable natural materials. All products are designed and manufactured exclusively in Lithuania. It is hand-made with love and respect for nature.

Label:

  • FSC certified
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Lithuania

Founded in 2009, this family owned company is having their own production line from hand machines to lasers and CNC machines. Lithuanian company specialized in the manufacturing of original, meaningful and sustainable kitchen accessories and gifts. They focus on quality and offer functional, meaningful everyday objects made of high-quality and sustainable natural materials. All products are designed and manufactured exclusively in Lithuania. It is hand-made with love and respect for nature.

Label:

  • FSC certified
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Lithuania

Founded in 2009, this family owned company is having their own production line from hand machines to lasers and CNC machines. Lithuanian company specialized in the manufacturing of original, meaningful and sustainable kitchen accessories and gifts. They focus on quality and offer functional, meaningful everyday objects made of high-quality and sustainable natural materials. All products are designed and manufactured exclusively in Lithuania. It is hand-made with love and respect for nature.

Label:

  • FSC certified
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UK

All products from Light a box is made in a little atelier in Leeds, UK. The team is counting 4 people and everything they make is hand-builded. They use birch plywood, aluminium, steel or acrylic.

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China

Founded in 2013, the Woodcessories company develops sustainable accessories with minimal environmental impact. They have been working with the German TÜV or the international testing company SGS. SGS is the world's leading company in the field of testing, verification and certification, especially laboratory testing. In addition, their antibacterial material has been tested for months by SGS in certified laboratories and kills common forms of bacteria like E.coli and MRSA. All products are being made in China and they are working with a factory that is specialized in producing high quality accessories Currently they have up to 140 employees.

Labels:

  • FCC
  • CE
  • ROHS
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Taïwan

The need for paper isn’t going away any time soon, but the need for sustainable answers to today's problems is past its tipping-point.

Materials are responsibly sourced, employees are treated and paid fairly, and leaders work for a greater cause than a profit margin. Through theircommitment to inspiring people and helping the planet, they take note of what matters most.

Made from 100% sustainably recycled stone, and without any bleaches or acids, Karst Stone Paper™ is rebuilt from first principles to be better than wood-pulp paper: more durable, more sustainable, and infinitely smoother to write, scribble, doodle or draw on. Paper is 100% tree-free.

Certifications:

  • B corp
  • Cradle to Cradle

Japan

Midori is a Japanese stationery brand that began as a producer of writing paper and envelopes in 1950. Since then, they have continued to develop a range of design-focused products that will enrich and add color to people’s daily lives. Midori has maintained its base in design and paper while evolving into a comprehensive manufacturer of stationery items, where their mainstay paper products that allow users to express themselves freely are now accompanied by functional writing materials that people can enjoy using with their paper items.

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China

The plastic bottle company is a family business started by Alex and his sister. It all started in 2017 when Alex wanted to fight against the excessive use of disposable plastic bottles. In 2017, Alex and his sister decided to act and setup a factory of reusable plastic bottle. Their goal was simple - manufacturing reusable plastic bottles for a daily use, that could last and replace disposable plastic bottles. All bottles are made of high quality BPA-free plastic that is 100% recyclable and sourced locally. The factory has improved processes to limit their waste. All defected bottles are sent to recycling and the factory has no used-water. Water is used in the cooling systems of the machines and molds over and over but never used for cleaning.

Facts:

  • Location: Zhejiang, China
  • Foundation: 2017
  • Number of employees: 25
  • Number of shifts: 1
  • Working hours: 56 hours

Tunisia and Belgium

Cycling is much more than just pedaling. From this conviction, the Belgian bicycle-fashionbrand was born.

The sewing unit is located in Tunisia and the printing and design of the products are taking place in their own factory in Antwerp.

China

Established in 2015, the factory is located in Yiwu city, in the dynamic province of Zhejiang. The implantation has over 5000 square meter workshop with 50 workers and a 25-people sale team. They are expert fitness equipment.

The sales staff are trained and experienced in the products they sell, ensuring they are able to offer the best advice when purchasing the fitness equipment

Facts:

  • Location: China, province of Zhejiang
  • Working hours: 60
  • Number of employees: 75

Portugal

Since 1995, the Cork yoga mat factory is concern about their production method. The raw materials used in their products follow the internal policy of quality and environmental responsibility. Moreover, their production operates based on almost no waste: All of the cork leftover is recycled to become raw material again.

All workers have the legal compliance with the nine requirements of the SA8000 norm, namely: Child Labor, Forced and Compulsory Labor, Health and Safety, Freedom of Association and Right to Collective Bargaining, Discrimination, Disciplinary Practices, Working Hours and Remuneration.

Certifications:

  • Vegan approved
  • SA8000 norm
  • ISO 9001

Germany

Anna and Sophie are the two founders of hejhej-mats.

One day they visited an art exhibition in Gothenburg. In one artwork the Turkish female artist Pinar Yoldas accused yoga practitioners of acting hypocritically. Since they often think they are acting very sustainably, but then they do not think about their yoga mat. Through this artwork, the two of them felt caught and since that day we have been working on our sustainable yoga mat.

Their vision is to use sustainable yoga equipment to reduce the amount of plastic waste on our planet and promote conscious consumption. They are enthusiastic about raw materials that flow in endless cycles. Hejhej yoga mat is made from secondary raw materials and is 100% recyclable.

In 2018 our hejhej-mats were nominated for the federal ecodesign award.

Belgium

La Biscuiterie Namuroise is the story of 2 cookie-lovers and friends willing to make biscuits great again. They are artisanal biscuit-makers who bake the fresh biscuits of yesteryear (Some people even tell them it’s been more than a century since they tasted anything so scrumptious). Their biscuits are crispy, crunchy – just like grandma made! They’re a taste experience that will take you back to your childhood. Made from natural, local products, their biscuits are beautifully fresh and totally free of additives and preservatives. They pride themselves on not tampering with their products, so that they can tell their own story as you enjoy eating them. Right: ready to return to your childhood? Ah yes... Going back to their roots is what prompted them to embark on their great adventure in the first place!

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Taïwan

For many years Michael Ma has been concerned about the environmental issues of global warming very, and constantly pondering the relationship between nature and our advanced culture. At some point, he randomly discovered a meaningful material that is composed of contradictory elements: grass and recycled plastic.

Natural grass is one of the most primitive plants in the world, which occupies 25% of the land, and is un-exhaustible in the world. Plastic is our civilized material of the last century but is exhaustible. It is damaging the environment and shall be controlled with coming regulations.

After years of thinking and exploration of nature and our modern culture, Michael was inspired to create a company improving the contradictory relationship between our civilized world and nature. His goal? Making natural grass and recycled plastic meet around an eco-friendly and design object to support recycling and carbon reduction. The grass pen factory does not only offer an eco-friendly product but also wants to raise the ecological consciousness by supporting various climate actions and NGOs.

The grass pen factory uses environmentally friendly processes. The pens are made with a blend of renewable and recycled raw materials (30% of natural grass and 70% of recycled and BPA-free PET). The factory is also optimized to avoid any waste of products or water. The water used for the production is coming straight from the grass and is always cleaned and treated such that the process is self-sufficient and doesn't require additional water.

Facts:

  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Foundation: 2013
  • Number of employees: 9
  • Number of shifts: 1
  • Working hours: 48
  • Certificates: SGS

USA

Topo design was born in Colorado in 2008 from the simple fact of wanting classic, functional and well-designed products that are inspired by who we are and where we live. Today, they want to produce the most durable, versatile, beautiful products that can be used around town, out on the trail and traveling the globe.

All of their local and international manufacturing partners adhere to Fair Labor guidelines and maintain certifications and best practices needed to fully support their expectations as they relate to the health and well-being of their partner workers. Their long-term vision for process improvement is to reduce waste, harmful chemical use and energy consumption.

China

Based in Scandinavia, Rains is a contemporary rainwear lifestyle brand.

They work with few, close manufacturing partners in order to build valuable partnerships that contribute to good quality, dialogue, sharing of knowledge, and responsible development. All of our Rains products are manufactured in Chinese factories with more than 15 years of experience in rainwear and performance garments. Rains is proud to partner with professional and ethical factories that produce high-quality products in safe working conditions. The factories are aligned with our employee standards, including but not exclusive to secure health insurance, proper working schedules, and clean working environments. While Rains values a dialogue-based supplier relationship, they find ethical audits to be a useful tool in gaining insight into our production. The audits help them to understand how their manufacturing partners work and identify potential risk areas. Their audits are conducted by specialist third-party auditors carefully selected by amfori BSCI – the leading global business association for open and sustainable trade. Going beyond monitoring, they engage in training and education programs to support their suppliers’ efforts in meeting Rains’ expectations.

Rains has specifically chosen sustainable materials. The PU-coating as it is significantly more environment-friendly than its hormone-disrupting alternatives: PVC and DWR-PFC. Light woven polyester fiber is used as the backside of the water-repellent PU-coating. Together, the polyester and the PU represents a strong construction that both keeps the fit and keeps you dry. The environmental benefit of polyester is that the synthetic material is completely recyclable, and by 2021, Rains' goal is to minimize its use of virgin polyester. To do this, Rains introduce a recycled polyester microfiber made of plastic bottles from a closed-loop system. Going forward, Rains will remain to have a focus on reducing their transport carbon footprint with the help of efficient capacity planning and by keeping the percentage of air freight down to a minimum (currently 6%).

Spain

When the aluminium bottle company was founded, more than 100 years ago, beverages and food were transported and stored in reusable containers. Back in the days, global warming and environmental awareness had nothing to do with that. It was just the only available option!

In addition to the need for durable containers, they had to be made of materials able to preserve contents for as long as possible. At a time when microwaves and refrigerators were still unknown words, the longer the food was kept warm and the fresher the water, the better. For this reason, since its foundation in the region of Murcia (Spain), back in 1912, conservation, reusability, quality and durability are words that have formed part of the aluminium bottle factory's DNA.

Today, things have changed a lot. Technology has evolved rapidly, materials and the way they are treated have changed, so did the finishes, the designs... Consumers are much more demanding in terms of design and performance, both at and outside home. In addition to this, the world is now facing one of the greatest challenges of this century: the reduction in the consumption of disposable plastic. And this new context makes the needs for conservation, reusability, quality and durability even more relevant than ever.

Although in a completely different way, 100 years later, foundations are still there. The aluminium bottle factory continues to manufacture bottles, canteens and other reusable containers made of aluminium of the highest quality and durability, offering maximum thermal performance and a very well thought-out design. The aluminium bottles are made of 99,7% pure aluminium. A specific coating is baked into the inner bottle walls. This high temperature curing binds the coating to the bottle interior and prevents it from ever chipping or flaking off. The coating is guaranteed to be BPA, Phthalates and lead free, as well as taste and scent neutral. All aluminum bottles are both reusable and recyclable.

Facts:

  • Location: Murcia, Spain
  • Foundation: 1912
  • Certificates: ISO 9001, ISO 14001

France

Coralie and Clémentine have started AŸ, a French brand of cactus 100% made in Paris, whose pretty and very pop pots are customizable. All the production is made in a traditional way and in a local network in Paris. They started the business by doing everything themselves: they had their own nurseries in the Paris region and also repotted the cacti themselves. They recovered used cans and had a printer at home for the customization of the pots.

Today, although the activity has grown, Coralie and Clémentine find it extremely important to maintain this ecological and ethical approach. For the sake of homogeneity and standardization, they have now delegated all this potting work and work with a professional printer, but everything is still done in a traditional way and in a local network, it's really made in Paris.

Belgium

Redopapers is the story of 2 friends sharing a love for paper, design and entrepreneurship. Their core business is SUSTAINABILITY. These 2 friends want to give paper waste and surpluses a new life in order to reduce the amount of resources going to waste. Every resource they repurpose means less new resources used. Their products are 100% made from waste papers and handmade in Belgium.

Therefore, this company uses local paper waste. The paper is sourced from local printing companies that share their philosophy and mission. They transform the paper waste into functional items. Their products are design and beautiful thanks to their unique look and feel. But, above all, they help you plan your everyday life in an easier way. However, this company is not limited to that. Whenever it is possible, these 2 friends work with vulnerable groups in their production process.

Europe

Marcel Bich launches the BIC Cristal pen in France. The BIC Cristal pen is the first high-quality pen at an affordable price.

For many years, BIC has brought simplicity and joy to everyday life by designing products that are part of every heart and home. They positively impact the world by offering sustainable solutions that respect the planet through smart design and creating high quality and affordable products that last.

With over 50 years of printing expertise and pioneers in full colour communication, BIC Graphic transforms these BIC® iconic products into powerful communication tools. You can be confident that your brand is in the hands of the experts who take care of the planet.

Belgium

Established in 1919, Lazer is one of the oldest brands of helmets and is now the leader on the market. The firm combines innovation, design, safety and technology. However, the company has never forgotten its roots since its creation. Its only goal is to innovate and improve continuously its products. To achieve this, Lazer uses its legacy and 100 years of experience and dedication. These helmets are created by and for enthusiasts. Its key words are passion, performance and pleasure of riding.

Facts:

  • Location: Belgium
  • Labels/Certificates: CE, CPSC

Belgium

The brewery is firstly a family story. The Humblet family was in search of a site to build a new brewery & continue their tradition and long list of beers brewed by their father, Benoit Humblet.

In 2011, they discovered the farm of Bertinchamps, situated not far from Gembloux in the countryside of Belgium.

Although extremely old and decayed, the farm had stunning character, situated in an environment that equals its prestige. It was time for some rejuvenation and the renovation project began immediately. The whole family embarks on this amazing project: to create and develop new authentic beers, but also restore a huge abandonment site, the Bertinchamps farm. Almost 2 years of remarkable work and finally in March 2013 the brewing system was installed in the old barns. Ultra modern fermentation tanks of a capacity of 6.000HL, an astonishing contrast of modern technology and the farm dating back more than 7 centuries.

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France

For 4 generations, OBUT has been there for all of those who practice, whether they are enthusiasts or occasional players.

From the small workshop once located in the heart of the village to their current factory in Saint-Bonnet-Le-Château, they are proud to have developed a local activity. An Obut team with a passion for the little ball, which day after day, from design to conception, from historical know-how to modern production, designs products of excellence appreciated on all continents.

Taiwan and China

Closca aims to inspire attitudes through design, creating products that have meaning for you and a positive impact on the planet to make us co-responsible for our participation in change. Closca creates innovative and technologically advanced products that allow you to have a positive impact on the planet every day, protecting and respecting the environment.

Helmets are manufactured in Taiwan and bottles in China.

Facts:

  • Labels/Certificates: Food contact, FDA, BPA Free
  • Reddot design award winner
  • Eurobike winner 2015
  • Gold Delta ADI awards 2016

China

Camelbak manufactures its products in its wholly-owned ISO-certified factories. Products are made in both the United States and China. They are pioneered hands-free hydration and introduced the first BPA-free bottles to the world.

Spain

Pulltap's offers professional quality for selective wine waiters. It was founded in 1996 in Sabadell, a neighbouring city to Barcelona. The company arose from the professional relationship between Ramon Brucart, a very prolific inventor from Sabadell, and the Alberich and Vilarrubí families of TADE, an industrial metallurgical company based in Sabadell.

The manufacture and development of all the corkscrews and wine accessories are handmade in Barcelona.

USA

CW&T is the art and design practice of Che-Wei Wang & Taylor Levy.

They concept, design, and make real the things that they want to see in the world. These are objects and bits of code that they were spurred to make a reality to adapt, augment, and transform our surroundings into something better than what was there before.

The results are thoughtfully made, carefully considered, and overly engineered to do what they do and do it well—often for multiple generations. They’re made for the individual, to patina with your own wear and tear, and become a part of your life. Everything is made to be the last of its kind you’ll ever need.

They sketch, design, and prototype all their products from their Brooklyn studio. What they can’t do in-house, they work closely with talented manufacturers on to bring these into existence. Every step of the way, they’re touching, tweaking, and refining to make it the best it can be.

It’s attention to detail and that makes a CW&T product. They make things how they want them in our world, and if that resonates with you, they think you'll enjoy them in yours too.

The Netherlands

The cycling bottle company intends to make a positive contribution to the environment and contribute to reducing disposable plastic. To do so, they work with ‘nature-friendly’ eco materials such as biobased polyethylene made of sugarcane and biodegradable polyethylene.

The bottle are made of biodegradable polyethylene that decomposes in the landfill. The flexibility of this material means it is much more recyclable. On one hand because it is simply made of polyethylene, you can dispose of this bottle in the plastics bin to be 100% recycled. On the other hand, the bottle is biodegradable. This is achieved by adding a bio-batch to the material that changes the molecular structure of the bottle. This had no effect on the use of the bottle until it is in the landfill or is accidentally left behind during a ride through the forest. In the middle of the landfill or under a layer of leaves and soil in the forest, there is heat and humidity. At the correct temperature, the bio-batch additive activates and the bottle decomposes into water, humus and gas. It does not degrade into small pieces of plastic as in oxo-biodegradable materials. The whole composting process in a landfill takes about one to five years. In nature this takes longer. Furthermore, in the landfill the gas can be recaptured for use as an energy source.

Vietnam

Wayks products are made in a facility in North Vietnam. Their manufacturer collaborates with the Fair Wear Foundation which works with factories to verify and improve their workplace conditions. Backpacks are usually made from Nylon or Polyester (PET) based fabrics. Most commonly these yarns are derived from virgin material, that is: Oil. Used plastic bottles are collected, shredded, cleaned, melted, formed into pallets, spun into yarn, and then woven into fabrics.

This both saves lots of energy (and CO2) compared to fabrics made from virgin material and also helps reducing plastic waste.

France

The French Vikings's workshop is located in Aubervilliers, close to Paris. The two founders, Billy and Nadir are able to offer unique, designed, hand-made and resistants products. All the products manufactured in Aubervilliers are made of white Calcia cement from quarries in the Ile-de-France region, dried river sand, fiberglass and fluidifier. The pigments are natural or synthetic depending on the color and come from the South of France.

The Netherlands and China

The Dopper Original is produced without any emissions in the Netherlands. The Dopper Insulated, Steel and Glass models are responsibly produced in China, with economical use of water and energy and with respect for the people who make them. Dopper is empowering people to choose reusable over single-use water bottles, to protect our world's waters. Fighting plastic pollution, one single-use water bottle at a time.

Certifications:

  • B Corp
  • Cradle to cradle

Morocco

Yasmine, Sofia et Aurélie created Rive Droite in 2016 together in the purpose the make a difference. To create cool, quality, eco-designed accessories, at the right price, while respecting people and the environment.

Their goals: Working differently. Produce differently. Consume differently. Products are made in Morocco, by talented entrepreneurial dressmakers, from recycled or upcycled materials (denim, cotton).

"Dudes" is the nickname we give to our dressmakers. Dudes is a contraction of "Durable" and "Desirable" in French , and this term has, in English, this kindly side which illustrates their approach. With respect for the environment and the well-being of those who produce and wear them. At the right price.

China

Founded in 2013 for coffee and tea lovers. The intention was to make a beautifully-designed product for brewing good coffee. Dreamed up with the spirit of never having to choose between aesthetics and functionality, they want to help the coffee aficionados and the brewing beginners alike find the fun in the craft of brewing. The products are designed in San Fransisco and manufactured by their partner in China.

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China

Kinto was born in 1972 from the passion to create products that bring comfort and inspiration into the everyday life. Their products are made at their partner factory in China which sustains high skills and quality standards.

In developing their vacuum insulated tumblers, they applied the vacuum insulation technology that the factory had cultivated and also worked together on incorporating new processing techniques. They also continue to make joint efforts to improve production quality and processes.

China

When they created the very first Klean Kanteen, their goal was to promote healthy living and respect for the environment by giving people an affordable alternative to plastic bottles. From the get go, they've shared some of the concerns our customers have expressed about manufacturing in China. However, after much time and research into manufacturing options, manufacture of Klean Kanteens in China would allow them to provide a handcrafted product of exceptional quality at a price point that would support broad accessibility and cultivation of mindful, reusable habits.

At Klean Kanteen, they are driven to ensure the materials and operations involved with the manufacture of our products meet acceptable standards for quality and safety, fair labor, ethical business practices, and environmental responsibility.

The manufacturers who produce Klean Kanteen bottles and caps maintain certifications for Quality Management System (ISO 9001) and Environmental Management System (ISO 14001) standards established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The stainless steel supplier for Klean Kanteen production also maintains the ISO 9001 certification, as well as the more intensive ISO/TS 16949 quality management certification required for stainless steel suppliers of auto manufacturers.

Greece

Design, production and finishing processes are all carried out in Greece by Billy Filippaios, the founder and owner of KRAMA MOSAIKATO. For 25 years he has been applying his know-how in the design and assembly of metal parts without visible joints to achieve the perfect result.

The Krama roller pen and ballpen are the result of years of learning and perfecting a skilfully mastered technique. They are precision moulded and assembled from a solid brass and/or aluminium part with a minimum of material. They are precise, durable, resistant and will acquire their own character over time and use. A unique know-how! But they are not just high-precision writing tools: they are true works of art, technically accomplished and finely crafted.

India

Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, with all manufacturing taking place in India. Neutral® is the result of more than 20 years of experience in the conventional textile industry, witnessing a constant pressure for lower prices at the expense of natural and human resources. As a result, founders Lars Bech and Christina Larsen have been dedicated to develop a platform for sustainable clothing, manufactured with true respect for people and planet.

The defining aspects of Neutral® and Certified Responsibility™ have been a holistic approach driven by commitment and an overall focus on action and continuous improvement.

Switzerland

Karl Elsener opened his cutler’s workshop in Ibach-Schwyz in 1884 and 7 years later, he supplied the soldier’s knife to the Swiss Army for the first time! Today, Victorinox guarantees that its products meet the highest standards in all areas and quality is never compromised, regardless of the production site. The majority of Victorinox products are manufactured in Switzerland.

Sustainability is at the heart of Victorinox's business, and the company continues to improve in this area. Recently they decided to stop importing wood from Africa and switched to local walnut wood.

China

LARQ began with a simple vision where innovative technology can be combined with inspirational design to help people access purified drinking water easily and sustainably. Their bottles are equipped with their proprietary PureVis™ technology, which is able to eradicate up to 99.9999%* of germs, bacteria, protozoa, and other harmful bio-contaminants without the use of toxic chemicals like mercury.

Facts:

  • 1% for the planet
  • Partnership with Plastic Bank to help clean up our oceans

France

OPINEL SAS is a family business, managed today by François Opinel and Denis Opinel, both great-grandsons of the founder Joseph Opinel. The company manufactures in the heart of the Alps, in Chambéry, articles whose quality has made the reputation of the brand for nearly 130 years. The collection is rich and ranges from knives to pocket tools for do-it-yourself, sports, or even kitchen and table knives...

The Chambéry plant employs 130 people, 75 of whom are directly involved in production. Opinel makes it a point of honor to maintain its quality thanks to regular controls and continuous improvement actions throughout the manufacturing chain, while guaranteeing respect for the environment with the aim of limiting the impact of our activity on nature. One of the pillars of the company's success is the protection of the brand, products and know-how. Opinel has no less than 900 legal protections (trademarks, models, patents, domain names) in more than 100 countries.

China

The Memobottle is responsibly produced in China by local workers. All the Memobottle are crafted using Estman Tritan. The containers are shared with other businesses to avoid any wasted space on ships. The cartons are made from recycled cardboard and are strategically assembled to optimize space.

Memobottle supports Water.org, an international nonprofit organisation that has positively transformed millions of lives around the world with access to safe water and sanitation. The path to breaking the poverty cycle starts with access to safe water. Through supporting Water.org, Memobottle has helped provide over 7 million days of safe water for people in need.

Facts:

  • Labels/Certifications: B Corp

Italy

For about 90 years now, the Italian Bialetti Moka coffee machine represents elegance and simplicity. The tank of the Moka Express, made of aluminium, and composed of eight different sides, facilitates the diffusion of heat to enhance the aroma of your coffee. As the leader in the Italian coffee maker market, Bialetti offers guaranteed quality. The original design of the Italian coffee machine has also contributed to its reputation of the brand for their original design. The machines are manufactured in the production center, located in Italy. The Moka machine requires very low maintenance and its average lifetime is more than 10 years. Water is the only thing you need to clean it.

Bialetti is the world ambassador for Oceana. This NGO was founded in 2001 and is today the biggest NGO worldwide dedicated to the preservation of the oceanic ecosystems.

China and Vietnam

The company was first known as Modo&Modo, a small Milanese publisher that, in 1997, brought the original notebook back to life and established the Moleskine® trademark. Moleskine Srl was listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in 2013. The brand was acquired and delisted by D’Ieteren at the end of 2016.

Today, the Moleskine company has around 500 employees and a vast network of partners. Moleskine has always paid close attention to sustainability issues, from which some of its fundamental values are derived. Moleskine is active on a daily basis reducing the direct and indirect environmental impact of its routine activities, both in the office and in connection with the production processes it manages.

All Moleskine collections are conceived and designed in Italy by Moleskine and manufactured in China, where the paper was invented in the 2nd century A.D. In China, Moleskine works closely with manufacturers able to combine mass production with a level of care and attention more typical to artisanal craftsmanship. All our suppliers are required to provide certifications of environmental and social sustainability in their manufacturing processes, issued by major international associations. All Moleskine products are compliant with California Proposition 65, one of the most stringent regulations in the world regarding the safety and environmental impact of materials. Moleskine is FSC-certified (Forest Stewardship Council), supporting responsible management of the world’s forests. Moleskine notebooks are made with environmentally friendly acid-free (no chlorine) paper.

Facts:

  • Location: China and Vietnam
  • Foundation: 1997
  • Certificates: FSC

Finland

For more than fifty years, the Finnish board game brand Tactic has been recognized for its innovative and sustainable high-quality creations that entertain millions of people throughout the world. Today, the group brings together some of the most renowned, productive, and in-demand designers, distributors, and manufacturers in the European board and outdoor game industry. Leaders in the Scandinavian market, they are present in more than 70 countries.

All games are made from 100% natural wood from sustainably managed pine and birch forests: the guarantee of a high-quality and eco-friendly product.

France

Founded in 2009, Monbento wanted to create an innovative catering concept. Design, quality and personalization is at the core of the business. Initially, Monbento has come up with a product that makes it possible to eat better, save money, fight against food waste and protect the environment. It simplifies our daily life and allows to take care of us and the environment. That’s how the Bento was born. Over time, the company has developed other products to further extend this simplicity and care.

The Bento complies with all international food standards. The products are guaranteed free of BPA in accordance with regulations. The company uses high quality plastics as PBT and PP. Quality is regularly controlled by independent organisations. All of this makes the Bento a quality product.

Germany

Pioneer since 1906, the Maison Montblanc is handcrafting writing products, piece by piece in Hamburg. Their products are lifestyle companions that will accompany yours and future generations to come. The process of completing their products is one of absolute care and passion.

The production of high-quality writing instruments is a multifaceted job, spanning the initial technical drawings for tools through to final production. The individual components of a writing instrument go through departments such as metal-working, electro-plating, injection-moulding and nib manufacture, and finally come together to be hand-assembled.

The commitment to highest quality and traditional values manifests itself in the Maison’s timeless creations, which become fine lifetime companions for their owners. In equal measure, this philosophy implies the continuation of the CSR tradition of employee development and community investment – a commitment to its employees and civil society as a whole.

Poland

Oakywood is family manufacture located in the mountainous terrain of Podhale, in Ciche, Poland, where the traditional woodworking methods are used to create modern technological gadgets.

Each Oakywood product has been designed to provide a peak functionality and durability and handcrafted by enthusiasts of working with wood. For every product, only ecological materials from responsible sources are used. These include ecological oils, Portuguese cork, merino wool felt, and, above all, solid wood - Polish oak and American walnut.

Australia

Founded in 2013, Orbitkey was insipired by intentional living. The founders had a simple idea to solve the problems related to jingling keys, a key organiser. After a kickstarter campaign, they realized many people believed in their vision. Their goal is to impact the organization world.

The product is highly durable and has premium finishes. It is made in genuine cowhide leather. A unique mix of hand-crafted and highly precise automated processes is used. Therefore, everyone is sure to find what he or she is looking for, thanks to soft-touch materials of the highest quality complemented by durable and tailor-made materials. This product embodies elegance, simplicity of transport and well-thought-out organisation.

Over time, their challenge has been to create new products to revolutionise traditional ways of organisation.

Facts:

  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Certificates: Chemical testing pursuant to Directive(EU)2015/863, Certificate of Conformity for Directive 2014_53_EU, 'Authorised substances' from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Heavy metals requirements of the European Council Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste and many more

Pakistan

Ethical ethos and commitment to reducing environmental impact. From organic cotton mesh grocery bags which marry style and sustainability.

Certifications:

  • Fairtrade cotton
  • 1% for the Planet
  • Organic Content Standard 100
  • EarthAware®

France

It's a world that spans more than 130 years of pioneering innovation, unique style, and world-renowned craftsmanship. Aged 25, George Safford Parker applies for his first pen patent and begins the Parker story with the driving philosophy: “It will always be possible to make a better pen.”

In 1954, production begins on the Jotter, Parker’s famous ballpoint pen. The Jotter sells 3.5 million in its first year and remains popular today. Making a Parker pen is a solemn act of creation. Modern Parker pens are complex mechanisms of up to 21 individual parts designed to work together to produce pens of discerning quality. For the most prestigious lines, meticulously selected materials are enhanced by decorative treatments and manual polishing before being assembled by hand and rigorously tested. Attention to detail is at the core of every Parker pen and it requires experts who have an aesthetic attention to detail.

Vietnam

The peak design's factory meets strict social and environmental standards ensuring the health and wellbeing of the people working there and their surrounding environment. The factory is audited annually to ensure ongoing compliance. Peak Design pays a premium on all product from that factory and the money goes directly into an account that is managed by the workers themselves. The workers vote on how they want the money to be used. The workers at Vung Tau have elected to split and distribute their first premium payment equally in cash as additional income. In 2022 the factory became Fair Trade Certified.

Labels:

  • Climate neutral
  • 1% for the planet
  • B Corp
  • Fair trade
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China

Kelowna Sustainability Studio (KSS), in Canada, manufactures and engraves the classic Pela Case and also collects and regrinds materials from the Pela 360 Program to make new products. It is also the home of Pela's laboratory equipment and where they conduct biodegradation and compost testing on our existing material and play with developing and testing new materials and products. Established in 2004 and acquired by Pela in 2019, KSS employs 12 people in Kelowna, British Columbia.

Their manufacturing partners in South China manufacture our Pela Cases and Pela AirPod Cases. Their main manufacturing partner in China was established in 2000 and employs 800 people.

France

This human-sized company manufactures the most famous mills in the world!

In this French factory, everything is made on site: design, technical development, but also manufacturing. The wood is turned, varnished or painted; the mechanisms are stamped, meticulously assembled with the know-how of a goldsmith. The wood used for Peugeot mills comes from European forests with the PEFC™ label.

The Netherlands

The ashtray production is part of SEAVENTS sustainable event solutions, an initiative founded by a group of surfers on a mission to reduce waste and stimulate awareness and activation around waste at music events & festivals. The neck of the ashtray is a preform, a so called semi-finished product for plastic bottles produced in the Netherlands. They are made out of R-PET (recycled and recyclable polyethylene terephthalate). The lid comes from Dubai and is made of polyethylene and is recyclable when properly collected.

The ashtrays are assembled in Hoorn (the Netherlands) in a ''sociale werkplaats'' which is a Dutch concept. It is a social employment facility where the employees are people who experience difficulties to getting a regular job, such as people with a handicap, disability or ex-prisoners. In this way they try to contribute to the social sustainability of our product as well.

Vienna

Paper Republic is born with the desire of crafting authentic products: goods with a story and soul.

Their products are proudly handcrafted in their own workshop in Vienna. This means more flexibility, shorter transport routes, and less carbon emissions. With greater control over their work processes, they can ensure high-quality and durable products.

They use solely acid-free, FSC and PEFC-certified paper made in traditional paper mills in Europe. Raw materials are sourced directly from family-run businesses that the company knows personally and with whom they share a common way of doings things. Most of them are either in Austria or reasonably close.

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China

The backpack factory is located in China precisely in China, in the province of Fujian, opposite Taiwan. It employs between 50 and 100 people, all of whom have received adequate training. In addition, the company is regularly inspected by external bodies, which certify that the work is carried out in good conditions. A leader in backpack manufacturing, it supplies many famous companies and brands throughout the world, mainly in North America.

Facts : 51 - 100 People

Certification audit: TCCC Audit Report

Germany

The German company is a family business. For three generations it has been constantly reinventing itself. It has proven its expertise not only in terms of innovation, but also in terms of sustainability.

The recycled PET PEN pen offered at Merchery was awarded the PSI Sustainability Award in 2017. The company is also regularly nominated for the German Sustainability Award and is also included in the TOP 100 of the most innovative companies in Germany's medium-sized business sector.

France

Bioseptyl is the toothbrush range of La Brosserie Française. Last representative of a traditional activity in the Thérain valley, Bioseptyl resists the globalization effect and has chosen to produce French. Here is its story...

In 1845, Alphonse Dupont created in Beauvais La Brosse et Dupont, a manufacture of brushes, tablets and buttons in the heart of the Thérain valley. Along this river having participated in the development of what quickly became a local tradition, the Beauvais site flourished and employed up to 450 people. Today it has almost 170 years of expertise in the oral and hairbrush sector. But the phenomenon of globalisation is gradually taking its toll on the profitability of the site, as it has done for many French industries. After several takeovers, the definitive closure threatens when the idea of a crazy bet takes shape...

The Made in France bet: Safeguarding a traditional activity in the region, while at the same time making it part of the future: this is the challenge of relocation. In 2012, the site takes its fate in hand, and an employee is putting together a business plan. The management changes hands, and the new company name La Brosserie Française is created: the production tools are gradually repatriated to France, with the will to fight to save local know-how. This means that all products are imagined, developed and produced in France. From now on, the transformation of plastics is done in Perche, then stacking and packaging are done on the historical site of Beauvais. Proximity ensures traceability, product quality and safety, while limiting the impact on the environment.

Eco-design, a priority focus. They strive to minimise the impact on the environment in the following way:

  • A reduced use of plastic, in products or packaging.
  • The use of solid dyes in order to minimise the use of rinsing solvents.
  • The use of recycled cardboard and vegetable ink for our packaging in large and medium-sized stores.
  • Recycling, through the reuse of industrial tools and through selective sorting in the factory.
  • Local production: small-scale production flows reduce transport and thus emissions from CO₂
  • The choice of French suppliers.

Facts:

  • Location: Beauvais, France
  • Foundation: 2012
  • Certificates: Guaranteed Made in France, Ecocert, EnVol, ISO 9001, ISO 13485, Energie Verte, Parents, PEFC

The Netherlands

The first minimal wallet was born at the same time as the first electronic payment systems in the 1990s. By designing a radically new product and production process, Secrid has returned to large-scale cardholder production in the Netherlands. The production is more efficient and cleaner than ever before, and reaches unprecedented quantities in this small country.

The products are assembled in social enterprises located in Leiden, Delft and Haarlem. From the sewing workshop in Flardingue to the social enterprise in Leiden, the close cooperation with their 50 suppliers plays an important role. The company guarantees good, environmentally friendly production conditions and has already created over 200 jobs in the Netherlands.

Facts:

  • Partnership with FairClimateFund, to offset their carbon footprint

United Kingdom

Located in England, Sow Easy is continuously growing thanks to innovative products based on the garden and environmental theme. Sow Easy provides fast and affective solutions to their clients. Many aspects of gardening and the growing cycle of a plant are reflected by bespoke products. Sow Easy wants to help turn the tide on plastic pollution by providing sustainable and eco-friendly promotional products even if it is a small but nonetheless important contribution. Therefore, its range offers an eco-friendly alternative to single-use plastics. Its products improve the image of a corporate brand, sending a powerful and enduring message of sustainability, responsibility and commitment.

Why seed sticks? This item will allow your employees or customers to grow plants by their own. This may have several benefits. People feel less stress and more at ease in their working environment if there are plants around them. It also makes the workplace more stimulating and interesting. This will help people to be happier and, therefore, more productive. Seed sticks are good for mental health and help to unwind and relax.

Facts:

  • Labels/Certificates: FSC, PEFC, ISO14001
  • Since 1983: In gardening & seed-based promotions market

Belgium

Founded at the beginning of the 20th century, the Savonneries Bruxelloises has asserted itself over the years as the number one soap manufacturer in Belgium. Located in the heart of the vibrant Brussels, they still occupy the original building where the company was founded. They use only traditional manufacturing methods, using the best ingredients and the best fragrances.

This know-how has furthermore enabled them to become in 2016 an official supplier to the Belgian Court, and to become part of the Belgian Holder Warrant order. 75% of their production is exported to almost all European countries, to the Middle East, the Far East and America.

Switzerland

Over the course of 100 years, Caran d'Ache instruments have become internationally renowned for the drawing and writing experience they offer through the elegance of their lines, the quality of their materials, the purity of their pigments, and the technical brilliance of their design. The family business, which was founded in Geneva in 1915, owes this to a shared vision, the unique values of Swiss Made excellence and an innate sense of creativity and innovation.

Their values are the soul that goes into crafting the products and the beacon that guides them every day and in everything they do. They create an entire state of mind that ensures they remain inventive, environmentally responsible, committed to passing on knowledge and education, focused on their quest for excellence, and loyal to the Swiss Made label that embodies the quality of their products. Their commitments feed into a long-term vision that places sustainable development and social responsibility at the heart of everything they do.

The proof of this is easy to see in the number of steps they have taken to protect the environment and the partnerships we have formed. They work with social and cultural stakeholders and with local and international artists who are proud to be ambassadors for their values.

United Kingdom

Founded in 1760, Whiteley is a company specialized in the manufacturing of scissors. Today, Whiteley is still a family-run firm. 2 direct descendants of William Whiteley are working in the company. They are the 11th and 12th generation to dedicate their life to making scissors. Whiteley is the oldest scissor-maker in the Western world and has always stood for quality. Nowadays, there are 250 different types of scissors, each uniquely designed to solve a specific cutting problem.

Since the beginning, Whiteley has been designing and producing beautiful hand-crafted industrial scissors. Every scissor has been hand-made, assembled and tested by craftsmen in Sheffield, England, the birthplace of stainless steel. These craftsmen are using the skills and techniques honed and handed down over centuries. The world-renowned quality it achieves today has been gotten thanks to this transmission through generations. Based on all their years of experience, the company is continuously innovating to provide us the best groundbreaking scissors. There are not other scissors like those, which combine ergonomics of heritage with stylish and technologically advanced finishes.

Germany and Vietnam

The best stories are those that tell of a great passion. As the history of VAUDE. It begins with the enthusiasm of Albrecht von Dewitz for mountain sports. In the thin mountain air of the Alps, it matures in 1974, a daring idea - he makes his hobby into a profession and founded the company VAUDE naming it after his initials. VAUDE became a member of Fair Wear (FW) in 2010. FW is one of the most recognized and strictest standards in the field of social responsibility.) This independent organization focuses primarily on the supply chain sewing industry, where labour-intensive processes take place and a large number of workers can be reached. Within the same year, Vaude introduced Green Shape. Green Shape is your VAUDE guarantee for environmentally-friendly products – made from sustainable materials and resource-conserving manufacturing.

In 2015, VAUDE reached the highest possible performance category as "Leader". This status is attained when companies have at least 90% of their total production manufactured in facilities that are monitored in accordance with FWF requirements. The newly built VAUDE Manufaktur production facility at the company headquarters in Tettnang begins operation, helping VAUDE to expand its Made in Germany production which includes high quality panniers and bags. Production in this facility is 100% climate neutral as well as EMAS and bluesign certified.

Facts:

  • Climate neutral
  • Greenpeace Detox Commitment

Turkey

Sometimes called Hammam towel or Turkish towel, Peshtemal is a unique towel that is mostly associated with Turkish spas.

Peshtemal originated in the Ottoman Empire (present-day Turkey), and its creation dates back several centuries ago. Trade between the Bosphorus and Europe led to the importation of large numbers of Hamman towels, and they promptly become one of the most popular types of towels.

The towel itself is made from Turkish cotton, which has interesting properties compared to traditional cotton: its longer fiber makes the Peshtemal much stronger and more durable than traditional bath towels. This fiber also has the surprising peculiarity of becoming softer and more absorbent with each wash. Besides, Peshtemal bath towels can be used in many different ways, from tablecloths to picnic blankets or beach towels.

Semih and his family have decided to combine their know-how and services to offer Premium Turkish towels. The cotton used is OEKO-TEX certified, and dyed with healthy and nature-friendly colorants, guaranteeing a piece that combines elegance and quality.

Facts:

  • Location: Denizli, Turkey
  • Family business
  • Certificates: OEKO-TEX

Denmark

From a student's idea to 10 million seed pencils sold. The idea of the Sprout pencil is very simple: as soon as it becomes too small to write or color, you stick it in! This way, you give it a new life by turning it into herbs, vegetables, or flowers. The Sprout pencil is 100% natural and biodegradable and has become a popular green alternative to plastic ballpoint pens with company logos.

As its founder, Michael Stausholm, says: "Every year an estimated 50 billion ballpoint pens are produced and sold. That's 135 million plastic pens a day! An enormous amount of plastic that sooner or later will end up in landfills. If we could replace just a tiny fraction of plastic pens with plantable pencils, we would have a good reason to be".

Sprout (which means "Brussels sprout" in Brussels parlance) does not only want to sell pencils. They have made it their mission to be the preferred alternative. "If you can stick a pencil in, what else can you do to recycle more?". This is the mindset behind Project Sprout.

The highest ethical and environmental standards are rigorously followed within the manufacturing process and the company, and all pencils are made from PEFC or FSC certified wood. Sprout World is also developing the world's first plantable make-up pencil, which should be launched soon.

China

The stainless steel bottle factory is also our stainless steel mug and stainless steel straw factory. This factory is established since 2012 in Jiangsu, China.

The company is born from a joint venture between well established groups of stainless steel manufacturers. Their mission was to put their expertise at the service of mother earth by developing a large range of stainless steel objects that could become our everyday mates.

The company values offering durable and quality products. And if the stainless steel bottle factory is making goods products, better doing it in a good way... The factory aims to limit the impact of its activities on the environment and to provide a safe and respectful workplace to its employees. All stainless steel objects produced in the stainless steel bottle factory are made from BPA-free 304 food grade stainless steel. In addition, the company only works with 100% recycled raw materials sourced in Zhongshan. When recycled, steel does not lose any physical properties while the process is much less harmful for the planet. It requires drastically less energy and materials than mining ore and processing it to steel.

Facts:

  • Location: Jiangsu, China
  • Foundation: 2008
  • Number of employees: 700
  • Working hours: 42
  • Certificates: ISO 9001, ISO 14001

China

Senz was born in 2006 by 3 Dutch students – Gerwin Hoogendoorn, Gerard Kool and Philip Hess – from Delft’s Technical University who were frustrated by umbrellas that kept blowing inside out and ending up – far too quickly – in the rubbish bin.

Shouldering responsibility for the well-being of workers and the environment is of paramount importance to their mission. What drives them is an unwavering alignment to their responsibility to exceed expectations in regard to human rights, anti-corruption and labour laws, along with environmental sustainability. The umbrellas are made in China.

Together with their suppliers, they can ensure high quality products, good working conditions and care for the environment. All production and assembly factories they work with are required to comply with the BSCI code of conduct. They are expected to cooperate with the externally accredited audits we require via experienced and independent auditing companies. Senz° uses Formosa Taffeta fabrics on their storm umbrellas. Formosa Taffeta is leading the trend of world fashion as it provides fashionable and wholesome materials.

The fabrics have been approved by examination through OTS - according to OTS 027741 - Reach passed and comply fully with the regulations on the restrictions on the use of AZO dyes. During the production process, user-friendliness to the environment is maintained. Therefore, the fabrics of our storm umbrellas are harmless to people and the environment.

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France

Le Beau Thé workshop is located in Ile-de-France to contribute to the preservation of jobs and French know-how. All tea bags are hand sewn and are made of mousseline, which allows a better taste experience. All plants used for their infusion creations are organically grown.

Facts:

  • 100% Bio
  • All the tea bags are certified Ecocert
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France

Founded in 2014 by Kaleigh Johnson and Fadel Imendjerioune, artéfact is a tea boutique located in a 17th-century building in the heart of the Marais district in Paris.

They source their teas directly from the most promising tea producers worldwide (including Malawi, Nepal, South Korea, Taiwan, Brazil, China, Vietnam, Georgia, Australia, Laos, Japan, Colombia, Rwanda, and India). In addition to tea sourcing, they specialize in tea blends created in house and often tailor-made for other like-minded brands, artists and events. They have a wide-ranging clientele, from prominent hotels like Le Scribe and Hotel Hoy in Paris to the French Senate, La Confiture Parisienne, Kaviari, and the best coffee roaster in France, Terres de Café. They work with high-end restaurants and chefs such as 2-star Michelin chef, Chef Christophe Hay, Chef Alain Ducasse, and his restaurant, Spoon 2, Chef Akrame Benalal, and his cutting edge restaurant, Shirvan, and Japanese Chef, Terumitsu Saito, and his Paris based restaurant, Pilgrim. Our teas have recently been placed in restaurants and boutiques in Japan, Cote d’Ivoire, Switzerland and French Guiana.

In 2019, Fadel joined the Collège Culinaire de France as a Quality Artisan Producer. The CCF works daily to enhance and transmit artisanal culinary heritage through diversity, tradition, and capacity for innovation. They are honored to have been recognized by this prominent institution.

China

Born from nature, NOOSA is a Belgian start-up that creates a bio-based fiber that is endlessly recyclable thanks to its patented technology. NOOSA was developed from the observation of the textile sector, where currently, less than 1% of textile fiber is being reused. The goal is to revolutionize the industry by fighting textile waste at pre- and post-consumer level. Now, NOOSA offers a tangible solution to this problem; the White t-shirt – 100% recyclable, 100% circular and revolutionarily sustainable. NOOSA’s manufacturing is based mostly in China, where they source ethically, ensuring compliance standards are met during the entire chain.

Certifications:

  • Oeko-tex Standard 100
  • Bio based Certified PLA
  • Non-GMO Certified PLA
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China and Taiwan

Leuchtturm was born in Germany in 1917 with a family which is now in its fourth generation. The brand’s core objective is to produce well thought-out notebooks and planners with high standards of quality. The notebooks, pen and pencil are responsibly produced in China and Taiwan. To ensure the durability of their products, they use FSC-certified papers which contain long fibers to suit each individual application. Therefore, they keep the processing methods sustainable by doing the printing with mineral oil-free, water-based ink and varnishes. Their products also meet the stringent requirement of the EU REACH chemicals regulation, which is based on the ‘Proposition 65’.

Foundation: 1917 Certification: FSC

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China

Since 2012, the brand tirelessly seeks to facilitate micro-moments of self-care wherever people are. They believe that individuals are at the center of everything they do. Following that idea, their efforts are aimed to support everyone who wants to fulfill the three different pillars of Self-Care: physical, mental and emotional.

Therefore, their purpose as a studio and as team has always been to contribute to the wellbeing of our local and global community. They make sure that they offset the carbon cost of anything clients buy from their store and invest in initiatives that capture or prevent emissions for the amount of CO2 released in the atmosphere, which is a Carbon Neutral activity.

  • Carbon Neutral
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The Netherlands

Things aren’t being shared evenly in the chocolate supply chain. The chain starts with millions of farmers who produce cocoa and ends with the billions of consumers who enjoy chocolate. But what about the bit in the middle? This section is dominated by a handful of chocolate giants that profit from keeping the price of cocoa as low as possible. Right now there is modern slavery on cocoa farms in West Africa. This is a result of the unequally divided cocoa chain.

Tony’s Chocolonely exists to change that. Illegal child labour and modern slavery are against the law - it needs to stop. The mission: together we’ll make 100% slave free the norm in chocolate.

  • B corp certified
  • Fairtrade chocolate via the Open Chain principles by Tony’s
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Turkey

The textile industry is a sector where child labor, gender inequality, excessive use of water and high CO2 emission are commonplace. Instead, Oxious is a small business making high-quality products with responsibility and respect for people and planet. Oxious is a combination of oxygen and consciousness. They use up to 50% recycled materials and upcycle their production waste. They are 100% transparent about our processes and impact on people and planet. Furthermore, their team of local women are paid above minimum wage and can develop socially and professionally. At their studio, their team weave and pack towels by hand. All in a good and supportive environment where they can learn new technical skills and socialize. There, women get paid fair wages and have access to their well-deserved worker rights such as: insurance, maternity leave, and pension. Not only that, two of them are now the first women to get a driver’s license in the whole village.

  • B corp
  • Zero waste
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Bangladesh

Because eco-responsibility begins with choosing the materials used in the composition of the products, they have designed a range of basics made from recycled and organic materials that respect our planet.

They have chosen to base most of the production in Bangladesh, India, China and Italy. 70% of their garments are made in factories in Bangladesh. Their local office carries out regular audits of all their partner factories to ensure the quality of the products as well as good working conditions for workers. They have taken care to select partners certified by organizations such as SEDEX, BSCI and WRAP to ensure that social and ethical rules are applied and followed.

  • GOTS
  • Organic 100
  • Organic blended content standard
  • Recycled 100 claim standard
  • Recycled blended claim standard
  • RWS
  • Global recycled standard
  • Tencel
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Bangladesh

Because eco-responsibility begins with choosing the materials used in the composition of the products, they have designed a range of basics made from recycled and organic materials that respect our planet.

They have chosen to base most of the production in Bangladesh, India, China and Italy. 70% of their garments are made in factories in Bangladesh. Their local office carries out regular audits of all their partner factories to ensure the quality of the products as well as good working conditions for workers. They have taken care to select partners certified by organizations such as SEDEX, BSCI and WRAP to ensure that social and ethical rules are applied and followed.

  • GOTS
  • Organic 100
  • Organic blended content standard
  • Recycled 100 claim standard
  • Recycled blended claim standard
  • RWS
  • Global recycled standard
  • Tencel
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Spain

Because eco-responsibility begins with choosing the materials used in the composition of the products, they have designed a range of basics made from recycled and organic materials that respect our planet.

They have chosen to base most of the production in Bangladesh, India, China and Italy. 70% of their garments are made in factories in Bangladesh. Their local office carries out regular audits of all their partner factories to ensure the quality of the products as well as good working conditions for workers. They have taken care to select partners certified by organizations such as SEDEX, BSCI and WRAP to ensure that social and ethical rules are applied and followed.

  • GOTS
  • Organic 100
  • Organic blended content standard
  • Recycled 100 claim standard
  • Recycled blended claim standard
  • RWS
  • Global recycled standard
  • Tencel
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Spain

Because eco-responsibility begins with choosing the materials used in the composition of the products, they have designed a range of basics made from recycled and organic materials that respect our planet.

They have chosen to base most of the production in Bangladesh, India, China and Italy. 70% of their garments are made in factories in Bangladesh. Their local office carries out regular audits of all their partner factories to ensure the quality of the products as well as good working conditions for workers. They have taken care to select partners certified by organizations such as SEDEX, BSCI and WRAP to ensure that social and ethical rules are applied and followed.

  • GOTS
  • Organic 100
  • Organic blended content standard
  • Recycled 100 claim standard
  • Recycled blended claim standard
  • RWS
  • Global recycled standard
  • Tencel
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India

Because eco-responsibility begins with choosing the materials used in the composition of the products, they have designed a range of basics made from recycled and organic materials that respect our planet.

They have chosen to base most of the production in Bangladesh, India, China and Italy. 70% of their garments are made in factories in Bangladesh. Their local office carries out regular audits of all their partner factories to ensure the quality of the products as well as good working conditions for workers. They have taken care to select partners certified by organizations such as SEDEX, BSCI and WRAP to ensure that social and ethical rules are applied and followed.

  • GOTS
  • Organic 100
  • Organic blended content standard
  • Recycled 100 claim standard
  • Recycled blended claim standard
  • RWS
  • Global recycled standard
  • Tencel
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Portugal

Because eco-responsibility begins with choosing the materials used in the composition of the products, they have designed a range of basics made from recycled and organic materials that respect our planet.

They have chosen to base most of the production in Bangladesh, India, China and Italy. 70% of their garments are made in factories in Bangladesh. Their local office carries out regular audits of all their partner factories to ensure the quality of the products as well as good working conditions for workers. They have taken care to select partners certified by organizations such as SEDEX, BSCI and WRAP to ensure that social and ethical rules are applied and followed.

  • GOTS
  • Organic 100
  • Organic blended content standard
  • Recycled 100 claim standard
  • Recycled blended claim standard
  • RWS
  • Global recycled standard
  • Tencel
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Portugal

Because eco-responsibility begins with choosing the materials used in the composition of the products, they have designed a range of basics made from recycled and organic materials that respect our planet.

They have chosen to base most of the production in Bangladesh, India, China and Italy. 70% of their garments are made in factories in Bangladesh. Their local office carries out regular audits of all their partner factories to ensure the quality of the products as well as good working conditions for workers. They have taken care to select partners certified by organizations such as SEDEX, BSCI and WRAP to ensure that social and ethical rules are applied and followed.

  • GOTS
  • Organic 100
  • Organic blended content standard
  • Recycled 100 claim standard
  • Recycled blended claim standard
  • RWS
  • Global recycled standard
  • Tencel
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Belgium

Amuse is a Belgian company that considers quality of high importance. The more than 150 products from the Amuse collection are all designed in Belgium. They also keep production in their own country and fully in their own hands. Their production is fully handled by DBP Plastics, which has existed for more than eighty years. No product leaves the factory without meeting safety, hygiene and quality requirements.

They are committed to their proven quality and guarantee a long service life for every piece. Once an Amuse lunch box has found its way to your kitchen, you will be able to cherish it for a long time to come.

  • 100% recyclable products
  • DBP Plastics
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China and Germany

Manduka was founded on the simple idea that a better yoga mat could make a world of difference. And that the joy of yoga can encourage a more positive world. Their design approach is rooted in principles of conservancy - creating responsibly sourced products while minimizing environmental waste. They are committed to 100% transparency on the choices they make and, more importantly, where they have room to improve.

Hence, their pro mats are made from PVC that has been certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX, 100% latex-free, manufactured emissions-free with a lifetime guarantee.

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France

The diffuser factory aims to merge know-how and technology. By taking up this challenge, they managed to offer a complete and tailor-made experience. All of their raw materials are organic or of natural origin. This approach allows them to respond to an increasingly pressing and necessary demand for healthy and responsible products.

The diffuser factory custom produces series of all sizes in their own laboratory located in Poitiers, in strict compliance with good manufacturing practices. Their production tools allow them to shape a wide choice of types of natural products.

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France

The tea box factory carefully selects their tea around the world, from picking to sorting the best leaves. The supply complies with the ethical rules and regulations in force in the countries where the teas are produced, in line with the principles of the United Nations Global Compact.

The factory custom produces series of all sizes in their own laboratory located in Poitiers, in strict compliance with good manufacturing practices. Their production tools allow them to shape a wide choice of types of natural products.

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France

The soap factory aims to merge know-how and technology. By taking up this challenge, they managed to offer a complete and tailor-made experience. All of their raw materials are organic or of natural origin. This approach allows them to respond to an increasingly pressing and necessary demand for healthy and responsible products.

The factory custom produces series of all sizes in their own laboratory located in Poitiers, in strict compliance with good manufacturing practices. Their production tools allow them to shape a wide choice of types of natural products.

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Portugal and Greece

Founded in 2017, Iron roots aims to create the best sportswear that combines design, functionality and sustainability at the same time. Starting from the observation and dismay that more than 90% of all sportswear contains polyester, nylon or another form of plastic, they decided to take matters into their own hands. Iron roots offers a Plastic-free solution by making activewear from fabrics of natural origin like Hemp, eucalyptus, beechwood and organic cotton. All are sourced in Europe.

Iron Roots’s products are manufactured fairly in local, GOTS and SMETA certified factories located in Portugal and Greece. The company ensures their employees regular working hours, breaks, vacations and earn living wages.

In addition, the company minimizes textile waste by designing a product from a single fabric, by maximizing the cutting-edge efficiency and sometime by using the same fabric for multiple products. Besides that, they don’t overproduce because they don’t have seasonal collections.

Certifications :

  • GOTS
  • Sedex SMETA
  • Forest Stewardhip Council
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China

The only thing the company loves more than spending time in natural is helping share that experience with others. That is their purpose and their heartbeat. Whatever you need to help you be outside living your best life, they're in. Mother Nature is from their point of view the best designer there is. There’s never anything extra – every choice is made for a reason. That's the inspiration behind every product they design.

Hydro Flask is the most ideal gear to replace single-use plastics such as plastic water bottles and to-go containers. The brand supports non-profit organizations focusing on building, maintaining, restoring and providing better access to parks.

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USA

Almost all of the materials and manufacturing of Nalgene’s bottles and containers happens in the USA, minimizing Nalgene’s carbon footprint. By the end of the year 2021, Nalgene will strive to convert all production of its reusable water bottles to Tritan Renew material, a revolutionary resin made from 50 percent recycled material.

Portugal

Made in Copenhagen and ethically produced in Europe, Organic basics collaborates with factories aligned with their values. At Organics Basics, they believe in comfort and sustainability for all. The products are made to be both people and earth-friendly. Meaning their things are made to last.

Unlike conventional dyes made from fossil fuel-based raw materials, their colors are inspired by nature and made from natural, non-edible agricultural and herbal industrial waste that would otherwise go to landfill. For instance, new dyes are based on waste from rosemary, palmetto and beetroot production.

In addition, Organic basics measures their carbon emissions across their entire value chain, reports it transparently and tracks their progress over time with a target to reduce their carbon intensity by 50% by 2025 based on 2020.

Certification :

  • B corp
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Germany

Founded in 1900 with their classic blue pencil, Staedtler’s goal is to use our planet’s resources in a sustainable and well-considered manner. The optimization of their processes, particularly in the production phases and in the logistical management of their activities is, therefore, a key element in the considerations that guide their sustainable development policy.

Made from Upcycled Wood, they use wood chips from the sawing and planing processes of the wood industry. Even the smallest wood residues can be reused in high-quality pencils. There is no need for wooden boards to manufacture the pencils, as it is used in the traditional way of manufacturing. Besides this, the liners are composed of the DRY SAFE technology.

Concerning their processes, more than 3/4 of Staedtler’s products are manufactured in Germany with 100% of Green electricity. The company is committed to respecting human and employee rights worldwide. STAEDTLER is therefore opposed to forced labor, child labor, and discrimination and is committed to paying fair wages worldwide. For the well-being of their employees, they provide safe and healthy working conditions and promote continuous professional development.

Certification/Labels :

  • ISO 9001/ ISO 14001
  • PEFC
  • FSC
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Poland

The seed paper notes factory aims at offering a truly green and sustainable office essential. Indeed, this item gives a new purpose to the traditional yellow memo pads by planting the memo block, made of wildflower meadow seeds, once the 50 paper sheets are used. It will grow and give a new life to the paper notes.

This factory is located in Poland and uses natural material as paper grass to manufacture this item. In terms of packaging and transport, they have dedicated partnerships who have shown their commitments to reduce GHG emissions and have ambitious targets concerning carbon-neutral deliveries and climate-neutral logistics solutions.

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Portugal

With over 15 years of experience in Portugal, the socks factory designs and produces collections in its own workshop. They value transparency and ethics, and their partnerships with certified partners guarantee responsible and high-quality production.

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Poland

The seed paper notes factory aims at offering a truly green and sustainable office essential. Indeed, this item gives a new purpose to the traditional yellow memo pads by planting the memo block, made of wildflower meadow seeds, once the 50 paper sheets are used. It will grow and give a new life to the paper notes.

This factory is located in Poland and uses natural material as paper grass to manufacture this item. In terms of packaging and transport, they have dedicated partnerships who have shown their commitments to reduce GHG emissions and have ambitious targets concerning carbon-neutral deliveries and climate-neutral logistics solutions.

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China

Through their motto, “Minimal design, minimal emission”, the berlin company Ucon Acrobatics, believes that less can actually be more and that neither humans, animals, nor the environment should suffer for a quality product. At Ucon Acrobatics, they are constantly evolving the materials they use. Since 2018, they have been manufacturing products with the highest amount of recycled parts. Indeed, they have made Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) from recycled water bottles and cooperate with the company “Repreve” which champions transparent processes. Additionally, the products are free of animal ingredients and certified by PETA.

The Chinese manufacturers who produce the backpacks have been carefully picked regarding high standards, including fair conditions for everyone. China is simply the ideal location for its broad product range composed of many different materials. The province of Fujian is specialized in the production of bags and Backpacks.

Facts:

  • B corp
  • PETA
  • Recycled PET bottles
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Belgium

The lemonade is made with love in Belgium, in collaboration with several Belgian suppliers. The recipe was born as a fortunate accident during the production of Limoncello. The organic lemons used are cultivated in Puglia, and are carefully zested and squeezed to extract the juice during the season. They then add Belgian honey to sweeten it, and finish it off with a few drops of organic ginger roots from Peru, which are pressed into each bottle in a small atelier in Belgium.

Certification:

  • BE-BIO-02
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Italy

This company is a family business that takes sustainability and social responsibility seriously, and their commitment to these values is evident in every aspect of their production process. The production process involves a rigorous quality control system, which ensures that every pen meets the highest standards of performance and durability. They use sustainable materials in the production of their pens, including recycled plastic and eco-friendly inks. Additionally, they operate a zero-waste policy, with all manufacturing waste recycled or reused. They also places a strong emphasis on social impact, with a focus on creating job opportunities and supporting local communities. The company partners with local NGOs and charitable organizations to provide training and employment opportunities for marginalized communities.

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France

The seeds bags are 100% made in France by a Nantes-based start-up founded in 2018. Seeds are inherently an invitation to share, and they strongly believe in this new, modern, and sensible way of conveying messages. The seeds bags feature melliferous, organic, or untreated seeds, and are made from SFC and recycled paper. They take pride in their 100% Made in France, manual and solidarity-based production. The bags are assembled in a workshop adapted for workers with disabilities in Loire Atlantique. All the seeds are organic, European, and reproducible, and they favor locally sourced varieties that are easy to grow in a garden or on a balcony. They specifically choose melliferous flowers, which are particularly appreciated by bees and pollinators.

Certifications:

  • 1% for the planet
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Portugal and Italy

PANGAIA is a materials science company that specializes in bringing innovative solutions to everyday problems through premium lifestyle products and experiences. The brand is committed to three key values: science, purpose, and design, which are evident in every aspect of the company's operations.

One of PANGAIA's core commitments is to safeguard and encourage biodiversity on Earth. This commitment is reflected in the materials they use and the colors they produce, which are carefully selected to minimize their impact on the environment. The brand is also dedicated to developing new technologies and materials that balance the needs of the planet, functionality, and purpose.

PANGAIA's factories are mainly located in Portugal and Italy, and they use a combination of bio and lab-grown materials, recycled fabrics, and sustainable textiles such as C-Fiber™, an innovative material that transforms wood pulp and seaweed powder from SeaCell™ into a water and energy-efficient fabric.

In addition to their focus on regenerative resources, PANGAIA is also committed to ethical business principles. The brand has made a concerted effort to embed ethical practices into every aspect of their operations, from sourcing materials to working with suppliers and partners.

Overall, PANGAIA is a forward-thinking brand that is dedicated to making a positive impact on the world. Their commitment to materials science, sustainability, and ethical business practices makes them a leader in the fashion industry.

Certifications :

  • B Corp
  • 1% for the planet
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France

Made in France, assembled by hand. Producer of notebooks since 1930, originally dedicated to professional foresters. Their products come from the popular culture: the foresters of the Landes used to write notes on the felling of trees.

The "kraft" manufacturing process is a perfectly closed loop, allowing the recovery and recycling of chemicals and materials from the industrial process, and the use of waste as a source of energy. The closing of the circuits and the sealing of this "loop" represent environmental as well as economic imperatives. In the logic of a "closed process", all materials from the process are collected and recovered: additives and treatments, cellulose fibers, etc. The recovery of energy and the control of its consumption are a priority, in order to achieve an ever increasing autonomy of the manufacturing site.

Netherlands

Suite702 was born in 2018 from the desire to offer the experience of a 5* hotel suite, at home. From their studio in Amsterdam, Olaf and Shirley, the founders, develop a colorful collection with seasonless luxury items that celebrate life in and around bed with 100% organic materials.

Luxurious materials are used for each collection that is not only sustainably produced but also remains beautiful for a long time. All suite702 textiles have the GOTS quality mark. This means, that GOTS sets strict requirements for the environmental aspects of the entire production process: from processing, and production, to packaging, trade, and distribution of the textile. In other words, strict checks are carried out annually on the environment, animal welfare, and the social conditions of the people who make the product.

Certifications :

  • GOTS certified
  • Nomite
  • Downpass
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Spain

The story of Ekomodo begins with three young workers of Eko-REC, an international benchmark industrial company in recycling and circular economy, the only one in Europe that recycles PET plastic bottles. They identified the opportunity to further close the waste cycle and turn the fiber that was manufactured at Eko-REC into products that people could use in their day-to-day life, combining design and functionality, which is the key to sustainability.

Their products are governed by 3 basic principles: local production, sustainable materials, and social impact. Meaning that they manufacture in proximity, to local raw materials and with suppliers from the environment. Ekomodo minimizes waste by using 100% recycled and recyclable materials. In addition, they involve people from groups at risk of exclusion in the preparation, through collaboration with social workshops in the area.

Certifications :

  • Global recycled standard
  • B corp
  • ISO 14006
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Germany

Based in Germany, Lamy is committed to sustainable practices, including certified quality management according to DIN ISO 9001:2015, in-house production and recycling, use of recyclable materials, and eco-friendly packaging. They prioritize minimizing their carbon footprint through regional suppliers and use of regenerative energy sources. They have installed a green roof, a sculpture garden, and beehives on their premises to promote biodiversity.

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Australia

Urth is the story of a two years friend’s road-trip from California to Patagonia in 2014. Christian, Chris and Minnie were inspired by the untouched landscapes they traveled through. They ended their trip with a clear thought on the direct impact humans have on the environment and the responsibility we have to make it positive.

The company seeks to improve the planet's future and that of its subsequent inhabitants. They manufacture their products using low-impact materials and, with each item purchased, plant trees in severely deforested areas. Their philosophy is based on four pillars: conscious design, positive impact, creating change, and lifetime quality. Urth aims at having a 10x higher beneficial impact on the environment.

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Sweden

Since 1942. Thule is a Swedish brand, created in the middle of Småland forest for the outdoor enthusiast. At Thule, they want to contribute to a more sustainable world through innovative, high-quality products that are responsibly manufactured and inspire everyone to live an active outdoor life. Thule’s product development is built on four pillars: an understanding of how people use their products, a sustainable design philosophy, advanced development, and manufacturing skills, and, most importantly, extreme and high-quality testing programs.

They reduce their impact on the manufacturing process by being energy-efficient, optimizing packaging, and using recycled materials. Their Code of Conduct sets out what they require of their suppliers in terms of human rights, labor laws, health and safety, and the environment. Thule complies with the principle of the United Nation Global Impact, as well as the IO and OECD guidelines.

Certification :

  • Bluesign
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Canada

lululemon is committed to innovation in sustainable materials, promoting circularity, acting on climate change and supporting employee and community well-being. lululemon has set specific goals to achieve these objectives and extend the lifespan of their products, which include achieving 100% sustainable materials and end-of-use solutions for all its products by 2030, sourcing 100% renewable electricity for its owned and operated facilities, reducing freshwater use intensity by 20% with priority suppliers, decreasing single-use plastic packaging by at least 50% per unit and using at least 75% sustainable materials all by 2025. The company is dedicated to consistently reporting on and improving its sustainability efforts.

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USA

Chrome is a brand that stands out for its commitment to sustainability and social responsibility. Established in 1995 in Boulder, Colorado, the company started as a small group of cycling enthusiasts with a mission to create durable and functional bags for city commuting. Today, Chrome Industries continues to prioritize sustainability throughout its production process, using industrial-grade materials that are durable, eco-friendly, and responsibly sourced. The company also invests in sustainable manufacturing processes, reducing its carbon footprint and waste by using recycled and repurposed materials wherever possible.

In addition to its sustainability initiatives, Chrome Industries is actively involved in supporting local communities through various social initiatives. For example, the brand regularly partners with local organizations to donate backpacks, bags, and other gear to those in need. Chrome Industries has also earned several certifications, including Bluesign® certification, which recognizes the brand's commitment to reducing its environmental impact throughout the supply chain. The brand is also a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, an industry group that works to improve sustainability practices across the apparel industry.

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China

The recycled cotton cooler bag’s production process ensures quality control over the origin of the raw materials. In terms of compliance, it fulfills the technical standard required by European legislation and regulations applicable to this item. Furthermore, the recycled cotton cooler bag carries the certification of Amfori, an organization that promotes responsible and sustainable trade. Amfori partners with carriers who demonstrate their commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and have ambitious targets for carbon-neutral deliveries and climate-neutral logistics solutions, meaning that production and transportation align with sustainability goals.

Certifications:

  • Amfori
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Belgium

Founded in 2021 by Lorenz and Yasmine, MORO aims to offer products that enhance life's beauty while safeguarding the planet for future generations. They prioritize sustainability by using materials like mushrooms grown in the Netherlands for the inlay protecting their glass bottles, which is fully biodegradable, home compostable and carbon negative. The glass bottles are made in Portugal by a small family-run business and are fully recyclable. Neutral and stable, glass is the best material to preserve cosmetic products. Their shipping boxes and paper-based cases are FSC certified, and their formulas do not contain harmful chemicals such as sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, petrochemical derivatives, silicones, or microplastics. The pumps come from China as they haven’t found a better alternative in terms of quality. The refill packaging is made from OPP, a plastic derived material that protects the powder with a high-moisture barrier function to ensure product safety. The ingredients are locally sourced and cultivated sustainably, with a focus on traceability and minimal environmental impact.

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China

The seed paper notebook has a unique feature: it allows users to detach the cover from the notebook and plant it to grow beautiful petunias in assorted colors. In terms of certifications and compliance, the production of the seed paper notebook adheres to the regulations outlined in the REACH Regulations and it meets the requirements concerning cadmium content. It also holds the Amfori certification, which ensures that the product meets the required standards for sustainable and responsible production practices. By purchasing this notebook, you can enjoy a sustainable and environmentally friendly writing experience while contributing to a greener future.

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China

The paper lunch bag, produced in China, meets various regulations and standards. It complies with the German Food, Articles of Daily Use and Feed Code (LFGB), ensuring its safety for food contact. Additionally, it adheres to EU requirements for plastic materials and articles intended for food contact. The product is also Amfori certified, representing the factory's commitment to sustainable and responsible production practices. By choosing the paper lunch bag, you can trust in its compliance with regulations, its durability, and its positive impact on the environment.

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China

The recycled sports T-shirt, produced in China, holds several notable certifications that underscore its commitment to quality and ethical manufacturing practices. One such certification is the STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX, which ensures that the fabric used in the T-shirt is free from harmful substances and safe for human use. This certification reflects the product's dedication to promoting health and sustainability throughout its lifecycle, providing consumers with confidence in its safety standards.

Additionally, the T-shirt is certified by the Global Recycled Standard (GRS), which guarantees that the materials used in its production meet rigorous criteria for recycled content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices, and chemical restrictions. This certification highlights the T-shirt's contribution to reducing waste and supporting a circular economy by utilizing recycled materials. Furthermore, the EVE Vegan certification reinforces the T-shirt's animal-friendly production process, assuring consumers that no animal-derived components or by-products were used.

Certifications:

  • EVE Vegan
  • Global Recycled Standard (GRS)
  • STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX
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China

The beach chair is manufactured in compliance with Directive 2001/95/EC, which focuses on general product safety. This certification ensures that the chair meets the essential requirements and relevant conditions, guaranteeing that it does not pose any significant risks to the safety and health of users or third parties. Furthermore, the beach chair is also in conformity with REACH, which regulates the use of chemicals in products, ensuring the protection of human health and the environment. By complying with this directive, the factory demonstrates its commitment to using safe and environmentally friendly materials during production.

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Spain

Octagon Design is a Barcelona-based brand with a heartwarming story behind its creation. Originating from a young man's carefree attitude and tendency to forget things, his mother designed a diary to help him become more organized and focused. This simple tool had a profound impact on his life, enabling him to pursue his unconventional dreams. Inspired by this transformative experience, Octagon Design emerged as a brand dedicated to providing organizational products.

As a family-run business, Octagon Design places a strong emphasis on craftsmanship and attention to detail in their production process. Each product is meticulously designed and crafted to cater to the needs of their customers. While specific details about their sustainability actions are not readily available, being a small business suggests that they likely prioritize responsible sourcing of materials and strive to minimize waste in their production processes.

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Italy

Alessi, a prominent figure in Italian design since 1921, aims to turn creative expressions into tangible objects that fulfill desires and dreams. Their products balance aesthetics, functionality, and quality with a cultural and emotional dimension that surprises and charms. Alessi is not just a traditional production industry but a research lab for applied arts, combining the complexity of industrial production with the attention to detail of artisanal craftsmanship. Their products are made in Italy with strict quality standards by highly skilled craftsmen, using cold processing of metals to create desirable everyday objects.

Certifications:

  • B Corporation
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England

Based in London, Matthew Oliver has spent years working and consulting as a product designer. During his journey, he discovered the potential of bio-materials to transform the industry. Oliver Co's products stand out for their use of vegan materials made from apples. This choice makes it a completely renewable resource and significantly reduces its CO2 impact compared to faux leather.

As a British company, Oliver Co is dedicated to integrating the latest material technology with an unwavering attention to detail. They prioritize circularity in their business approach. Additionally, they maintain close collaboration with their suppliers to uphold high ethical standards throughout the materials' production and the manufacturing of their products. The company strives to trace back the ingredients of all their products, ensuring transparency for consumers.

Oliver Co works in partnership with a small factory in Istanbul, owned by Mehmet Al. Mehmet, who previously worked as a leather master for 10 years, now employs 30 people in his factory, specializing in small leather goods.

Certifications / Facts :

  • Bcorp
  • 1% for the planet
  • Awarded bests for the world 2022
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Bangladesh

Top on the list of environmentally friendly materials is the linen shopping bag, which is made in India and certified recyclable according to the Global Recycled Standard. Flax may now be processed in an environmentally sustainable way thanks to the ground retting process. As a result, fibers are extracted naturally on the ground. Additionally, the hackling, combing, spinning, and weaving processes used in the textile industry to convert the plant into yarn are all mechanical. The majority of other fibers require chemical solvents, but not this one. Only when dying or administering particular treatments are precautions necessary. Flax is not only eco-friendly but also waste-free because all of its constituent parts can be utilized.

Certifications: EVE VEGAN Global Recycled Standard (GRS) Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX

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India

The linen shopping bag, produced in India under Eve vegan and Global Recycled Standard certificates is at the top of the list of eco-friendly materials. Thanks to the ground retting method, flax can also be processed using an environmentally friendly technique. So fibres are extracted on the land using a natural approach. And all the industrial processes for transforming the plant into yarn (hackling, combing, spinning, and weaving) are mechanical. Unlike most other fibres, no chemical solvents are used. Precautions only have to be taken when dyeing or applying special treatments. As well as being environmentally friendly, flax does not produce any waste as all of its components can be used.

Certifications: EVE VEGAN Global Recycled Standard (GRS) Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX

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India

The jute tote factory, located in India, is certified by Eve Vegan and Global Recycled Standard (GRS). Jute is a natural material whose highly resistant fibre has been used in the textile industry for years. Jute cultivation improves air quality by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. It also improves land quality as the plant's waste products are mixed in with the soil to create fertiliser that is beneficial for the next crop. Unlike plastic or polyethylene, its production is non-polluting. Moreover, its cultivation requires little surface area and therefore few chemical products. Jute fibre is not only biodegradable, but also recyclable. One hectare of this plant consumes almost 15 tonnes of carbon dioxide and then releases 11 tonnes of oxygen through photosynthesis.

Certifications:

  • EVE VEGAN
  • Global Recycled Standard (GRS)
  • Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX
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Denmark

The Organic Company, based in Denmark, is dedicated to creating high-quality products while upholding strong ethical values. They prioritize the use of organic materials that are ethically sourced, ensuring that no harmful chemicals or pesticides are present in their goods. With certifications like GOTS and OEKO-TEX, they provide concrete evidence of their commitment to meeting stringent environmental and social standards.

Their commitment to sustainability goes beyond just organic materials: they actively strive to minimize their environmental impact by implementing eco-friendly practices throughout their supply chain. Their emphasis on reducing waste, utilizing renewable energy sources, and employing eco-conscious packaging demonstrates their unwavering dedication to preserving our planet. Transparency is also a fundamental value for The Organic Company, as they readily share information about their suppliers, production methods, and the materials they use.

Certifications:

  • GOTS
  • B Corp
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China

The roll-top backpack, made from recycled polyester, is produced in China. The product is REACH certified, a European Union regulation that aims to ensure the safe use and management of chemicals within the EU, while also protecting human health and the environment.

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Belgium

A community of dedicated beekeepers who prioritize sustainable beekeeping practices that are respectful to both bees and humans. They offer free-standing wax as a solution for 100% bee-friendly beekeeping, promoting the well-being of your skin and the planet. Their commitment to using wax and propolis without compromising the balance of the colony ensures that their products are environmentally conscious.

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United Kingdom

Founded in 2008 by two brothers commuting to their corporate jobs in London, Proviz is a multi-award winning cycling, running, and outdoor sportswear specialist renowned for its style, innovation, and quality. The brand identified a gap in the market for highly innovative, light-emitting, and reflective cycling products, leading to the creation of the largest range of reflective and enhanced visibility clothing and accessories on the market.

Proviz's mission has always been to help people feel empowered. The 'Proviz Purpose Project' was established to align its operations with sustainability, recycling, and charity efforts. In 2020, Proviz received the World Finance Sustainability Award in the Sports Apparel category for its commitment to sustainability and its innovative Triviz Lighting Device.

The Triviz Lighting Device, a versatile electroluminescent light pack that attaches to the Nightrider Collection products, won both the Red Dot Design Award for Product Design and had a significant impact on road safety by enhancing visibility for cyclists and runners. Today, Proviz continues to prioritize sustainability, charity, and innovation while providing top-quality sportswear that empowers its customers.

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India

The double handle tote, produced in India under various certifications guarantees environment friendly dyes, recycled wastewater, fair trade, safe working conditions and screened finished products for hazardous chemicals and any other harmful substances.

Certifications: Fairtrade-certified Cotton Fair Working Conditions Oeko-Tex 100 EU Ecolabel REACH

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China

Osprey was born in California 1974 at the seat of a single sewing machine, with a head full of ideas and a desire to design & build innovative backpacks to the highest quality. Today, Osprey products continue that pioneering spirit, being used on the highest mountains to the remotest islands and everywhere in between. At Osprey they are dedicated to the outdoors and a key aspect in their ongoing strategy is the protection and conservation of our natural environment. That is why they sponsor the Bird Conservation Georgia’s project through The European Outdoor Conservation Association to stop illegal hunting of raptors in Batumi, Lesser Caucasus.

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Bangladesh

The waterproof jacket, made from 100% recycled polyester and produced in bangladesh under EVE VEgan and Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is a new sustainable alternative for eco-friendly fashion. Polyester recycling allows to recover the waste that pollutes the oceans and give it a second life. The plastic bottles in the ocean are collected by fishermen and taken to recycling organisations which shred them into flakes. These flakes are then ground down into granules. The granules are then melted into thread. Finally, this thread is woven to create the fabric used in recycled clothing design. Recycled polyester may come from other different sources of recycling as well like textile production scraps or worn clothing.

Certifications: EVE VEGAN Global Recycled Standard (GRS) Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX

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China

The roll-top backpack, made from recycled polyester, is produced in China. The product is REACH certified, a European Union regulation that aims to ensure the safe use and management of chemicals within the EU, while also protecting human health and the environment.

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USA

Chrome is a brand that stands out for its commitment to sustainability and social responsibility. Established in 1995 in Boulder, Colorado, the company started as a small group of cycling enthusiasts with a mission to create durable and functional bags for city commuting. Today, Chrome Industries continues to prioritize sustainability throughout its production process, using industrial-grade materials that are durable, eco-friendly, and responsibly sourced. The company also invests in sustainable manufacturing processes, reducing its carbon footprint and waste by using recycled and repurposed materials wherever possible.

In addition to its sustainability initiatives, Chrome Industries is actively involved in supporting local communities through various social initiatives. For example, the brand regularly partners with local organizations to donate backpacks, bags, and other gear to those in need. Chrome Industries has also earned several certifications, including Bluesign® certification, which recognizes the brand's commitment to reducing its environmental impact throughout the supply chain. The brand is also a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, an industry group that works to improve sustainability practices across the apparel industry.

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China

Founded in 2013, the Woodcessories company develops sustainable accessories with minimal environmental impact. They have been working with the German TÜV or the international testing company SGS. SGS is the world's leading company in the field of testing, verification and certification, especially laboratory testing. In addition, their antibacterial material has been tested for months by SGS in certified laboratories and kills common forms of bacteria like E.coli and MRSA. All products are being made in China and they are working with a factory that is specialized in producing high quality accessories Currently they have up to 140 employees.

Labels:

  • FCC
  • CE
  • ROHS
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Belgium

In 2016, two friends, Maarten and Dimitri, founded Loop Earplugs with a mission to revolutionize the way people experience sound at festivals and events. Their innovative approach prioritizes sound quality, allowing music and speech to remain clear while protecting hearing.

Loop Earplugs holds important certifications for personal protective equipment (PPE), ensuring that their products meet safety regulations and provide effective hearing protection. These certifications are essential to guarantee customers' safety when using their products. Their products are certified for hearing protection, falling under the PPE category. Loop earplugs conform to the European standard (CE certification) and are tested extensively to meet official authorities' requirements. Additionally, their products adhere to the SNR standard, aligning with EU standards to secure CE certification.

Loop Earplugs, designed in Belgium and manufactured in China, are on a mission to redefine sound experiences while prioritizing safety through their certified hearing protection products.

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France

The organic dry oil factory aims to merge know-how and technology. By taking up this challenge, they managed to offer a complete and tailor-made experience. All of their raw materials are organic or of natural origin. This approach allows them to respond to an increasingly pressing and necessary demand for healthy and responsible products.

The organic dry oil factory custom produces series of all sizes in their own laboratory located in Poitiers, in strict compliance with good manufacturing practices. Their production tools allow them to shape a wide choice of types of natural products.

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France

Jour Férié was founded in France by Laetitia and Céline. One is an entrepreneur, the other is an artistic director and illustrator. Both shared a common desire: to create a brand that makes a positive impact and actively contributes in a slower and fairer way of life. From design to printing and manufacturing, their puzzles are entirely made in France. They are made from recycled and recyclable materials, using resources with intelligence and care. Notably, the puzzles and their packaging are 100% plastic free.

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United Kingdom

Ocean Bottle is a B Corp certified reusable bottle brand based in the United Kingdom. With the sale of each Ocean Bottle, 11.4kg of plastic (the equivalent of 1.000 ocean-bound plastic bottles) is collected globally, in coastal areas where plastic pollution is worst. The bottles are recyclable and part made from recycled ocean plastic that uses 90% recycled stainless steel. They also transport products from their factory to the warehouses by train and sea, not air, which reduces transportation emissions by 94%. Since the launch in 2019, they have prevented over 9.1 million kgs of ocean-bound plastic in 345 communities worldwide, supporting at least 6.488 waste collectors.

Certifications:

  • B Corp
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Belgium

Generous, founded in 2013, started when co-founder Christophe Harou faced gluten intolerance. Partnering with Jean-Benoît and Aurélie Ghenne, they created a line of irresistible gluten-free, organic biscuits with a Belgian twist. The goal was to cater to gluten-sensitive consumers and those seeking digestible treats. Using local, quality ingredients like tapioca and buckwheat flour, Generous promotes transparency and traceability in their certified workshop. The biscuits are packaged by Travie, a sheltered workshop supporting disabled individuals. Generous is committed to sustainability, using solar panels, reducing waste, and collaborating with responsible retailers. Generous strives to be more than a brand, embodying craftsmanship, quality, and social responsibility.

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United Kingdom

Chilly's was founded in 2010 by James Butterfield and Tim Bouscarle. They had a clear mission from the start: to promote the use of reusable products in everyday life. Their journey began with the desire to provide people with a convenient and eco-friendly alternative to single-use plastic water bottles. The result was the Chilly's Bottle, a modern and stylish product that combined the ease of a plastic water bottle with the eco-friendly benefits of a traditional flask. This initial success paved the way for Chilly's to expand its range, introducing a variety of reusable products with more innovations in development.

Chilly's commitment to sustainability goes beyond their product offerings. They strive to create products responsibly, emphasizing quality materials that stand the test of time. The company is also working to minimize its environmental footprint by addressing carbon emissions, water and chemical use, and waste. In 2022, Chilly's calculated its carbon footprint and is actively working on a roadmap to reduce its impact. Moreover, Chilly's is dedicated to creating a circular system for their products, ensuring longevity, reusability, and responsible end-of-life practices. They also focus on fostering a culture of inclusion and belonging, both within their organization and in the broader community.

Certifications:

  • B Corp
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Belgium

Bascket, founded in June 2020, is fueled by a deep love for footwear and a mission to help people make their sneakers last for years. With 12 billion pairs of sneakers produced each year, most of which contain hard-to-recycle materials, the sneaker industry's environmental impact is significant.

To combat this, Bascket offers thoughtfully designed, easy-to-use products, along with expertise gained from refurbishing thousands of shoes. Their plant-based cleaning solution effectively removes dirt, stains, and grime without harming sneaker materials, promoting a thorough and safe cleaning process on various surfaces. The components of the kit are sourced from Belgium, Poland, China and the USA and assembled in Belgium.

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Scotland

COCO revolutionizes chocolate production by starting at the cacao's origin in Colombia, collaborating with Luker since 2016. This approach ensures high quality and supports Colombia's economic development. The company actively engages with local farmers, teaching cultivation techniques, and maintains transparency through annual visits. COCO dreams of establishing its own plantation in Colombia for a direct relationship with land workers. Beyond production, COCO explores Colombian culture, supports community transformations, and promotes legal employment in historically impoverished areas, demonstrating a commitment to social responsibility and sustainability. Regular visits underscore their dedication to farmer well-being and ethical chocolate production.

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Belgium

Libeco, established in Flanders in 1858, has a long history in the local flax industry. Operating from their original site in Meulebeke, Belgium, for over 150 years, they have transitioned to prioritize sustainability. Since 2014, they have been a CO2 neutral company and introduced a 100% organic linen collection, showing their commitment to the environment.

Their products, including Libeco Home items, carry prestigious certifications. The Belgian Linen label ensures that the linen is woven in Belgium with European flax fibers. They also adhere to the Masters of Linen label, guaranteeing that their linen is entirely made in Europe, from growing flax to the final fabric. With meticulous inspection and hand mending when needed, their production process reflects a commitment to quality and care, not just for the products but also for the environment. Managed by the fifth generation of the Libeert family, the company, along with about 230 colleagues, continues to weave a story of sustainability and environmental consciousness.

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United Kingdom

For over 90 years, this family-run business in Britain has been crafting high-quality balls, passing down expertise through three generations. Starting small, they grew into a respected rubber manufacturer with a focus on innovation and global expansion. Today, a new generation within the family continues the legacy, ensuring a seamless transition and driving forward with fresh ideas.

Proudly producing their tennis balls in England, this company is committed to sustainability, a rare feat in an industry often outsourcing production. Their track record includes creating groundbreaking sports products and introducing eco-friendly initiatives, like the world's first recycled tennis ball. With a goal to attract a new generation of players, this family business stands out for its dedication to quality and sustainability in every aspect of their work.

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Germany

Kaffeeform is a company dedicated to sustainability and innovation in recycling. Established in 2009 with the aim of creating an eco-friendly alternative to plastics, Kaffeeform transforms waste materials like coffee grounds and recycled beechwood scraps into stylish everyday objects. After five years of development, they introduced their popular Kaffeeform Cups in 2015.

Focusing on local and ethical production, Kaffeeform expands its product range beyond coffee cups while emphasizing environmental responsibility. By repurposing used coffee grounds and recycled beechwood scraps, the company creates durable and sustainable designs. They prioritize renewable, plant-derived materials and bio-based polymers, ensuring functionality and durability without the negative impact of petroleum-based ingredients. Kaffeeform's story embodies a commitment to a small ecological footprint and a significant vision for a more sustainable future through the transformation of waste into high-quality products.

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France

Located in France, Vista Ballon is a company dedicated to making eco-friendly and socially responsible sports gear, with a focus on local production and high-quality materials. A key initiative is their eco-friendly footballs, made from upcycled materials to counter the environmental impact of traditional balls. Their size 5 footballs meet international standards and use hand-sewing for durability. They strongly encourage people to return their used balls for repair or recycling, aiming for zero waste. Manufacturing in certified facilities, they ensure fair wages, good working conditions, and environmental responsibility. Beyond producing qualitative and sustainable products, the company creates job opportunities for people in social integration in Marseille and Nairobi.

Certifications: BSCI, 2009/48/EC, Workplace Conditions Assessment.

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Belgium

Established in 2020 by millennials navigating the digital era, Stolp® prioritizes sustainability and innovation. Rejecting traditional lab constraints, they emphasize evidence-based practices, transparency, and encouragement, embracing the imperfections of their journey. Fueled by optimism and a belief in the transformative power of habits, Stolp® advocates intentional disconnection from phones through daily rituals, empowering users to reclaim control over their digital lives. Their mission is to redefine the interplay between technology and culture, inspiring a mindful balance between screen time and meaningful offline experiences.

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France

The founder of the french paper sheets, Emeline Pedemonte, launched the agile office supplies and stationnary brand in December 2019. Convinced that the tools we use daily shape the development of our ideas and thus the success of our projects, she wanted to rethink completely some historical stationary items to create an innovative and intuitive format, in harmony with our modern work methods and modes of thinking. And so, Foglietto’s 100% modular formats were created that promote agility, innovation, creatitvity and collaboration.

The note cards are printed on paper from the historic Italian manufacturer Fedrigoni, valuing craftsmanship and natural materials. The paper of the cards are made of 80% recycled paper and 20% sustainably managed forests, certified by the FSC label. The cards are also fully compostable by being free of heavy metals, chlorine and acids. Lastly, all the orders are hand-assembled in their shop in Nantes by their small team.

Facts:

  • Location: Nantes, France
  • Foundation: 2019
  • Number of employees: 4 women
  • Certification: FSC label
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United Kingdom

The recycled sticky notes are originally from the United Kingdom and the product is labeled FSC® recycled paper which means that it is made from 100% recycled materials. The Sticky notes are also fully recyclable.

Environmental certification:

  • FSC® certified
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Spain

Canussa is a Spanish brand that designs fashion while ensuring ethical working conditions and fair trade practices. In Spain, the brand benefits from some of the world's best leather artisans. By producing locally, they can minimise their environmental impact, ensure superior product standards, and generate employment opportunities. This approach not only supports small and medium-sized businesses and artisans but also underscores their commitment to sustainability and excellence.

Their team is 100% composed of dedicated woman who share the same passions. They are a proud memeber of the United Nations Woman’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) initiative. At Canussa they strongly believe that by empowering and supporting women, they can pave the way for a more inclusive and promising future for everyone.

The brand is also working on becoming a circular fashion brand. They have already succeeded in eliminating waste and pollution in their production process thanks to their zero waste policy. They are reducing pollution by diminishing their carbon footprint as much as they can and are also planting a tree for each product they make. 1 Canussa = 1 tree. As of today they have planted 3281 trees around the world.

Certification:

  • B-Corp

Facts:

  • Vegan
  • Made in Spain
  • Minimal carbon footprint
  • Recycles materials
  • Durability
  • 1 Canussa = 1 tree planted
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China

It was after a trip to India where founder Alexander Hjertström got affected by toxic air that the project Airinum came to life i. He realised the danger of air pollution and came to the conclusion that more than 90% of the world’s population was yearly exposed to hyper-local air pollution which is also killing millions every year.

In fact, climate change isn’t just a treat the planet it is also harming human health. Airinum’s mission since 2015 has been to raise awareness and educate their community on their carbon footprint. Alongside this, thanks to their smart design they have been able to offer clean air mobility solutions and respiratory protection.

Facts:

  • Award winning health-tech solutions
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India

The tote factory wanted to create a sustainable alternative to plastic shopping bags that pollute and harm our planet and environment. Their bags are made from ethically-sourced materials which must fall under at least one of the following categories: Sustainability and/or Fair trade. They have many certification and accreditations which allows the factory to be the most transparent possible with their clients. They believe that sustainability must be practiced at every stage of the supply chain to be align with their core values.

All products are made in India with labour, health and safety standards. The facility is established and started its process at this location since 1996.

Facts:

  • Location: India
  • Foundation: 1996
  • Number of employees: 40

Certifications:

  • Organic
  • Fairtrade
  • Antimicrobial
  • Recycled
  • CYCLO® & AWARE™
  • Recron® GreenGold
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United Kingdom

It all started when siblings Abigail and Jamie launched their café in Melbourne. While their business was growing so was their concern regarding the volume of packaging being consumed. In 2007 they decided to design and manufacture their own reusable cups for coffee on the go.

The objective was consistently aimed at initiating a shift in consumers behaviours, transitioning from disposal cups to reused onces, and delivering a worldwide campaign to bring about positive change.

Presently, KeepCup has evolved to become a distinct product category and is used in more than 75 countries around the world !

Facts:

  • B-Corp
  • 1% for the planet
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Germany

The Water Brik factory is specialised in eco-friendly and biodegradable packaging for beverages and they have been doing this for 15 years now. The water brick, made from plant-based materials, is also largely recyclable. Once sorted by consumers, the bricks are collected by recyclers who then transform them into paper, tissues, or even urban furniture. The factory basically closely monitors the entire process to provide you with the highest purity water but with the least impact on the environment.

Facts:

  • 76% plant based cap and package
  • BPA free
  • Micro plastic free water
  • 100% made in EU guarantee
  • Suitable for baby consumption
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China

At the core of their commitment to excellence, Craft stands as a testament to their unwavering dedication to sports clothing. With a passion for every stitch and seam, they meticulously craft each garment to elevate your athletic performance. Since their inception in 1973, when Anders Bengtsson pioneered the first set of Craft underwear during his invigorating run, their mission has been clear: to keep athletes dry and comfortable in any weather condition.

In 2022, they embarked on a journey towards sustainability, revolutionising their entire operation from design to delivery. By 2030 their mission is to reduce their carbon emissions by 50% by 2030, as they continue to push boundaries and redefine excellence in sports apparel.

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Spain

The playing card’s factory is a family-owned company with headquarters in Belgium and has a global sales office network and 13 manufacturing facilities. However, their headquartered is in Turnhout, Belgium. They have a team of over 3000 employees devoted to delivering the purpose of “sharing the magic of playing together”. They have been making games since 1765 and today they are the largest playing card and board game manufacturers in the world.

The factory is constantly examining the materials they use in their production to find a way to avoid unnecessary packaging. They try as much as possible to design their products differently and replace unsustainable materials such as single-use plastic with recyclable plastic. They are also taking steps to use energy more efficiently and reduce their carbon footprint.

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China

The recycled cup factory is certified Amfori which means that they seriously focus on social compliance improvement in supply chains. Every material they utilize in the manufacturing of the cups is carefully selected for its recyclability. Finaly, the product are made in china.

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