Before the end of 2021, we aim to change to FSC certified cardboard hang tags and strings made of a more sustainable alternative to cotton, which we are currently researching - be it organic cotton, recycled polyester or a mixed material.
Before the end of 2021, we aim to change our lining from conventional cotton to a better alternative, which we are currently researching - be it organic cotton, recycled polyester or a mixed material.
Before the end of 2021, we aim to get all our suppliers Leather Working Group audited with a Bronze rating.
Before the end of 2021, we aim to change our packaging materials to be better alternatives: Eco-friendly tape, a better alternative to conventional plastic bags and FSC certified boxes. We are currently researching, which solutions are better.
UPDATE: Less than a month after publishing our goals, we made little progress. From December 2020, our warehouse started saving as many usable shipping boxes from suppliers to pack as many consumer orders in as possible. These are marked with a sticker made of 100% recycled paper saying: "I MAY BE AN UGLY BOX, BUT AT LEAST I'M REUSED!". Also, we ship key hangers, belts and wallets in small plastic bags made of more than 95% recycled material instead of the large cardboard shipping boxes we are currently using. This contributes to a better utilization of space during transportation.
From December on our approach to influencer marketing has also changed. We make use of our final sales samples, when gifting influencers, to make sure that all useful bags get a new life. Also, we will reuse old shipping boxes to the widest extent possible. In general, we encourage the collaborators we work with, to highlight our values and initiatives in regards to our sustainability approach.