Made in Transparency
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.
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- Cradle to Cradle
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.
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%).
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.
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.