Cosmetic Bioglitter® replaces the polyester film used in traditional cosmetic glitter with a very special form of cellulose extracted from hardwoods, primarily eucalyptus sourced from responsibly managed and certified plantations operating to PEFC™ responsible forest management standards.
Composting is an aerobic method of biodegradation that requires human management to transform organic solid waste into fertiliser. Compost is a fantastic soil fertility enhancer and regenerator.
In parallel to reducing anthropogenic carbon emissions, we must remove carbon from the atmosphere to mitigate global warming, making biosequestration projects fundamental.
Renting models and shared economy businesses have added great value solutions and innovation to the development of the system.
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Fabric producers, deadstock warehouses, fashion labels or fabric shops are some of the types of companies that store or sell deadstock.
A certification that guarantees the income sustainability and safe working conditions of the people involved in the production of a product. The organisation also promotes environmental practices, prohibiting the most harmful chemicals and taking measures to protect natural resources, and the regeneration of local communities.
The organisation harnesses market demand to prevent deforestation and ensure forests are responsibly managed under their guidelines.
A product that has been certified by the worldwide leading textile processing entity Global Organic Textile Standard, that includes ecological and social responsible manufacturing from the harvesting of the raw materials up to labelling.
The entire system boundaries of a company’s practices and products must be analysed and what is important is to communicate the truth and prove there is effort being made towards progress.
A living wage is the minimum income necessary for someone to meet their basic needs in the city or area they live in. Basic needs include food, housing and clothing.
In order to build resilience towards climate change, the price of services, supply distribution and financial instability within local communities, it is important to invest in your local economy.
Products or organisations that equalise or eliminate all social and environmental negative impacts across the value web. Responsibility lies within direct and mutually accountable actions, such as the actions of subcontractors.
Products or organisations that act to reverse the effects of social and environmental degradation. Net-positive impact also involves the effort to avoid future degradation. Organisations will take responsibility over indirect impacts, such as fostering the wellbeing of the people impacted by their activities or products and the goodwill, health and resilience of the communities in which they operate.
Currently Oeko-Tex® certificates are part of the most well-established and recognised labels confirming human-ecological safety in textile products and leather articles.
Site-specific management practices are employed to increase soil-fertility and biodiversity.
Cotton grown from non-genetically modified plants, without the use of synthetic agricultural chemicals and within a system that enhances biodiversity and biological cycles to prevent soil erosion and water pollution.
Piñatex® is a natural textile made from pineapple leaf fibre. The leaves are a byproduct of pineapple harvests, and their use creates an additional income stream for farming communities. Piñatex® is a leather alternative, which is degummed and undergoes an industrial process to become a non-woven mesh. It is sustainably sourced, cruelty free and produced with high social responsibility.
Cork Oak forests play an important role in Carbon Sequestration, as the tree is a slow-growing species that can live for over 200 years. The Portuguese cork industry has made large sustainable innovation progress over the last decade to create cross-sectorial relationships aiming to give all of the sub-products associated to cork processing a potential use.
A pro-purpose approach intends to add shared value to all stakeholders involved, as well as develop long-lasting solutions with regenerative impact.
Any type of wood that has already been utilised or has already served a purpose. Using reclaimed wood reduces the demand on virgin wood, thus becoming a lower environmental impact option when producing a product. One must take care to make sure the wood is safe to handle by people and that the methods and materials used to treat and transform the material are sustainable.
Microplastics is currently a highly investigated topic in regards to environmental impact, due to the discovery of microfibre release into waterways during the washing of any synthetic fabric derived from oil, as well as the atmospheric existence of microplastics in urban environments.
There are industrial solutions as well as household laundry balls and bags that catch microfibre shedding, however an all-embracing solution has not yet been developed.
Forests are fundamental carbon sinks, and their regeneration is vital to improve the quality of all life on earth. Reforestation is therefore one of the key methods to enhance biosequestration, by pulling carbon from the air and holding it in the soil, slowing its release and nourishing the soil in the process. For the process to succeed, carbon must not return to the atmosphere through incineration or biodegradation. A greater variety of trees and species to the natural area of a forest will better restore biodiversity and soil.
Regeneration is a major opportunity for innovation and economic growth, calculated by the United Nations to be able to generate 380 million jobs.
The United Nations stated that ⅓ of our global soil is degraded. It is vital we support the resilience and regeneration of our soil to increase lost biodiversity, improve water cycles and support biosequestration. Regenerative agriculture is based on ideologies such as permaculture, agroecology and holistic management and acts in a natural, organic and systems thinking approach.
Such activities can involve, but are not limited to, renewable energy, water efficiency, bio-based local treatment loops, zero waste practices, sharing economy solutions, sustainable construction initiatives — such as green roofs, ideal solar orientation, materials, double glazing and LED lighting.
Once eroded it can take up to 1000 years to create fertile topsoil.
Sustainability for us means environmental and social net-zero impact. A reality where the activity developed by any sort of organisation will pursue the lowest possible (preferably non-existent) negative environmental and social impact at all stages of the supply chain, end-use and end-of-life.
Every forest has its own ecosystem and biodiversity, which must be maintained and conserved to enhance its capacity for regeneration. Sustainable Forestry management is defined via stakeholder engagement, to determine the most socially just, ecologically sound and economically viable strategy.
Stone Paper® is Cradle to Cradle® certified andpaper-like plastic product that is designed to be waterproof, durable, foldable and able to be bound. It is made of80 per cent Calcium Carbonate and 20 per cent Recycled PE and can be endlessly recycled in plastic recycling stations. It is produced without water, toxins, chlorine, acids and is naturally white.
‘Business can only thrive if society and nature also thrive. Society can only prosper if its needs are being met by a healthy natural environment. These relationships, best described as nested dependencies, are key to understanding how our global economy operates. Asystemcan be defined as a set of interrelated and interdependent parts (orsubsystems) that operate collectively in pursuit of some common purpose.’ - Future-Fit Business Benchmark
Cradle to Cradle® describes a biomimetic approach to designing products and systems, always viewing materials as safe and healthy nutrients that are either technical or biological.
A practice with the aim to end the convention of sending products to landfills, incinerators or the ocean at their end-of-life. It is achieved by redesigning the lifecycle of products in order to be able to re-utilise their components once they are not useful in their initially intended form, without threatening the environment or human health.