The sustainable hangtag
Our hangtags are clearly one of our heart projects on the way to consistent sustainability. We would be happy to take you on the journey of one of our hangtags.
PRINTED AT VÖGELI AG IN EMMENTAL
Our Cradle to Cradle certified paper is biodegradable and contains no toxic chemicals. Our price tag is printed by Vögeli AG in Emmental, Switzerland’s most sustainable printing company. The entire printing process runs on green electricity, is climate-neutral and Cradle to Cradle certified. This allows us to ensure the best quality and the highest ecological standard.
THREADED AT THE BSZ FOUNDATION
For the cord we used a Cardle to Cardle certified material in the beginning and since autumn 2020 the cord is made of 100% bioRe® organic cotton. Furthermore, the cord is cut with the greatest care in the integrative workshop of the BSZ Foundation and attached to the price tag. In this way, we can offer people with disabilities a simple job and support this great foundation.
The hangtags are then attached to the textiles by hand at our producers.
CONSUMABLES IN THE BIOLOGICAL CYCLE
Cradle to Cradle Certified® Design defines and develops circular products and enables reuse at the same level. Accordingly, the right materials are integrated in defined cycles at the right time and in the right place. This means a very big challenge.
For example, in conventional printing processes, about 30% of the materials cannot be recycled and end up in a landfill. In contrast, printing according to the Cardle to Cardle® principal uses only substances that can be safely returned to the biological cycle. Simply put, this Cardle to Cardle® principle prevents the generation of waste.
We are aware that most of our price tags will end up in the waste. But our price tags are made of so-called clean materials, i.e. without toxic substances, and can be returned to the biological cycle without hesitation. So we have a product with the least possible negative impact on our environment.
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