We funded the planting of our first trees mid-2020 and since then have planted over 3,250 trees, off-setting our teams carbon footprint. Plus, we have donated to wind power projects, solar projects and projects to generate electricity from landfill gas. You can check out our trees and projects below.
We are moving toward non- plastic packaging to lessen waste and reduce landfill. We have moved to fabric bags for our Brolly Sheets and fitted waterproof sheets and cardboard wrappers for our child and adult waterproof underwear and bibs. The fabric bags are re-used by our customers to store toys, used as Christmas Gift bags vs paper wrap and taking on holidays and filled with clean or dirty laundry.
We will be working though our remaining products until we are fully plastic packaging free.
Meanwhile, we’ve challenged our suppliers to come up with new, sustainable ways to manufacture and package our products – without sacrificing on quality.
Home compostable courier satchels.
We use home compostable courier satchels to minimise plastic waste.
Recycle soft plastics and cardboard, plus reduce office and kitchen waste.
Cardboard – We recycle or reuse all cardboard cartons from our suppliers. We recycle through a commercial cardboard recycling service that processes the cardboard into new products such as:
- Cardboard Boxes
- Packaging Material
- Egg Cartons
- Corrugated Cardboard
We are working on reducing these and what we do have, we recycle through a commercial recycling service who returns it to its raw material form to eventually be reused in the manufacturing process.
Office and Kitchen waste
We have washable containers if the team wants to pop out and get sushi or something fresh for lunch. Washable coffee cups to get their daily coffee fix at local cafes and a recycle bin in the kitchen. We are actively working on reducing paper across the company by using digital communication and digital documents to file. Our office is totally paperless.
Disposable Nappies and Underwear
We design and make both baby cloth nappies and adult disposable underwear. In an ideal world everyone would be using sustainable and reusable products for everything. However, when it comes to nappies, we understand that for many of our customers disposables are a much better fit for their needs and lifestyles. Just think of all those baby disposables used and the output from a baby. Now picture that same scenario with a 30-year-old man, or a 18 year old student who wants to fit in and have a product that will last through several lectures at uni.
So we created Texi.
In order to try and offset the waste created from disposables we have made our Postpartum Underwear as environmentally friendly as possible. As a result, Texi are made from 30 -39% sustainable materials. We are certified to ensure that the pulp in our disposable underwear comes from well-managed forest and controlled sources. We hope in the future we are able to increase this number and make our adult and Youth Texi Disposable Underwear even more environmentally friendly.