It is our goal to operate as ecofriendly as possible. Therefore, we chose for a zero waste approach. We strive to only work with eco-friendly materials and energy neutral processes. We don’t want to claim we’re holier than the pope, we do think we can all pitch in towards a healthier earth. By joining our community, you as well contribute to Café Congé.
Overproduction leads to dead stock. Stock that gets thrown away and nobody knows how much that is worldwide. By working with a made-to-order system we prevent contributing to the ever-growing waste pile.
We chose to work with organic cotton as well as alternative resources like recycled polyester.
Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. Its production sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people by using natural processes rather than artificial inputs. Importantly organic cotton farming does not allow the use of toxic chemicals. When you buy organic cotton you are investing in water conservation, cleaner air, better soil and farmer livelihoods.
Recycled polyester is obtained by melting down existing plastic and re-spinning it into new polyester fiber. Recycled polyester doesn't require new petroleum to create, lowering the demand for new petroleum extraction and reducing our overall carbon footprint. Producing recycled polyester is better for the climate, creating 75% less CO₂ emissions than virgin polyester. Just to give an example, five water bottles yield enough fiber for one extra large T-shirt.
Because trees bring life, we commit to planting a tree for every item sold. We do this together with natuurpunt. Do you want to contribute even more? Buy additional trees upon checkout.