What does sustainability mean for B·WARNA?

At B·WARNA we try to work as sustainable as possible in every step of our work. We try to make a contribution to climate protection, keep CO2 emissions as low as possible and prevent pollution. When choosing our original clothes raw material, we not only rely on fair materials, but on their durability. Starting with our starting material, right down to our individual work steps, we try to reuse threads that are used for dyeing and use as little water as possible, or even reuse it. In the manufacture of the printing screen, we have also options to keep water consumption as low as possible. We also try to reuse shipping cartons, filling material, etc. 

 

We also include a THANK YOU card with every order. Not only have we printed this card but also our business card on recycled paper and climate neutral. This means that we compensate for the CO2 emissions caused and donate to a climate project, such as planting trees (https://fpm.climatepartner.com/tracking/14483-2005-1007/en THANK YOU, https://fpm.climatepartner.com/tracking/14483-2006-1011/en BUSINESS CARD). In addition, there is a lovely print on the back, so the card does not have to be thrown away. Gift it to someone and put a smile on their face.

As you can see, we are very concerned about every step we take.

 

 

Why organic cotton?

 

What is Organic cotton?

Organic certified cotton is grown in fields without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and defoliants. Only natural and organic fertilizers such as compost and animal fertilizers are allowed.

 

Organic cotton counts for less than 1% of the total cotton production. Why? Because less people deal with this topic and of course cause it’s a bit more expensive than normal cotton. We are for transparency and fair prices.

 

The perfect base material

Cotton is soft, breathable, tough and easy to care for. It is characterized by its pleasant wearing comfort, moisture-regulating effect and low allergy potential.

 

All these great qualities have a bad aftertaste when it comes to conventional cotton, the cultivation and harvesting of which are harmful to nature, farmers and end consumers.

 

Water consumption & CO2

Most organic cotton worldwide is grown on farms that work with rainwater, so there is no irrigation with fresh water. The soil is healthy due to the observed crop rotation, contains more organic matter and stores water 50% better than conventionally cultivated soil. The water consumption when cultivating organic cotton is up to 91% less than with conventional cotton.

 

The cultivation of organic cotton also saves up to 46% of CO₂ compared to conventional cotton.

 

Pesticides & fertilizers

A conventional T-shirt contains 165g of pesticides and fertilizers, and cotton is one of the plants that are most heavily treated with pesticides of all kinds.

 

In organic cultivation, synthetic chemical fertilizers and pesticides are prohibited.

If chemicals are not used in the further processing steps, such as bleaching or dyeing, garments made from organic cotton do not contain any pesticides or fertilizers.

 

What is the ideal care of the products?

So that you can enjoy your clothes for a long time, we recommend choosing a wash cycle with the same colours at just 30°. In general, you should not wash clothes too often – also for the sake of the enviroment. 

You should also avoid drying in the dryer. How about the goog old clothesline again? Ebroidery or prints should generally not be ironed.

 

CO2-neutral shipping by DHL GoGreen

We only ship with DHL GoGreen.

 

Climate-neutral shipping with DHL GoGreen means that all CO2 emissions that occur on the shipping route are offset by concrete environmental protection measures. For an additional charge per shipment, the CO2 emissions are offset by an ISO-certified process.

 

 

Reuse of shipping packaging

We try to pack our products in shipping cartons, paper, etc. that we reuse. In the meantime, so many products are packed and sent, there is always a packaging that can be reused. So don't be surprised if your products show up in a funny packaging. Don't worry, the product doesn't care, but the environment does!

 

 

Recycled paper

If we have to use paper, for example when packaging our goods or cards that we enclose with every order, we only print on recycled paper and offset the CO2 footprint through corresponding projects.

Klick the following link to see our project for printing our THANK YOU cards: https://fpm.climatepartner.com/tracking/14483-2005-1007/en

 

 

What can you do to be sustainable?

We did all the above to be more sustainable - what can YOU do?

Everybody knows it. You surf the Internet and see countless products that you could just order. It's convenient from home and sending back is no problem ...

For you, maybe, but have you ever thought about the environment when you have something delivered to you across the country?

Of course we want you to buy our products. Of course we also know that it is always difficult to assess the products online. We just want you to think about the enviroment before ordering.

 

What environmental projects do we support?

Right now we are still looking for suitable environmental projects for us that we would like to support with every purchase you make. If you have already found a great project, please tell us more about it and send us an email to info@bwarna.com.

Thank you very much for this.

 

 

See the corresponding certificates of our original textiles

 

 

Earth positive

EarthPositive is a green revolution in promotional clothing: climate-friendly T-shirts, ecologically and ethically produced exclusively from renewable energy from wind and solar power.

This has made it possible to reduce CO2 emissions during production by 90%.

EarthPositive is a 100% organic product certified by the Control Union and The Soil Association. Farmers and field workers are protected under the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) - through strict social criteria and the ban on the use of toxic chemicals that can have a serious impact on the health of farmers and their families. Working conditions are monitored by the Fair Wear Foundation.

Source: http://www.earthpositive.se/about.html

 

 

Oekotex

Products of all processing stages along the production chain are tested for harmlessness to health and production facilities for socially and environmentally compatible production conditions.

 

Source: https://www.oeko-tex.com/de/hier-beanhaben/standard-100-by-oeko-tex

 

 

GOTS

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the world's leading textile standard.

GOTS enables companies to record the exact proportion of biologically certified material in a product.

 

Source: https://www.controlunion-germany.com/gots

 

 

Fair Wear Foundation

The Fair Wear Foundation is an independent foundation based in Amsterdam to improve working conditions in textile factories.

 

Source: https://www.fairwear.org/was-ist-fwf/

 

 

PETA Vegan

For both manufacturers and consumers, this seal is an important indication that the products are completely free of animal ingredients.

 

Source: https://www.peta.de/petaapprovedvegan

 

 

If you want to know exactly which original textile is provided with which certificate, you are welcome to contact us at any time.

 

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