For us, sustainability is not just a buzzword; it is a guiding principle that drives every aspect of our design and production process. Our commitment to reducing waste and minimizing environmental impact is evident in our choice of materials and production methods. Let's dive a little bit deeper into how we create durable and sustainable lamps that not only enhance your living spaces but also contribute to a better world.
Materials that make a difference
One of the key elements of our sustainable approach is the use of recycled or bio-circular materials. We are committed to using materials that have minimal environmental impact. That's why the printed parts of our lamps are made from either:
1. At least 55% bio-circular materials 🌿
Bio-circular materials are materials from waste and residues of biological origin from agriculture, forestry, and related industries, such as tall oil from the wood processing industry & used cooking oil. The entire supply chain is ISCC¹ Plus certified for these specific products.
2. Or at least 65% of production waste materials ♻
We use recycled production waste from other industries, such as the manufacturing of polycarbonate sheets for carports, swimming pools, and illuminated advertising.
3. Or 100% recycled materials from used products ♻
For example, we have special editions made out of recycled CDs, but also old fishing nets. By recycling old fishing nets we prevent them from ending up in the ocean as plastic soup.
Made-to-order to Minimize Waste
In addition to using sustainable materials, we also focus on minimizing waste throughout the production process. We adopted a made-to-order approach which eliminates mass production and stockpiling. As soon as you place an order, our 3D printers spring into action, creating a lamp specifically for you. Besides, we recycle in-house and re-use waste such as rejected parts that did not pass our quality control.
Local Production, Low Carbon Emissions
Our lamps are printed locally, minimizing their travel distance. By producing close to the point of demand and using lightweight materials we cut down on the carbon footprint associated with shipping and transportation². And we are carbon neutral in our operations and use 100% renewable electricity in all manufacturing sites since 2020.
Packaging without Plastics
Our cardboard boxes and paper packaging use at least 80% recycled paper. Plus, we have eliminated single-use plastics from our packaging and use a single-color print to simplify recycling.
The International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) is a global independent multi-stakeholder initiative and leading applicable certification system supporting sustainable, fully traceable, deforestation-free and climate-friendly supply chains. With our certification we contribute to environmentally, socially and economically sustainable production and our claims are externally audited and verified.
Our products have less weight, and therefore we achieve up to 76% less carbon emissions in material sourcing and manufacturing and up to 28% less carbon emissions in transport compared to products made with die-cast housings.