Our commitment

UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Worldwide consumption and production — a driving force of the global economy — rest on the use of the natural environment and resources in a way that continues to have destructive impacts on the planet.

The world's oceans – their temperature, chemistry, currents, and life – drive global systems that make the Earth habitable for humankind. How we manage this vital resource is essential for humanity as a whole, and to counterbalance the effects of climate change.

Making it easy to be environmentally friendly

All products in Copenhagen Cartel's assortment are marked with different symbols to provide transparency and guide you as a consumer.

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Recycled ocean plastic

The use of recycled ocean plastic impacts the planet in four crucial ways. It combats ocean pollution by reducing the amount of plastic in our oceans, thereby helping to preserve and save our beautiful marine life. By using waste, andrecycle it into premium quality products, we reduce the need for materials from virgin sources. This means we are saving water, energy and minimizing our overall carbon footprint.

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Reduced CO2

By reusing existing materials and waste, our production process demands far less energy and crude oil than the process of producing virgin material. By doing this, we spare the planets precious resources and minimize our overall carbon footprint.

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Water Saving

By 2025two-thirds of the world's population may face water shortages. By recycling waste materials into premium quality products, we reduce the need for materials from virgin sources and saves water in the process. 

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Clean Dyeing

Natural dyes contain no harmful chemicals or carcinogenic components that are otherwise common in artificial or synthetic dyes. Toxic runoffs and residuals from the textile manufacturing and dyeing process often end up in our delicate oceans. By choosing natural dyes over artificial and synthetic, you are helping preserve the environment and lowering human dependency on harmful products.

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Organic cotton

Organic cotton is a natural, renewable and biodegradable fibre and is an environmentally friendly alternative to regular cotton. The toxic pesticides, fertilizers and chemicals used to grow regular cotton have some of the highest levels of toxicity known to mankind, and harm the planets air, water and soil. The production of organic cotton relies on none of those chemicals and use significantly less water than regular cotton, reducing the pressure on the planets water supplies. Besides being organic our material is also GOTS certified. GOTS is a global textile production certificate and is internationally recognized as the highest organic textile standard. It is also the toughest to achieve because it goes beyond verifying the organic farming process and includes every step of manufacturing. Furthermore, it enforces strict social and environmental standards, treating both people and the planet with respect.

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Bio Acetate

Acetate has been a front-runner in the eyewear industry for decades. Acetate itself consists of a polymer derived from wood pulp and other natural cotton fibers. However, there is one big problem with Acetate. It's a chemical called plasticizers, and they are essential when creating and forming Acetate materials. The problem is that the chemical (a petroleum derivative) is derived from crude oil. Fortunately, innovative biotechnology solutions have been developed that replaces chemical plasticizer with the environmentally friendly material BIO Acetate. In BIO Acetate, the crude oil-based chemicals have been replaced with a plasticizer derived from citric acid, which is natural and biodegradable. Essentially, it makes the material in BIO Acetate plant-based and better for the environment by minimizing the need for materials from non-renewable sources. Also, BIO Acetate is easier to recycle than regular Acetate. By all accounts, BIO Acetate is a superior and innovative material of high quality and durability.

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Recycled

Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects.The recyclability of a material depends on its ability to reacquire the properties it had in its virgin or original state. Recycling prevents the waste of useful materials and reduces the production and consumption of virgin and raw materials, hereby reducing; energy and water usage, air pollution, water pollution and help lower greenhouse gas emissions.