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Kind Bag is on a mission to empower people to live a more sustainable life by creating stylish accessories that look good and do good. We aim to inspire a new generation of conscious consumers who are committed to having a positive impact on the planet.
Supply chains are so easily exploited in our industry and it can be a huge challenge for smaller brands like Kind Bag to pay for the infrastructural changes we desperately need. However, we recognise our responsibility to both the planet and it's people. We NEVER compromise our high ethical and sustainable manufacturing and production standards. It is Kind Bags top priority to ensure that the workers involved in our bags’ manufacturing process are working in safe, healthy and hygienic conditions and working fair, daytime working hours and are paid more than their local minimum wage - the kind of conditions we’d be comfortable with working in ourselves! We work closely with our production team in China, ensuring our working condition standards are met and the people we work with are well looked after. Building lasting relationships is crucial for us and we have been working with the same ethical factories since we started and have grown alongside them. Our warehouses are also completely plastic free with the goal to be carbon neutral by 2023.
What do these certifications mean?
SEDEX stands for Supplier Ethical Data Exchange. Their databases allows suppliers to share their ethical data. SEDEX factories must successfully complete an audit in order to meet ethical standards at work. This includes ensuring workers are in a safe and healthy environment, given good breaks and the time to voice any concerns they may have.
Global Recycling Standard
The GRS is an international product standard that sets out requirements for certification of recycled content and environmental practices. The goal is to increase use of recycled materials in products and eliminate the harm caused by its production. All our products are made from 100% recycled plastic and are annually audited to keep up with requirements.
OEKO-TEX Eco Passport
ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® is an independent certification system for chemicals, colourants and auxiliaries used in the textile industry. They analyse whether each individual ingredient in the chemical product meets the statutory requirements and that it is not harmful to human health. It's valued as credible proof of sustainable textile production.
The Business Social Compliance Initiative is the leading supply chain management system that support us to drive social compliance and improvements within factories and supply chains They bring together over 1,500 retailers, importers, brands and national associations to improve the political and legal framework for trade in a sustainable way.
ISO is an independant organisation that brings together experts to share knowledge and develop International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges. Their management standards is a set of internationally recognised guidelines that shows you have well-run business that is stable and ready for growth.
All our bags are made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. They’re strong, practical, beautiful and compact - but what’s actually so special and different, when a reusable bag is made from recycled plastic?
Nowadays we all are aware that plastic waste is polluting the planet, not helped by its slow degrading process. Reusable bags prevent the need for single-use plastic bags, which only are used for 15 minutes on average before thrown away. However, do we really know that reusable bags are actually helping to protect the environment?
Lots of reusable bags require a great number of reuses to justify its environmental impact from production. For example, cotton tote bags need 7,000 to 20,000 reuses to have the same cumulative environmental impact (such as water use) as a classic plastic bag. BUT recycled plastic only needs 2-3 reuses.
So, that’s why we use 100% recycled PET for our beautiful bags! We rescue plastic bottles from being stuck for 1,000 years in the landfill waiting to decompose, or thrown into the ocean and killing aquatic life. Click below to learn more about our decision to use plastic bottles!
It's not only our bags that are 100% recyclable, but our packaging too! It's fully recyclable and eco-friendly, using paper tapes, recyclable cardboard sleeves, FSC Certified paper and eco-friendly ink.