We are committed to making everything we do more sustainable and harmless to nature. Our goal is to leave a minimal environmental footprint while providing high-quality products for our customers. We are constantly working on new ways to reduce our impact on the environment, and we are always looking for ways to improve.
Here, we are sharing some of the efforts we are currently making to become a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly company, as well as our plans for the future. Despite the challenges we face, we remain committed to our mission of protecting the natural world and preserving it for future generations.
Transition from DWR C6 to DWR C0
One of the key initiatives we are currently working on at ZAJO is the transition to a PFC-free Durable Water Repellency (DWR) treatment. Currently, our DWR treatment is based on C6 technology, which has been the industry standard for many years. However, C6 treatments contain perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) that can have negative environmental impacts.
Starting in spring/summer 2024, we will be making the switch to a PFC-free C0 DWR treatment. This new treatment will provide the same level of water repellency as our current C6 treatment, but without the use of PFCs. This is a major step forward for ZAJO and our commitment to sustainability. We know that this transition will not be easy, but we believe it is the right thing to do for the environment and for our customers.
One of the initiatives we are excited to announce at ZAJO is the introduction of our new, sustainable hangtags. Starting in spring/summer 2023, all of our hangtags will be made of recycled and recyclable paper, including the cord. This is a major step forward in our efforts to reduce our environmental impact and make our products more sustainable.
The use of paper for our hangtags and cords not only allows us to reduce our reliance on plastic, but it also gives us the opportunity to use recycled materials. This means that our hangtags will not only be more environmentally-friendly when they are in use, but they will also be able to be recycled again at the end of their lifecycle.
We are committed to finding ways to reduce our environmental footprint and make our products more sustainable. The introduction of these new hangtags is just one example of our dedication to this mission. We believe that small changes can make a big difference, and we are committed to making a positive impact on the world around us.
Packing products in paper packaging
One of the initiatives we have recently implemented is the use of paper bags instead of plastic ones for packing our clothing.
Starting in spring/summer 2022, we began testing paper bags for packing our cotton t-shirts. The response from customers has been overwhelmingly positive, and we are now ready to expand this program to include other products. As of spring/summer 2023, we will also be using paper bags for packing our hiking trousers.
Our ultimate goal is to pack all of our clothes in paper bags by spring/summer 2024. We know that this will not be an easy transition, but we believe that it is the right thing to do for the environment. By using paper bags instead of plastic ones, we can reduce our reliance on non-renewable resources and contribute to the effort to reduce plastic pollution.
We are committed to finding ways to make our products more sustainable, and the switch to paper bags is just one example of this commitment. We believe that small changes can make a big difference, and we are dedicated to doing our part to protect the environment for future generations.