At Wangari, we strive to minimize the effect our business has on the environment. We will always continue to develop our products and processes to offer our customers the best possible options.
Our scarves are made of high quality 100% silk twill, 14 mm. Silk is a highly renewable resource with less impact on the environment than many other fabrics. The silk worm feed on mulberry leaves, which don't require the use of pesticides or fertilizers to grow.
Silk was first developed in ancient China. In some parts of the world the silk industry has been an important enterprise for developing communities, and particularly for the empowerment of women. It's a timeless material with and antibacterial properties, also resistant to static electricity. Our scarves are screen printed and hand hemmed in Zhejiang, in China. The average age of the workers are 35 years, and they work approximately 8 hours per day, 5 days a week and have holidays off. Our production unit is certified with Standard 100 OEKO-TEX.
Our decision to choose China for production, is based on the quality of the silk and our manufacturer standards, combined with a reasonable price frame for our product. We ship light weight products in small paper boxes, with no unnecessary wrapping and no plastics.
Silk has a relatively low environmental impact. It's biogradable and the dyeing of natural materials requires less amount of colors compared to artificial fibers. However, as in all textile production the fabric is washed during the manufacturing process, which requires water and detergents. Even though dry cleaning is recommended for silk materials, we suggest you carefully hand wash your Wangari scarf in cold water when needed.
We are a digitally based enterprise. We try to minimize the number of meetings abroad, and prefer to use technology for communication when possible.
Our scarves are transported from by plane and by sea, with DHL. They are continuously developing smarter and more sustainable solutions for the shipping routines. These are their words about the scope of business:
”DHL believes that environmental protection and business success are not just compatible, they are closely interlinked. Sustainability has long been a competitive factor: Consumers increasingly consider environmental aspects in their purchasing decisions. The same applies to investors who consult sustainability rankings when looking for viable investment options.
Based on our Carbon Reports we can analyze our customers' entire logistics chain, and work with them to optimize trade routes and transportation modes to reduce their carbon footprint. Additionally, we suggest ways to improve their overall environmental performance. As a global company with operations in all segments of the logistics industry, we are able to offer these services worldwide.”