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Materials


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Materials Overview

As the company grows, new sustainable and eco-friendly materials are made to provide opportunities for nearby communities while making sustainable and fashionable products.

Named “among the world’s most innovative and eco-sustainable materials” by Materials ConneXion. This New York-based consultancy firm sources environmentally-friendly and ethically produced materials for manufacturers

A piece goes through a patented process: First, the raw materials are sourced from the communities. These materials are then combined with odorless, water-based binders and then painted. No VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) are used .

 
 
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Nucast® 

A high-performance, biodegradable and recyclable composite that can be used to create sustainable fashion accessories and home furnishings. Ethically produced and patented material from newspapers are up cycled creating a new material that is sustainable, creating eco- friendly elegance. Using proprietary water-based odorless binder and sustainable practices such as energy-efficient materials and equipment, natural resources, and waste management.


NATURESCAST®

2015 Gold Invention Award at the 43rd International Exhibition of Inventions in Geneva, Switzerland

A high-performance, biodegradable, and recyclable composite that combines aesthetics with strength and durability, creating unique home furnishings and consumer products. This patented material is made from agri-forest (agriculture and forest) debris using proprietary water-based odorless binder and sustainable practices such as energy-efficient materials and equipment, natural resources, and waste management.

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3rd generation naturescast®

A process to create high-performance, biodegradable and recyclable composites that combine aesthetics with strength and durability for home furnishings and consumer products. In this process, carefully selected strands, bits, cuts and recycled paper waste are processed through a chopping and shredding machine, then segregated for different applications. Depending on the use, they are first mixed with the water-based proprietary binder and natural additives are then added to this mixture.

Green Practices


Green Practices


Majority of production are by hand, very minimal use of ground water. Products are then dried using natural air and heat from the sun.

 
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ENERGY EFFIciENCY

Use of bio-fuels for semi-mechanized production machines. Installation of roof insulation for company infrastructure to minimize heat, reduce energy consumption for cooling. Green Procurement Policy requires purchase of energy efficient equipment and material. Sourcing of material from within 50 kilometer radius. Conversion of incandescent lights to compact florescent lights to LED lights. And high ceiling production areas for natural ventilation.

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solid waste management

Waste Monitoring and Segregation, Material Recovery Program for recycling or reuse, recycling of empty steel barrels, used as perimeter fence and roofing sheds and similar infrastructure.

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water conservation

Rain water catchment system, two large reservoirs has the combined capacity of 25,000 gallon. Use of rainwater, instead of ground water for water testing products with estimated consumption of 1,000 gallons of water daily.

SUSTAINABLE RAW MATERIAL

Use of agri-forest debris and upcycled by paper products as raw materials for products. Use of proprietary water-base odorless binder. Absolutely no cutting of trees.

Solid Waste Management

Waste Monitoring and Segregation, Material Recovery Program for recycling or reuse, recycling of empty steel barrels, used as perimeter fence and roofing sheds and similar infrastructure.