WHERE WE STARTED & WHERE WE ARE

PACKAGING

THEN

BAOBAB's mission since its birth was to have a non-plastic, zero waste policy. For doing so, we created our iconic packaging The Coco Bag, where we pack swimsuit pieces.  

NOW

Since we started doing Resortwear, which is bigger in size, we created our own Tote Bags, made of madreselva, 100% cotton. 

 

DONATIONS

THEN

Sustainability has always been BAOBAB's core. Since our first collection we established a donation and restoration program, planting one tree for every swimsuit purchased on behalf of the client. 

NOW

Until now (2022) we have planted 8000 trees, and ameliorated the donation program to restore Coral Reefs in San Andres Island, Colombia in alliance with Corales de Paz Organization. Until now we have rehabilitated around 500 m2 of coral reef.

 

LOGISTICS

THEN

Supplies and clothing pieces were sent to and from manufacturers in disposable plastic bags. 

NOW

Now, we use tote bags we made from fabric scraps & biodegradable bags made with corn. 

 

DESIGN PROCESS

THEN

Collections were designed from references & new designs.

Patronage outsourcing. 

NOW

Collections are being designed from fabrics. As we have a lot of fabrics in different colors and textures, from previous collections, we are reducing waste by re-using old fabrics to contribute to a circular economy. 

Inhouse patronage to optimize spaces in the sewing patters, reducing waste.

 

FABRIC SCRAPS

THEN

Disposal of fabric scraps

NOW

Donation and re-use of fabric scraps through our CASCADE Project.

 

SILICA BAGS

THEN

We bought silica bags for international shipments.

NOW

At our flagship store in Bogotá, we receive silica bags to recycle them and eventually buy less.