WHERE WE STARTED & WHERE WE ARE
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.
Since we started doing Resortwear, which is bigger in size, we created our own Tote Bags, made of madreselva, 100% cotton.
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.
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.
Collections were designed from aesthetic references, only not taking into account the textile waste generated.
Patronage was outsourced.
Collections are now being designed starting from fabric colors since it helps us reduce textile waste.
Inhouse patronage has helped us optimize spaces in the sewing patterns, reducing waste.
Fabric scraps were disposed at the waste dump.
Textile scraps are selected manually so the ones that can be reuse because of their size, are sent back to assemble a new piece.
We developed the CASCADE Project. Where people can contact us and pick up fabric waste for their own personal projects.
Those scraps that can not be reused, are being incinerated to diverge them from waste dumps.
We bought silica bags for international shipments.
At our flagship store in Bogotá, we receive silica bags to recycle them and eventually buy less.
National shipping bags are corn-based biodegradable. Due to export laws, for international shipping, bags are required to be plastic.