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Sustainability mission - waste-free in 2025

Sustainability is literally the Red wire by my company Westerman bags. It connects thoughtful designs, natural material use (wool felt) and a clear vision.. to a future with less (no!) waste and more fair work. In all my wool felt designs there is a "common thread", the connecting factor between design, sustainability and you as a happy end user!

Felt flower pot cactus plant holder wool felt

I'd love to take you on a trip to 2025. To a healthy and green world where there is room for people and nature. In order to be able to do this, I am constantly working on making my company more sustainable and reducing the ecological footprint. With every choice I make, reducing waste and emissions is paramount.

That's what I'm committed to, every step of the way I take as a human being, as a Westerman Bags owner and at every step of the way. Cover I'm screwing.

 Hands red thread case felt and leather

Westerman bags Green Steps green heart logo

 

* Reduce waste: Zero Waste in 2025!

Packaging material is a big thorn in my side. When I order something online myself, which is already completely inevitable in times of Corona, I look forward to the packaging with fear. Often it is plastic or paper with a lot of plastic tape. Good packaging is a must, because what good is a damaged product? The challenge lies in the use of as little packaging material as possible and as much recycled, unprinted and unbleached paper and cardboard as possible. Fortunately, my felt bags and covers are not so sensitive to transport damage but should be packed as well as they go with the mail. For this I use 90% recycled brown cardboard without imprint. the purpose of my packaging is that you can use it a few more times before it goes to the paper recycling.

In the meantime, my wool felt remains are used on a small scale by creative mothers, after-school care and at the Vrije School. The small pieces can be put together with a sturdy zig zag and then you can make soles for under slippers, for example, and knee pieces for your jeans. If you cut small circles of them, you can stick them under the chair and table legs with double-sided tape so that they can move sound and scratchless through your room or classroom.

Wool felt bags and covers cutting pieces

 

I Go Green, you too? I keep making small and big choices to reduce waste. My goal: In 2025 Westerman Bags will no longer produce waste! Do you have an idea what you can do with small pieces of leather, yarn or felt? Let me know!

 

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