We are also increasing the use of Tencel within our production, a fabric that is produced by environmentally responsible processes from sustainably sourced wood. We are incorporating this eco-friendly fabric into our supply chain in order to further protect our planet by offering more consciously-designed products.
Each new collection seeks to thoughtfully expand on our core collection, and is manufactured in small quantities to try and eliminate waste caused by overproduction.
We work with predominantly European factories who share our commitments to quality products, environmental principles, and ethical working conditions.
In those circumstances that our items are manufactured outside of Europe, we make our decisions carefully on the basis of expertise. This is most notably the case with our toquilla straw Panama hats- crafted by artisans in Ecuador- and our signature frescobol beach bats, handbuilt by Brazilan marceneiros in Bahia. With these items, we choose to champion traditional techniques, and a slower and sustainable practice of artisanal production for a truly quality product. FRESCOBOL CARIOCA believes that such craftsmanship is not only a hallmark of luxury, but also a more human-centered approach that offers meaningful employment within local South American communities, a cause close to all of our hearts.
Having long used ecologically-responsible, biodegradable cardboard boxes to send out every online order made, we are working to further improve the sustainability of our packaging, prioritising recycled and recyclable materials in place of single-use plastic within our supply chain. To this end, we have introduced all new poly-bags this year made from recycled plastic, and hope to have fully transitioned to using only these by the end of 2021, across both e-commerce and wholesale orders.