Broste Copenhagen are proud of being able to apply the Nordic Ecolabel, which for the past 25 years has made it easier for consumers and businesses to choose the most environmentally sound products and services. A number of our textiles are certified in accordance with the international GOTS scheme, which ensures that there are no harmful chemicals in our textiles – to the benefit of both the environment and consumer health.
And not least Broste Copenhagen run their business in accordance with UN’s ten Global Compact principles that safeguard workers’ rights and environmental considerations, and function as a defence against corruption.
Our collections include goods made from recycled glass is collected from old glass. The glass is sorted into colours and washed before it melted down to be reformed. The glass is then created into beautiful articles which has been shaped by talented artists using century old techniques and modern techniques too. Glass is ideal for recycling since the material is not degraded by normal use.
Our recycled cotton products consist of cotton from leftover textile productions and the fibres are reproduced from granulated cotton into a useful new type of fibre. Each of our recycled cotton products consist of different percentages of fibres blended with other mixed fibres, but the main material in the product will always be cotton. All fibres have been carefully purified.
We are constantly working with a sustainable mindset to be more eco-conscious in our product portfolio. Items made of reclaimed or recycled wood are created from leftover materials, such as building materials or old village equipment that provides a great value to new creations. Instead of making the material waste, adding new life to a product by recycling the material.
Bloomingville's paper mache items are made from cellulose fibers extracted from various sources and converted into pulp. The remaining material consists of wood fibers, recycled newspaper, vegetable matter, and recycled textile fiber etc. The pulp is soaked in water for three or four days. It is then put in a stone mortar and ground so that all the pulp is identical in its consistency. Afterwards the materials are mixed and held together with the help of binders, and made into vases and bowls etc. Paper mache bowls, trays, vases etc. were traditionally used as food storage vessels in homes throughout India. When the pulp is ready, wooden, or brass moulds are used to make the required shape. The pulp is then layered, by crossing the layers over each other, until the required thickness has been obtained and the object is in the right shape.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. Since its foundation in 1994, FSC has grown to become the world’s most respected and widespread forest certification system. FSC's pioneering certification system enables businesses and consumers to choose wood, paper and other forest products made with materials that support responsible forestry. Bloomingville is certified under certificate code BV-COC-165651.
OEKO-TEX® certified products gives the consumer a guarantee that the products has been tested to be free of any harmful chemical substances. The products have been tested all the way from raw material, production, to the final product. OEKO-TEX® is a well-known internationally registered trademark that has contact offices in more than 70 countries around the world. Bloomingville is certified under Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® which is the most common used product license type of OEKO-TEX®.
Umbra are committed to making continuous efforts to improve - such as reducing and replacing packaging, adding sustainable materials and replacing noxious finishes. Umbra design and manufacture high-quality, well-made products are not destined for a landfill, which is why we will not waver in our commitment to quality. The manufacturer offers a 5-year warranty on genuine defects not attributed to wear and tear.