At Soijen we are committed to sustainability. We collaborate with environmentally conscious suppliers and maximize the recycled content in all our product materials and packaging. At least 1% of each purchase is donated to environmental non-profits and initiatives in Chile.
The fabric for our tote bags is a blend of 65% recycled cotton and 35% recycled post consumer poly. The recycled cotton is recuperated from fabric waste generated during the manufacturing process of new clothes, traditionally sent to landfills. The recycled poly is derived from 100% recycled PET plastic bottles. All our tote bags are made in USA.
All of our posters and paper products are printed on paper that maximizes recycled content and post-consumer waste, and with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification and/or Green Seal certification. Check out our blog post on sustainably sourcing paper for more information.
Most of our packaging is plastic-free, and consists of recycled kraft paper or other recycled paper products. Our art prints are protected by an Eco Clear plant-based PLA sleeve that is certified compostable.
Support the wild places you love. Each year we donate a percentage of our profits to support environmental initiatives in Chile.
In 2020 we partnered with Fundación Glaciares Chilenos, a non-profit organization that works in the preservation and protection of glaciers located in Chile, through the development of scientific research, visibility of content and creation of educational programs. To learn more about their mission, or to make a direct donation, check out their website.
In 2018 and 2019 we partnered with Fundación Reforestemos, a non-profit organization dedicated to recovering degraded ecosystems in Patagonia and other areas in Chile. Donations are used to plant native trees in regions with high ecological value throughout Patagonia and Chile. For more information about Fundación Reforestemos and their mission, or to make a direct donation, check out their website.