Sustainability is the cornerstone of everything we do. From procuring innovative materials for production, to manufacturing locally to minimize CO2 emissions from transportation. From automatically offsetting all of our shipping emissions through certified reforestation projects, to using 100% recycled cardboard for our boxes. We are determined to be a force for positive change in our business category and inspire other business to help transform the industry. There is a better way.
We are the first ones to say that CACTO is not perfect. We invest and make efforts to find progressive materials that offer sustainability benefits while delivering top-tier performance, however, it is not always possible. Therefore, we also use conventional materials that are critical to a functional purpose. One of our promises to our community is our commitment to durability, no product is sustainable if it falls into pieces within two years.
We are small but our determination is great. We are always working to improve our materials and processes, and our mission is immutable: to help accelerate the transition of our industry to a zero carbon model and secure a nature positive future for people and the planet.
These are some of the concrete actions we take to minimize our environmental impact.
We have partnered with EcoCart to offset every single mile of shipping we do. Their algorithm calculates the emissions of manufacturing and shipping each unique order by looking at things like shipping distance, package weight, and product type. All contributions fund certified offset projects worldwide.
Our boxes are made of 100% recycled cardboard, even our wrapping tape is made of recycled matter. Furthermore, our boxes are specially designed for our products, reducing CO2 emission by minimizing volume and weight.
As you probably know by now, our main material is cactus leather which has significant environmental benefits over its animal based counterpart - not to mention that it is cruelty-free - and is even more sustainable than other plant based alternatives.
100% Bamboo fiber
Bamboo fiber is antibacterial, bacteriostatic, hygroscopic, permeable, smooth, soft, and ultraviolet-proof.
- GREEN AND BIODEGRADABLE
Bamboo fiber is 100% made from bamboo through a high-tech process. As a natural cellulose fiber, it can be completely biodegraded in soil by microorganism and sunshine. The decomposition process doesn’t cause any pollution to the environment.
- NATURAL AND ANTIBACTERIAL
Bamboo fiber has particular and natural functions of anti-bacteria, bacteriostatic, and deodorization. As validated by the Japan Textile Inspection Association, even after fifty times of washing, bamboo fiber fabric still possesses excellent function of anti-bacteria and bacteriostatic.
- BREATHABLE AND COOL
Bamboo fiber boasts advantages of breathability and coolness. According to authoritative testing figures, textiles made from bamboo fibers are 1-2 Celsius degrees lower in temperature than normal textiles in hot summer.
We use Bamboo Linen (50% Bamboo - 50% Cotton) to make our duster bags- handcrafted as well of course. This material is soft, hypoallergenic, and antibacterial. The perfect material to protect our items.