Since the first day of the TAKAPARA brand's creation we have been trying to minimize our impact on the environment. Although we do not produce socks from ecological cotton yet, and our raw material for production comes from India (cotton does not grow in Poland), we do not save on materials and choose the highest quality OEKO TEX yarn produced in Poland. The yarn and our technology make TAKAPARA socks extremely durable and will not fall apart after "three washings", and probably will look almost like new after thirty.
The entire production process of TAKAPARA socks, from the production of yarn, through the production of socks, to the production of packaging, is located within the Łódź agglomeration, which limits CO2 emissions and makes us breathe better. We are constantly wondering what we can do more, therefore, in 2019 we introduced "LESS WASTE" orders. Now when confirming the order you can check the EKO option to receive only socks. If you check this option we will take the socks out of the package and use them again to pack another pair. In your EKO order you will not find any leaflets, fillers or any other smaller or larger, unnecessary garbage.
Our newest project (and probably not the last one), is the introduction of bio plastic envelopes. We have been thinking for a long time how to replace the classic plastic envelopes, so our choice fell on cardboard envelopes without printing but... After a deeper analysis of the recycling process, it turns out that, when considering whole lifetime, cardboard envelopes turn out to be less ecological than the classic plastic envelopes. So we have made a decision to introduce envelopes made of biodegradable polymers of plant origin. Our "corn" foil envelops are certified COMPOSTABLE and comply with the European standard EN 13432. This means that:
- at least 90% of the packaging is degraded within 6 months of composting,
- the heavy metal content does not exceed a fixed limit,
- there was no visible residue of packaging in the compost obtained during testing,
- the packaging has no negative impact on the composting process itself or the quality of the compost produced.
The only drawback is that the biodegradable envelopes are slightly transparent so don't mind that everyone will know that you are buying super coloured socks.
PS. If you have any additional suggestions, please feel free to write to us!