The cultivation of and the trade in natural rubber is not without its challenges of various kinds. The demand for the white gold is high, but the price is very low. So small, in fact, that the primary producers can barely make a living from it. We are lucky with our Malaysian supplier of natural rubber, as they already voluntarily take responsibility for their actions. Nevertheless, we go one step further and want to ensure that the farmers can make a good living from their work.
This news is worth a blog post for us, also because the initiator is one of our long-time customers. Australia wants to set the world's first commercial standard for composting textiles. This could make the country a pioneer for other countries to follow. Humus is created from textiles. A beautiful idea.
Our first blog post is dedicated to a young designer who we find really great. With his intelligent and visionary final thesis, in which we were kindly allowed to accompany and support him, he has launched his own brand and has big plans beyond that. In an interview, we asked him, Frederico Badini Confalonieri, a few questions about this. Here we go!