environmental, social and sustainability policy
Bemboka products are proudly manufactured in New Zealand, Portugal, Turkey and Italy, producing premium quality and maintaining a strong, sustainable manufacturing process. This process eliminates the use of any harsh chemicals, ensuring low energy use, high labour standards and a strategically implemented, effectively managed recycling process.
Bemboka works closely with its raw material suppliers to ensure all products used in the production process are sustainably sourced.
Bemboka packaging is proudly 100% recyclable, and in the process of incorporating EcoPure® into its packaging process; an innovative organic additive that causes plastic to biodegrade through a series of chemical and biological processes in a landfill disposal environment.
Bemboka is an advocate of Animal Welfare, and guarantees no harm caused to animals in the production of its goods.
Bemboka strives to source cotton yarns of only the highest standard using suppliers who are active members of the Better Cotton Initiative; a global not-for-profit organization and the largest cotton sustainability programme in the world.
The Global Organic Textile Standard trademark and Organic Content Standard trademarks can be found on all cotton and bamboo Bemboka products:
A textile product carrying the GOTS label grade ‘organic’ or the Organic Content Standard 100 (OCS 100) contains 95-100% certified organic fibres.
Superfine merino wool and angora yarns used by Bemboka are sourced and spun directly on site in New Zealand, and strictly comply with all New Zealand legal legislations and requirements.
Bemboka towels are manufactured using organic dyes and they are certified under the highest level of OEKO-TEX® product class I standard which makes them suitable for babies and toddlers. STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® has been a globally standardised, independent mark of quality for raw, semi-finished and finished textile products from all stages of production and for all accessory materials used in the process. This global certification system assures that certified products meet the strict limit values for several hundred harmful substances of STANDARD 100.
All procceses associated in the production of Bemboka linen and cotton sheets are certified under STeP by OEKO-TEX®; Sustainable Textile Production. STeP is a modular certification system for production facilities in the textile industry. The goal of STeP is to implement environmentally friendly production processes in the long term, improving health and safety and to promote socially responsible working conditions at production sites. This includes: Chemicals management, Environmental performance, Environmental management, Social responsibility, Quality management, Health protection and safety at work.