We have set up a sustainable supply chain from day one in order to minimize our carbon footprint in regards to transportation. We have so much knowledge within Europe, so it's a win win, right? Today, more than 60% of bags sold in Europe are imported from China. Therefore, By Banoo wants to take responsibility and join the wave of businesses who keeps their production within Europe. It's important to us to be transparent with you, and we hope more businesses will join us for a more transparent tomorrow.
Fun facts about carbon footprint
We want to do everything we can to minimize environmental damage. Therefore, our bags are produced closer to home, more specifically in Estonia.
Climate impact from transportation can be reduced in mainly two ways - less distance between factory and warehouse and choice of transportation vehicle. Many companies choose production in Asia, which by its longer distance increases environmental harm. Furthermore, if the company chooses transportation by air, it will harm the environment even more. Therefore, we want to share the CO2 emissions of our bag transportation in relation to China - just to give you an idea of how much it differs. Instead of showing you hard numbers, we thought it would be more relatable to compare the CO2 emissions with things we are familiar with.
To transport one bag (1.2 kg) from Estonia to Sweden by sea releases 4 g of CO2 emissions. This equals the energy usage for 21 cups of brewed coffee, 12 minutes of hairdryer usage or 6 hours with your laptop. This means that if we would have produced the bags in China, it would be 31x more emissions by sea or 1797x more emissions by air.
What does this mean? Well, just by having the production closer to home, you will be able to buy your dream work bag while having a greener conscience.