We believe that design and creative endeavours should always include environmental practices by default. We too are humanly imperfect and far away from being a carbon-neutral or waste positive company. However, environmental practices have been at the core of Empty Space™ since our early days in 2018.
1. LOCAL SUPPLY CHAIN
We prioritize a supply chain that is as lean as possible—so we're working with european manufacturers and suppliers, as close as possible to our HQ in Berlin. With a few small exceptions, which can be found on each item's page—we source the majority of our materials from Europe. To further reduce unneccessary stock, we manufacture some items On-Demand using Pre-Orders.
2. BETTER MATERIALS
Sourcing and using better or longer lasting materials is a core part of our environmental practices and includes a range of materials. Organic cotton, recycled polyester and other synthetic fibers, bio-degradable plastics, recycled PET, water-based dyes and inks, as well as sugarcane and mycelium fungi. For all apparel items, we make sure, that the materials we use have at least a GOTS, OEKO-TEX or BLUESIGN certification.
3. CUTTING EDGE TECH
We are always researching cutting-edge technologies and better ways to design, prototype and produce.
4. DEGRADABLE PACKAGING
We are committed to design our packaging with materials that have been harvested from renewable resources, like corn, paper and bio-based synthetics. Mainly being sourced in Europe, Germany.
Being children of immigrants from Turkey, Vietnam and Kurdistan taught us to love and appreciate diversity out of a place of love. We condemn all forms of hatred, discrimination and racism based on origin, skin, sex or gender.
6. FAIR WAGES
We only cooperate with partners that value the health, time and skills of their workers at a humane level. All partners need to comply with the FLA Code of Conduct. Additionally, all of our partners agree to personal visits every six months to secure the stated values.