Alpaka merges form and function to create sustainable gear for a minimalist world. The founders are passionate about doing more with less and decreasing their carbon (and all-around) footprint. They have carefully chosen manufacturers and suppliers that share their commitment to sustainability. They have developed a relationship with a manufacturer in Shenzhen, China, that has fostered mutual gain since 2017. Together, they work to increase their use of upcycled materials, decrease waste material, reduce production power usage, and take other measures to reduce the manufacturing impact on the environment. Plus, they’re a standing member of 1% for the Planet, whose members commit to donating 1% of annual sales to environmental causes. This company has made major investments in capital equipment to ease workers’ burden, increase productivity, reduce defect rates and make the process smoother overall.
Environmental issues are one side of the company’s commitment to sustainability, and economic issues are another side. The company pays its employees 40% over the Shenzhen equivalent, has a work-at-home option for employees with small children and gives all staff free food and accommodations. Sustainability is at the very core of what drives this merchant. If you like what you hear and want to join the company’s efforts, you can save on your next purchase with an Alpaka promo code.