Eco friendly

Minimising carbon footprint

    Solid is a social enterprise that operates worldwide. At Solid we   

    have set a target: carbon neutral shipping by 2025. 100% of our   

    shipping will happen by sea. Nonetheless, also sea transport has 

    its environmental impact which we cannot avoid. We will 

    compensate our own air and sea emissions through carbon 

    offsetting. Solid also offers every client to compensate their 


Low energy use

    Handicraft is # by the use of basic tools and 

    traditional techniques, with low environmental impact. Most 

    machines used in production are human-powered, meaning 

    that  overall electricity consumption is kept very low. Electricity    

    is  primarily used for the few irons, steaming or sewing 

    machines,  lighting in winter months and for computers used by

    the team. Water consumption is also low as it is only occasionally

    used in production for washing or steaming.          


Recycled and locally sourced materials

    The materials used in Solid’s products are locally sourced, both  

    to promote sustainable local industries and to minimise 

    transportation emissions. 

   Reducing the use of plastic packaging 

    There’s a lot of plastic when talking about packaging. And that’s

    not okay with us. We’ve set ambitious targets to reduce the total 

    amount of plastic we use, and to change to recyclable or 

    degradable packaging.  We are currently comparing new 

    sustainable packaging options with the materials we are using 

    so far. Using oxobiodegradable or biodegradable packaging, 

    reduces our carbon footprint considerably, in comparison to 

    standard disposable packaging. But cutting excessive packaging 

    is by far the best option.  Each client has the opportunity to opt 

    for a reusable bag and to pack as many pieces together in one 

    the use of plastic.

Repair guides

    At Solid we create products with a sustainable vision. Social 

    impact intertwines with environmental action. By doubling the 

    life of your clothes through mending you reduce emissions by 

    24%. In 2021 we launched a Repair guide for our up-cycled 

    Kantha jackets, to help you reduce your footprint. 

Carbon offsetting

Solid, we will compensate our air and sea emissions through carbon offsetting, via Wildlife Works (REDD+) , as we have a direct link through our partner Hadithi, in Kenya, who is part of Wildlife Works. These  certified projects focus on protecting threatened forests and wildlife by uplifting rural communities in Kasigau, Kenya. The essence of their conservation strategy is based on long-term job creation. Jobs that create a viable alternative for local people, and replace unsustainable sources of income such as poaching, subsistence agriculture and illegal tree harvesting. 

Low energy use



In our knitting workshop we use a broad range of ecological, organic, and sustainable Peruvian yarns. Peru has some of the best natural fibers in the world, like baby alpaca and pima cotton. Building on a good collaboration with local yarn suppliers and artisanal dyeing units, we can offer a very broad range of yarns from purely natural to customized specialty yarns, fitting every need. We can offer undyed yarn, as both cotton and alpaca are available in a variety of natural, earthy tones. In alpaca alone, there are a whopping 22 shades, from dove grey through champagne to beige. In 2020, extra attention within the team was given to the alpaca supply chain. The development of RAS (Responsible Alpaca Standard) is followed closely with our suppliers and clients. If all goes well this will be launched in 2022.


In India  we focus on upcycling local vintage sari fabrics. Our artisans transform these saris in the most beautiful garments and homeware products with their own  two hands. Any cotton stitch used is organic. 


In Kenya , the organic materials are primarily locally grown sisal and palm leaves. The majority of the natural coloured baskets are woven with twine that is boiled with natural dyes - from roots, tree barks or leaves,... All the bright vibrant colours in the baskets are made with twine that is home-dyed with dyes purchased by the artisan after receiving a training on dyeing, ensuring the artificial colouring is re-used for a second and third batch of sisal, and the wastewater is disposed of safely.

For the handles we locally source leather, made from goat skin picked up from the local abattoir, and tanned by our leather craftsman himself in a small-scale tanning process at his workshop.    

Repair guides

At Solid we create products with a sustainable vision. Social impact intertwines with environmental action. By doubling the life of your clothes through mending you reduce emissions by 24%. In 2021 we launched a Repair guide for our upcycled Kantha jackets, to help you reduce your footprint. Through explanations and videos, we guide you in repairing small issues yourself. Because mending your clothes is  an  experience, an essential skill for a sustainable future. It offers you satisfaction and adds your own story to your loved, unique pieces. “Create your own tale through visibly mending your clothes.” 

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