Mashu puts sustainability at its core.
This is why we use materials based on conservation of raw materials, toxic-free solutions, and with minimal dependency on natural resources. For example we are using materials from recycled polyester and plastic. That means reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions into the atmosphere by 80% compared to the traditional petrol-based polyester production process. By using recycled polyester and plastic we also reduce the amount of petroleum we use in our products.
We also started to use natural fibres such as Pinatex a leather alternative made from cellulose fibres extracted from pineapple leaves.
All of our materials are 100% recyclable at the end of their useful life. Our handles are all made from wooden offcuts from a furniture company in Greece that would otherwise be thrown or burned creating a circular economy and cradle2cradle design system.