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Our raw materials

Pano Cru is developing it's offer with shopping bags made of raw materials 100% eco-friendly, and fairly produced and traded.

It uses exclusively natural and renewable raw materials, that use eco-friendly production methods, without harmful impacts on the environment and that are biodegradable and recyclable at the end of their long life.

It fosters to work exclusively with partners that undertake social ethical practices.

The raw materials currently used are Fairtrade cotton, Fairtrade organic cotton and jute.

What is organic cotton?

Cotton is a natural vegetal fiber, biodegradable and recyclable which is eco-friendly when cultivated organically.

Organic cotton is cotton that is grown without pesticides from plants which are not genetically modified.

Organic production uses methods and materials with low impact in the environment, strengthening and maintaining the soil fertility, contributing to biodiversity:

  • it uses the crop rotation instead of agrochemicals and artificial fertilizers;
  • it uses natural/organic methods for pest control, instead of pesticides.

Cotton plant

What is jute?

Jute is a natural vegetal fiber that is by nature 100% eco-friendly:

  • is traditionally produced without pesticides, fertilizers nor GMOs;
  • is 100% biodegradable and recyclable.

Is one of the strongest natural fibers and it is the most important vegetable fiber after cotton, in terms of usage, global consumption, production, and availability.

The best source of jute in the world is the Bengal Delta Plain in the Ganges Delta, most of which is occupied by Bangladesh and Índia.

Jute plant

Organic cotton and jute preserve the human life and the environment.

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