As a family company, we consider our social and ecological responsibilities to be important. This includes the maintenance of jobs in our region. For this reason, we only manufacture our products at our traditional location in Saxony.
This philosophy is deeply anchored in the mindset of our company. We thus do not produce according to profit-maximising principles, but instead according to social and ecological principles.
Where our products say Made in Germany, they really are Made in Germany.
But why do we do this?
Globalisation continues the trend of producing consumer goods wherever it is cheapest to do so. The competitive pressure and the requirements for high profit shares are frequently the reasons for this. In this way it is possible that, between manufacturing and sale, a consumer product travels the globe, once or even multiple times. The ecological footprint that this process leaves behind is extremely large.
With our ribbons, we leave a small ecological footprint behind, since, unlike imported goods, long CO2 generating transportation is not a part of our process. We work primarily with suppliers from the region, or from Germany, and thus encourage jobs in small and medium-sized companies in Germany. By saving on the long transportation routes, you as customer thus also make a contribution towards climate and environmental protection.
Producing in Germany means working under comprehensive and strict legal specifications and regulations in order to protect people and the environment. So, for example, the legally introduced minimum wage which is designed to ensure that everyone is able to live on their earnings. Various documentation obligations, health and safety as well as environmental protection requirements ensure that the environment is not unnecessarily burdened by the production. The expansion of regenerative energy is to be financed via the renewable energy surcharge and this puts Germany into a leading role in this sector. We pay this surcharge in full, along with every private household without abatement.
These framework conditions are certainly linked to the considerably higher costs for a German production site. In countries in which production is cheaper, these work, life and environmental regulations do not exist.
For this reason, we see it as our social and ecological responsibility to produce in Germany for as long as possible in order to continue to support these life and environmental conditions.