Solgaard is independently and through partnerships working to reduce plastic waste on our planet. For every product sold, we clean up 6 lbs of ocean-bound plastic from coastal communities.
We are intentional when designing and manufacturing our products. We're working towards efficiency and circularity. As much of our material as possible is made from ocean bound plastic or biodegradeables. We're not perfect yet - but we're on a journey to do as much good as possible.
Our portfolio of sustainable materials includes:
Our proprietary fabric made from ocean-bound plastic.
Solgaard unveiled its award-winning proprietary fabric made from ocean- bound plastic, Shore-Tex® in 2019. Acknowledged by Fast Company as a ‘World Changing Ideas’ 2020 Award Finalist, Shore-Tex® is now used in all Solgaard bags and suitcases, including the Carry-On Closet, named ‘Best Inventions’ Award Winner by TIME Magazine.
Durably made from ocean-bound plastic.
In 2020 we released the HomeBase, Solar Boombox, and Solar Juicepack all made with Shore-Plast as the primary material. In 2021, we launched the Shoreline watch, also made with Shore-Plast™
Strength without compromising the durability of our suitcase shells.
Our supply chain is paramount at Solgaard. We ensure that our factory and supply chain partners pass the highest standard of audits. As we grow we maintain close attention to the experience of every person who contributes to our success.
Recycling and Repurposing
The circularity and durability of our luggage is of the highest concern to our team. In addition to preventing plastic from entering the ocean, our intention is to begin robust carbon capturing initiatives.
Impact and Progression
Projects & Partnerships
One of the most exciting parts of Solgaard is the impact we’re able to have while working with our network of impact partners. Through collaboration we’re able to have a greater impact.
Impact Partnerships & Projects
As part of our flagship impact partnership with Sungai Watch, we’ve funded a new plastic waste collection and sorting facility in the mangroves of Denpasar, Bali, and installed a series of river waste collection barriers across Indonesia.
In partnership with Greeneration in Indonesia, we support the infrastructure build out of an eco-brick facility.
This project is managed by Greeneration and was done in partnership with Coralive and Eco-Ranger ID.
We are a proud member of the NextWave Plastics consortium of companies.
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Materials in product
We use recycled, ocean-bound PET to make as much of our products as possible. The fabric made from ocean-bound plastic is called Shore-Tex®. The Durable Plastic is called Shore-Plast®.
Materials in product
Additionally to the material that goes into our products, we prevent plastic from entering the ocean via beach, mangrove, and riverway ocean-bound plastic waste collections. This collection is done via our network of third party global collection partners.In total, we ensure that 6lbs of plastic is prevented from the ocean for each item sold.
Why the additional collection matters
The additional collected amount is rarely PET, it’s more often low value plastics which are harmful to the environment and not picked by collectors due to their low value. Our goal is to collect all plastic as quickly as possible from the date of sale. Our mandate is that we complete the funding for this collection within a maximum of 12 months from the date of sale.