What we're doing
Scandinavian design doesn’t follow trends.
The most radical act you can do is buy things worth keeping. We work within the Scandinavian design philosophy of functional minimalism, employing durable materials and trims that offer a long life. To back this up, with offer a limited lifetime warranty on our products to all Db black members.
Same solid product, lower impact.
It starts at the unit level. By redesigning and re-engineering our products, thoughtfully replacing materials with recycled and recyclable alternatives, working with the most responsible suppliers, and transporting them using the lowest impact methods, we are on our way to reducing our per-product impact by >50%.
Reducing our overall company emissions.
While we are reducing our emissions per bag, as a growing company we sell more bags every year. To manage our total Co2 impact, we are exploring new consumer models - like resale, rental and repairs - and aiming to keep our company size small.
Stand on the shoulders of giants.
We aren’t actually experts on climate impact. That’s why we work with only the leading certification bodies and suppliers to create, track, and measure our environmental performance.
Connecting the dots.
While a perfectly closed loop isn’t a reality today, piece by piece we will get there. We source recycled materials, design for longevity, you can resell your used Db products and buy second hand using our Db Renewed service. All of this helps increase the lifespan of our products.
Notorious but necessary
We’re working hard to reduce our impact, but we are still a long way off reaching net zero emissions. While it's not the whole answer, offsetting the emissions we haven’t managed to cut or reduce yet can further lighten our impact.
To do this, we partnered with CHOOOSE and they help us offset the total carbon footprint of every bag we sell on our website by getting involved with different initiatives in our production countries. One example of this is the Song Chung Hydropower Project hydropower project in Vietnam that Db is currently supporting, which is certified by the Gold Standard and the CDM.
What you need to know
Labelling and disclosure should be as important to your product consumption as it is to your diet. We will publish the product’s climate impact on our products from 2022 while we will present our sustainability report with annual progress along with ongoing updates on here on our .com.