Kave cares header_desktop.pngKave cares header_mobile.png
Our commitment to the planet and society

Kave Cares

We’ll always be committed to making things better

At Kave Home, we keep our responsibility to the planet and humanity at the forefront of everything we do. We’re extremely proud of Kave Cares, which brings together all of our sustainability-related projects and collaborations.

Sustainability is one of our core company values – we’re committed to doing the right thing and to keep doing better. After all, when it comes to taking care of the planet, there’s always more to do. We design pieces made from recycled and recyclable materials and manufacture our products consciously. As well as selecting the best materials and using traditional techniques, we also fulfil our commitment to society by partnering with community projects. At Kave Home, we believe in staying true to our values and making them a reality. We refuse to choose between design and sustainability – our dream is to be part of your home but always in a sustainable way.

1_KaveCares_Manifiesto.jpg
2_KaveCares_Manifiesto.jpg

Sustainability is more than just sustainable products

Kave Cares covers a whole range of aspects, from raw materials to production processes, suppliers, our company and its facilities, the design process, social responsibility and much more. We’ve been working on Kave Cares since day one, always challenging ourselves to go the extra mile.

We actively contribute to creating a better world and future, with lots of plans for achieving our goals in the pipeline. We are aware of the furniture industry’s impact on the environment and aim to minimise this as much as we can. Because in the end, we know we can always do better.



"We want social and environmental awareness, design and quality to be embedded in equal parts in our brand and products’ DNA .”

Francesc Julià, founder of the Julià Grup and Kave Home


Our journey


Nuestros números y objetivos:

El 40% de nuestros productos está hecho total o parcialmente de materiales reciclados. Nuestro objetivo es alcanzar el 70% en 2025.

En 2020 hemos dejado de generar 16.000 kg de plástico de un solo uso para el embalaje de nuestros sofás, modificando el packaging con uso de cartón y materiales reciclados.

Este año 2021 nos hemos marcado como objetivo reducir un 15% las emisiones de CO2, optimizando packaging y procesos logísticos. Y nos hemos marcado 2030 para convertirnos en una empresa carbon neutral.

En 2021 hemos recibido el certificado oficial FSC® que nos acredita como empresa que asegura que la madera proviene de talas controladas, garantiza la preservación de la biodiversidad y promueve una gestión forestal responsable a nivel mundial.

2025 es la fecha límite que nos hemos marcado para eliminar al 100% el uso de plástico en los embalajes de nuestros productos. Estamos sustituyendo paulatinamente el porexpan por el cartón honeycomb o nido de abeja. Es un tipo de embalaje muy resistente, ligero, fácil de manipular y, lo más importante, cuida del medio ambiente.


We have grouped our Kave Cares commitments into four main blocks: Design, Process, Talent, Community.

Design

Landing_KaveCares_04.jpg

Process

Landing_KaveCares_05.jpg

Talent

Landing_KaveCares_06.jpg

Community

Landing_KaveCares_07.jpg

Design

Landing_KaveCares_08.jpg

Materials

Products with the Kave Cares tag are made with sustainable, recycled, certified and/or natural materials. With our without the tag, however, all our products follow conscious and responsible production processes, with care for the environment and society a priority.

Our materials

Consideramos que un producto es Kave Cares cuando cumple la mayoría de estas variables:

Materiales naturales

Está hecho a partir de materiales naturales, como el algodón, o fibras naturales, como el bambú o el ratán, entre otros.

Materiales reciclados

Está hecho a partir de materiales reciclados como el vidrio reciclado, las fibras de plástico de botellas recicladas o recuperadas del océano, maderas recicladas de antiguas edificaciones o recuperadas del sotobosque, o el tejido proveniente de telas sobrantes.

Materiales certificados

El material tiene una certificación oficial, como es el caso del certificado FLEGT o PEFC, que asegura que la madera proviene de talas controladas.

Acabados naturales

El acabado de los productos es en base acuosa o a productos naturales, como la cera o el aceite, evitando de esta manera el uso de productos químicos.

Compromiso medioambiental

El proveedor está vinculado y participa activamente en proyectos de carácter social o medioambiental.

Process

Production process and suppliers

One of our priorities is transparency in all our projects and communication. Knowing where, how and by whom our pieces are produced is essential to understanding what we are trying to achieve with Kave Cares. One of our main prerequisites when choosing our suppliers is to make sure they share our values. We verify that they follow environmentally- and socially-responsible processes and carry out sustainable production, assuring humane and dignified working conditions for all their employees.

Landing_KaveCares_09.jpg
Landing_KaveCares_10.jpg

Our national and international suppliers use traditional handcraft techniques and are committed to the environment, doing their best to preserve it. Our production is focused in 12 countries: Spain, Portugal, Italy, Romania, Poland, Turkey, India, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore, in regions where most of our commercial activities are also focused in order to offset and minimise our environmental impact. In partnership with our suppliers, we develop social projects in their local communities to ensure a better quality of life.

A good example of this is in Spain, where our production takes place in areas close to our own warehouses in Sils (Girona) and in Yecla (Murcia).


Talent

Designers

We are obsessed with perfecting every detail. Our designers are always on the lookout for the latest emerging trends, sustainable and recycled materials, and innovative techniques to adopt. Good design is not just about aesthetics and function, it also has a responsibility to the planet and the people that live in it.

Meet the designers
Landing_KaveCares_11.jpg
Landing_KaveCares_12.jpg

About us

The Kave Home team now has over 200 members from 20 different nationalities. We work to guarantee the most rewarding, dignified conditions for all of our team members. We treat each other with respect and believe in decent work, transparency, diversity, equality and inclusion.

Discover our history

Community

Landing_KaveCares_13.jpg

Projects

Throughout the year we work on short, medium and long-term projects and collaborations that contribute to both society and the environment. These have specific goals and targets to achieve our commitment to sustainable and responsible business projects. One of our biggest projects is for all packaging for our products and store materials to be completely plastic-free before 2025.

Our projects
Landing_KaveCares_14.jpg

Our offices

Did you know that our headquarters in Sils is energy-efficient? This means following strict guidelines to be as eco-friendly as possible. We achieved this by using thermal insulation to reduce our energy consumption, making use of adjustable light sources with sensors and by fitting acoustic panels to prevent noise pollution.

Discover our headquarters
Landing_KaveCares_15.jpg

Elisava x Kave Home

In partnership with Elisava (Barcelona School of Design and Engineering), we play an active role in researching and analysing new ways to reduce our environmental impact.

Discover the collaboration

Let's talk about sustainability and social responsibility

Kave Magazine


Loading...