hajo distances itself from questionable mass production in low-wage countries such as Bangladesh or Pakistan.
For decades, hajo has been producing – besides Italy – in its own factory in China as well as in medium-sized family businesses in India.
Appropriate wages, working conditions and safety are guaranteed for the employees at all production sites.
Short transport routes protect the environment. Thus, Italy is increasingly becoming the focus of a sustainable production location. The proximity of the traditional knitting country makes transport by ship or plane unnecessary, which results in a reduction of CO2 emissions.
As a result, the proportion of Italian knitwear has been significantly increased.
Every step of production takes place in small selected factories, which are subject to strict ecological standards such as STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®. Therefore we can speak of real “Made in Italy
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– Compared to last year’s collections, the use of synthetic fibers has tended to be reduced and more products have been made from pure natural materials, such as 100% cotton.
– In order to reduce production-related waste to a minimum already during the manufacturing process, most knitted models are “fully fashioned” (knitted in one piece).
– Thanks to the classic system of half-yearly pre-orders, articles can be produced close to demand. This method is considered an instrument against senseless throwing away and the environmentally damaging destruction of surplus new goods.
– hajo attaches great importance to quality and workmanship. This is another ecologically and sustainably interesting criterion, as it results in a conceivably low rate of returns.
A photovoltaic system was installed on the roof of the company building in summer 2021, which generates green electricity for the company’s own consumption. With an annual output of approx. 80,000 kW/h, around 32 tons of CO2 will be saved.