How we make a difference
We believe that we can live a life where we buy and give away gift and products that make us happy, make us feel unique, entertain us, and yet are in balance with nature as they are sustainable.
Although at the beginning of our journey, in 2018 we focused on creative hobby kits, which are fun to use, but we recognized how much plastic these kinds of products contain and how large footprint can they leave on the environment. This problem was important not just to us, but to every environment-conscious parents, who feel responsible for their kids’ future. We decided to redesign our product and be the first to create a creative hobby kit made of eco-friendly materials with cork and recycled papers.
As a family business, it was all a big challenge. It was not so easy to find the right raw materials, machines and packaging either. In spite of that, we started this transformation in late 2019 and were able to complete this green switch by the fall of 2020. We are proud of it, and we focused on expanding our product range with cute cork coasters and trivet sets, and making all available worldwide during spread what we believe
By 2021, we have become a stockist with our natural cork products in Germany, England, Ireland, France, Denmark, Estonia, the Netherlands, Austria, the Netherlands and the United States.
In 2022, we have further expanded our range of products with organic cotton textiles in kitchen home decor, continuing our commitment to the environment.
We started 2023 with a big change, bringing our German business back home to Hungary. At the same time, we started B2B sales to Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
In June 2023, we launched our clothing line made from organic cotton and recycled pet bottles. With summer upon us, we focused on comfortable and stylish swimwear, making over 40 styles and colour combinations available in 1 month as part of our core collection. This year is all about eco-conscious fashion at PepMelon.
We are excited about the launch of our new products and that they will soon be available all over the world.
Sustainability, that is why we use cork in the first place. Cork tree collects air carbon dioxide in its bark for 200 years, during which time the bark can be harvested and grown 16 times. We also use recycled paper to reduce the amount of waste and protect forests. ÖKOTEX and GOT certified textiles are used to produce our textil based products, they can be organic cotton or recycled polyester from PET bottles as well.
In addition, we use plastic-free packaging with cellophane bags that are not covered with plastic, so they are biodegradable. As well as plant-based bio-plastic bags for shipping and packaging materials made from recycled paper. All our other paper raw materials are made of at least FSC-certified paper or even have other environmentally friendly certifications such as the EU Eco-label and the German Blue Angel certification.
We use green energy for all our devices for the manufacturing process and in our daily work. This green electricity comes 100% from environmentally friendly energy sources such as hydropower and is therefore free of finite energy sources such as coal, gas or nuclear energy. Similarly, climate-damaging greenhouse gases are not released when electricity is generated.1
When we can, we recycle waste from work processes and manufacturing processes. Otherwise, we collect waste selectively so that it can be reused.
Nicely designed quality products can be made from eco-conscious materials, bringing warmth and joy to our living spaces.