Using original art produced by accomplished artists as well as designs gathered from museum collections around the world, Caspari has a commitment to produce products using environmentally responsible raw materials and processes.
A key Caspari supplier, Mohawk Paper, derives 38% of the electricity used for manufacturing from wind power, and works with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) to ensure the fiber is sourced from managed forests. Water based dyes are used for napkins and plates, and the napkin tissue is bleached using oxygen instead of chlorine. Caspari has worked with the same printer for over 50 years - Graphische Anstalte J.E. Wolfensberger AG - who is a certified carbon neutral site by First Climate. Building heat is recycled to power the printing machines and heat the buildings - no oil is used for heating, resulting in an 80% reduction in energy use.
Caspari patterns can be matched with our huge selection of solid colors. Mixing solids and patterns is a great way for the budget conscious to decorate the table.
Caspari White Blossom pattern shown below:
Verterra makes their products by collecting fallen leaves from plantations—no trees are ever cut down to make their dinnerware. The leaves are then brought to their factory, where they are sprayed with high-pressure water, steamed and UV sterilized. Over 80% of the water used is recaptured and reused, and the entire manufacturing process uses just 10% of the energy used in recycling.plates are made from fallen palm leaves, and are brought to Verterra factory, where they are sprayed with high-pressure water, steamed and UV sterilized.
Verterra products are free of any chemicals and are:
- Naturally biodegrades in fewer than 2 months after disposal
- BPI-certified 100% compostable
- Made of fallen leaves, an agricultural waste product most often burned
- No heat transference and maintains shape when in contact with hot substances
- Microwave-safe up to 2 minutes on high and oven-safe for up to 45 minutes at 350 degrees