At Piccalio, we’re playing our part in building a sustainable future and creating a brighter world for our children to inherit.
We want to inspire people to live a more mindful and sustainable lifestyle. To us, this means buying less, buying better and keeping things in use for longer.
Designing durable and long-lasting products, choosing responsibly, ethically sourced and certified materials are how we minimize our environmental impact as much as possible.
Children subliminally absorb all of their surroundings. We believe that each second with your baby is just as precious as every square-inch of your baby’s home, be it a sprawling suburban ranch or a compact city apartment. Concepts such as European design, slow-living, small-batch manufacturing, and sustainably-sourced wood are imbued in every Piccalio piece to brighten your living space.
All of our products are using FSC certified wood. This environmental and social certification comes from the Forest Stewardship Council, or FSC, a global organization that certifies forests based on rigorous standards of responsible forest management.
We work in close partnership with some of the most talented craftsmen in the industry. We produce limited quantities of our products and only make more if you tell us to. Small inventory means more intention, less waste, and conserving energy. This is why we sometimes need to do pre-orders. Simply put, a pre-order refers to ordering a product before it is produced. With the conventional model being highly wasteful, we found that on demand production is a great alternative for the environment.
We are not perfect. We want to keep learning and finding new ways to have a positive impact. We have been actively reducing and where possible, removing entirely the usage of plastics throughout our supply chain.
To ensure all our products arrive to their destination in good condition, some of our products are protected with Styroform during transport. We are currently working on completely removing Styroform from all our packages. We aim to have 100% plastic-free packaging for all our products by 2024.
Carbon neutral shipping
Right now, shipping is a dirty process. The transportation sector is responsible for one quarter of total global carbon emissions. Whether an order is delivered on a boat, plane, train, or truck, most vehicles still run on fossil fuels. Nature is our greatest inspiration, and taking care of it is also to have a loving look at our emissions For every order placed on our website, Piccalio offsets all delivery emissions. See sustainability partners here.
One order = 1 tree planted
We have partnered with One Tree Planet with a mission to help global reforestation efforts.
Trees clean our air and water, create habitats for biodiversity, contribute to our health and wellbeing, and create jobs for social impact. We’re honored to have reforestation through One Tree Planted as an integral part of our business model.
Piccalio will donate $1 from every order to One Tree Planted, which is a non profit organization based out of Shelburne, Vermont, and operates across 6 regions: Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia and The Pacific.
About One Tree Planted
One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to global reforestation. They plant trees to restore nature and biodiversity. They also raise awareness about the importance of trees, offer businesses like ours a simple sustainability solution, and motivate younger generations to do something positive for the environment.
What does reforestation projects benefit?
planting trees pulls harmful pollutants out of the air and releases clean oxygen for us to breathe.
trees filter water, prevent floods, protect soil, and maintain the earths water cycles.
forests provide habitat to many animals, birds, insects, fungi, moss and plants.
planting trees provides jobs & food security to many communities.
trees and nature reduce stress, aid in recovery and promote wellbeing.
trees absorb carbon dioxide & other pollutants, helping to clean air and regulate climate.
The time between our donation and the actual tree planting will vary depending on the region we have chosen and the time of year. Planting usually happens during the rainy season, when the soil provides optimum conditions for tree survival.