SUSTAINABILITY

MATTISE cares about the impact producing and selling of products has on the environment.

Being sustainable begins with transparency. On this webpage you will find all the data of production and distribution which are relevant for now.

In the production- and distribution processes of MATTISE, we use the following criteria:

Plastic

  • The lowest possible use of plastic in the products.

  • Reuse of plastic padding materials from purchases for b2b (business to business) shipments.

  • Reuse of watch protective sleeves from the factory for the shipment of watch straps to customers.

Paper

  • No physical invoices are sent along with orders to minimalize paper use (invoices online).

Services

  • Swap Repair: Recycling of used watches. Watches from the program are send back to the factory for reuse of parts and raw materials.

  • Battery Replacement: In the Battery Replacement program specific batteries for MATTISE watches will be used. Used batteries will be processed in an environmental way.

Most of the responsibilities with regard to sustainability within MATTISE lie with me, Vince Kramers. Feel free to get in contact via the business Whatsappnumber: +31 (0)6 83807190.

The Product per sale

The following figures give MATTISE and the customer insight in material used per watch sale.

A watch mainly exists of it's stainless steel casing. This is therefore a significant part of the diagram.

Clarification of the diagram:

The dial is made of brass. With timepiece we refer to the Miyota Quartz timepiece for controlling the hands. Metal includes the hands and indicators on top of the dial.

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The plastic parts are:

Protective films, a spacer to keep the crown out and a holder to keep the timepiece in place.

plastic

0.34g

0.34g plastic is thrown away from use.

The mesh watch strap consists entirely of stainless steel (27.64g).

The leather strap consists of a large part of genuine leather with clasps made of metal.

5.68g leather and 2.72g metal.

leather

5.68g

The leather watch strap consists of leather for 5.68g.

The watch boxes consists of hard board with a soft inside made of foam to transport the watch safely.

In the box a paper booklet with explanation on the watch is stored.

The diagram shows the amount per material used per watch box.

Shipment per sale

Rising temperatures, rising sea levels, warmer water, shifting vegetation, shifting weather patterns. These are just a few examples on what the effects on the environment are from the worlds increasing carbon footprint.

MATTISE does not have the capital or size to control every step and handling from the factory to the customer. The ultimate goal is circular economy. This starts with understanding the processes, products and transport come in touch with.

factory

storage

customer

Materials

The challenge is to transport the products well protected with minimal paper and plastic use.

The paper and plastic used in shipping to the warehouse is reused in both B2B and B2C shipments. The average paper and plastic use per shipment from factory to warehouse (per watch) is displayed in big.

plastic

2.79g

paper

9.69g

Transport

The watches are assembled in Shenzhen (city in China). The journey made from the factory to the warehouse in Haarlem (the Netherlands) has been calculated and will be periodically analyzed to look for improvements. With the CO2 footprint, we measure the impact of MATTISE's business operations on the environment. The following figures are the average CO2 emissions for transport from the factory in China to the warehouse in the Netherlands:

3.33g

CO2

32.7g

CO2

5.33g

CO2

factory

storage

customer

Materials

Arrived in the Netherlands, there is more control over the transport and use of materials.

The watches are shipped in single-layer cardboard letterbox boxes. The protection inside is a layer of bubble wrap, recycled from the protection from the transport from Shenzhen. The only plastic used with this part of the shipment in the box seal.

Note: The values are averages

plastic

0.41g

paper

66g

Transport

Shipment to the customer consists of transport from the warehouse to the post office, from the post office to a distribution center and then to the customer.

The warehouse is located near a post office and therefore no CO2 has been emitted in that part. Transport from the post office to the distribution center and to the customer is done with PostNL's Groengas vans. These vans emit almost no CO2.

13g

CO2

Battery

The heavy metals mercury and cadmium used in batteries are harmful to the environment. Therefore the used batteries, especially cadmium and mercury batteries, should not be disposed with normal waste, but should be taken to a special collection point for used batteries.

MATTISE uses an alternative that does not contain mercury: Each watch comes standard with a SONY button cell battery with the following values:

The battery should power the timepiece for at least 24 months.

SR626SW Hg 0%

Japan

silver oxide

1.55 V

28 mAh

6,8 x 2,6 mm

If you want to learn more about the different button cell batteries in watches: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Button_cell​

Final grade

The plastic being used in the production and distribution of one watch is an average of 3.94 grams. 0.75 grams of this ends up with waste and 2.79 grams is reused and then thrown away.

 

MATTISE has started the journey towards sustainability. The steps taken so far, are presented in this insight.

There is still a long way to go and much is scheduled. MATTISE is open for suggestions, feel free to contact my business Whatsapp number +316 83807190.

Vince Kramers

DISCLAIMER: All values in this article are calculated by MATTISE. The amounts are not checked by an official body. MATTISE publishes this information with the best intentions.

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