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Our Commitment to Sustainability: The Journey of Denali Award Ribbon


Why Sustainability Matters to Us


At Denali, we understand that every choice we make impacts the planet. That's why we're committed to responsible practices in every aspect of our operations. Our journey towards sustainability is rooted in our choice of materials, specifically our decision to use 100% Eastman Naia™ acetate fiber in our ribbons.


Eastman Naia™:   A Choice for the Environment


  1. Sustainable Origin


Eastman Naia™ acetate fiber begins its life with a sustainable origin. The wood pulp used in Naia™ comes from trees grown in certified, renewable forests. These forests are managed responsibly, ensuring ecological balance and long-term environmental benefits. Certifications:


  • FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council): Ensuring responsible forest management.
  • PEFC™ (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification): Promoting sustainable forest management through independent third-party certification.


  1. Safe and Environmentally Sound Chemical Use


We prioritize the safety of both people and the planet. Naia™ is produced in a closed-loop process, where solvents are recycled and reused. This process minimizes waste and reduces environmental impact. Certifications:


  • OEKO-TEX® 100 Product Class I: Ensuring safety in textiles.
  • ZDHC Manufacturing Restricted Substances List: Compliance ensures no hazardous solvents are used.


  1. Low-Impact Manufacturing Process


Reducing carbon and water footprints is vital for us. Naia™ boasts a low environmental impact production process, evidenced by:


  • Life Cycle Assessment (ISO14044 compliant): Demonstrating low tree-to-yarn carbon and water footprint.
  • Higg Materials Sustainability Index: Ranking materials based on their environmental impact.


  1. Biodegradability: A Safe Return to Nature


Our commitment extends to the end of our product's life cycle. Naia™ is certified to biodegrade in both water and soil, contributing to waste reduction. Certifications:


  • ‘OK biodegradable WATER’ and ‘OK biodegradable SOIL’ by TÜV AUSTRIA: Certifying biodegradation in natural environments.
  • ‘OK compost INDUSTRIAL’ by TÜV AUSTRIA: Ensuring industrial compostability.


  1. Additional Commitments to Environmental Responsibility


  • Canopy Hot Button Report: For sustainable sourcing of wood pulp.
  • Roadmap to Zero: Ensuring environmentally sound chemical use.
  • ISCC (International Sustainability & Carbon Certification): Supporting a circular economy through molecular recycling.
  • Higg Index: For a manufacturing process with low carbon and water footprints.


Our Promise


By choosing Denali Award Ribbons, you're not just selecting a high-quality product; you're supporting a greener, more sustainable future. We're dedicated to continuous improvement in our sustainability journey and to being transparent about our practices.


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