Here at LOQI, the quality and durability of our bags have always been a priority and we are proud to say that all our products are sustainably produced. And we promise that they will also make you smile along the way.
The LOQI factory is accredited by BSCI, a third party verification of the factory’s compliance with labor laws, employee health, and safety and environmental initiatives.
Wake up feeling good about yourself. Even if you don’t make it to the gym first thing in the morning, just look over at your LOQI. It’s an eco-friendly, OEKO-TEX®certified product. This is proof of our commitment to producing sustainable products without harmful substances. The certification includes tests for illegal substances, legally regulated substances, substances which are harmful but not yet regulated, and also includes precautionary measures to safeguard consumer health around colour-fastness and skin-friendly pH-value. Phew!
LOQI bags were also tested by The Consumer Product End-Use Research Institute Co.,Ltd in Japan for color-fastness as well as strength. Our bags all ranked 4 and above on a scale of 1 (poor) = to 5 (excellent). We even made our little 50g reusable bag carry around a hefty 100kg steel ball to see how strong it actually is—the poor thing. Ok. Now you know that you’re doing something good. Smile.
Our polyester taffeta is pretty fantastic. Let’s get a bit nerdy here and learn about Taffeta, TPU and other bananas.
This material has multiple properties. Textile strength is the wonder of this material. That's why LOQI lasts and lasts and lasts. Sustainability also means wear it as long as possible. Or to be more precise: wear it until it's dead/broken beyond repair. Polyester is resistant to chemicals, abrasion, stretching, shrinking and is water resistant. A simple hand wash to clean has a low energy impact – it uses less water than some natural fabrics like cotton. It can also be recycled mechanically and used as a component for furniture stuffing, car seat stuffing and construction material. Who knew, right?
We would like you to meet Thermo Polyurethane. Elastic, breathable, water resistant, impact resistant, abrasion resistant, oil resistant. Oh, and it does not stiffen or discolor over time. Bam. TPU is not toxic. It is safe in many applications. It is even used in biomedical cases. TPU material is not to be confused with plastic PVC or PET which are harmful to the environment and to humans. PVC contains dangerous chemical additives such as phthalates and chlorine. TPU not only differs from them by its safety certification but also by its many quality properties. Phew! Wait, that’s not it – it can be recycled mechanically and can be melted and moulded over and over again! We told you that we love to reuse.
At the LOQI factory there is no dye waste product from printing. We recycle the leftover colors and mix them to create black for monochromatic designs. By the way, no bleaches are used either. Doesn’t this sound good?
Here comes our favorite part! We make sure all our products are printed using waterless printing with eco-friendly dyes that have been STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® tested. Printing is waterless and the sublimation printing papers are recycled to make our cartons for transport. These cartons are recycled again and again, shipping our goods from our warehouses to our prized customers.
LOQI is made in China, the Land of the Red Dragon. It is a family factory with 150 workers. Our factory has 30% shares in our LOQI brand and this is how we ensure our quality. Good quality also means that production meets high ethical standards. The factory has received accreditation from third-party BSCI, a leading supply chain management system controlling all our workers benefits from fair health, fair pay, safety, work hours and legal rights. LOQI makes products that both the environment and people love. We love our factory. And our factory loves us. It’s a match made in heaven.
Say YES to a LOQI that brightens up your day, every day. Say no to one use plastic bags. Let’s reduce the use of plastic bags together, and care for the environment as much as we can. Our community is making a difference by always carrying a LOQI. It means the World, Mars, and Venus to us.
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