ECO FRIENDLY INITIATIVES
Naturally tanned straps with Italian cork lining
Each of our carefully crafted, contrast-stitched wristwatch straps is tanned using a vegetable-based leather tanning process. The leather tanning agents used are derived from vegetable substances (instead of chrome compounds such as chromium sulfate that are often used in conventional leather tanning). Our straps are lined on the inside with renewable, eco-friendly cork that is grown in Sardegna, Italy. The cork provides similar levels of comfort and durability as traditional strap linings. Natural variations in the cork texture help provide each Xetum timepiece with its own rich, distinctive look.
Rubberwood watch box
Xetum's watch box is crafted from eco-friendly rubberwood. Rubberwood trees (also known as Para rubber trees or Hevea brasiliensis) can be found in the tropical regions of several continents and are tapped each year for latex rubber. When the trees are around 30 years old, the annual latex yields begin to decline, and historically, the mature trees have been either burned on the spot or used for firewood. By utilizing this wood that otherwise would have been burned, Xetum is able to provide a stylish container in an eco-friendly fashion.
Ecological Fibers watch carton
The protective paper carton containing your Xetum timepiece is made from Forest Stewardship Council certified Rainbow 70 paper, from Ecological Fibers. Since their founding in 1972, Ecological Fibers has been committed to protecting the environment. Their commitment to environmental protection includes ensuring only clean process water is discharged from their manufacturing facilities, recycling coating waste materials as an ingredient in potting soil, and using recycled paper in the manufacture of raw materials. Ecological Fibers was recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency with an honorary environmental award on the 25th anniversary of Earth Day