We are building natural capital by working with nature, not against it.
At the bast company we make our fibre from plants that capture carbon, rebuild soil, and grow with minimal inputs. Our production facilities are located in regions where fabric manufacturing and fibre-plant agriculture overlap, allowing us to operate a ‘grow-local, make-local, sell-local’ business model.
Most products containing plastic fibre cannot be recycled and will never break down completely. This results in micro plastics accumulating in landfills, oceans, soils, and eventually in our bodies.
We are building natural capital by working with plants that are playing a significant role in the regenerative agriculture movement. They encourage biodiversity, promote soil health, and improve future crop yields. Together with our partners we are designing next-generation compostable products that enable circular, regenerative lifecycles.
Our compostable fibre replenishes soil, leaving behind beneficial organic matter as it breaks down. Switching to fully compostable products lays the foundations for a zero-waste future.
A typical product lifecycle is linear: it starts with fossil fuel extraction and ends with permanent contamination of its disposal site. Recycling options for plastic fibre products are insufficient, resulting in persistent pollutants in our environment.
Recycling alone cannot solve the plastic pollution crisis. Our natural fibre enables companies to design products with a circular lifecycle, and zero plastic from inception.
Our dedication to progressive environmental practices has been acknowledged by multiple independent organizations:
We are active members of the global hemp and nonwovens industries: