HEVEA began as a question that needed an answer: how to take care of our children and our planet just a little bit better. That makes everything quite simple for us: we were born of an urge to do better. To show that how we act and live in the world makes a difference to ourselves, and our children – the citizens of tomorrow. The lack of natural options for our future generations and the choices we have to make was what made us turn to Hevea Brasiliensis – natural rubber, and this has formed the basis of our mission and our purpose from the very beginning.
Geographically, our mix is unique. While the hevea trees grow mainly in Southeast Asia, and much of our production requires skills and facilities found close to the plantations where the hevea is harvested, our design philosophy is inherently Danish. Unifying the beautiful design with clear functionality is the core of the renowned Danish design tradition, and we stick to this in discovering and developing all that our cherished hevea can offer.
We truly want to be sustainable and strive to do our best to be a responsible company, through all of our business practices. We face many challenges, some very difficult, but we continue to look for innovative ways to overcome any challenges to reduce, re-use, re-cycle and up-cycle where possible.
At Hevea we are happy to announce that all our packaging is now FSC certified.
The film that we use on our packaging as “windows” is sourced from the only global supplier of 100% biodegradable film – so it is eco-friendly and sustainable too!
What do we do to ensure that our products are safe, non-toxic and of the highest quality? We test all our products with well-known international companies such as SGS, Intertek and Bureau Veritas, to meet standards in Europe, US, Canada, and Australia. We “pull”-test every single pacifier to ensure that it can withstand the stress of usage. In order for us to identify the production date, batch codes are engraved into our products.