“Art picks up where nature ends “
It is our utter responsibility to act in favor of nature and change our ways long before nature does it for us. It is no longer a choice to integrate social and environmental concerns into our operations and with this in mind, Ballen is relying on a new, conscious-driven ethos where the sole growth of the brand allows for positive impact. From ecosystem conservation through the use of wild natural flora, to multifunctional packaging and job generation through in-house workshops, everything is done from a perspective of scalable sustainability.
Atelier / workshop
At Ballen, we believe in ethically-crafted luxury and the importance of supporting local. This is why we directly employ various artisans whose personal imprint on each piece, we cherish and value. Because ethical manufacturing is at the staple of our business, we promote, guarantee and sustain fair wages, safe working conditions and a positive work environment for every single team member. These conditions have had a direct and positive impact on the overall quality of our business, which translates not only to our pieces but also to our team’s lives and that of their families.
We work committedly towards a more sustainable future through the constant use of eco-friendly materials and environmentally-viable sourcing. We use seeds and natural fibers that are endemic of our region and grow wild throughout the Amazon and other territories in Colombia, where we work directly with locals that manually collect them. This guarantees ecosystem preservation and contributes to species conservation.
Timelessness and thoughtful manufacturing will always encourage what we do. The periodicity of our collections allows for slower-paced production processes that focus on consumer needs and quality rather than ongoing trends. We strive to create unique, high-quality pieces that last over time.
Because having a sustainable product is not enough, all of our packaging is inherently eco-friendly. With biodegradable compostable bags and multipurpose fabric dust bags, we not only build upon our environmental concerns but also enable our clients’ contributions: all items are packed with little notes that can literally be planted to grow into a “Guayacan”, a beautiful and colorful flowering tree that is native to our Country.