Our commitment to transparency
Protecting your eyes from the sun is important, but doing it while also preserving the planet is even better.
At Otaaki, our goal is to help you see better and to see inside – inside our products and inside of us. Our motto, See Inside®, embodies this commitment.
Through our transparency label, See Inside®, we strive to be as transparent as possible about our choice of raw materials, partners, and manufacturing techniques.
We want to help you see things more clearly !
OUR MATERIALS :
Quality, innovation, traceability, and eco-responsibility are the key words.
At Otaaki, we carefully select each of our suppliers to offer you increasingly durable eyewear without compromising on quality.
After our initial collections featuring upcycled (Ocean) and biodegradable materials (Organic), we are now revolutionizing the world of eyewear with the world’s first line of eyewear (Infinity) with frames and lenses made from the same material. They are recycled AND infinitely recyclable !
The development of our glasses is carefully done in our Paris offices. Our designer and optician work daily to create collections that are increasingly colorful and inspired by you.
The manufacturing of our glasses takes place in our own factory in Zhuhai, China, by skilled artisans with unique craftsmanship. For 40 years, China has been the world's leading producer of frames and lenses, developing undeniable expertise and know-how.
Owning our own factory allows us to have direct oversight into our production chain and our quality control.
At Otaaki we consider the impact of transportation starting n the production stage. The location of our factory near Guangzhou and Hong Kong, where most of our European and Chinese suppliers manufacture their products, allows us to reduce our CO2 emissions, prioritizing a green economy.
Once production is complete and we are ready to ship our product to you and our warehouses – we look to limit CO2 emissions by favouring maritime transport over air transport.
Though we’re not quite there yet, we are exploring the possibility of rail transport, which would further reduce CO2 emissions by four.
OUR CERTIFICATIONS :
ISCC Plus is a certification demonstrating that, from the collection of raw materials (derived from biomass or waste and residues) to the transformation process, traceability is ensured in compliance with ISCC standards. It provides innovative companies like Otaaki with the opportunity to showcase progress towards sustainable solutions.
The ISO 9001 standard is a quality management standard achieved through a certification audit. The certified organization commits to providing products and services that meet requirements (customer, legal, and regulatory standards) and to increasing customer satisfaction.
The SMETA (Sedex Member Ethical Trade Audit) is one of the most widely used ethical audit formats in the world. It is aimed at organizations looking to adopt ethical and responsible practices.
The audit assesses various aspects, including the environmental management of the audited organization, the health and safety of its personnel, and compliance with labor standards.
UN GLOBAL COMPACT
The UN Global Compact is a voluntary initiative based on the commitment of CEOs to implement universal sustainability principles and take actions to support the United Nations' goals.
Ludovic, the founder of Otaaki, has been a signatory of the UN Global Compact since March 2021.
Understanding what's in our products and how they are made are the foundations of a healthy relationship between you and us !
So if you still have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us via email : firstname.lastname@example.org or on social media.