WE BELIEVE IN THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EVERY COMPANY TO WANT TO IMPROVE PRODUCTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS SUSTAINABLY. BECAUSE THAT'S THE ONLY WAY culinary indulgence CAN CONTINUE TO WORK IN THE FUTURE. AND WE LOVE TO supply you with good wine while doing so.
Beauty will save the world
We are convinced good design plays a big and inevitable part when challenging old behavior patterns (looking at you, glass bottle) for the better.
That is why we teamed up with Studio Oeding. Katrin Oeding is a true luminaire when it comes to sustainable design. She is part of the amazing project Wildplastic and developed one of our favorite soap brands, Stop the water while using me.
When producing our boxes we use as little ink and glue as possible.
If we want people to open their minds to new ways of packaging and give us the honor to become part of their interior, our boxes better look beautiful. And because they are thicker than your average wine box, we only wrap them in recycled packaging paper, and off they go to you!
Respect for craftsmanship and the people behind it
As we loved good wine many years before we started our HAUS/WINE adventure, it was clear from the start, that we won’t just put any wine in our boxes.
We love working together with talented winemakers from the best wine regions in Germany and France.
In the procedure of making wine, there are always a few leftovers that bigger brands can’t use. Because we order only small batches, we can use this fact and create exclusive HAUS/WINE cuvées that offer a great value for their price.
We believe, if a company decides to add yet another product into this world, it better be produced under circumstances that value every person involved in the production process.
In our case, that means that we do not order boxes from a producer somewhere in China. Which would save us a lot of money, but not the fact that these boxes were produced under precarious working conditions.
Remember those cute, pink cake boxes for Patisserie Mendl’s from the Wes Anderson film „The Grand Budapest Hotel“? They were produced by Fapack. A family-run business from Berlin, founded in 1869. If craftsmanship in product packaging had a name, it would be them. (We hear, even the German chancellor works with them)
Although we love personal touches, sending all those wine boxes ourselves is a task a little too big for us. That is why we chose Mosaik Berlin as our fulfillment center. Mosaik offers jobs and professional education to people with disabilities of all levels. And they do an amazing job and shipping every package with the love and care as we would, ourselves.
Move & Shake. And don’t stop.
We are not at yet where we would like to be. Actually, we are not sure we will ever be.
We have amazing wine in beautiful boxes that we can send to you. But we won’t stop there.
The “bag” in our box is still made out of PVC. Although the solution seems so simple (just find a sustainable material for the bag), the reality is much more complex. Even if we produced the bags from natural, regrowing sources, the German recycling circuit would not be ready for it. And by not being able to detect it, burn it with all the other mixed trash.
We don’t want to wait until the official circuit is that far. Instead, we are working together with a packaging engineer to develop a closed circuit between our packaging producer, wine bottler, and our customers. Once established, we could produce our bags from 100% recycled material.
Although we already save amounts of C02 emission in transportation, we are working on a concept to make HAUS/WINE a carbon-neutral company.
And we are sure: once we are there: we have a thousand new plans on how to make things better.