Sustainable products, degradable or recyclable materials and socially responsible production methods are becoming increasingly important worldwide. With the new introduction of the Special Interest Ethical Style, Nordstil is becoming a central trading place for sustainable consumer goods.
Whether recyclable materials, biodegradable ingredients or reduced packaging: The Special Interest Ethical Style by Nordstil marks suppliers who achieve remarkable things in the area of sustainability. It offers visitors orientation through the separate labelling of the selected exhibitors in the exhibitor and product search and on site at the exhibition stands.
The application deadline for Ethical Style 2024 has expired.
The jury of experts will examine the applicants and clearly structure the products in six sustainability categories. Each exhibitor can fulfil one or more of these requirements with their products and thus also fit into more than one of these categories. These include:
Environmentally friendly materials
Products made from environmentally friendly materials such as renewable raw materials with low environmental impact throughout their life cycle or organically certified products.
Efficient, resource-friendly production processes e.g. in the energy, water or waste sectors.
Fair & social production
Products that are manufactured in social facilities and/or under socially responsible conditions and/or fair trade conditions and that promote social and/or cultural development in the producer countries.
Products whose raw materials are designed for recycling or that are processed into new products from used or no longer usable waste materials.
Products that are handmade and that maintain and promote craft skills.
Products that through their innovative nature (process, material, solution) help to conserve resources, e.g. quantity of raw materials, waste, energy and water.
This jury is made up of:
- Christina Bocher, DEKRA SE
- Kees Bronk, CBI, Center for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries
- Lutz Dietzold, German Design Council
- Sabine Meyer, -side-by-side-, Caritas Wendelstein Werkstätten
- Mimi Sewalski, avocadostore.de
‘Each of our consumer goods fairs has its own focus on sustainability. Ethical Style helps to make these more visible. Where, if not at trade fairs, can so many companies present their sustainable products to an international audience at the same time?’
Nordstil in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals
Nordstil is increasingly taking up the theme of sustainability with the special interest "Ethical Style by Nordstil". In addition, it is aligning its activities with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations and gradually expanding its own initiatives in this area.