We’re a sustainable packaging start-up that’s bringing about the most significant advancement to wine bottles in the last two centuries. With essential and highly effective advancements to the shape and material of wine bottles we’re improving the eco-friendliness, retailing, logistics, and cost-effectiveness of wine. This enables a healthier planet, happier consumers and a more prosperous industry.
The world of wine is more affected than most by rising global temperatures. To help safeguard this industry for future generations, we need to introduce innovative, low carbon solutions where they can make the most impact. In wine, packaging is a carbon footprint hotspot; round, glass bottles are the single largest contributor to wine’s carbon footprint.
We believe that for packaging to truly make a scalable, positive environmental impact, it can’t compromise on consumer appeal and commercial viability. That’s why our bottles look beautiful, offer ultimate convenience and slash business costs throughout the supply chain.
From global manufacturing giants to regional trade associations, worldwide environmental bodies to government departments, our wider network is fundamental to our success. We're building strong relationships with valuable organisations across the globe at every stage of our product's life cycle to continue to advance our sustainable solutions. Below are just a few of those in our wider ecosystem.
Participation in initiatives that champion and inspire future generations to advance the circular economy is something we’re continuously dedicated to at Garçon Wines. As an alumnus of the Emerging Innovator programme of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a charity and global thought leader dedicated to accelerating the transition to a circular economy, the opportunity to play a part in this year’s From Linear to Circular Challenge was not one to miss.
Following a pause in setting up operations in North America due to the challenges of the pandemic, Garçon Wines are looking forward to now pressing forward with the groundwork for the launch of our cleantech packaging arm in the States. As part of these expansion plans, we’re pleased to welcome Paul and Jennifer Tincknell to our advisory team as Market Development Advisors, USA.
We are thrilled to welcome Mike Ratcliffe into the role of Market Development Advisor, South Africa. Nominated for the Wine Star Award Global Innovator of the Year in 2015 & 2017, Mike is highly accomplished in the South African wine industry. His primary objective is to help us understand the market and appetite for our cleantech wine bottles.
We benefit from an extensive portfolio of granted registered designs and design patents in 35 countries, covering a broad range of flat bottle shapes. We understand the value of originality and have taken responsible steps to safeguard our invention, innovation, and creativity. In turn this protects consumers and businesses against poor quality imitations.