"The pessimist complains about the wind;
the optimist expects it to change; the realist
adjusts the sails." William A. Ward
HALT programmed obsolescence
We are all aware of the fragile state of our planet and each and every one of us needs to do our bit to help. At ONE Palma we have approached the problem from several angles.
Recycling is, of course, essential and we are passionate about our patented 4T FORTE composite membrane. The only 100% recyclable sail on the market. The only ISO 14040 certified for low CO2 emissions in its productions process. The 4T FORTE sail is made of composite material that is not only fully recyclable but also has 30-60% less VOCs (volatile organic compounds) emission than Dacron sails. (Learn more)
In addition we believe that environmental awareness is the key to the solution. So we offer our customers advice plus the choice of sustainable products that minimise environmental impact such as green eco poxy and eco friendly composites and resins.
But what if products were built better to last longer in the first place? What if we could turn the tide on planned obsolescence through quality products?
Thus evolved our ethos: Lifetime quality.
By producing lifetime quality sails and assisting our customers with careful maintenance, sails will perform better and last far longer. This reduces the use of landfills and incinerators for discarded sail destruction.
Our customers benefit from a longer lasting product and most importantly, our fragile environment breathes a sigh of relief. This approach works for other sectors of our business: Manufacturing ropes and rigging components to be tough, long lasting and reliable means they don’t end up being prematurely discarded.
So please join us in making a contribution to sustainable sailing practices. (Learn more).