Our Sustainable Mission

Starting in 2020, Cordoba began introducing sustainable approaches to product development in order to minimize waste and adopt environment-friendly practices. One of the areas we began rethinking our approach was the fabric used in our instrument bags. For years, our soft-shelled bags have been made of nylon— a synthetic polymer plastic with super-long, heavy molecules. The fabric is tough and durable, but extremely harmful for the environment because it can survive for hundreds of years without breaking down. One of the areas most affected by non-biodegradable plastics is our oceans. There are more than 5.25 trillion macro and micro pieces of plastic in our ocean today. This poses an extreme risk to our environment and the potential for irreversible damage. To minimize (and eventually help eliminate) ocean pollution, we’re choosing a sustainable solution by repurposing this plastic waste into gig bags and musical instruments.

Steps We're Taking

Cordoba’s newly designed instrument bags are now built with a durable shell made from recycled nylon. This nylon fabric is a blend of post-consumer waste such as microplastics and discarded fishing nets. Fishing nets account for ~50% of the world’s ocean pollution and have become the primary offender. Over 600,000 tons of “ghost nets” are abandoned or discarded at sea every year. Efforts to repurpose these nets into renewable products can help reverse the damage caused.

In 2022, we will introduce ukuleles and mini guitars made with recycled ocean plastics. From there, we will work to integrate the use of recycled plastics across our entire product offering in an effort to minimize our companywide reliance on virgin plastics.



Steps We're Taking
Mission

Mission

Our mission is to utilize sustainable methods in product development by sourcing renewable alternatives, utilizing recyclable materials, and inspiring change to end ocean pollution.