gugler* receives Cradle to Cradle GOLD

In 2011, gugler* in Melk/Austria was the first printing company worldwide to offer Cradle to Cradle Certified™ print products. In the meantime, the company has been able to have a total of 40 materials certified, all of which meet the highest quality criteria in terms of health and ecology. For this reason, gugler* was awarded the Cradle to Cradle certificate in GOLD for the first time this year – a particularly valuable ecological sign of outstanding sustainable entrepreneurship. Read more

Hang tags without secrets

WE ARE ZRCL, the Swiss Streetwear-Label without any secrets uses the most sustainable hang tag from Vögeli AG. The hang tag is printed Cradle to Cradle Certified™ GOLD and therefore it is circular and safe for the biological cycle. Learn more about the story of the hang tag from WE ARE ZRCL:


Safe Materials and Chemicals for Paper Printed Foodpackaging by Vögeli AG

Langnau BE – Printed paper and cardboard are often full of toxins. In contrast, Vögeli forgoes the use of such toxic substances in its production processes. The printing company based in the Emmental consistently adheres to the Cradle to Cradle principle. For this, it is able to turn to a Europe-wide network.

Gold wrapped in gold

World premiere: For the first time a Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM GOLD product is offered in a Cradle to Cradle CertifiedTM GOLD packaging.
The Nuscheli* from Hautli Haus Kids/Johann Müller AG are available in beautiful packaging from Vögeli AG in sets of 3.

*A Swiss German word which roughly translates to “blankie” or “lovey” in English. Fold it diagonally to wear as a scarf for drooling, as a bib, or as a head bandana. Or use it unfolded as a burp or wash cloth. In Switzerland, Nuscheli are irreplaceable for everyday life and a vital companion for the baby years.

Vögeli is the first printer in the world to achieve the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ GOLD award for its products.

Since February 1st this year, Vögeli is able to produce his products according to the very high standard of Cradle to Cradle Certified™ GOLD. Since then, several Cradle to Cradle Certified™ GOLD Pureprint products like prospectus, brochures and packaging did leave the production site of Vögeli. In 2019, Vögeli could double its Pureprint production, so far.
The first Cradle to Cradle Certified™ GOLD Pureprint product was a tool, which helps other companies and organizations, to move forward with their sustainable behavior:

gugler* at the Frankfurt Book Fair

For the third time, gugler* was represented at the Frankfurt Book Fair with a booth made of natural materials. Under the motto “HIGHLY EXCEPTIONAL”, gugler* was showing the publishing industry how healthy, pollutant-free and recyclable Cradle to Cradle production can help differentiate itself from the competition in the future.

The Frankfurt Book Fair had 8% more visitors than in 2018. Exactly 302 267. Long live the book! And here is a quote from a visitor: “I went through the halls and everything was so sterile and lifeless and then I saw the booth of gugler*, who really shone out from the crowd out. Here is life. Here I can recharge my batteries. The gugler* booth is made of real wood and looks powerful and pithy.”

Wolford Launches Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Collection inkl. Packaging

Lingerie brand Wolford’s first Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Gold certified product collection, including a pair of leggings and a pullover, has recently hit stores – packed in Cradle to Cradle certified folding boxes produced by gugler*. After their life cycle with customers naturally ends, Wolford will take back the products for industrial composting, closing the loop by using the products’ smart ingredients as nutrients for our planet like as humus and biogas.

Get inspired by Wolford!

Inspired by Vögeli AG

Business Sustainability Today– a platform focussing on sustainable development (SDGs) – launches a series of movies presenting examples that contribute positively to the objectives of sustainable development and meet the criteria of real corporate sustainability.

And Vögeli AG is their latest movie project. Innovation: Vögeli AG prints as nature would print. Watch the movie!

Wrapping paper optimised for happy Christmas

Cradle to Cradle certified™ wrapping paper is optimised 100% recycling – and perfect for Christmas. You can wrap all your presents without feeling guilty. Certified wrapping paper is free from any harmful substances – without producing toxic sludge during the recycling process. Cradle to Cradle printing products are 100% recyclable.

The wrapping paper is designed and available at the Munich start-up PlanetPaket. Gugler* is very happy to print the paper in Melk.

Read on at ORF or watch the movie Plan B – fair Christmas at ZDF (minute 20:40-26:29)


Test run in Switzerland

The Print the Change Community is going to start a pilot phase for new printing inks. We will test a new printing ink which is going for a gold certification level.

The first to start with the test runs is Markus Vögeli in Switzerland at Vögeli AG. His gained experience will be shared with the manufacturer of the ink for possible fine-tuning of the ink.

Learn more about Vögeli and their Cradle to Cradle ambitions by watching a statement of Albin Kälin, EPEA Switzerland: watch the clip!