About DA.AI


DA.AI was founded in December 2008.  It is Taiwan’s first non-profit company dedicated to producing eco-friendly products and one of the world’s first non-profit companies which donates 100% of its net proceeds to charity.

DA.AI adheres to Dharma Master Cheng Yen’s concept of “Coexist with the Earth” by using recycled PET bottles as raw material to manufacture recycled eco-products, activating a new life cycle for the PET bottles and reducing the consumption of natural resources. 100% of DA.AI’s net proceeds from the sale of eco-friendly products and its investments are donated to the Tzu Chi Foundation to help the underprivileged.

DA.AI has developed recycled textile raw materials, such as recycled poly chips, recycled polyester fibers and recycled fabrics. These recycled raw materials are then used to produce eco-products such as clothing, beddings, and other everyday textile products. DA.AI’s production process has received a “Global Recycling Standard” (“GRS”) certification from the Netherland’s Peterson Control Union. In order to gain GRS process certification, all stages of production, from obtaining raw materials to manufacturing and trading of the products have to be in compliance with the GRS standard. The eco-friendly fleece blanket made with 100% recycled polyester has also received the Carbon Footprint Certifications from both Germany’s TÜV Rheinland and the EPA.

DA.AI works with over  8,626 Tzu Chi recycling stations in Taiwan. Each year, nearly 2,000 tons of post-consumer PET bottles are collected and recycled by over 200,000 recycling promoters, whom we regard as Bodhisattvas. The Recycling Bodhisattvas carefully sort and clean PET bottles, remove caps and bottle rings, helping to ensure the quality of raw materials. As of today, over 536,263,228 PET bottles have been recycled and regenerated.

A circle of love is formed as DA.AI uses PET bottles collected and sorted by recycling volunteers to generate eco-friendly products to be sold to the consumers, with 100% of its net proceeds donated to the Tzu Chi Foundation to help the people in need. With this unique socially responsible business model in mind, DA.AI hopes to encourage and inspire more businesses and organizations to join its efforts in protecting our Mother Earth and to give back to society. 

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