Gemar Balloons is the largest manufacturer of natural rubber latex balloons in Europe. Located in Casalvieri, a small town the heart of Italy, we continue to lead the way in balloon development, inspiring the people who buy our products with new ways to add a touch of magic to every occasion. We're dedicated to tradition, innovation and creativity, and are committed to making sure that our products are as sustainable as possible throughout their lifecycle. Today, we produce millions of balloons every day in more than 100 different shapes, sizes and colours... all made in Italy with passion and pride.
What does FSC certification actually mean? You may well have heard about Gemar’s new line of 100% FSC®-certified balloons, it’s certainly something we are very proud of! The question is, what does FSC ...
Gemar Shiny Family We have them all ✨ Uniquely beautiful balloons that stand out from the crowd. It’s time to shine. It seems you just can’t get enough of the gorgeous colours and luminous sheen of Ge ...
The Natural Range Where balloons come of age A sophisticated palette perfect for weddings and other “grown up” occasions. The natural range coordinates perfectly, with subtle shades that are stunning ...
The magic of bubbles you can touch There is a special joy in the transient, the fizz of champagne on your tongue, the colours of a rainbow, or the fragile beauty of soap bubbles floating in the breeze ...
Celebrate every chapter Love is a universal truth and a part of every story, it's one of the things that makes us human. From engagement parties to hen dos, wedding days to anniversaries, we want to c ...
Sustainability Role in overall company's strategic plansSustainability is one of the pillars of our business strategy. We are committed to playing our part in building a sustainable global economy, and to our responsibility towards the environment, our work force and the communities in which we operate. We are members of the UN Global Compact and we have incorporated social, economic, and environmental concerns into our everyday business operations and decision-making.Sustainability initiativesWe launched our “Go Green with Gemar” initiative to set out our values, our code of ethics and our sustainability goals, and to show how we’re managing our social and environmental impact through the pursuit of these goals. We’re the first company in the balloon industry to adopt certified sustainability reporting. We’re also launching a new range of Forestry Council Stewardship (FSC) certified natural rubber balloons neatly packaged in recyclable and reusable balloon bags. 100% FSC labelling provides our customers with the option to purchase natural rubber products made in a way that is good for people and nature. Gemar is also actively engaged with national and international organizations to improve the safety standards of our industry, we’re committed to educate consumers about the proper use of balloons and to promote the fun use of balloons safely, ethically and with respect for the environment. Through our ongoing ‘Don’t let go’ campaign we encourage consumers to use a balloon weight and to pop and dispose of their balloons responsibly. We have an extensive Educational program that includes free content through our channel Balloonista which allow our balloon experts to inspire and educate on the proper use of balloons through practical and fun tutorials. Our Go Green campaign is a project that will accompany as in the coming years, please check our website for further information: https://gemar.it/responsibility/go-green/Pledges for the yearAll our products are created to the highest standards, both in terms of quality and our dedication to ethical and environmental standards. Our future commitment in this area is to make sure our standards and ethics remain high.Sustainable Products100% FSC certified natural rubber latex balloonsLatex balloons manufactured with caoutchouc natural rubber, a bio based and renewable material and sourced from FSC certified plantations. Caoutchouc, a milky sap harvested from the Hevea Brasiliens rubber tree in the same way that maple syrup is tapped from maple trees, is a natural and renewable material preserved throughout the manufacturing process, which contributes to the net reduction of CO2 and biodegrades at about the same rate as an oak leak.Social equity at your companyWe’re member of Sedex and we are audited by third party associations for compliance to safety and ethical standards in relation to our stakeholders including our work force and local communityCertified sustainable products by third partyCERTIFIEDCertified byOur FSC line is certified by the Forestry Council Stewardship . Our products are also certified by TUV Saarland for their compliance to the safety standards. Our manufacturing process is certified according to Quality standards and environmental compliance.PackagingWe are in the process of making our packaging plastic freeAll our packaging is either recyclable, reusable or recyclable and FSC certified.MaterialsWe have products made from sustainability sourced raw materialsLatex balloons manufactured with caoutchouc natural rubber, a bio based and renewable material and sourced from FSC certified plantations. Caoutchouc, a milky sap harvested from the Hevea Brasiliens rubber tree in the same way that maple syrup is tapped from maple trees, is a natural and renewable material preserved throughout the manufacturing process, which contributes to the net reduction of CO2 and biodegrades at about the same rate as an oak leak.Ethical ConsiderationsFair wages are paid to the people who make our productsOur products are made by people employed in good working conditionsWe have mapped our entire supply chainWe challenge our suppliers to report any ethical issues they identifyWe have an ethical policyWithin the workplace where our products are made there is commitment to Non-Discrimination Gender Equality and Freedom of AssociationWe're member of Sedex and we support the UN Global Compact. Our ethical policy and our internal procedures are implemented to make sure that we're always in full compliance with the international standards for ethical behaviour.Enviromental ImpactWe are a carbon neutral companyWe have a sustainability policyWe consider the environmental impact when creating our productsWe are committed to reduce our carbon footprint. From the rubber plantation to finished balloons leaving the factory, we save 29.09 ton of carbon dioxide per ton of balloons.