Sort of Coal uses Binchotan, a type of activated charcoal — sometimes referred to as white charcoal — with lauded purifying properties. The brand, which was started in 2008, combines this material from Japan with minimalist Danish design for a striking, well-made result. The harvesting process is crucial to Sort of Coal. It relies on local craftsmen to source the raw charcoal, and it ensures that the Binchotan is retrieved in a method designed to promote quick, healthy regrowth to make sure this charcoal is around for many more centuries. It then uses this white charcoal in a variety of goods, including jewelry and skincare.