“It doesn’t smell like anything.”linen pillow covers
That’s the phrase we hear almost every time a visitor tours our warehouse.That’s the phrase that makes us feel like we are doing our job.That’s the phrase we love to hear.
Imagine walking into a warehouse and not being invaded by harsh， overwhelming odors. No chemicals. No dyes. Just a pleasant walk through a workplace.
Our mission has always been to produce healthier sleep options， but our mission is a small portion of the ultimate goalpersonalized pillow cases， which is to leave this planet better than we found it. There is a lot that goes into achieving this goal， but we are committed to seeing it through by taking small steps every day.
So what do we do make it happen？ Our 2017 Sustainability Report outlines how Naturepedic practices what we preach.
Here are some of the highlights：
We offset 100% of electricity use by RECs purchased from Green-e certified provider NativeEnergy. Naturepedic is recognized as an EPA Green Power Partner.
The use of 13 installed skylights use natural light to offset electricity usage.
All workstations in the factory use energy-efficient light bulbs.
By doing this， we save the fossil fuel and CO2 emissions associated with the plastic bottles and associated transportation. This results in the elimination of approximately 12 to 13 tons of trucked-in water bottles per year.
The majority of overhead factory lighting uses chain-supported， energy-efficient fluorescent lights. By dropping the physical lights lower from the ceiling， fewer lights are needed to illuminate an area.
The handcrafted nature of our products means more traditional tools， powered both by hand and by compressed air. Push carts and people-powered tools reduce our carbon footprint.
The handcrafted nature of our products means fewer heat-producing machines than in traditional operations. This allows the factory to be comfortably cooled in summer with fans.
Products that are returned and undamaged are donated to employees or institutions. Miscellaneous materials such as scrap cotton are frequently donated to employees and non-profit organizations for repurposing.
If you’re interested in reading more about our efforts， check out the Naturepedic？Sustainability Report 2017.
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