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As early as 1900, Milliken was reusing packaging and textile materials in our operations and documented our first recycling policy. By the late 1900's a comprehensive plan to eliminate waste, increase product performance and preserve resources was developed. By 1960 a more formal environmental policy was established. This stewardship still guides daily choices and influences innovations in product design, raw material selection, manufacturing operations and marketing and merchandising materials.
Leather tanning is one of the oldest sustainable practices in our world. Modern tanning is a constantly improving process, using mineral or organic methods, becoming more efficient and environmentally friendly. Moore & Giles is proud to offer Olive Green Leather, one of the first truly sustainable design leathers - from the hides themselves to the use of fallen leaves in the tanning extract. It uses 100 percent natural wet-green® technology in the tanning process to achieve mineral-free tanning.
Nature's Legacy promotes the harmony between nature and everyday objects, its pieces seek to spark positivity and imagination, because nature is our greatest source of inspiration, and our respect for nature is at the root of everything we do. We address resource misuse heads on; we have created a large-scale operational model that uses earthly materials before they go to waste.
As a manufacturer and supplier of products made from natural resources, it’s our responsibility to make sure those resources are protected and managed. Our PEFC Chain-of-Custody (CoC) certified alder, PC maple, PC birch, and hemlock are sourced from Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), the American Tree Farm System (ATFS), the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), and PEFC forests. Northwest Hardwoods is Forest Stewardship Council® Chain of Custody and Controlled Wood Standard certified.
Phifer Lumber Company was started by Edward Phifer recently. Edward has been in the furniture industry for 50 years and has always worked with or started hardwood furniture companies in NC. His passion and knowledge for NC hardwoods is unparalleled and well known in the entire furniture industry.
PIFSA is a Guatemalan company which produces natural rubber from the seed to final products such as sustainable latex pillows and mattresses for the home furnishings industry. We are committed to our staff and workers, environment, and communities. Our natural rubber is FSC Certified. Our company is carbon neutral and we measure our carbon footprint every year. We do not use harmful chemicals in our products; we protect our valuable resources on the farms such as biodiversity, culture and water.
Founder Dan Chase has been crafting custom pieces of furniture from reclaimed materials since 2010. While Chase has been a lifelong advocate for upcycling and reuse, the concept for re.dwell came while studying architecture and sustainable design at Ball State University. re.dwell was born as a way of diverting valuable materials from landfills during the demolition of historic structures while also providing unique custom furniture
Revolution Performance Fabrics® by STI and Brentwood Textiles are true performance fabrics. Woven with Olefin yarn, the fabrics are virtually unstainable, easy to clean, and extremely durable; yet beautiful and soft while also resistant to fading from the sun. Revolution Performance Fabrics® are made with upcycled fibers and have no chemical treatments making them easy on the environment.
The SSA today advocates and promotes the full spectrum of new technology bedding using both synthetic and sustainable solutions. SSA is a non-profit advocacy and education association of retailers, manufacturers and suppliers who develop, manufacture, market and sell innovative, new-technology mattress and bedding products.