Updated: Feb 22, 2019
The Pillow Ladies strive to do our part in the Global Sustainability Goals
Sustainable manufacturing is defined as the creation of manufactured products through economically-sound processes that minimize negative environmental impacts while conserving energy and natural resources.
Sustainable manufacturing also enhances employee, community and product safety.
4 Things we have Accomplished so far...
1. Our Packaging
When you purchase your enVy product from one of our Authorized dealers you will notice it does not come in a cardboard box. Instead we package our pillows in an elegant satin draw string carry bag. For sanitation purposes the pillow itself is placed in a thin plastic bag The multi-use drawstring bag allows you to take your pillow on your travels and protect it from getting damaged or dirty.
This satin carry bag is also useful as a laundry or shoe bag.
We strive to source fabrics from factories that are OEKO-TEX certified. This certification ensures that harmful substances are not used in the production of textiles or the sourcing of raw materials used to produce the textile. You can identify this certification by the label below.
OEKO-TEX certification also ensures the workers in the factory are not exposed to dangerous or noxious substances.
3. Sustainable Fabrics
Our 19 mm 100& Mulberry Silk, Bamboo and our Copper infused Tencel liners are sustainable fibres .
Bamboo is a grass which grows from its roots. When it is cut it quickly grows back with most species maturing in 3-5 years. It is grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers and requires no irrigation.
Silk is spun from the long threads which make up the inner cocoon of a silkworm. The fibres are in fact saliva, produced by the worm to insulate itself until it is time to transform. The raw silk threads are harvested and then reeled together for commercial use.
Our Silk manufacturing producer uses an eco friendly low waste process. As a rule of thumb we do not dye our silk. This is so our pillowcases remain free from harmful chemicals and dyes.
As a product you place against your skin we think this is paramount for skin health and wellbeing.
Interestingly, silk worms keep a raw, gluten-free, dairy-free diet which consists entirely of mulberry leaves. The mulberry tree is hardy, resistant to pollution and easy to cultivate. The tree bark has medicinal properties and the fruit can be used as a natural dye or to bake into a pie.
TENCEL® is being called the "New Age Fabric" for its amazing properties and for its enviromental responsiblity.
The Tencel liner which we have infused with the COPPER ions technology is a branded lyocell fibre of Botanic (raw wood) origin. It produced using a naturally eco-friendly closed loop production process.
You deserve a Clean night's sleep and a Green night's sleep that feels good, and that you can feel good about. TENCEL® provides that peace of mind that our copper infused Tencel liner which is sustainably sourced and consumes as few resources from the earth as possible.
TENCEL® is used in production the textiles are naturally more absorbent than cotton, softer than silk and cooler than linen.
4. Made in Canada Recyclable Viscoelastic Memory Foam
We did a lot of research when we developed the enVy pillow and chose a Canadian made high quality memory foam that is hypo allergenic and meets all Health requirements. Many products, some imported, are highly toxic like melamine, leads and a long list of other "nasties". A wise consumer has to seek out quality products from quality suppliers.
Made without ozone depleters
Made without PBDE or any other fire retardant, TDCPP or TCEP.
Made without mercury, lead or other heavy metals.
Made without formaldehyde, CFCs, toluene di-isocyanate and dyes
Made without Phthalates.
Dust Mite and Mold/Mildew resistant
Made with low VOC emissions
The enVy pillow foam is a Canadian made high quality memory foam that is latex free, hypo-allergenic, free of PBDE or any other fire retardant, Formaldehyde, CFCs, Toluene di-isocyanate and dyes.
All Memory Foam possesses the same properties; however as with all things there are differences in quality. Consumers should be conscious that there are different grades of Memory Foam as well as various densities in the marketplace. The enVy™ pillow LuxFeel memory foam (which, unlike other memory foams does not get firm in cold temperatures) has been developed and manufactured IN CANADA with the highest standards which match or exceed any other memory foam product on the market.
AND There is More that we can do Together!
We are one of the only pillow companies out there who support a 90 Night promise.
Although we receive very returns, we are thrilled to redress the returned pillows and donate to a local women’s shelter. They are thrilled to received them and we are thrilled to give this great product a new life and the woman and their children a soft place to land. enVy Pillow Co is proud of the efforts made by our partners to keep our product sustainable.
What you can do:
Take your old pillow to a Memory Foam recycling depot. Memory foam can be shredded and used for carpet underlay.
Repurpose your Memory Foam pillow. Animal shelters are happy to accept these pillows for dog/cat beds.
Is sustainability in your purchase decision making important to you?