Home goods for the home planet!
We're on a mission to help you live comfortably—without making our planet uncomfortable. That’s why we use earth-friendly fabrics and manufacturing methods to create more sustainable products, from first sketch to last stitch and beyond.
They don't just help you feel good today.
They contribute real good for tomorrow.
Our Responsible Materials
The stuff that makes our fluff!
We recycle plastic bottles to create our super-cozy Cloud Comforter insulation, diverting waste from landfill (or worse) to keep you snug.
Water saving, and super-soothing.
Our signature fabric is made from eucalyptus trees that are grown using 10x less water than cotton, and with no toxic pesticides. Even better? Our mill partner plants four trees for every three harvested.
Our Responsible Business Practices
We offset all CO2 emissions generated from freight and customer shipments.*
*We offset our emissions bi-annually, and are in the process of finalizing our 2019 offsets.
Fact: Returns are an inherently wasteful process. Sending a product from our warehouse to our customer and then back to our warehouse creates additional CO2 emissions. So, unlike other companies, we aim to minimize return waste by encouraging our customers to donate unwanted products (rather than sending them back) so they get a second lease on life. The majority of our customers currently choose to donate a return. For more information on donating, drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Material Certifications
- FSC-certified wood-pulp based fibers and cardboards.
- OEKO-Tex certified eucalyptus fiber.
- GRS (Global Recycling Standard) certified polyester.*
*In all products; not yet in packaging.
The 10-year goal? Closed Loop Comfort
We're proud of how far we've come—but we know there's more to do! That’s why we're working towards a closed-loop system where everything we take from our planet, we'll replenish, and nothing harmful will go back in. That means looking extra carefully at our entire supply chain, from shipping and logistics to material sourcing and packaging. We won't close the loop next week or even next year. But we're starting the work now, and sharing our progress—and challenges—with you as we go.
4 things we’re focusing on for an earth-friendlier future.
How something is made.
Our focus: Responsible materials. In the future, we aim to make all our products from entirely natural, recycled, or recyclable materials (or—even better—all three!).
How long something lasts.
Our focus: Product quality and durability. We know one of the earth-friendliest things we can do is offer products that our customers will use for years (and decades) to come. That means wear-testing our home goods for maximum durability, and offering care instructions that help extend their lifespan.
How something arrives at your door.
Our focus: Responsible transport and logistics. In the future, we aim to offset CO2 emitted from our entire supply chain—not just freight and customer shipments. We’re also working to gradually localize our supply chain and business operations to minimize the miles a Buffy product has to travel from mill to factory to distribution center to customer.
And what happens after you’re done with it.
Our focus: Responsible end-of-life. Our goal is to make products that are either biodegradable or fully recyclable, and before then, create a return takeback program to give gently-used Buffy products new life.
- Create an actionable roadmap to third-party certification for our business operations and supply chain by the end of 2020.
- Consolidate shipments into single (rather than multiple) package options whenever possible to reduce fossil fuel utilization across all orders.
- Achieve third-party certification.
- Package all products in compostable or biodegradable materials to eliminate unnecessary landfill.
- Remove and replace all virgin plastic from Buffy HQ to reduce our fossil fuel reliance and landfill waste.
- Bring manufacturing closer to local distribution centers to reduce fuel utilization in shipping by 10% or greater.
- Remove virgin plastic from all applications including non-vacuum-sealed packaging* to reduce reliance on fossil fuels.
- Create end-of-life program to expand the lifecycle of Buffy products by either 1) taking back returned items to make new Buffy products, or 2) partnering with an outside agency to repair and remake gently-used returns.
*Today, we use vacuum-sealed packaging to ship all comforter orders because the alternative would be to use oversized shipping boxes that would require vastly more fuel to ship to our customers. Technology doesn't exist yet to ship our comforters in biodegradable vacuum-sealed packaging—but we’re determined to get there.
- All new products will be made either fully recyclable, biodegradable, or made from reused or returned Buffy products.
- Carbon offset all business operations, from raw materials to recycling.
- Power a minimum of 20% of all Buffy manufacturing efforts from alternative energy sources.
Compostable Poly Bags
Arriving with Buffy orders starting in fall 2020.
Machine Washable Comforters
Today, we encourage our customers to clean their comforters at a dry cleaner that doesn’t use the chemical perchloroethylene—which is considered hazardous by the Environmental Protection Agency—in their process. To eliminate the need for dry cleaning altogether, our Supply Chain team is developing a new, machine-washable recycled fill (with all the same marshmallow-y softness as our original).
We're working on consolidating all shipments into single (rather than multiple) package options whenever possible to reduce fossil fuel utilization across all orders.
Vacuum Seal Alternatives
One of the biggest challenges our Supply Chain team has faced is creating an earth-friendly alternative to the plastic, vacuum-sealed packaging our comforters ship in. The problem? Technology doesn't exist today for a compostable or biodegradable vacuum-sealed alternative...which is why we want to make our own. Check back for updates!
Got an idea? We want to hear it! Send your earth-friendly ideas and suggestions to email@example.com