Our Commitment to Sustainability
When we started Happy Place, we rallied behind the belief that coziness should never come at a cost to the environment, and through this we have found that it really is possible to create high-quality products 100% sustainably and ethically. We made the commitment to operate fully sustainably from day one, and to this day and everyday to come, we will hold true to that commitment and take pride in the initiatives we implement. Though that all sounds great, it’s important that you know exactly what we are doing behind the scenes that makes us 100% sustainable - so we’ll lay it all out for you…
Our commitment to sustainability starts at the ground level. We partner with the best factories, organizations, and suppliers to ensure our products are pure, transparent, and fully sustainable. In 2023 we've made a number of initiatives in an effort to continue to evolve our manufacturing process. We're excited to share with you our plans to reduce our impact on the planet...
We've GOTS the Goods!
In 2023, we will be transitioning nearly all of our products to use GOTS Certified Organic Cotton - the trusted Global Organic Textile Standard for ecology and responsibility. GOTS certification is extremely thorough and examines the entire textile supply chain.
In short, textiles must; Contain at least 95% organic fibers, not be treated with bleach, formaldehyde, or any other toxic chemicals, not be colored with toxic dyes, and be produced in a mill that enforces strict social and environmental standards, treating their employees and the earth with deep respect. We're proud to work with an organization and a factory that holds such high standards.
Better Cotton Initiative
Sustainability has to start at the very beginning, where the raw materials are created from seed and nurtured by people with the utmost respect for the earth. The Better Cotton Initiative ensures that the best-growing practices, traceability, and fair wages are in place to support the farmers that make up our extended Happy Place family.
OEKO-Tex 100 Certified
No funny business: Our factories are OEKO-Tex certified to ensure no harmful chemicals or toxins in our products. OEKO-Tex 100 Certified means that every component of the article (i.e., every thread, button, and other accessories) have been tested for harmful substances. Meaning the article is, therefore, harmless to human health. Say hello to happy skin!
Powered by the Sun
We're off the grid, baby! Factories all over the globe contribute to over 50% of the greenhouse gasses released into the atmosphere. Equipped with solar panels on the roof and the surrounding property, our factory can produce more than enough energy to operate entirely from renewable energy sources.
Recycled Waste Water
The fashion industry is responsible for using around 21 trillion gallons of water per year (~2% of available fresh water on the planet), which is expected to double by 2030. To minimize our water consumption, we use a water effluent treatment plant to clean and reuse 100% of its waste water back into the manufacturing process.
Biodegradable Product Packaging
Plastic is a severe problem for the environment and human health in general. Every year BILLIONS of pounds of plastic make their way into the ocean alone. We're proud to be offering our solution to help - by the end of 2023, we will have transitioned all of our product bags to a new biodegradable solution entirely made from plants!
Our mission is to continue finding innovative ways to make the most comfortable and sustainable products possible. We wholeheartedly believe that caring for the planet and for yourself go hand in hand. We can't wait to share what we have in store for the future, but we promise it will always be good for the earth, your body, and your home. So get comfortable, and rest easy because sustainability feels so good.