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It's official: S&G has earned BioBased Certification!

It's official: S&G has earned BioBased Certification!

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Sheets & Giggles bedding is a Biobased Product

Big news, S&G Community! The USDA just announced that Sheets & Giggles bedding has earned the highly-coveted, Certified Biobased Product label. 

What is a Biobased product?

Biobased products are products that are derived from plants and other renewable agricultural, marine, and forestry materials. They provide an alternative to conventional, petroleum-derived products, like polyester.

Sheets and Giggles bedding is 97% biobased (which is basically an A+) and you'll see that number reflected on our new certification label. 

"We applaud Sheets and Giggles for earning the USDA Certified Biobased Product label," said Vernell Thompson of the USDA BioPreferred Program. 

S&G is 97% plant-based bedding

Why is this a big deal?

Switching to renewable, biobased materials displaces the need for non-renewable petroleum-based chemicals.
Biobased products, through petroleum displacement, have played an increasingly important role in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that exacerbate global climate change.
Furthermore, biobased products are similarly priced, readily available, and perform as well as or better than their conventional counterparts. (We tend to agree with the "better" part.)
"Products from Sheets and Giggles are contributing to an ever-expanding marketplace that adds value to renewable agriculture commodities, creates jobs in rural communities, and decreases our reliance on petroleum," said Thompson.

History of the BioPreferred Program

The USDA BioPreferred program began in 2002. Its intent was to spur the use of biobased materials as an environmentally responsible alternative, establish a sustainable biobased economy, and drive governmental programs for domestic and international supply chain response.

Currently, the Biden Administration and the United Nations SDG’s (Sustainable Development Goals) support development of a sustainable biobased economy of bioproducts in order to reduce climate change.

(Joe, if you read our blog, and we can only assume you do, consider switching out the Boll & Branch for Sheets & Giggles.)

We're in good company

We share the USDA BioPreferred certification with companies such as Clorox for their Simple Works product line, Sherwin Williams' Harmony paints, Owens Corning's Eco Touch Pink insulation, NatureWorks' Bioplastics and several home textile products.

Our official certification furthers our commitment to sustainability, ethical business practices, and social responsibility. 

Now, please excuse us while we proudly add this cert to our collection:

☑️ Peta-Approved Vegan
☑️ Standard 100 by OEKO-Tex
☑️ FKT Certified
☑️ Higg Index
☑️ FSC
☑️ PEFC
☑️ Sustainability Forestry Initiative
☑️ ZDHC Contributor
☑️ Canopy Partner
☑️ USDA Certified Biobased Product

Looks like we're going to need a bigger website :)

 

 

Try something cozier than cotton.

Try something cozier than cotton.

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