Friday, April 22, is Earth Day, and the theme this year is Invest In Our Planet. Companies, communities, and individuals are encouraged to act boldly, innovate broadly, and implement equitably to improve the quality of life around the world.
Recommended critical actions include getting businesses more involved and financially committed to protecting and improving the earth. Progress requires profit-driven companies to look beyond the next quarterly report and seemed unattainable just a few short years ago. However, recent studies show that environmental and social consciousness does pay off, helping companies attract additional quality investors.
Downlite has been a family-owned and operated business for three generations and is quite aware of the value of long-term planning, partnering with ethical suppliers, and investment in our community. The strong family ties, product knowledge, and commitment to sustainability that guide the three founders also make Downlite bedding the right products for your home.
Our commitment to being good stewards to our employees, customers, and the Planet started long ago and will continue to grow as we expand our partnerships and market presence. Here are some of the things Downlite has been doing to support our Planet.
- Sleep better at night knowing that your down comforter and down pillows are ethically sourced. Downlite is proud to be certified by the Responsible Down Standard (RDS). Downlite is committed to the principles of this global best practices and animal rights organization and, through the Down-Trac™ certification system, ensures that the entire Downlite supply chain is compliant as well. Are you interested in some RDS products? Check out our Eddie Bauer bedding items- one of the very first brands to commit to using RDS-compliant sources.
- Downlite is working with high-end outdoor clothing manufacturers to develop methods of recovering the valuable fill material incorporated in their clothing. This short video discussion by the president of our Down and Feather division gives a closer look at the company and our commitment to “circularity,” i.e., planning for the eventual reuse of materials starting with the creation of a product.
- Downlite also reinforced our commitment to sustainability and our environment by donating 1% of our e-commerce sales to 1% for the Planet. 1% for the Planet is a global organization that connects dollars and doers to accelerate effective environmental giving. They recognize that the current level of environmental giving - only 3% of total philanthropy - is not enough to solve the most pressing issues facing our Planet.
- We plan to continue to improve the environmental footprint of our online shopping offering. Good advice for online shoppers is to use expedited service only when necessary, choose reduced packaging for products, such as our bulk pillow packs, and use the most efficient return process to minimize its carbon footprint.
Thousands of events will be scheduled for Earth Day 2022 - from community clean-up parties to teach-ins and nature hikes - find one near you and get involved with your community to support a truly worldwide event.
And if you need a really good rest after your community clean up, hike, or teach-in, take a break on our hotel-quality bedding.
If you would like personalized assistance or professional advice before ordering your bedding, you may contact our customer service representatives, and they will assist you in your decision-making.