Environmental Sustainability & Us
Thank you for your interest in Cushions and Cloths and our sustainable practices. Our goal is to produce quality products that are visually appealing and designed to last without leaving a negative environmental footprint. We are continually working hard to make a difference and feel passionate about embracing sustainable practices to make positive change for our world.
Linen is perhaps our favourite textile, not just because it looks and feels beautiful, but because it is one of the most eco friendly fabrics. Linen is made from the flax plant, which grows naturally and requires no additional water other than rainwater. A natural fibre, flax linen is recyclable and biodegradable and the whole flax plant can be used, leaving no waste. Flax linen is extremely strong, which means stylish linens for your home are made to last, rather than winding up in landfill.
We are proud to be associated with Innergreen, an innovative Australian company that manufactures environmentally friendly cushion inserts, which are made from recycled PET fibre and derived from 100% post-consumer water bottles. The fibre looks, feels and performs in the same way as a high-grade poly fibre, but is completely recycled. For every 1kg of fibre used, around 70 water bottles are saved from ending up in landfill. The Innergreen recycled PET fibre is also 100% non-allergenic.
Cushions and Cloths is a committed online retailer who are saying NO to plastic, one mailer at a time. We are delighted to partner with Hero Packaging to bring to our customers compostable HeroPack mailers. HeroPacks are made from home-compostable materials, mainly corn starch and PBAT (a compostable ingredient which bonds the renewable ingredients together). Compostable mailers are a great step towards reducing the amount of plastic waste, which ends up in our environment. For more information about how to compost your HeroPack mailers, head to https://heropackaging.com.au/pages/faqs.
We strongly support the use of sustainable packaging and whether you are a visitor to our online store, a guest at one of our VIP events or enjoying a lazy day at the markets, we are focused on packaging our products in an environmentally friendly way. Our packaging is 100% recyclable, biodegradable and compostable.
We love the unique and rustic charm of Kraft Paper Bags because they are 100% sustainable, and among one of the most popular packaging materials in the world. It is much more sustainable to manufacture Kraft paper compared to regular paper. Kraft paper bags are produced from all-natural ingredients such as pulp from all types of wood.
The Tissue Paper we use at Cushions and Cloths is manufactured from recycled materials that are sourced sustainably, making it biodegradable. Any dye used is considered eco friendly because they are water-based. Tissue paper can be reused for future wrapping or crafts, or alternatively, it is 100% recyclable. Tissue paper is also compostable and can be good for your compost pile as it will soak up any water.
Cushions and Cloths is a small new business and as we grow so will our environmental sustainability practices, so watch this space.