Sustainability is a core foundation of our business philosophy. Being a player in the great game of American Capitalism comes with great responsibility... at least we like to think so. That's why we do our best to mitigate our manufacturing waste by recycling new, pre-consumer furniture scraps and turning them into shredded foam, which is then used to stuff our Bean Bag Chairs. Additionally, our Poly Beads, a key ingredient to our ridiculously comfy Bean Bag Chairs, are made out of 100% recycled plastic water bottles! Ain't that neat?
Re-purposed Shredded Foam Recycled Poly Beads
Also, we've been on the hemp train long before it was mainstream. Back in the late 80's/early 90's, hemp was mostly thought of to be the plant that produces cannabis. Unbeknownst to many, there are actually thousands of different uses of the plant besides smoking it.
Nowadays, of course, people are using hemp and it's medicinal properties in a multitude of ways, and hemp fabric, clothing, and furniture are significantly easier to come across. Hemp is still a staple textile at our factory in Chicago, due to it's naturally anti-microbial, resilient, and sustainable qualities. We source our Hemp from various countries throughout the world, including the USA.
Bean Products Handmade Hemp Shower Curtain
We're also very passionate about using organic textiles, specifically cotton. Conventional cotton plants are dosed with more pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, and genetically modified organisms than any other plant in the world. These chemicals are terrible for humans and the environment alike, and are attributed to the cause of multiple forms of cancer, debilitating neurodevelopmental effects in children, and wildlife destruction.
Choosing organic cotton protects eco-systems and farmers by eliminating the use of said chemicals, while using far less water and aiding in the building of biologically sustainable agriculture. Wearing organic cotton clothing - or sitting on an organic cotton bean bag chair - is much kinder to your body. Chemicals trapped in the threads of conventional cotton clothing can cause skin rashes and irritation, and even sickness.
We hope that our dedication to sourcing ecologically friendly and sustainable materials inspires our competitors and our customers to do the same, and in doing so move us all towards taking better care of our planet, and of ourselves.