Eco-Friendly Manufacturing Processes
Our Eco-Collection fills a void in the marketplace: earth-friendly nursery furniture that’s affordable for everyone. We are blessed to have a wonderful factory located right in Michigan that does all our production. We are extremely proud of these products, which are completely eco-friendly—right down to the packaging materials. Each product in our Eco-Collection is:
• 100% Earth Smart
• 100% made in the USA
• Created with solid design and construction
• MDF parts are 100% recycled reclaimed content
• Built with formaldehyde-free adhesives
• Completed with non-toxic, low-VOC finishes
We look at the entire carbon footprint. All of our Eco-Collection products are made from high-grade solid ash hardwood and recycled plywood components. We use only the finest hardwoods, responsibly cut and locally harvested from eco-managed forests located within 200 miles of our factory, right in Michigan.
All our packaging is earth-friendly. You won’t find any Styrofoam or plastic bags in our products. Instead, we use recycled paper and honeycomb packing material. Did you know that when cardboard boxes are recycled, they are thrown in with tape, staples, and labels all attached. As the boxes break down in the hot mixture, called the slurry, these other non-recyclable materials float to the top and are skimmed off the top of the slurry to keep the recycled mixture pure. Our packaging is made completely from recycled cardboard boxes.
Recycling at the Factory
Our green genes extend even further. Our factory recycles and reuses 100% of its waste! Twelve years ago, the owner installed an elaborate auger system, which allows every inch of sawdust and waste to be consumed. Not only is it used as a source of heat during the cold Michigan winters, but the sawdust from your crib and/or changer may have been trucked to local farms for animal bedding. It’s one more way we strive to help all of Mother Nature’s special creatures rest easy.
Attention to Detail
Our Michigan factory is family-owned and has been in operation for over 25 years. They complete every manufacturing process in house—from construction and finishing to hand inspecting the packing of your product. They are known for their attention to detail. If it’s not perfect, it doesn’t ship out to our Wisconsin warehouse.
We believe a durable finish is like the icing on the cake. It’s crucial to our mission: to provide you with the value and ease of exceptional, convertible furniture made to grow with your child., The finish must maintain its beauty throughout the life of the product. The finishes we have created for our Eco-Collection are specifically mixed not only to provide a healthy haven for your baby but also to accentuate and complement the beautiful grain of our locally harvested timbers. They are non-toxic, water-based, and low-VOC. All our Eco-Collection products are finished by hand with great care. Each product evolves through a three-step process to ensure its beauty endures throughout all the conversion stages. The finishes are:
• Sanded between coats to remove sharp edges
• Non-toxic and water-based
• Low-VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)
Ash is a species of hardwood that looks incredible with a natural finish and with our carefully blended chocolate and driftwood whitewash finishes.