WORKING TO PROTECT THE FUTURE
Soft-Tex is proud to have many sustainability initiatives that showcase our eco-conscious components and work with our corporate mission to help people sleep and live better.
ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCT & PACKAGING
Soft-Tex is proud to utilize eco-friendly materials in its products and packaging wherever possible. Soft-Tex purchases retail packaging from suppliers that comply with requirements of the Forestry Stewardship Council and the EU’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive. For its shipping cartons, Soft-Tex purchases Pratt 100% Recycled corrugated boxes which based on purchases thus far in 2018 have helped save over 2800 trees, 661,200 kWH of power, 545 cubic yards of landfill space, 1,157,100 gallons of water, and 165 tons of CO2 compared to traditional cardboard boxes. Soft-Tex also leverages recycled or eco-friendly fibers in many of its other products and are partners with well-known brands like Repreve and Tencel.
Soft-Tex’s EcoShape™ manufacturing process for memory foam pillows fills molds with foam creating the pillow’s precise shape resulting in far less waste compared to alternative manufacturing processes which produce significant scrap when cutting a pillow from a slabstock foam bun.
Soft-Tex also recycles the shredded memory foam pieces from other cut foam manufacturing processes and uses them to create innovative shredded memory foam products like mattress toppers, pillows, and more.
To round out Soft-Tex’s more eco-conscious manufacturing, its Waterford, NY factory has implemented numerous energy saving measures including the use of auto off technologies on manufacturing equipment as well as more energy-efficient lighting solutions that leverage both motion and solar sensors to provide light only when and where it is needed.
For its shipping cartons, Soft-Tex purchases Pratt 100% Recycled corrugated boxes which based on 2020 purchases have helped save over 30,000 trees, 7,000,000 kWH of power, 6,000 cubic yards of landfill space, 12,800,000 gallons of water, and 1840 tons of CO2 compared to traditional cardboard boxes.