What is organic on the outside and recycled on the inside? Montana-based West Paw Design's dog beds! If you are looking for a solid investment in a non-toxic dog bed for your pooch, they have just the stuff. The company uses durable, recycled, and non-toxic materials to create their unique and colorful array of dog beds. From napping pads to luxurious beds, they have a variety of options for Fido's beauty rest.
So just how sustainable are they?
Lean & Green Manufacturing:
West Paw Design focuses on their commitment to the environment by manufacturing their products in the USA, minimizing waste, and re-using as well as recycling products during manufacturing. First, they provide fair wages, excellent employee benefits, and retain high standards for the quality of their products. Second, they have created a manufacturing process that has reduced it's waste to 2.4%! Lastly, they actively use scrap materials in their toys and recycled material in their shipping.
For filling, they use IntelliLoft, made from recycled plastic bottles. Specifically, they are made from PETE that is supposed to require 8 times less energy than creating the product from raw materials. To date, West Paw Design has diverted 4.03 Million plastic bottles from landfills. They even send your dog bed with a tag that tells you how many water bottles went into making your product. Organic and reclaimed cotton makeup the majority of their products. Their dog toys
are 100% recyclable with a lifetime guarantee.
Designed for a Dog:
For Fido, perhaps the most important part is that their products are truly designed for a dog! They have four-walled dog beds, sleeping mats, and big fluffy beds that leave a side open so they can crawl right in. Trust me when I say these are comfortable. After using my dog's bed as a pillow for a quick nap...I wish they made one's big enough for humans!
Now that's what we call 'closing the loop'! Oh, and did we mention they are just plain cute?
(Images: West Paw Design)