Our Commitment to Sustainability
At Scatter Box, we believe that every small effort counts when it comes to preserving our planet for future generations. While we acknowledge that there’s always room for improvement, we are wholeheartedly committed to making positive changes towards sustainability. Here’s a glimpse into our ongoing journey:
1. Earth Kind Collection: Our latest venture, the Earth Kind collection, is a testament to our dedication to sustainability. Crafted entirely from recycled materials, this range not only adds beauty to your living spaces but also contributes to reducing waste. Holding prestigious Oeko-Tex and GRS certifications, these products embody our commitment to quality and environmental responsibility. In addition to helping the environment, we’ve maintained the soft and luxurious quality that our customers have come to expect from Scatter Box and our recycled packaging also features the Guaranteed Irish symbol.
2. Local Manufacturing: We are proud to say that 70% of our cushion range is made with love by our team of talented sewers at our manufacturing facility in Navan. This spring, we expanded our repertoire by introducing Ottomans to our Scatter Box collection. These Ottomans, like our cushions, are meticulously manufactured onsite in Navan, with our foam facility contributing to their quality inner composition.
In our journey towards sustainability, we’ve adopted a limited production approach to minimise textile waste. Additionally, we’ve recently embarked on producing our own feather fillers using locally sourced feathers, enhancing both product quality and sustainability. Our commitment to local manufacturing extends beyond excellence; it’s a conscious choice to support local communities and reduce our carbon footprint. By embracing Scatter Box products, you’re not only welcoming fine craftsmanship but also contributing to a greener future.
3. Eco-Friendly Feather Fillers: All our cushions come feather filled as standard, with a focus on ethical sourcing and compliance with the highest standards. We use RDS certification to hold accountability every step of the way. Our commitment to responsible practices prohibits mechanical plucking, relying solely on trusted suppliers. The origins of duck feathers trace back to the food industry, effectively repurposing waste into cosy cushions, while also championing agricultural waste reduction and global sustainability. Additionally, feather manufacturing boasts a lower carbon footprint compared to synthetics, with their biodegradability offering a natural end-of-life cycle, unlike non-degradable alternatives.
4. Material Selection: We are actively exploring and integrating more sustainable materials into our products. While it’s a journey with multiple considerations, we’re making deliberate choices to reduce our environmental impact.
5. Waste Reduction: We’re not just about creating beautiful products; we’re also conscious of minimising waste. We’re taking steps to begin to streamline our production processes, reduce excess packaging, and responsibly manage any waste generated.
6. Partnerships: We partner with suppliers that share our sustainability values. Collaborating with eco-conscious suppliers and industry leaders allows us to collectively make a larger impact on the environment.
7. Research and Innovation: We’re investing in research and innovation to continuously improve our sustainability efforts. Whether it’s exploring new materials, refining our processes, or adopting eco-friendly technologies, we’re dedicated to staying at the forefront of sustainable practices.
8. Customer Education: We believe that an informed customer is an empowered one. Through our communications and marketing, we aim to educate our customers about the benefits of sustainable choices, helping them make conscious decisions for their homes.
9. Continuous Improvement: Our journey towards sustainability is ongoing. We’re committed to regularly evaluating and refining our practices, seeking new opportunities to make positive contributions to the environment.
We’re excited about the strides we’ve taken so far and are energised by the possibilities that lie ahead. Our commitment to sustainability is not just a checkbox; it’s a promise we’re making to our planet and to you, our valued customers. We will continue to be a strong ethical business who genuinely cares about our customers, our people and the environment.