Pillow Building is fun! This week we were pleased to help the folks at Seattle's Plymouth Housing Group
prepare for the opening of their newest residential facility for the chronically homeless - by building pillows. Our group of energetic employees were joined with folks from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Plymouth Housing - and some top notch United Way of King County Volunteers. And - whew - we were productive. Our two teams built 90 of Soaring Heart's super comfy shredded latex pillows in less than 45 minutes.
On February 5th, when Plymouth opens it's new facility, each new resident will arrive to find a brand new pillow with a handwritten note wishing them the best of sleep in their new home. While chronic homelessness might not end over-night, we at Soaring Heart are happy to do our part to bring what comfort we can to those in need. You can also find more photos of this event on our Facebook page.
Our heartfelt thanks are also extended to Roger Coffey and his team at Latexco West who donated much of the latex we used, as well as the team at West Coast Fiber who made sure their shredders gave us some of the fluffiest pillow fill you could imagine. (And judging from our volunteer photos, we had a blast sharing all that fluffiness with each other all morning as well!)
If you'd like to volunteer at one of our future events, watch for details at the UWKC volunteer website or stay tuned to our blog. We are planning events with Children's Hospital this summer, and the Hutch Cancer Center next fall. Meanwhile - the best of sleep to you all!
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Climate change, global warming, ocean acidification, wildlife depletion - the list of environmental challenges we are facing today is seemingly endless. Endless and complicated - there are no "one-size fits all" solutions to problems that are clearly going to be with us for generations to come.
One thing we do know is that each of us, in our own ways, can make a difference. We can, as the saying goes "leave our campsite better than we found it." If COVID 19 has proven anything to us over the past year, it is that we are all more connected and more dependent on each other than ever before.
At Soaring Heart one of our biggest environmental commitments is our annual GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) and GOLS (Global Organic Latex Standard) compliance certification.
Covid-19 has taken the world in different tides and has taken its toll on everyone. From medical professionals, to businesses, students and employees – even when you aren’t infected with the virus, the pandemic has affected everyone’s daily lives. This global medical concern has changed a lot of our basic necessities including going out, eating, and sleeping.
Thank you for your support of organic fibers! As demand for certified organic products grow, every part of our industry is learning to pay attention - and learning how to make better products.
At Soaring Heart we use organic cotton products in two ways: (1) in the certified organic fabrics that we buy and sew into our beautiful mattress, topper and pillow encasements, and (2) in the organic cotton batting that we blend for use as pillow and mattress fills.
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