Here at Soaring Heart, we take great pride and pleasure in the opportunity to work with truly inspiring local and regional suppliers; each of whom share our commitment to sustainable, organic living. We regularly visit their farms and mills, and love sharing the experience with our Soaring Heart friends and family. Here's a look at our most recent adventure.
The 2017 Woolgatherer pilgrimage to the foothills of Mount Shasta will not be a trip soon forgotten. Being witness to the hard work and dedication of our suppliers left me with a feeling of comfort and assurance that we are offering our customers the best materials possible. Truly, no shortcuts are taken in the commitment to the chemical-free processing of Soaring Heart wool.
We were shown how a bale of raw wool, fresh off the back of a sheep, gets turned into the soft woven wool batting used in our products. And it's a pleasure to watch the loom's delicate dance, weaving the oriented fibers into the batting.
An array of machinery, in different warehouses, is required to get this job done; a few key pieces even dating back to the industrial revolution! When you get it right the first time, why reinvent the wheel? The importance of this antique machinery becomes clear when considering it was made in a time before the chemical processing of wool. It's now more relevant than ever if we want to keep harmful industrial chemicals out of our bedding.
In addition to observing the supply side of Soaring Heart materials, the trip was a wonderful opportunity to get to know my coworkers and the greater Soaring Heart family a little bit better. What's becoming clear is that we are all very lucky to be part of such a personal, caring, and dedicated company.
Evan - Logistics
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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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