Standard Fiber’s carbon offsets will fund carbon reduction programs which include protecting rainforest ecosystems from deforestation in Brazil and increasing renewable energy programs on tribal lands in the U.S.
BURLINGAME, Calif. – Standard Fiber, a large supplier to the home textile market, is launching a carbon reduction program where it will invest in carbon offsets beginning in March 2022.
“As a major textile supplier to the home and hospitality market, we must take responsibility for and do everything we can to minimize our environmental footprint,” said Sandy Gray, CEO. “Our new carbon reduction program will offset 100% of the carbon emissions of transporting thousands of cargo containers of textiles we export from Asia around the world.”
According to Standard Fiber, its carbon offsets will fund accredited carbon reduction programs such as protecting rain forest ecosystems from deforestation in Brazil and renewable energy programs on tribal lands in the U.S.
Standard Fiber’s new initiative builds upon the company’s material responsibility platform that includes organic cotton with GOTS or OCS certification, recycled fibers with GRS or RCS certification, bio-based foams with USDA Biopreferred certification, RDS down, Oeko-tex certified products, and packaging made with recycled materials. The company has also implemented more space-saving and cost-efficient means of shipping products around the globe.
In addition to its carbon reduction efforts, Standard Fiber is embarking on a circularity initiative where it will collaborate with hotel and healthcare operators to develop various second life channels to help divert bulky textile items from entering the landfill. More details about this initiative will be announced later this summer.
Founded in 1998, Standard Fiber supplies fabric, components and fully-manufactured textile products to the home textile, mattress and hospitality markets, among others.