Working with Companies We Love and Trust
Updated: Oct 15, 2019
Olympia Bed Store was created with the spirit of the Northwest lifestyle in mind. We wanted to offer customers the sorts of things we want in our own homes. So we did our research and hand-selected a mix of brands and makers that reflect an eco-friendly state of mind with an emphasis on good design and durability. Our criteria were simple: Products had to be all natural and chemical free. Company culture had to be environmentally conscious and embrace fair labor practices. Supply chains had to be ethical and transparent, and materials had to be sourced sustainably and humanely. Our search paid off--we've found some terrific partners whose values align with ours.
HOLY LAMB ORGANICS
We’re so proud to be the exclusive dealer of Holy Lamb Organics products in the Olympia area. Everything this Oakville-based company makes is created with skill and care. Using the finest natural and organic materials, Holy Lamb creates heritage-quality bedding that allows you to experience your best sleep ever in the healthiest environment possible. Light and lofty wool batting, organic fabrics, and all-natural Dunlop latex are combined with thoughtful design and superior handcrafting to create the ultimate in comfort and durability. Entering its third decade, this earth-friendly company has always been zero waste and made sustainability priority one. When it comes to wool, they work with sheep ranchers that meet the highest standards of compassion and animal welfare. Committed to staying a made-in-America company, they provide skilled local jobs and have a positive impact on the economy of their small rural community.
This San Francisco-based company’s philosophy is “luxurious comfort without compromise,” and it shows in everything they offer. Like sheets and duvet covers of 100% organic cotton and linen, woven in a variety of finishes (we love the sateen year round, and the flannel adds that extra bit of cozy in winter). Organic bed, bath, and apparel items are GOTS certified, ensuring ecologically and socially responsible practices along the whole supply chain. Partnering with local nonprofit Fibershed enables them to source the wool for their blankets and throws from small family ranches in northern California. They choose Fair Trade-certified suppliers and voluntarily pay an additional premium for every Fair Trade item, contributing to worker-managed community development funds. And they participate in 1% for the Planet, supporting nonprofit groups focused on environmental issues.
UNDER THE NILE
We love the whimsical baby items from Under the Nile. Everything is made from GOTS-certified organic Egyptian cotton, the perfect safe and soft textile for little ones. This company is committed to doing business in a sustainable and socially responsible manner to “enrich the planet and the lives of everyone involved.” Their farm outside Cairo applies a biodynamic approach to growing cotton; the farm is completely self-sustaining, with animals, crops, and soil managed holistically as a single system. At the factory they place an emphasis on educating and empowering local women. Their Chamomile Program provides schooling, daily meals, healthcare checkups, and clothing to children in need. The folks at Under the Nile take their stewardship role seriously, both in the workplace and in the community.
PACIFIC RIM WOODWORKING
Pacific Rim Woodworking has been building heirloom quality furniture for more than thirty years. Based in Eugene, Oregon, they approach everything they do with a commitment to forest stewardship and minimizing environmental impacts. “We strive to use every possible board foot, donating the smallest off-fall to local schools and community centers for wood shop projects or low-income families for heat during the winter months.” The Western Maple they use is harvested as a secondary item during softwood harvests under strict chain of custody guidelines certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. At the factory, recycling is the watchword. Sawdust is recycled into compost in partnership with a local lawn and garden center. Machines and tools are maintained for optimum performance to extend their useful life. If something does go wrong, they opt to fix rather than replace. If replacement is unavoidable, they search for the perfect “gently used” parts.