Vearthy is a Canadian company that makes premium bedding using the most sustainable materials on the planet. We opt for organic compounds and use the latest technologies to create our products, instead of cutting corners with cheap chemicals and careless practices.
We want to be able to give people the opportunity to choose a high quality product for the things they use everyday, that doesn't have a large negative environmental impact.
We care about the health and wellbeing of both our customers and our planet.
Vearthy was founded with the dream of helping shift consumerism from the use of highly unsustainable materials and practices - to the use of highly sustainable materials and environmentally positive practices.
By creating and promoting sustainably made goods and taking a moment to think about how what we do affects the environment around us, we hope to be one of many companies that chooses to put such emphasis on the environment in its business model and set this as the standard for how companies operate in the 21st century.
An emphasis on sustainability
As we turn into the next century we can look outside and see the devastating effects of climate change. Over the past 40 years, our lack of understanding and care has put us into a dangerous situation that will effect both us and generations to come. Warmer summers, higher water levels and the decline of biodiversity around the world show us that we need to make changes to how we live our lives.
But what can the average person do?
This is where the idea of Vearthy all began.
To start, you can choose to buy items that are made from renewable resources or that are created with a second thought about their environmental impact. Sustainably made, re-usable, durable, biodegradable and simply made items are the key to making a positive change within the consumer industry and in turn - on a global scale.
We examined many resources to determine which would have the smallest environmental impact and discovered bamboo's incredibly versatile ability to be used as a material. It's natural, renewable, fast growing, can grow almost anywhere, can pull a serious amount of c02 out of the air and is often overlooked as a common material.
Once we found our material, we sat down to think about products that everyone uses everyday and what products people really need - you could say we lost sleep over it. Once we realized that bamboo can be spun into fabric through a natural process, we realized this is where bamboo's amazing natural properties could really shine.
During our research, we discovered there are two main ways to create the fabric from bamboo:
Viscose is the common processing method which involves dumping a vat of chemicals (such as carbon disulfide, sodium hydroxide and/or sulfuric acid) into a pile of bamboo pulp to extract the fibers. This method is very dangerous to the workers involved and the chemicals are often not disposed of properly. This means there is a high potential to contaminate groundwater and something we really don't want.
Lyocell is the process that we use. This production method uses an organic solvent to dissolve the plant pulp and is a "closed loop" system which allows the solution to be used over and over again. This creates a truly organic fabric that you can feel good about draping over you for 6-8 hours a day.
As we grow and look forward, Vearthy will continue to keep up to date with current environmental information and look to scholarly and professional thought and advise.
We are continually looking for ways to improve and lessen our impact on the planet.