We truly care about how our blankets are made
Transparency is important to us. So is the environment. Not just the planet but also the environments of our workers too. That’s why we make a conscious effort to create premium ethically sourced and sustainable products. These beliefs are at the core of everything we do.
Located in India, the factory where our weighted blankets are made is part of an ethical and sustainable textile movement.
They share our goal of creating a greener today and work to ensure all their materials are organic, fair trade, and ethical while empowering their employees in a fair working environment.
We actively foster and maintain relationships with everyone along the supply chain. From sowing seeds to processing and production, it’s important we pay fair prices to all our workers, every step of the way.
We don’t just take someone’s word for it, we visit the workplaces. This way, we can see the ethical standards and practices we strive for are being put into practice.
For us, choosing manufacturers with these values is non-negotiable.
How our weighted blankets are made
The organic cotton yarn is sourced from our own GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified yarn manufacturer ensuring a natural and chemical-free product. Because conventional cotton growing can be quite damaging to the environment, choosing a GOTS certified grower was a non-negotiable for us. By being GOTS certified we know the cotton is grown in a setting free from pesticides, herbicides and other nasties. Only natural fertilisers are used and all water waste is collected for environmentally sustainable disposal.
The yarn is then knitted and dyed in a GOTS certified unit. The chunky knitted fabric is then cut and made into our signature Hyber Nation thick yarn to give it the weight it needs. giving a softer, cleaner feel. The yarn is then woven by hand and shipped to us ready for you to enjoy the softer cleaner difference.
Our planet-friendly approach extends all the way down to the eco-friendly box and tape that our blankets come in.
Working to eradicate poverty
As well as being environmentally sustainable, our workplaces have a Skills Development Program. This program focuses on the socio-economic development for all workers, especially women. By providing employees with valuable skills, they do their part in the drive to eradicate poverty in some of the world’s most neglected communities. They also devote time to education programs for underprivileged children who live in orphanages and in poverty. They offer scholarships, mentoring programs, and workshops to educate local youth who can then build a better future for themselves.