What Sustainability Means at Gray Heron
From the time our organic cotton is planted, we are thinking about the impact Gray Heron has on the planet.
We do not use any pesticides or toxic chemicals in the growing or production of our blankets that always infiltrate soil, run off into drinking water or affect the health of the cotton farmers and the communities around the cotton farms.
Our cotton is not only organic, but GOTS certified organic meaning we meet the highest environmental standards.
Although a half a world away, we are committed to protecting the health of our growers in India and the environment in which they produce our cotton.
Gray Heron considers the welfare of the people who work hard to create these blankets.
All of our workers are paid a living wage.
All of our workers are adults (child labor is a huge issue in international textile production).
Our workers negotiate for perks like company provided lunches and appropriate breaks.
Gray Heron minimizes our carbon footprint along the global transport chain, all the way from Southern India to your home via Dover, Massachusetts.
We use leftover fabric to create our cinch bags, never plastic bags.
We pack our blankets in the most compact way we can, in our sweet cinch bags, reducing the amount space, therefore the amount of fuel needed to transport our products.
We send out our blankets in recycled mailers that can be used again by you, with an extra strip of adhesive for easy re-use.
Our mailers are immediately recyclable...not all are.
Lastly, We are mindful that these blankets will be touching your family’s skin for years to come. How we grow and dye our cotton will directly impact you and your loved ones, and we will always do it the right way.