Baby K'tan commitment to sustainability
At Baby K'tan, LLC we strive to be an eco-conscious company to the best of our ability. Throughout our growth, we have continued to place an importance on environmentally friendly practices throughout our corporate culture and with our eco-friendly baby products. Though these efforts may seem small when observed individually, we know that every little bit helps.
Most importantly, Baby K’tan carriers and diaper bags are used every day and last for generations which eliminates over consumption. In the initial stage of product development, we always place focus on finding the best materials for the baby and the environment, and to design in a way that makes the transport of the products as sustainable as possible.
Long-term relationships with the suppliers ensure that the working conditions are safe and sound. We also support different projects and initiatives that improve life for pregnant women and babies in different parts of the world. Here are a few ways, other than offering our GOTS certified organic baby slings, in which Baby K'tan LLC supports our environment through our eco-friendly baby products:
Use Recycled Cardboard
All of our boxes and packaging are made from recycled cardboard (also referred to as corrugated cardboard). This not only helps reduce pollution, but it also conserves valuable resources found on our planet as well as create additional jobs. Cardboard recycling is a simple option to help keep our Earth clean and green. We are also working towards moving to smaller plastic packaging that can be reused by parents for a variety of items and will be presented as multi-purpose packaging.
Gently Used Carriers
We continue our environmentally conscious program featuring gently used carriers. In addition to the new factory-made products, we offer "Previously Loved", or Gently Used, items for sale and for charitable causes. Rather than discarding eco-baby carrier items that are exchanged or returned, we carefully inspect each one. If the eco-friendly baby product is in great condition, we will clean, re-package and either donate or re-sell the item. This process not only helps reduce unnecessary waste, but also allows us to be able to give back to our community and to parents in need. Gently Used items that are not sold are all offered at a discount, also allowing budget conscious shoppers to obtain high-quality baby carrier cloth carriers and products without breaking the bank.
Not every return or exchange arrives to our warehouse in good condition, so we cannot re-use every product. Those eco-baby cloth slings which are deemed unfit for resale will be donated as scrap fabric to recyclers who re-purpose the material.