TRANSPARENCY  

WE'RE DOING OUR BEST!

The following is where we know we are falling short of our sustainability goals. Unfortunately, this happens for a number of reasons: environmentally friendly materials aren't available or affordable, green manufacturing processes don't exist yet, or some things are just plain out of our control.  

CAT TOYS

FELINE FOLIAGE ORGANIC CATNIP TOY

  • ​Buckwheat Hulls

    • Not organic​

  • Organic Cotton Canvas:​

    • Low-impact dye ≠ zero

  • Hemp Cord:​

    • Not organic​

    • Sourced from China​

  • Woven Label:

    • Colored thread is only 50% rPET​​

    • Disposal: Landfill

​FUDGESICLE ORGANIC CATNIP TOY

  • ​Buckwheat Hulls

    • Not organic​

  • Organic Cotton Canvas:​

    • Low-impact dye ≠ zero

  • Hemp Webbing:​

    • Not organic​

    • Sourced from China​

  • Woven Label:

    • Colored thread is only 50% rPET​​

    • Disposal: Landfill

KITTY KEBAB SQUARE ORGANIC CATNIP TOY

  • ​Buckwheat Hulls

    • Not organic​

  • Organic Cotton Canvas:​

    • Low-impact dye ≠ zero

  • Woven Label:

    • Colored thread is only 50% rPET​​

    • Disposal: Landfill

LIGHTNING BOLT ORGANIC CATNIP TOY

  • ​Buckwheat Hulls

    • Not organic​

  • Organic Cotton Canvas:​

    • Low-impact dye ≠ zero

  • Woven Label:

    • Colored thread is only 50% rPET​​

    • Disposal: Landfill

NEKO NUNCHAKU ORGANIC CATNIP TOY

  • ​Buckwheat Hulls

    • Not organic​

  • Organic Cotton Canvas:​

    • Low-impact dye ≠ zero

  • Hemp Webbing:​

    • Not organic​

    • Sourced from China​

  • Woven Label:

    • Colored thread is only 50% rPET​​

    • Disposal: Landfill

WINE CORK CAT TOYS​

  • ​Cork

    • Not organic​

  • Ink

    • Petroleum-based

      • Food-grade​

SCRATCHING POSTS

KITTY KEBAB

  • Materials:

    • FSC certified lumber is still lumber

  • Manufacturing:

    • Shaping/engraving/sanding: ACRE and wood chips/dust are currently disposed of in a landfill

    • Water: Used to clean recycled cardboard and the ACRE and wood after they've been sanded

    • Epoxy: While we use one of the least detrimental options available, it still releases some VOCs. ​

MANUFACTURING

ENERGY

While some of our suppliers use various sources of renewable energy to create our raw materials, we currently cannot afford the luxury. Fortunately, being based in a greener city like Seattle, our government and utility companies do a decent job harnessing more sustainable power sources (84% hydro, 5% nuclear, 4% wind).

EQUIPMENT

Most of our operations rely on electricity (sewing, drilling, sawing, etc.), however we do our die-cutting (cardboard inserts, cat toy fabric shapes) with a human-powered press. 

Before purchasing new equipment, we research the company's history regarding quality, durability, and sustainability. Unfortunately, most manufacturers don't seem to care too much about eco-friendliness, so we rely on their track records of the other two attributes and hope the equipment will last, so we don't have to detriment the planet by purchasing more.