Precision Textiles launches ‘Preserving the Planet’ sustainability initiative

Precision Textiles is unveiling its “Preserving the Plant” initiative which includes an all-encompassing strategy that incorporates key elements into every product produced.

This includes FR solution products that offer the highest quality and performance standards that meet all government regulations; safety for its workers, its customers and the consumer; more natural materials such as cotton, wool and rayon derived from wood pulp; recycled or repurposed materials; certified sustainable materials that follow policies and processes for replanting, replenishment and regrowing; and a reduction in the company’s carbon footprint.

“As stewards of the environment, we are pleased to introduce our Preserving the Planet initiative,” says Scott Tesser, CEO of Precision Textiles. “Sustainability has long been our mantra and drives our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and embracing eco-friendly products and practices. Not only has it become fundamental to everything we do but it has evolved into a movement that is now encapsulated in our ‘Preserving the Planet’ initiative.” 

The vision for the initiative focuses on improving how Precision Textiles conducts business and is based on three core pillars: improving environmental, social and governance practices, enhanced business alignment and verifying positive impact to the planet. This means, producing products that bolster efforts toward the company’s ESG commitments, aligning product innovations with both consumer needs and environmental concerns to ensure they meet customer requirements as well as independent and internal tracking to monitor progress toward goals and objectives.

The commitment is evident in the company’s annual use of over 30 million pounds of rayon fiber and thread annually, all sourced from Forest Stewardship Council certified wood pulp suppliers through which the company contributes to the replanting of approximately 5 million trees annually. It is also evident through its recent partnership with Unifi Inc., the makers of Repreve recycled performance fiber — which is produced using recycled plastic bottles and spun into polyester yarn — that is used in the manufacturing of all its filler cloth products. 

In addition, Precision Textiles has partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation and has committed to planting a minimum of 10,000 trees in the U.S. annually to help expand the forest canopy, further reduce its carbon footprint and support its sustainability initiative. The company also produces and supplies one of the most comprehensive assortments of USDA Bio-Preferred and UL Greenguard Gold certified FR solution product lines throughout the entire mattress industry.

“Our Preserving the Planet initiative was born out of our vision for a safer, cleaner, healthier and more sustainable future,” says Bob O’Connell, executive vice president of marketing and merchandising. “Our customers are being asked to provide retailers with more sustainable options because that’s what consumers want. Consumers also value quality products from brands that are doing their part to reduce their carbon footprint and preserve our natural resources. Mattresses made with Precision Textiles’ components answer the call and contribute to the ideals and values consumers are demanding. We invite everyone to join us on this transformative journey.”

Precision Textiles is working on a powerful video that further punctuates its commitment and illustrates all the tenets of its Preserving the Planet initiative, which will be released soon. “The video is intended to inspire others to contribute as much as possible to the global effort to safeguard our planet,” Tesser adds.

Alex Milstein

Alex Milstein is the Editor in Chief of Casual News Now and Bedding News Now. He previously served as senior editor of both Casual Living and Designers Today, and covered technology for Furniture Today, with a focus on augmented reality, e-commerce, and 3D visualization.

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