Environmental Commitment

Environmental Commitment

Sun Glow is committed to sustained improvement in the environmental performance of our company. We are constantly looking for areas where we have the ability to make an impact on our environmental performance over time. We have implemented several initiatives that have had visible positive impacts on reducing energy consumption as well as office & production waste.

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Sun Glow ensures that our products have the latest and most demanded certifications for user safety and reduced environmental impact.  From flame retardant fabrics to electrical standards, you can rest assured that Sun Glow product is safe to use in your home & office.

Sun Glow keeps costs down through technically advanced production methods. Robotic cutting tables, rotating fabric storage, and thorough product testing all contribute to reduced production times, fewer wasted materials, and Sun Glow’s peerless accuracy.

Our proprietary systems require numerous custom made components such as extruded aluminum and molded plastics. Sun Glow is proud to support other local manufacturers and suppliers in order to produce the highest quality end products with the fewest possible carbon emissions.

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Sun Glow is committed to sustained improvement in the environmental performance of our company. We are constantly looking for areas where we have the ability to make an impact on our environmental performance over time. We have begun to implement initiatives that increase both staff awareness and customer awareness. At the office level we are reviewing the rate at which we use consumables, such as paper. We have implemented paperless reporting to customers through e-mail to confirm orders as well as issue invoices and statements. With the proper selection of sunscreen fabrics, office staff are able to work with natural sun light limiting the amount of lighting required. Many of our factory staff live in close proximity to the office allowing them to carpool to work. Sun Glow also prefers suppliers that share our philosophy in environmental performance.

Corporate Commitment

Sun Glow is committed to sustained improvement in the environmental performance of our company. We are constantly looking for areas where we have the ability to make an impact on our environmental performance over time. We have begun to implement initiatives that increase both staff awareness and customer awareness. At the office level we are reviewing the rate at which we use consumables, such as paper. We have implemented paperless reporting to customers through e-mail to confirm orders as well as issue invoices and statements. With the proper selection of sunscreen fabrics, office staff are able to work with natural sun light limiting the amount of lighting required. Many of our factory staff live in close proximity to the office allowing them to carpool to work. Sun Glow also prefers suppliers that share our philosophy in environmental performance.

Manufacturing Process

Sun Glow continuously sources or internally develops unique, environmentally friendly products for its customers. We have our proprietary products manufactured in our local market. Our fabrics and our operating systems come from various sources including Canada, the USA, and Europe.

At the factory level, we strive to reduce waste in our manufacturing process. We have been sending our packaging, cardboard material to recycling for years. In production we select the fabric rolls that will generate the least waste for the particular job and we try to use the waste for sampling material. We have now sourced fabrics that are completely recyclable. Our supplier of sunscreen fabrics will accept fabric waste to be recycled.

In our aluminum consumption we optimize size to yield minimum waste and send any waste for recycling. Our aluminum suppliers offer recycled materials which we use when the client requirements permit.

Any discontinued or defective fabrics and materials are made available to our customers or others who may have an alternative use for them rather than disposing of them as waste.

Products

The majority of our fabrics have a product certification from either GreenGuard or Oeko-Tex 100.

Many of our decorative fabrics are 100% polyester.

Braids and coordinated pulls are made from spun rayon, leather, suede, pure cotton, high quality wool, and jute. Additional pulls are made from molten glass, reclaimed wood, polished with beeswax and beechwood. All braids and pulls are manufactured in Europe.

Product Certifications

Oeko Tex 100, GG, GGCS.

Oeko Tex Standard 100

Our entire Accessories Collection® as well as many decorative fabrics from our standard line all have the Oeko Tex 100 certification. This European certification focuses on textile production and effects on human health. The Textile producers are working successfully to design products so that no harmful substances are present in any significant amounts. Manufacturers can work towards this goal by adopting recognized “environmentally friendly” working methods such as careful selection of dye-stuffs, optimization of the dye baths, chlorine free bleaching techniques, low formaldehyde finishing methods and by selecting pesticide and heavy metal free materials. By employing these and other recognized methods, the results of these efforts are safe products, which pose no risk to the consumer. Manufacture statement available upon request.

GreenGuard

Many of our sun screen fabrics have the GreenGuard certification. This rigorous evaluation ensures that the highest industry standards are being applied to maintain indoor air quality for the health and safety of building occupants.