Many different elements play a part in making sustainable products. First of all, the fabrics for our curtains and other accessories. These are produced from recycled raw materials. Currently, 8% of our collection consists of recycled raw materials. We aim to grow this percentage by 2% every year. Thanks to a special, environmentally friendly printing system, up to 1000 liters of water are saved per 50 meters of fabric. Also, when dyeing the fabrics, no harmful substances are used. Our velour curtains are produced from consciously grown cotton.
In addition to sustainable production, sustainable processing of waste is also important. Our goal is to recycle at least 90% of our waste by 2025. To achieve this, the first step is to sort waste correctly, for which we participate in the Waste Sorting Program. The residual materials that remain after the production of curtains or other products are reused. This is done through the L.A.P. workshop. Here, creative products are made from the residual materials by women who can use a helping hand. In this way, others enjoy the residuals and we help the society.
In addition to creative and production work, there is of course also office work involved in the processes of A House of Happiness. To contribute to sustainability here, 716 solar panels are located on the roof of our office. We also digitize as much of our paperwork as possible, currently saving 50 trees.
Contributing to society's progress is also important at A House of Happiness. People come to us through Empatec. These people mostly have difficulty finding a job or need guidance in their work. Furthermore, people from 12 different nationalities now work at A House of Happiness. Thanks to following Dutch language courses, these people all work well together and speak the same language. The health of our employees is extremely important. Therefore, A House of Happiness reimburses subscription fees for its employees when they participate in an activity that promotes their health. Every month, 36 employees of A House of Happiness sponsor a child of Plan Nederland to contribute to societies in other countries. In this way, we create equal opportunities for everyone.
When our work at A House of Happiness is done, sustainability goes a little further. Your purchased products are shipped in boxes with fun designs for children to play with. We also use canvas shoppers made of recycled material instead of plastic bags. This way you can easily reuse them.
This is sustainability at A House of Happiness. Our process, good for people, the environment and the company. Do you want to know more about our sustainable process? Please contact us, we are happy to tell you more about it.