“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” ~John Muir
Lulliloo LLC (Downtime owner) is dedicated to global conservation. Our impact on the environment is taken into every aspect of our business. Besides the following initiatives, we are dedicating a minimum of 10% of our profits to organizations that are working to find ways for society to live in balance with the natural world that sustains us… so that our children have a healthy planet to live, play and sleep in.
Our products are made from organic cotton, which is grown without the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Conventional cotton farming is one of agriculture’s most environmentally destructive activities. According to the Sustainable Cotton Project in California, “The simple act of growing and harvesting the one pound of cotton needed to make a T-shirt (or any other conventional cotton product) takes an enormous toll on the earth’s air, water and soil, and significantly affects the health of people living in cotton growing areas”.
Our hats are manufactured in Brooklyn, New York using materials from New York, North Carolina, and Colorado. Manufacturing in country, as opposed to overseas, minimizes carbon dioxide emissions from transportation.
We choose paper products that have been recycled and that have high post-consumer content. Where possible, we choose paper that is or has been processed chlorine-free. Choosing post-consumer recycled paper helps to preserve forests, cut paper-manufacturing pollution, and reduce solid waste. Choosing process- and totally-chlorine free papers reduces emissions of dioxin, a known human carcinogen linked to endocrine, reproductive, nervous and immune system damage.
Downtime Sleepy hats are packaged in reusable organza bags. Reusing materials preserves natural energy and resources and prevents waste. It does so even more than recycling.