“When enough people come together, then change will come and we can achieve almost anything. So instead of looking for hope -start creating it.”
Over the Years
Since first starting our journey of what sustainability truly means within a business in 2018, we have met many amazing people and have learned more then we possibly could of imagined over the last 6 years. With hot words like Carbon Footprint, Green Technology, and Eco Business, it’s easy to get lost in the rapids of what running a green business actually means. Then you add the dynamic of being a small business owner or corporate day to day work flows, who really has the time to make change and learn how to be a sustainable business? This is a very realistic question for many and one that we battle ourselves with supply chain crisis and inflation in a post covid world.
It is with these reasons in mind why we are making a conscious effort to share what we’ve learned since 2017 and how we have modified our business to become a more environmentally conscious business. Our hope is to assist in making sense of the green washing mis-information out there by laying out some of the fundamental changes we’ve made within The Bear Factory through our education of sustainable business practices.
as a business is to create lasting memories while also preserving our planet. This is accomplished by creating the highest quality plush products made of sustainable materials whenever possible. We hope this inspires you to make changes within your own business. The upside is by being apart of The Bear Factory Community, you have already taken a first step towards being green business by offering a plush product of integrity that is sustainably focused.
We thankyou for your partnership and shared passion for sustainability
Project 20 Mission
of reducing our traditional packaging to less then 20%. Since that time we have transitioned over 90% of our plastic packaging to certified compostable materials. These materials include our plush bag liners as well as our protective toy clothing packaging.
Change Through Education
#OperationConservation takes place during Earth Week, we identify endangered species in our line to bring awareness and educate. TBF takes a percentage of gross sales of those items and donates them to an organization our team identifies.
Our Goal: to transition 20% of our product line over to items made of sustainable materials.
The results: Since 2020 we have transitioned over 65% of our product line to Plush for the Planet Fabrics.
the motive behind the plastic recycling movement was to create public perception that wide use of plastics was green because of it’s ability to recycled. The reality is that most plastics are in fact NOT recyclable.
Less is More.
aims to educate our customers on the toxins in everyday soaps. Our Bears and Buddies eco soap was created to help keep our plushies clean and safe for young ones while also challenging you to: demand more while consuming less.
Earth day is the annual celebration that honors the achievements of the environmental movement and raises awareness around of the need to protect earth natural recourses for future generations.