- Furls Crochet -
COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY
Crafting a Greener Future
At Furls Crochet, we're passionate about elevating the world of crochet while being deeply committed to protecting the world we live in.
The e-commerce industry is responsible for 37% of total greenhouse gas emissions*. As an online-only business, we understand our impact on the planet and our responsibility to make changes to offset our carbon footprint.
Here, we share our journey toward becoming a carbon-neutral company.
let's skip the landfill
Many of our crochet hooks are handmade. As crafters know, this means each piece is unique!
Every swirl will be nuanced, each artisan will have their preferred technique, and each piece of wood will carry its growth story through its woodgrain.
However, there are times when a hook’s aesthetic skews too far from the standard, and instead of tossing these perfectly functional hooks, we offer our customers these “Seconds” or “Misfits” at discounted prices.
By doing so, we're reducing waste and encouraging sustainable crafting practices. After all, what's a better way to honor our planet than by turning imperfections into masterpieces?
Packaging the Future
From Waste to Wonder
Our dedication to sustainability extends beyond our products to the packages they arrive in.
We've embraced 100% recyclable or reusable packaging and continuously research ways to improve our methods. Greener practices aren’t a one-and-done, and we will not rest on our laurels.
In 2023, we eliminated any hook packaging containing foam. Your hooks still arrive to you safely but without the need to add to your household waste.
All our wood and resin accessories now ship in recyclable boxes instead of bubble wrap, and our leather will arrive in cotton dust covers. Less plastic for you, ready for gift-giving, and perfect for between-use storage!
We also ask our suppliers to send their goods to us in as little packaging as possible while keeping each product safe during transit.
Unbox happiness knowing that you're part of a cycle that minimizes waste and maximizes impact.
Green Package Protection
Since January 2023, we have offered Route Package Protection on each order during checkout.
When you select “Green Package Protection” at checkout, Route allocates carbon credits to thoroughly neutralize the environmental impact of shipping your package at no additional charge.
A carbon credit represents removing or avoiding one metric ton of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
By adding Green Package Protection to your cart, you're taking instant climate action – no donation required.
With Your Help
we plant trees
Our role as a Business Partner with One Tree Planted is more than just symbolic; it's a tangible step toward reforestation and combatting climate change.
In April 2023, we proudly took a stand for Mother Earth by pledging to plant one tree for every wood product sold until Earth Day 2024.
With every wood product you purchase, we're helping to restore forests and support habitats for endangered species.
Responsible Forestry Practices
Our commitment to sustainability continues beyond our doorstep by partnering with suppliers who share our commitment to the world we live in.
We hold our suppliers accountable by ensuring certification of Responsible Forestry Practices and working together to reduce excess packaging during shipments.
By partnering with suppliers who share our values, we ensure that the suppliers source our wood from sustainably managed forests.
A World of Change
We invite you to join our transformation as we continue to learn and grow through our sustainability journey.
Through creativity, care, and community, Furls Crochet is stitching together a future where the art of crafting doesn't just adorn our lives but also enriches the world around us.
Looking for ways to include Sustainable Crafting in your home? Check out our list of Green Crafting Practices for you to try!
Let's crochet a greener tomorrow, one stitch at a time.