Co-Founder and CEO, Leo Wang, comes from a family that has been in the textile business for almost 30 years making bedding products for retailers like Target, Kohl’s, and Walmart. With Buffy, Wang set out to create more sustainable bedding products. Buffy uses recycled bottles as an down alternative insulation in their Cloud comforters.
Down alternative. Buffy uses recycled PET plastic bottles to create their Cloud Comforter insulation.
Production process: Mechanical/Chemical
Used plastic bottles are spun into polyester fibers at a production facility in Estonia.
Using recycled plastic to create their insulation is better for the environment than using virgin petroleum materials. According to company materials, each Buffy Cloud Comforter keeps 50 plastic bottles out of landfill protects 12 geese from live plucking. A life cycle analysis of this down alternative is required in order to fully assess its sustainability compared to down from geese and/or other birds.
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