Sustainability

Sustainability is a word that you spot all over company’s value boards lately. But unfortunately, it’s still not very commonly practiced in the mattress industry. Each year, 6 million mattresses end up in landfill in Canada – a significant burden on city landfills and the environment. That contributes to 60 million kilograms of waste and occupies over 850 thousand cubic meters of space in landfill.

Our Circular Vision

Our goal at Black Sheep is to create a more circular economy for the mattress industry compared to the more common model of make, take, dispose. This includes everything from sourcing renewable materials and designing adjustable products focusing on longevity, to the post-consumer stage of repurposing and recycling. We build with the sustainability of the business in mind and are always trying to find ways to make our business more efficient in the long run. 
Our products are built to last, so there is less mattress shopping for you and less mattresses in the landfill too. Take a look below for some of our 2021 achievements.
 Graphic showing Black Sheep Mattress achievements in 2021, including recycling 173 mattresses, avoiding 39 tonnes of CO2e, and planting 404 trees

 

Click into the initiatives below for more information on how we contribute to creating a greener business and a greener future. 



Our Materials

Maintaining excellent relationships with our suppliers is integral to what we do. We source only high-quality, natural materials from suppliers that meet our standards for health and sustainability. We are transparent about our materials, and use no flame retardants, dyes, or chemicals, period.

To learn more about our materials, please visit here.




Mattress Recycling Program

For our customers in the Calgary area, we offer a complimentary mattress recycling service offered through our friends, Re-Matt Inc. 

In 2021, we recycled over 170 mattresses that would've ended up in landfill! 
Learn more by clicking here.




Renewable Energy with BullFrog Power

Since 2011, we have been offsetting our energy use with BullFrog Power.

Curious as to how much CO2e we've offset in the 11 years? Click here to find out!




Tree Planting Program 

We successfully launched our very own tree planting program in 2021 with WEARTH. Click here to read more about this initiative! 




Upcycled Products 

What's one man's trash is another man's treasure. 
This is especially true considering the high quality materials that we use.

Instead of tossing the cutoffs from our mattress building process, we give these items a second life but utilizing them in other products! 

Read more about our Upcycled Products by clicking here.