Coyuchi's mission and philosophy are to be the source for organic cotton and other natural material home goods that respect the environment and enhance the lives of every person who purchases their special products. In their words, "At Coyuchi everything we create is designed to comfort and rejuvenate – body, mind, and spirit – to help you turn your home into a unique and personal sanctuary. Inspired by nature, we design products whose simple style is enriched by subtle textures, rich colors, and refined details. The result is a sophisticated, relaxed, and beautifully appointed home."
Coyuchi is a company that embraces third-party certifications. In order to fulfill their commitment to produce and process every product they make with the Coyuchi label, they have fulfilled the guidelines set forth by the USDA National Organic Program, Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), the International Labor Organization(ILO), Textile Exchange, and Fair Trade USA.
We characterize Coyuchi as a very green company for adhering to the strictest environmental standards as well as safe and humane conditions, from the farm to the factory to the shelves where it awaits delivery to your home.
We’re pleased to partner with fabric mills and workshops that share our reverence for environmental and social sustainability, and we appreciate the effort and ingenuity they put into minimizing the impact that textile production has on the planet and their own workers. We team up with companies that meet our high standards and work with them to continually improve our practices and their practices. From an environmental standpoint, Coyuchi looks at the full life of a product—from the farm where the fiber is produced to what happens to the product when it reaches the end of its life. The two areas where we can have the biggest impact are on the farm or ranch where the fiber is produced, and how the end product is produced. To address these, we use only organic cotton and other natural fibers, and we actively work with industry partners to ensure environmental performance at our production facilities.
Coyuchi’s environmental practices don’t stop at the field and factory. We are committed to reducing the environmental impact of shipping our products, too. We work with shipping partners, which work to reduce their environmental impact. More specifically, these programs focus on reducing carbon emissions through a variety of programs like energy efficiency, alternative fuels, LEED Buildings, and renewable energy.
The packaging is imperative to protect our products, and we take it very seriously. We strive to reduce, reuse, and recycle wherever possible. We choose environmentally friendly materials such as biodegradable poly bags, recycled paper and cardboard, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified paper and cardboard, and organic cotton bags. The packaging space is vast and ever-evolving, so we are constantly working to improve our efforts.
Our partner’s commitment to water conservation: One of our factories in southern India, which makes many of our most popular duvet covers and table linens, has created one of the few “zero discharge” textile-processing units in the country. This facility recycles 100% of the water generated by the dying process, using limestone to filter out the residual pigment—a process called reverse osmosis—and diverting the sediment to solar beds, where it is dried. Then the result is used as a raw material to make cement down the road. Not one liter of wastewater leaves the plant, and all the well water that comes in is carefully monitored by electric flow meters. All in all, the factory recycles and uses 90% of the wastewater in the form of freshwater and salt solution (approximately 1% is lost to natural evaporation and 1% is mechanically evaporated). Beyond water conservation and recycling, the factory also actively works to decrease its energy consumption each year and to increase the percentage of products it creates using organic and recycled fibers.