We are committed to protecting the health of our pets, our people, and our planet
Most dog beds are made of cheap industrial materials that may be harmful to your pet
Nearly all pet beds today are made with polyurethane foam as internal filling, as manufacturers cut costs to reduce price. Polyurethane foam is a predominantly petroleum product made with ingredients associated with numerous health hazards, including irritation of the lung, eye, and mucous membranes. It deteriorates over time, breaking up into small dust-like particles that release VOCs (associated with upper respiratory conditions and skin irritation) into the air.
Due to its high flammability, industrial strength toxic chemical fire retardants are often added to meet the minimum flammability standards set by government agencies. These additives can also have a wide range of adverse health effects.
The All Good Dog Bed is made of all natural wool and contains no harmful chemicals
Our dog beds are filled exclusively with 100% natural Romney wool from beautiful New Zealand. Our wool is 100% natural. It comes off the sheep, it is cleaned with a small amount of Boric acid, a natural and safe cleaning agent. It is then made into fluffy batts that are used to fill our dog beds. That’s it. There are no harmful chemicals used in the process. Learn more about why we chose wool for our filling.
Since wool is naturally fire-resistant, there is no need to add hazardous fire retardants. In fact, our wool has been tested and conforms to Class A of the ASTM E84 test, which is the industry standard for assessing the burning characteristics of home products.
Our lining and cover are both 100% organic and certified to the GOTS certified organic cotton standard, which eliminates chlorine bleaching and toxic dyes frequently found in conventional cotton fabrics.
Most dog beds are made from crude oil that harms our planet
Most dog beds are made from polyester, polyurethane foam, or recycled plastic, all primarily made from crude oil.
Drilling for oil disrupts wildlife habitats, contaminates water sources with dangerous chemicals, and leaves oil spills behind that threaten to devastate wildlife communities.
Global output of materials made from petroleum can’t be recycled. They go into the landfill or wash up into the ocean, clogging the stomachs of sea creatures, turning our oceans into plastic soup, and taking more than 200 years to decompose.
The All Good Dog Bed is made through sustainable farming and agricultural methods
Our wool is sourced from New Zealand, where sheep farmers have always been passionate about their flock’s welfare as well as the health of their land. They are focused on maintaining sustainability practices and raising free-range sheep. Animal welfare is the primary reason we source our wool from New Zealand. Their Animal Welfare Act of 1999 governs how animals are treated and it is strictly enforced. Additionally, sheep farmers must comply with the stringent New Zealand Code of Welfare for Sheep and Beef Cattle, 2018 (PDF).
Our organic cotton fabrics are certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), which requires sustainable agricultural methods in cotton production, eliminating the use of environmentally hazardous substances such as pesticides and herbicides.
Natural wool and organic cotton are also both naturally biodegradable, preventing further waste in our landfills.
Most dog beds are made in factories using toxic chemicals, harming our people
Plant workers who make polyurethane foam wear respirators. Often, when manufacturing using toxic materials, there is a concern that the chemicals used in the production may leach out into the surrounding areas. In fact, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) had identified polyurethane foam manufacturing facilities as a potential major source of hazardous air pollutants.
The All Good Dog Company is committed to protecting people through fair labor practices
The GOTS certified organic cotton standard sets requirements concerning working and social conditions that must be met by all processors, manufacturers and traders, along with a social compliance management system, to ensure that the social criteria are met.
Requirements concerning working and social conditions include: Freedom of association and collective bargaining, No child labor, No discrimination, No harassment, Occupational health and safety (OHS), Remuneration and assessment of living wage gap, and more.