Oolie is committed to ethical sourcing of materials and manufacturing for all of our products.
For us, “ethical” means:
- materials are produced as humanely and sustainably as possible, with any potential negative ecological impacts minimized or eliminated
- workers are treated fairly, are not exploited, and are compensated for their labor with living wages
We are committed to partnering only with vendors and manufacturers who uphold these standards and who can document and demonstrate that they meet or exceed these standards — such as by earning a third-party certification.
Some third-party certifications that we look for include:
We value the trust you place in us. You deserve to know what materials our products are made of — before inviting them into your home.
The sections below document our primary partner manufacturers and materials vendors, as well as which third-party certifications apply to each.
Manufactured by Portland Garment Factory in Portland, Oregon, USA. PGF is:
- a Certified B Corp
- a Certified Woman-Owned Business (WBENC)
- Sustainability at Work Gold Certified (City of Portland)
The Shoosh is made with wool felt sourced from Sutherland Felt Company (Madison Heights, Michigan, USA). The raw wool is from sheep in Uruguay, where the wool producers follow these animal welfare guidelines for ethical production. This raw wool fiber is later turned in to pressed wool (felt) in an OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 plant. (This information was self-reported by the supplier; we believe it to be true, but hope to be able to share third-party verification of these practices here at some point.)
All Oolie products manufactured there use 100% organic cotton, farmed in India, and independently certified to meet the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).
We ship products using 100% recycled poly mailers and 100% recycled kraft tissue paper from EcoEnclose in Louisville, Colorado, USA. This packaging is recyclable in most areas; see details on our Product Recycling page.