our sustainability policy

SOL LOUNGE & SLEEP LIMITED Commitment to Protect Forests Through Our Paper, Packaging and Fabrics Choices

SOL LOUNGE & SLEEP LIMITED has always been committed to conscious creation and striving for sustainability in the design, product development, production and packaging aspects of our loungewear and sleepwear brand. For this reason, SOL LOUNGE & SLEEP LIMITED is committed to protecting the world’s forests through our approach to procurement of pulp, paper, packaging and fabrics.

As substitutions for single use plastics are sought out it is recognized that the environmental issues arising with an increase in demand for forest-based products as a substitute must be addressed. This policy looks to support the necessary shift away from single use plastics concurrent with the pressing need for conservation of ancient and endangered forests.

Conservation of Ancient and Endangered Forests and Ecosystems

SOL LOUNGE & SLEEP LIMITED will support approaches and systems to build a future that does not use ancient and endangered forests[1] in the packaging, paper or in man-made cellulosic fabrics, including rayon, viscose, lyocell, modal and other trademarked brands.  We will influence these supply chains in order to protect the world’s remaining ancient and endangered forests and endangered species[2] habitat.

To do this, we will:

1. Work with Canopy and our suppliers to support collaborative and visionary solutions that protect remaining ancient and endangered forests in the Coastal Temperate Rainforests on Vancouver Island[3] and the Great Bear Rainforest[4], Canada’s Boreal Forests[5], and Indonesia’s Rainforests.[6]

2. Assess our existing use of man-made cellulosics, packaging and paper and eliminate sourcing from endangered species habitat and ancient and endangered forests such as the Canadian and Russian Boreal Forests; Coastal Temperate Rainforests; tropical forests and peatlands of Indonesia, the Amazon and West Africa by 2020 for man-made cellulosics and 2022 for paper and packaging.

3. Work to eliminate sourcing from: companies that are logging forests illegally[7]; tree plantations[8] established after 1994 through the conversion or simplification of natural forests; or areas being logged in contravention of First Nations/tribal/indigenous peoples’ and community rights or from other controversial suppliers.

4. Should we find that any of our products sourced from ancient and endangered forests, endangered species habitat or illegal logging, we will engage our suppliers to change practices and/or re-evaluate our relationship with them.

Design and Prioritization of Reduction and Reuse

The reduction and reuse of paper and packaging is of paramount priority for the protection of the world’s limited forest resources and has a clear and beneficial impact on reduced costs.

Therefore, over the next year, SOL LOUNGE & SLEEP LIMITED will prioritize the development of a reduction and reuse strategy with targets and timelines. Over the next 3 years SOL LOUNGE & SLEEP LIMITED will:

Source or design re-usable/refillable shipping boxes to reduce corrugated paper and paperboard
Design and implement e-commerce, shipping, display and wrapping systems that minimize the use of paper
Utilize re-useable packaging systems for intra business applications
Increase the use of digital communication, marketing and accounting systems
Adopt best practices including researching and applying emerging and circular economy innovations.

Shift to More Environmentally and Socially Beneficial Fabrics

SOL LOUNGE & SLEEP LIMITED will collaborate with Canopy, innovative companies and suppliers to encourage the development of fibre sources that reduce environmental and social impacts, with a focus on agricultural residues[9] and recycled fabrics.  We will participate in trials where appropriate.

In 2020, SOL LOUNGE & SLEEP LIMITED will put in place a preference for purchasing man-made cellulosics products that include minimum of 50% of these innovative fibre sources and develop a 2025 procurement target for these closed-loop solutions based on viscose fibre producer innovation.

Improve Environmental Quality of Packaging and Paper

SOL LOUNGE & SLEEP LIMITED will collaborate with Canopy, innovative companies and suppliers to encourage the development of next generation solutions and packaging and paper[10] that reduce environmental and social impacts, with a focus on agricultural fibres (particularly residues)10 and recycled content. We will use Canopy’s Ecopaper database and The Paper Steps as a guide for paper and packaging sourcing.

To help reduce the footprint of the paper and packaging we use[11], SOL LOUNGE & SLEEP LIMITED will:

Do an annual review of all of our paper and packaging use in order to identify areas where we can increase paper use efficiencies, reduce paper and packaging basis weights, and save money and resources.        

Give preference to paper/packaging with high-recycled content, specifically post-consumer waste content reaching an overall recycled fiber content in our papers and packaging of at least 50% average within 3 years;

Encourage our suppliers to continuously improve and expand the availability of recycled content in papers/packaging;

Source packaging and paper from alternative fibres such as wheat straw or other agricultural residues, when possible;

Support research and development of commercial scale production of pulp, paper and packaging from alternative fibre sources such as wheat straw, and other alternative fibres including participation in trials as appropriate.

Forest Certification

Where the above conditions are met (including 1-4), SOL LOUNGE & SLEEP LIMITED will request that all fabric, packaging and paper sourced from forests are from responsibly managed forests, certified to the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification system, and where FSC certified plantations[12] are part of the solution.

Recognizing, Respecting and Upholding Human Rights and the Rights of Communities

SOL LOUNGE & SLEEP LIMITED will request that our suppliers respect the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and acknowledge indigenous and rural communities legal, customary or user rights to their territories, land, and resources.[13] To do so, we request that our suppliers acknowledge the right of Indigenous People and rural communities to give or withhold their Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) before new logging rights are allocated or plantations are developed. We request that our suppliers resolve complaints and conflicts, and remediate human rights violations through a transparent, accountable, and agreeable dispute resolution process.