With California Design Den bedding your conscience can rest easy

January 27, 2022 by  
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In our ever-consuming world, sometimes we fail to pause and evaluate the impact of everyday necessities like linens. But textiles are a massive contributor to landfill  waste  and water pollution, so it’s important to consider the bedding you buy.  Proudly Californian brand California Design Den produces a line of bedding that will allow you (and your conscience) to sleep well at night. The lineup of sheets, duvets, towels, mattress covers, blankets and more is developed with sustainability in mind. Related: Modern Dane offers sustainable bedding for peace of mind while you sleep Sheet sets and individual flat or fitted sheets are made from non-toxic and chemical-free  natural materials  such as cotton and bamboo. To ensure a healthy and safe product, materials are independently tested to verify Standard 100 Oeko-Tex certification. This certification means they are free of over 300 commonly-found chemicals. The organic cotton is also GOTS certified. Since the bedding uses all-natural materials, they are even biodegradable at the end of their usable life. However, the goal is to keep them out of landfills as long as possible with a durable, quality design. Each product is crafted in a green-certified facility in India by experienced artisans.  The bedding is designed at the headquarters in California, a state widely known for its dedication to the  environment . The items are then produced in India and packaged in zero-plastic, paper-based boxes for shipment. The plant-based product and packaging materials mean California Design Den bedding doesn’t contribute to water pollution. “At California Design Den, ensuring our brand is sustainable and eco-friendly is our main priority,” said Deepak Mehrotra, Founder of California Design Den. “From production to packaging, we always want to ensure that what we’re putting out into the world is doing more good than harm. This is why we use natural fibers to produce our bedding, rather than microfiber which is known to cause  pollution . Our non-toxic and chemical-free biodegradable bedding is sourced from the highest-quality, earth-grown materials and crafted by skilled artisans in our certified green facility. Our packaging is also biodegradable and contains zero plastics to help prevent polluted waterways and oceans.” + California Design Den Images via California Design Den

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Burned stadium in Oregon receives an upcycling makeover

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The new Civic Park in Eugene, Oregon was designed for the Eugene Civic Alliance by Skylab, along with local partner architect Robertson Sherwood Architects, to revitalize a neighborhood. A fire destroyed the iconic Eugene Civic Stadium, the site of the new park. The new project is designed to revitalize the neighborhood and create new opportunities for recreation, physical education and community connection. It’ll also use reclaimed materials from the original stadium to upcycle into the new stadium . The Eugene Civic Park is a complex comprised of a new 40,000 square foot field house, a new stadium, sports field and facilities for non-profit after-school activities through KidSports, a nonprofit afterschool organization. Related: ZHA gets the green light for world’s first all-timber soccer stadium in England The stadium is located next to Amazon Creek, which gave the project immediate environmental concerns. The new project addresses the site considerations by working to restore the site’s original watershed ecology. It also works with the existing topography to direct stormwater to a planted green space. North-facing angled clerestories provide ample sunlight for the six multipurpose athletic courts used for basketball, volleyball and other sports. The field house was built using an affordable , pre-engineered Butler steel building system for cost-efficient structural strength. The modular design afforded by this building material allowed the design team free reign designing interior spaces for coaches and public meetings. “The design of the field house is inspired by the patterns inherent in human movement. Subtle gestures, including syncopated window patterns, angled walls, sloping berms and shifts in the rib spacing of the metal siding, integrate movement into the building itself,” according to Skylab. Despite the unfortunate fire that destroyed the original stadium on this site, materials were able to be reclaimed from the damaged building and used for the new building project. This includes the indoor wood benches and reception desks. A second phase of the park still to be built will feature a 2,500-seat stadium. An office suite, skybox, press box, locker rooms, storage and officials’ rooms will go with the stadium. + Skylab Architecture Photography by Stephen A. Miller

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Burned stadium in Oregon receives an upcycling makeover

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