U.S. event linen rental company Creative Coverings, based in Sparks, Nev., has implemented several sustainable components within its manufacturing, shipping and laundry departments. These include:
- Repurposing damaged linens (creating alternate size table coverings, table accents, client swatches).
- Manufacturing custom window coverings from unused fabric to help refurnish homes of families affected by Hurricane Katrina.
- Partnering with UPS to design reusable canvas shipping bags for clients to return dirty linens and participating in UPS’s Carbon Neutral program.
- Choosing readily biodegradable laundering products.