A little more information about our commitment to the responsible manufacturing of our furniture.
In fact, our hardwood suppliers work hard to ensure that forestry is practiced in an environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and economically viable manner. In addition, all of our hardwood sources are located within 500 miles of our craftsmen, saving fuel and shipping cost, and leaving a smaller carbon footprint than companies that import resources.
Seventy percent of our furniture is made by Amish living within 20 miles of our distribution center. Most of the rest live within 200 miles, and we coordinate our long-distance pick ups with deliveries made to our dealers located throughout the USA and Canada, providing additional fuel savings.
Whether they’re traveling by horse and buggy, canning the food they grow in their own gardens, or drying their laundry on the line, it would be hard to find any culture in America that’s more environmentally friendly than the Amish.
At Simply Amish, we proudly blanket-wrap our furniture during shipping. We find it protects our furniture exceptionally well. And it also dramatically reduces the amount of foam, cardboard and plastics that are normally sent to landfills.
In amish communities, neighbors share smaller wood pieces that they can’t use, while sawdust is either sold or given to farmers to use for livestock bedding. Scraps are also used to heat shops and homes during the winter.
Our international distribution center is heated and cooled using an energy-efficient geothermal system, while the two acre pond that serves as our geothermal field provides a water source for wildlife and local fire fighters, should they need to fight a fire in our rural area.
In addition to our geothermal system, the walls of our distribution center use a special material with an R-value far higher than most homes. This helps us provide a comfortable working environment for our employees year-round, while dramatically reducing our heating and cooling needs.
At Simply Amish, our employees enjoy exceptional health care benefits, including full coverage for the youngest members of the family.