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Trendsetter becomes B Corp business

New manufacturing facility in Estonia powered by 100% renewable energy.

6th September 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Manchester, United Kingdom

Interiors

Trendsetter, the Manchester, UK-headquartered bedding manufacturing house and parent company of The Fine Bedding Company and Night Owl, has announced its global certification as a B Corporation.

The brand joins an international movement of 4,500 purpose-led businesses that meet B Corp’s high standards of social and environmental responsibility and transparency.  

Based on the B Corp assessment, Trendsetter earned an overall score of 84.3, performing particularly high in the ‘environment’ and ‘worker’ sections, being recognised for its commitment to sustainability, continuously innovating and investing in ways to reduce its ecological footprint.

The certification process entails a deep dive into the DNA of a company to understand how it operates, taking up to ten months to complete. The BI Assessment of over 200 questions and a following verification process meant that Trendsetter had to meet high social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency in order to qualify.

In April 2020, Fine Bedding Company established a new manufacturing facility in Estonia powered by 100% renewable energy and allowing for full control of products from conception through to delivery, enabling it to set high standards on product quality, sourcing and production techniques.

By 2025, Trendsetter aims to have a completely carbon neutral factory, and by 2030, to be fully circular, reducing its greenhouse gas emissions in line with the 1.5C Paris Climate Agreement.

“As a fourth-generation family business with a strong ethical commitment, we are delighted to have been recognised as a Certified B Corporation,” said Trendsetter MD Claire Watkin. “B Corp certification reflects our long-standing commitment to building sustainability into every fibre of our products. None of this would be possible if it wasn’t for the continued and dedicated hard work of all our team, and we see our B Corp status as a celebration of their success and a symbol of our commitment for generations to come.”

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