The base of our entire product line stems from our innovative use of the world's fastest growing natural resource also known as Moso Bamboo. In the past few years, this renewable material has become the world's most recognized green materials because of its wide variety of applications across a number of industries. This is due to bamboo's rich appearance, relentless durability and sustainability factor. The uses of bamboo can be found all the way from the construction and building industry, to clothing, housewares, furniture and now it has rapidly expanded into the pet industry. This grassy material has become one of the most popular materials in the pet industry during the last few years and can be seen in pet toys, clothing and now, with our help, uniquely designed pet furniture.
A few interesting facts about bamboo: (read more: Wikipedia)
- Bamboo stalks typically grow 1 to 4 inches per day - but have reported to grow as much as 39 inches in a single 24-hour period.
- Bamboo is recognized as the world's fastest growing grass and has a tensile strength comparable to steel.
- Bamboo can be selectively harvested annually and regenerates without replanting.
- Bamboo is promoted for erosion prevention, and even to reverse the effects of global warming.
- Bamboo has been used in China for centuries as a food source.
- Shredded Orthopedic Memory Foam
Developed by NASA in 1966 under the space program, memory foam softens in reaction to body heat, allowing it to mold to a warm body in minutes. This polyurethane foam is considered to be the most comfortable sleeping surface ever invented and is much more supportive than other mattress materials. These unique characteristics of memory foam create many orthopedic benefits for people (or pets) with long term postural problems and neck pain. Its heat retaining properties may help some pain sufferers who find the added warmth helps decrease the pain. This is particularly true with aging pets with arthritic conditions and smaller pets that are attracted to warm surfaces.
We take it one step further though to minimize our environmental footprint. We have sourced a factory that we purchase their discarded shredded remnants of their orthopedic human bed mattresses. We then use these remnants in our cushions. Since they are shredded they create a plush surface that your pet will enjoy while still having the same benefits of this incredible foam. (Read more: Wikipedia)
Polyester Ultra-suede Fabrics
Pet Lounge Studios uses the highest grade polyester based fabrics which are inherently resistant to staining, extremely durable and very easy to clean. Polyester based fabrics fall into two categories. They come from either recycled plastic bottles or they have the ability to be recycled which lend to their renewability. Our polyester fabric will hold their colors wash after wash and will last for many years without needing to be replaced. In addition, the majority of our cushions contain an inner liner which creates a barrier that will not allow pet urine to penetrate. (Read more: Wikipedia)