Castleware is owned, sewn and operated from cutting to shipping, by the wife and husband team of Maureen and Tom Smithey. Maureen created Castleware in 2005. The original vision was an eco-friendly and sustainable fiber line of adult bedding and infant crib sets hence the name. We listen to our customers and several lamented the fact that they could not find sleepware for their baby's that was not chemically treated. Intrigued Maureen began looking for organic cotton material that is still made in America. The whole story takes way to long to tell but since that time Castleware has morphed into a line focused solely on infants comfy knit chemical free clothing and sleepwear. (If you are looking for chemical free, organic and sustainable baby products, our line truly is.) From growing the cotton in Texas to spinning and knitting it in South Carolina to manufacturing in Eureka, California - Castleware is TRULY made in America.
Proudly serving the Earth's future, one smiling baby at a time, CastleWare.
Proud members of Green America
What is Green America?
Green America is a not-for-profit member- ship organization founded in 1982. Our mission is to harness economic power—the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society. We work for a world where all people have enough, where all communities are healthy and safe, and where the bounty of the Earth is preserved for all the generations to come.
CastleWare's mission as a socially responsible business is to:
Provide safe, non-toxic, products that are safe for our customers, the planet and the workers who make them.
Educate our customers as to the health and environmental advantages of using products that have not been treated with chemical finishes.
Serve our customers by providing unique, high-quality alternatives to mass produced clothing.
Help the growers and producers that create our fabrics and their communities by:
- Using GOTS certified organic cotton as much as is available.
- Paying a fair wage in the local context.
- Providing healthy and safe working conditions within the local context.
- Building long-term trade relationships.
- Engaging in environmentally sustainable practices.
- Providing equal employment opportunities for all people.
- Demanding ethical labor practices.
Educate our customers about the benefits of purchasing organic products produced in a fair and ethical manner.
Conduct all areas of business with the highest integrity.
Foster an atmosphere of respect, trust, support and openness to our customers, coworkers, suppliers and community.
Offer fair and reasonable prices to our customers.
Keep our work environment healthy while providing meaningful work, fostering creativity and personal growth.
Offer environmentally friendly and recycled packaging wherever possible.
Respect basic human rights for all people.
Promote campaigns, causes and products that that mirror our values and beliefs.
As a business, recycling and conserving water and energy wherever possible.
Strive to set an example of how a responsible business can be run, by taking into account environmental and human needs in all of our business decisions.
Prove that a company with heart that is run in a socially and environmentally responsible manner can flurish and grow while being profitable.