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Kolcraft knows how important it is to care for our earth and make it the best place for our children to live so we are constantly finding big and small ways to go green. Two ways that we have been able to give back to our earth are:
- Through our paper recycling and shredding program we saved 26 trees in 2010.
- Through our recycling pen program at Garvey’s we are able to reduce landfill waste and help raise money for autistic children.
We love that each employee and our company culture supports giving our children a better future.
All of us parents want a secure and clean place for our baby to sleep, but how knowledgeable are we about our baby’s crib mattress? It can be confusing to know exactly what is in your baby’s crib mattress and that is why Kolcraft always lists our certifications on our crib mattresses. Today we wanted to take a closer look with you at our CERTIPUR-US® certified Soybean Foam.
We utilize high-density soybean foam that has been tested for indoor air quality, durability and content including, but not limited to the following:
- Indoor emissions and air quality
- Mercury, lead and other heavy metals
- Methylene chloride
What is soybean foam?
Soybean-based foam is more of an Earth-friendly foam than conventional foams. By using a percentage of natural soybean oils to create the foam, less petroleum and crude oils are needed.
What are the benefits of using soybean-enhanced foam in a crib mattress?
1. Environmentally friendly: Soybean-enhanced foam has a smaller carbon footprint because soybeans are a natural and renewable resource that farmers can grow year round. Instead of drilling for oils or shipping petroleum from overseas, locally grown soybean oils can be used. There is a decrease in energy consumed to make the product and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions
2. Economical: The soybeans used in the foam are grown in the USA, supporting the American farmer, and depending less on foreign oils to create durable foams. Soybeans are the USA’s second largest exported crop, second only to corn. Technology such as this help increase demand, planting, and incentives for farmers to grow soybeans.
3. Durable: Soybean-based foams are high-density and firm to support sleeping infants. Soybean-based foams offer:
- Reduced sagging
- Improved durability and lifespan
- Comfortable sleeping environment
What are people saying about soybean-enhanced foam? Soybean foam has won prestigious innovation awards from environmental groups, including the EPA and engineering groups, including the Society of Plastics Engineers and the Alliance for the Polyurethane Industry. azfdgadf
Kolcraft is proud to be the #1 crib mattress manufacturer in the USA. With a crib mattress manufactured by Kolcraft, you can be sure your baby is getting the best sleep possible.
Today is the day we have been looking forward to – our Jeep Fit Mom Twitter Party!
During the party we will be sharing all sorts of ideas on fitness, healthy recipes, working out with baby and you will have the chance to win several Jeep baby products to help get you out the door and exercising!
The party starts at 11 am CST TODAY. Use hashtag #jeepmom. You must be following @kolcraft and@mommaJWoww19 as well as RSVP for the party here.
Now that we are a week into 2011 and back from celebrating the Holidays with our families, we wanted to share with you what some Kolcraft employees were doing over the Holidays.
Holidays are a time for giving! Jessica, Accounts Receivable Supervisor, coordinated a gift drive at Kolcraft for the boys and girls at Mercy Home giving countless children holiday gifts and smiles.
Wally goes to Colorado! Wally Wonderbug joined Andy, VP of Sales & Marketing, on a family ski trip. He said that Andy was a great snowboarding instructor and looks forward to his next trip.
Catching Santa in the Act. Don, Director of Quality Assurance, snapped a photo of Santa delivering presents at his house! Note that Santa magically left his autograph on the photo!
Fun in the Sun! Emilie, Social Media Coordinator, spent time with her family soaking in sunshine and love in Belize.
Pets celebrate the Holidays too! Kathryn, Research and Design Coordinator, made sure Mac was able to whisper to Santa his Christmas wish list.
Grandson time! Russ, Senior Manager of Compliance, was able to spend some much needed grandpa time with his new grandson.
Oh Christmas tree! Sharon, VP of Finance, in long-standing tradition decorated her house with 19 Christmas trees! WOW!
An Igloo fit for a King! Laura, Accounts Payable & Licensing Supervisor, helped her sons build a 10 foot igloo in their front yard! It was so impressive, it was on the nightly news!
We hope your Holidays were cheery & bright. We would love to hear how you spent the holidays!
Let’s face it, trying to be fit and eat healthy while juggling your children’s schedules, keeping up with meals, errands, etc. is no small task. We want to make your start to healthier living a little easier. We are partnering with Double Duty Mommy to bring you the Jeep® Fit Mama Twitter Party.
During the party we will be sharing tips for healthy living, fitness ideas, workouts with baby, easy-to-make healthy recipes and much more! We will also be giving away some great Jeep® products to help jump start your fitness routine!
You could win these Jeep® prizes!
Keep baby close while you walk your way to fitness with the Jeep® 2 in 1 Sport Baby Carrier!
Walks in the park or the zoo can be steps that equal a healthier you with the Jeep® Wrangler All-Weather Umbrella Stroller!
If you are ready for a serious workout, the Jeep® Overland Limited Jogging Stroller is just what you need!
5 lucky Twitter party attendees will win a Kolcraft tote bag complete with a Jeep® water bottle and pedometer!
We hope you will be joining us on our mommy journey to fitness!
The The Jeep® Fit Mama Twitter Party Facts:
Happy New Year to you and your family!
Thank you for spending part of 2010 with Kolcraft. We look forward to celebrating with you all that 2011 has to offer from Wally and Wanda Wonderbug and other baby products to those special moments of your parenting journey that you share with us.
May 2011 bring you and your loved ones health and happiness!
Last week Kolcraft celebrated the holidays with good food, sing-alongs, raffles and lots of laughs. We love to celebrate our Kolcraft family and all our wonderful customers who inspire us to put out must-have, quality baby products.
Here is a little glimpse into our celebration.
Holiday recipes often are passed on from family member to family member. We decided to do the same with our Kolcraft family. We hosted a holiday cookie exchange complete with cookies, cakes, hot chocolate, homemade apple cider and all sorts of delicious coffees.
Every bite was a delight to the taste-buds so we decided to not only share pictures from the event, but also a few recipes for you to try out with your family!
Butter Oatmeal Cookies
1 ¼ cups Flour
1 ½ cups Quick Oatmeal
1 cup Butter
¾ cup Sugar
Cream butter and sugar. Add flour and mix. Add oatmeal and mix well together. Make into small balls and press down with fork on cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes. Makes 3 dozen cookies.
Magic Raspberry Cookie Bars
2 cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
¼ cup sugar
½ cup butter or margarine
1 can 14oz sweetened condensed milk
1 ¼ cups seedless red raspberry preserves
1 1/3 cup flaked coconut
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
In a small bowl, combine the crumbs and sugar. Add margarine/butter. Toss until combined. Press onto bottom of 13x9x2 baking pan. Evenly drizzle sweetened condensed milk over crumbs. Refrigerate for 10 minutes. Spoon preserves over top. Sprinkle with coconut and nuts. Bake at 350F for 25 to 30 minutes until light brown. Cool completely. Cut into bars. Yields 24.
Do you have a favorite cookie that you make at Holiday time?