to a PulleyMaid™ clothes drying rack is
arguably the most economical and environmentally
friendly ways to reduce you carbon footprint whilst
drying your laundry. And if every home in the
UK used a clothes airer instead of their tumble
dryer, the average UK family would reduce their
carbon emissions by up to 440kg each year.
much as our laundry drying racks offer a more
sustainable way of living, as an ethically minded
company we also recognise that we have a responsibility
to reduce the impact that our operation has on
the environment. We strive to be as carbon neutral
as possible and to ensure that the manufacture,
delivery and use of our clothes airers promotes
the sustainability of the Earth’s resources.
ethical policy starts at the source. In this,
we aim to source as many of the materials we use
from local suppliers, based here in the Midlands.
Our wooden laths, cotton sash cord and cast iron
components are all sourced locally, within 40
miles of our workshops and distribution facility.
This reduces the amount of miles our drying racks
travel before they reach us, whilst supporting
the local economy at the same time.
only use suppliers who have a clear environmental
policy in place and all of the wood contained
within our clothes airers is sustainably sourced
from Scandinavian redwood pine. We ensure that
this is FSC certified meaning that the well being
of the forests is not compromised in the production
of our airers, and that for every tree which is
cut down to make our airer laths, at least two
are planted in its place.
packaging is designed to conform to the three
R’s, which are reduce, reuse and recycle!
In this we aim to reduce the amount of packaging
materials we use, whilst ensuring that our drying
racks will remain protected during transit. That’s
why we supply all our clothes airers in two parcels,
reducing the amount of void space contained within
each package. This also minimalisms the amount
of space our clothes airers take up on the delivery
van meaning that our drivers can carry more which
reduces the amount of mileage covered with each
reuse almost everything that comes into our warehouse.
Ugly boxes save trees and ensure that our clothes
airer packaging and fill has as little impact
on the environment as possible. Anything we are
unable to reuse is of course recycled and all
of our packaging is 100% recyclable as we do not
use harmful materials such as polystyrene unless
we have these to hand. This means that once you
receive your clothes airer, the box it came in
can be recycled with ease, unless you can find
another use for it.
delivery service is as green as it can be and
we use a combination of Royal Mail, Parcel Force
and TNT to delivery your order. Whereas Royal
Mail are constantly at the for front of environmental
concerns and remain one of the greenest options
for delivery, TNT’s own environmental policy
means that their service is as green as it can
more if the delivery driver should turn up to
find that no one is in to take delivery, we encourage
that where possible the goods are left safe or
with a neighbour. This reduces the need for a
second delivery attempt and means that your drying
rack will not have travelled further than is necessary
to its final destination.