As manufacturers, we take our responsibility to our customers, the environment and our workers very seriously. We have learned that the best way to innovate resources for homes and schools is by taking time to gather insights from parents, caretakers, and educators. We combine those insights with thoughtful design to build resources that are not only functional, but also safe and sustainable.
A poorly designed product ends up having a greater impact on the environment because we have to buy more of it. Sprout pieces are meant to be well used–because they are designed for easy assembly and disassembly, you don't need to buy a new bookcase every time you move. Sprout parts are interchangeable and replaceable; if you have a damaged part, there is no need to replace the entire unit. Send us a request here!
Made in the USA
Better for the environment, safer for laborers, and higher in quality, all our products are manufactured in Provo, Utah.
Low formaldehyde emissions
Sprout furniture is made from CARB (California Air Resources Board) compliant materials–current regulations require emissions of formaldehyde to be less than 0.11 parts per million (less than 0.000011%). All Sprout products comply with or exceed these standards to ensure you and your little ones are safe.
Our products are designed to ship as compactly as possible, reducing the energy and resources expended on transporting the product. This results in a more eco friendly product and lower costs for you.
Sprout’s thoughtful packaging is designed to use material where it is needed for protection so your pieces are kept safe in transit while minimizing material where it isn't needed, keeping it affordable for families and better for the environment. Our packaging uses primarily cardboard with little or no foam and is almost all recyclable. Cardboard bins can be recycled after their useful life.
Superior materials, competitively priced
When a superior and more expensive material is used appropriately, it can actually be cheaper than using lower quality materials because less material is needed.
Paul, one of our designers, explains, “Early in Sprout’s journey, we tried a cheaper, more brittle wood. Our design had to have much more material for support, and we were only able to cut out 3 sets of these bulky legs per sheet of wood. Now, with the superior wood we use, our minimal designs need much less material but are incredibly strong. We can now cut 15 sets of legs in a single sheet of wood, so these superior legs are actually cheaper because less material is required.”
We try really hard to achieve win-win situations like this in our designs. We use superior materials in clever ways that allow it to be price-competitive with lower quality products.
We source our materials from places where we know the forests are well-managed to ensure that they are strong and healthy for future generations.
A smarter model
The standard model for how a product gets to an end consumer is a giant game of telephone.
Retailers do customer research to determine what the customers want. Retailers then reach out to importers, saying “I want something like (this)”. Importers talk to factories across the world to try and make something like the product. Factories then turn to suppliers for needed materials. In the end, what comes to the consumer can be very different from what they wanted because there are so many opportunities for misunderstanding and compromise.
At Sprout, we try to connect both ends as closely as possible. We sell and talk directly to customers, so we are as close to them as retailers are, but we’re also as close to the suppliers as factories. We understand what the customer needs and supplier constraints are, and work to create solutions where constraints are minimized and customer needs are maximized. We’ve seen that when there is a nuanced understanding of these needs and constraints, clever solutions can be understood and implemented.